Today was the first day of alpine racing - giant slalom. UAA had two NCAA All-Americans today: Andreas Adde in sixth place and Vanessa Berther in eighth. Congratulations!
Thank you to the alpine skiers for pulling us up from eighth place in the overall team standings after yesterday's cross-country races to fifth place overall after today!
Some of the nordic team went up to the race hill to watch, after testing our classic skis for tomorrow's cross-country races.
Niko, Vanessa, Andreas, Nevio and Lukas between men's first and second GS runs:
Andreas Adde and Vanessa Berther:
Tomorrow's a new day for the cross-country team - 15k classic for the women and 20k for the men - mass start. That means another late night of waxing in the UAA Mobile Ski Prep Unit. Tomorrow's going to be the last college ski race ever for seniors Steffi, Laura and Jaime. We want to make sure their skis are fast.