Friday, August 15, 2014

No Joke

Yes, that's all snow.  (And that's before it really started snowing.)
Any perceptive reader knows that the content of this blog mostly consists of wild exaggeration and the occasional outright lie.  But what I'm about to write here is the straight truth:  UAA is planning to host RMISA nordic college races on the new Girdwood nordic trail system this coming February!  This is very exciting stuff because these will be the first elite-level races ever on the new trails, and our team loves training there because they have good solid uphills and fast fun downhills. And they're in a rainforest so they get pummeled all the damn time by big fat wet rainy snowstorms.

Girdwood is known for its powder skiing.

When I called the corporate headquarters of the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club to confirm whether our dreams of Girdwood nordic racing were really going to come true this winter, I heard no denials.  So it's on!  

This moose needs fatter skis for more flotation.

Here's a link to an article about our racing schedule for this coming winter: Ski Racing RMISA Article link

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  1. Awesome! But 10 km masstart for men?

    1. No, Vicki, those races will be individual-start only - both days. The mass start will be a few days later in the big stadium at Kincaid at the RMISA championships. Baby steps first, in Girdwood.