Masters racer Charlie Hauser prepares for his first season in the 80-84 age class

By John LaConte

EAGLE COUNTY — Masters racing joins together people of all ages for two reasons: Camaraderie and competition.It’s an infectious atmosphere that can bring about a rebirth of sorts for the skier who once enjoyed skiing the resort’s many runs, but now craves more. Its participants seek “to reach their best beyond the public perception of prime years,” in the words of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, and the sport caters to “late bloomers looking for a challenge to take their skiing to a new level.”You could call Charlie Hauser a late bloomer. Bored with regular skiing, the Eagle …

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