This is a place where friends of the UAA Ski Team can check in on the cross-country skiers as they train and race for the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Today we went over to Vail for a little slalom action and found the alpine equivalent of the first five kilometers of a Worldloppet marathon ski race. The traffic on the hill was insane, with slalom courses crammed in between giant slalom courses, other slalom courses, free skiers, coaches, and more giant slalom courses. Everyone had to ski with their head on a swivel, watching out for crossing traffic. It was mayhem out there! But we had good snow and good training. It was our first day in the slalom gates. Progress was made.