Saturday, November 19, 2011

But it's colder in Fairbanks

The first races of the season (The Alaska Cup) are this weekend.  The Alaska Cup is the annual early season showdown between the Universities of Alaska in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Today we had a 5km classic race, and tomorrow we'll have a skate race.  These races were originally scheduled for Fairbanks, but it's minus one thousand degrees in Fairbanks right now so the races were moved to Anchorage.  It was pretty cold here, too.  We were scheduled to race at 11am but it was too cold so the race was moved back to 2pm.  Tomorrow it's supposed to be warmer for the skate race. 

Our men were destroyed by UAF this afternoon, while our women crushed the UAF women... so in the end we're in a tie between the two teams with 21 points each.  Tomorrow, we'll break the tie one way or another. 

Taylor, Anna, and Anais:

Thank you so much to the UAA alpine team who came out in the freezing cold to cheer us on!  It was great to see you out there and we really appreciated your support!

 Taylor, Davis and Anais:

There are a few very amateur short video clips at these links:


  1. Thanks for the footage Adam, I like the way I am skiing. Just need to work on those transitions and fine tune some things like my quick double pole kick. Thanks for the videos.

  2. thanks for the video adam ! :D