Marine Dusser went east first. She left town last month. She found herself an internship with Rossignol and will be based in Voiron, France until spring. If I understood her correctly, she'll be working on the development of a line of Rossignol products, though I'm not sure exactly in what capacity. Whatever it is, I'm sure Marine will be good at it. She sure did a good job of converting a lot of fast Alaskan skiers to Rossignol skis. Her boyfriend Erik, a rising star at APU, made the switch to Rossignol over the summer and next thing I knew most of his APU teammates had followed him to the brand. Coincidence? Who knows? But Marine sure had good skis, and her UAA teammates were always trying to borrow them for races. I'm happy to say that one of her pairs of skate skis even found their way into my garage. After her winter internship with Rossi in Voiron, what next? I don't know. Marine doesn't know. Nobody knows. I hope she comes back here, though.
|Marine and one of her fans.|
|Marine with UAA teammate Karina Smith.|
|Marine and Lucky|
|I stole this photo of Manon from the Dauphi Nordique web page. Thank you, Dauphi Nordique!|