Sunday, January 24, 2016

Steamboat Day 2

Today was the day for mass-start classic skiing. Results are at in case you're interested.

Etienne was feeling a little under the weather, but that didn't stop him from leading the field out of the start.
50 meters later.  Etienne still leading it...
Toomas getting refreshments from Sara
Calvin Von Deuling
The women's start.  Mack in the mix.
Mack in the refreshment zone
Skippy hoping for a drink
Mackenzie. Second lap.
In the afternoon, I went up to the hill to catch a little GS.  Here's Maria Gudmundsdottir.
Chuck .
Chuck.  Seventh place today.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Giant Slalom

We raced this morning. Skating. Individual start. Mackenzie was sixth.  Her best race so far this year. She continues to improve as the season progresses. I was tasked with taking video for technique analysis, so I didn't really get a chance to take any pictures.  But I did take one picture.  Here it is:
It's Etienne, looking bushed after a day in the tracks.
In the afternoon, the alpiners were racing their second run of giant slalom at Mt. Werner.  I went over and checked it out.
Chuck (again)  She was 12th today
Sean.  He was fifth today.  Or fourth.  Or seventh... I wasn't really clear about what Sean was trying to tell me.  "...Fourth in NCAA qualifying... but fifth in college... but seventh overall."  You figure it out.
Annamal and Sparky after a long day in plastic shoes
Back in Nordicland, it was all about waxing skis for tomorrow's mass-start classic races.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Night Slalom

Today we prepared for tomorrow's University of Colorado RMISA races to be held here in Steamboat Springs.

Looks like we should have enough snow for a race.
Sara, Pati, Andrew
In the evening, we watched the slalom race.  Maria was fourth, Hughey seventh and Sean eighth. Our best alpine results so far this year, and an inspiration for us make our own improvements on the Nordic side.
The Nordic cheering squad. (That guy in blue is not part of the UAA Ski Team)
Cedric on course
For race results, check out 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Champagne Powder

Today we went skiing at Rabbit Ears Pass (9,500 feet) to further acclimatize ourselves to high altitude conditions. We found plenty of snow up there.
UAA Nordic Team Steamboat Headquarters
The team looked like a bunch of snow scientists, measuring snow depth.
Here's how Andrew does it.

Von Deuling
Von Deuling again

Team dinner at team HQ
Sara and Andrew waxing skis in the pink garage