Marlborough skier Sally Martella was the best of the hometown contingent during the Rainbow Atomic Masters event at the Rainbow Ski Area on Saturday.
Martella claimed first place in the 60-64 age group in both the slalom and giant slalom, placing sixth overall in the GS and seventh in the slalom. Christine Marks placed second in the same age group, eighth overall in the slalom and 11th in the GS.
In the men's section, Bob Marks claimed third in the 65-69 slalom and fifth in the GS. Alain Hauswirth finished fifth in both the 45-49 age-group slalom and GS. John Beattie came fourth in the 55-59 GS and Peter Schoni third in the 40-44 GS, 13th overall.
The course was set by head instructor Charley Stocker from Vail, Colorado, on firm-packed snow. Sixty two entered the GS, 39 the slalom.
Racers ran in age groups from oldest to youngest, their real times being corrected via a handicap system based on age and results are calculated from that.
Overall winners for both GS and slalom on corrected times were Wanaka's Walter Unterberger and Nelson's Philippa Askew.
Fastest "real" times were set in the GS by Stocker and Emily Rudkin from Christchurch in the women's section.
In the slalom the men's best time was set by Tim Rudkin of Christchurch, with Emily Rudkin of Christchurch the quickest woman.
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