The Bogus Basin Ski Team is on its way to a major national championship Friday in Colorado. That's where they'll take on other top athletes from around the USA.

Team Shred has nine skiers competing at the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship. Teammates range in ages from 7 to 16.

This is the first time all members of the team advanced to the championship games in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

I think it's pretty great that we all just made it out here, and are going up there as a team to compete, said 12-year-old Jake Walk.

It's fun going as a group, and it's fun going over jumps and doing rails and racing, said 7-year-old Jack Rubocki.

These young athletes will be competing in different events, like ski cross, slopestyle, and rail jams.

It's a huge accomplishment for us; it's something we've been striving for. But without Bogus Basin building their terrain park, and the Kathryn Albertson foundation donating that grant money, we wouldn't be where we are today, said Team Shred Travel Coach Mack Bickle.

To learn more about Team Shred and local ski programs offered by the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation, click here.

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