The summer training conditions are good at Hatcher Pass, with Ed grooming the trails every Wednesday and Saturday. I know people who spend a lot of money for summer skiing on the glacier, and I see how itchy and impatient everyone is to get on snow in October and November on scratchy, thin snow, in the cold and dark. So I'm perpetually surprised by how few serious ski racers see fit to train on groomed trails that are accessible by car at this time of the year, in warm comfortable weather under sunny skies. There's a couple meters of snow on the ground, so there should be a couple more weeks of skiing before State Parks fires up the heavy equipment and plows the snow out to make way for the summer tourists.
|Every time I go skiing, Berit Flora is there too. Every time!|
|Here's Gavin Kentch. Always one of the first to start skiing in the fall, and one of the last to put away the skis in the spring.|