Youth snow sports

Lindelof brothers finish among Maine's top ski racers

Another productive, successful racing season for talented Waldo County siblings
By Staff | Apr 23, 2019
Courtesy of: Jonathan Steele Photography Lake Lindelof.

Swanville — Brothers Lake and Jett Lindelof, of Swanville and Islesboro, wrapped their 2019 ski seasons with considerable success on the slopes.

Jett, 13, completed his third year skiing with the Camden Snow Bowl middle school race team, where he has competed in Alpine and Nordic events.

This year's race schedule brought the team to numerous mountains in Maine, including, Kents Hill, Sugarloaf of Carrabassett Valley, Titcomb Mountain of Farmington, Camden Snow Bowl, Lost Valley Ski Area of Auburn, Quarry Road Trails of Waterville, Hermon Mountain and Black Mountain of Rumford.

Jett consistently was ranked as the number one seed on the CSB team, and he helped the Windjammers become Class A state champions. Individually, Jett placed second in the state, to earn the Alpine and Nordic skimeister title.

Lake, 15, a previous member of the 2017 state championship Camden Snow Bowl middle school race team, attends Carrabassett Valley Academy at Sugarloaf, where he balances college level academics and athletics.

This season's schedule brought Lake to preseason training at Winter Park, Colo. and Beaver Creek, Colo. as well as races all over New England, including, Sugarloaf, Sunday River of Newry, Attitash of Bartlett, N.H., Camden Snow Bowl, Shawnee Peak of Bridgeton, Titcomb, Gunstock of Gilford, N.H., Loon Mountain of Livermore, N.H., Cranmore Mountain of North Conway, N.H., Cochran's Ski Area of Richmond, Vt. and Stowe Mountain in Vermont.

A highlight of Lake's season was in March, when he earned a spot to represent Maine at the U.S. Eastern Finals, a three-day race at Gore Mountain of North Creek, N.Y., where he finished as the top skier from Maine in slalom and giant slalom events.

The Lindelof siblings learned to ski, snowboard and race at Hermon Mountain, beginning at the ages of three and five. Lake and Jett have begun to train, and look forward to next year's ski season.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Jett Lindelof. (Courtesy of: Jonathan Steele Photography)
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