Young ski racers battled through fresh snow, soft and rough conditions and rain over two days of competition in the Coca-Cola Classic at Alyeska Resort.

The first day of racing for Under-14 and Under-12 age-group skiers belonged to the Murphy cousins, Ava and Jaxon, who won both of the giant slalom races on Friday. Katie Rowekamp was the lone U12 skier to make the overall podium, finishing second in both races.

The girls set a fast pace — every podium finisher had times that would have put them on the boys’ podium too.

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Jaxon Murphy takes a direct line into the finish Friday during Coca-Cola Classic giant slalom racing at Alyeska. (Courtesy Bob Eastaugh)