Friday, March 27, 2015
Above, Paddy and Kris duke it out near the finish of the 50 km race.
Big Thanks to SVSEF and all of the sponsors. The week was very well organized and fun. We had way more sickness that we would ever hope for, but the week was still a success.
That's the last race of our season. Pretty cool year!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
What a beautiful couple days we've had back at home. Our skiers from Eastern High School's have taken a couple days off, but our other troops have been out adventuring on the backside of the Mountain. We are lucky to have access to the Catamount Trail, the Appalachian Trail, the Long Trail and snowmobile trails. We have so much snow, you don't really need a trail, but it's helpful to ski on one if you have a plan to actually get somewhere.
The Catamount Trail has the best bridges. I tried to take this pic a little from the side so you can see how much snow is on the bridge - keep in mind that it has been packed down here by snowmobile use. It's a solid 2-3'.
Our adventure today took us down the Catamount Trail towards Stratton Pond. We played around on this beaver pond for a bit.
Once we got to Stratton Pond we tried to find the hiking trail around the pond. We did find this part of it at the far end.
Far end of Stratton Pond with Stratton Mtn in the background.
The boys found adventures everywhere.
This was the hiking trail we took from Stratton Pond back up to the snowmobile trails.
We're back out tomorrow with another adventure up the backside of the Mountain and down the alpine trails back to school.
After a bunch of sunny days and temps in the high 40's, today we had an old fashioned snow storm, with pretty heavy snow during the classic portion and lighter snow for the skate legs.
Our girls team has been struggling with sickness while the boys have seemed to be ok. Picking the team was an interesting prospect and we had to change the team this morning in order to get 4 skiers who were feeling pretty good.
Annie Hart took it out for our team and after a strong start "blew up worse than I ever have". For someone who blew up at 2.5 km, she did a heck of a job willing herself to the finish only 50 seconds out of the lead. She was in a tough position because she didn't learn that she was going to be on the first team until this morning.
All in all, an exciting day for our skiers and a job well done.
Big congratulations to APU for placing 1,2. They are certainly a big, strong club and their victory was well deserved.
Thanks once again to SVSEF for hosting a great event and doing an excellent job with everything from parking and equipment moving to course grooming and timing...Everything has been very well organized.
Now..bring back the sun..it is spring series after all!
Monday, March 23, 2015
The season is over here in the east. The T2 plus KO are still finishing up in Sun Valley. A few pics from JN's and Eastern High School Champs below:
|This is a SMS ski that showed up at JN's.....looks like someone needs to take more time or get an ironing lesson....ooops!|
|Low snow in Tahoe= a cool afternoon activity for me, a quick mtb ride in the sierra!|
|Ace is the place....we bought lots of cool supplies here, maybe not the ammo...|
|Feeling pretty tough with my Hat and deadly cobra van chains, luckily we got by without needing the chains.|
|Podium Flowers, always a sweet addition to the wax room1|
|Blurry, but the sweet views driving up Donnor pass. The Donnor party would have really benefited from winter like this one....|
|race tracks at Auburn ski club, 7200feet high on top of Donnor Pass|
|Dueling ipads permanently mounted to the table at an airport restaurant, Kate Barton and I did not want to talk anyway....|
|Does this apply to burning stuff in the toaster??|
|I could not tell if this was a promo thing or Ben or Eli ready for Prom|
|Chase was the head Girls coach at EHS. All 24 following his lead on the course preview.|
|NE team in Truckee!|
|Rizz at EHS with really nice technique, no "STAND UP" cheer needed.|
|Boys EHS relay mass start. Kam (6th here) was on the 3rd team but tagged off first by double poling on skate skis! Koby (3rd here)|
|Julia (SMS PG next year, Rizz and Olivia Cuneo GMVS top three on the poduim! Rizz got silver medals over the weekend.|
|Where was this bro when I need to clear an ice jam off my roof!|
|Rizz and Mae out of the start coming under the bridge at EHS, Rumford, ME.|
|Rizz and grandma! Lot's of Rizz pics since Aunt Kimmie took the photos.|
|Team VT! with the overall win at EHS|
|15 SMS skiers and 2 coaches at the final race of the season EHS champs in Rumford, ME. (Russell is missing, but least his boots weren't)|