VOROZILCHAK FEELING GOLDEN BOOSTED BY SKI TUNE-UP, SCRANTON MAN IS FASTEST ALPINE RACER

By GEORGE SMITH; Times Leader Outdoors Editor Sunday, February 12, 1995     Page: 1C MOOSIC — Jim Vorozilchak credits a tune-up at the Bear Creek Ski Shack with his astonishing performance Saturday at Montage. Vorozilchak, 36, from Scranton, won a gold medal in his 35-39 age group and posted the fastest time of the day among 153 competitors during the third day of the Keystone State Games Winter Sports Festival alpine skiing competition at Montage. The Keystone Games Winter Festival gives skiers and figure skaters the opportunity to experience Olympic-style competition. A dual slalom event and a “first-timer’s” race scheduled for today will cap off four days of alpine ski racing at Montage, while U.S. States Figure Skating Association-sanctioned and Ice Skating Institute of America-endorsed ice skating competitions are scheduled Friday through Sunday, Feb. 17-19, at the Ice-A-Rama in Wilkes-Barre. Vorozilchak, the assistant ski school director at Montage, blasted through the gates of the modified giant slalom Saturday on a 3,800-foot intermediate trail called Switch with a combined time of 60.59 after two runs. He was the only skier to break 61 seconds. “It was excellent, the snow conditions were perfect. The race crew did an excellent job of setting up the course,” Vorozilchak said. But he quickly added that it was the tune-up that really counted. “The Bear Creek Ski Shack did a tune-up on my skis, and I think that made a big difference. I felt really comfortable on the skis. The wax and edges were perfect,” Vorozilchak said. “Everybody really liked the course because of the good, hard snow. The skis really carried the speed on the hard-packed surface.” That tune-up must have given Vorozilchak an edge, because...