Big Bear Lake, CA, March 25, 2012 – The 2012 Victor Alvarez Memorial Ski Race was held on Saturday March 24th and as promised it was simply one of the best winter sporting contests of the year. Over 50 competitors showed up to see who would capture the title “fastest ski racers in Southern California”. First the men’s field was narrowed to the top 32 qualifiers and the women’s was limited to the top 12. Head to head dual giant slalom courses were set with horse gates in order to start competitors precisely together. To get to the final four each skier had to complete and win a combination of 10 races during the day, in other words, speed and stamina were key to victory. The top spot for men went to former Snow Summit Race Team member Michael Radford now skiing for Montana State University. Second place was Kelly-Kai Tokunaga J1 Snow Summit Team racer and third went to Kyle Wormsbecker, head coach for the Snow Summit Ski Team. Fourth place went to John Michael Fabrizi local J2 Snow Summit ski team member. The women’s top racer was Rachael DesRochers former Snow Summit race team member taking first place. Second was Karen Lundgren, race team coach and world famous mountain climber. Third was Sara Schacht race team coach and former race team member. Fourth place was Elle Williams and worthy of a special mention as she is a preteen and showed great race composure. This is the 16th annual race which is held in the name of Victor Alvarez a Snow Summit Ski Patroller who died in a ski accident and helps raise funds for the Snow Summit Junior Race team.