Gwenn Exten-Skarie

Gwenn Exten-Skarie, a kindergartner at Discovery School, competes in the Nesquik Challenge.

BELLVILLE -- Gwenn Exten-Skarie's tiny shadow glided down the hill, silhouetted against a bright, blue sky. Clutching a ski pole, the kindergartner weaved through an obstacle course and past the finish line, where her family waited with big smiles and a giant, homemade sign.

The Snow Trails 59th Ski Carnival kicked off with the Nesquik Challenge, a time test skiing competition for children ages 9 and under.