The season is finally underway. It was a short weekend over in Steamboat but a pretty good time nonetheless.
My first day there I worked with some of the junior Midwest NC'ers on skinny skis. They got plenty of jumping in that week but the Central coaches tend to forgot that there are two parts to the sport for these guys. But watch out - we've got some talent coming up!
I stayed at a friends house with my mom and brother. I'm lucky that Ben travels to the same places as me -otherwise I would almost never see my family.
We raced at night on an 8 lap 10km course. It made for an exciting race to ski and for the spectators. The trick was keeping track of the laps and staying upright.
Nick stayed in front to get the win, I came in second, and Brett skied a wicked fast race for 3rd. The juniors from Steamboat showed us up in jumping - luckily we can ski fast, but we'll need some longer jumps in the competitions that really matter.
Now we hope for some cold weather and snow here in Park City. For the time being just about the only ski is up Park City mountain. I decided to have some fun and skin up on my tele skis Monday.
Not a lot of snow - but just my ski tracks and the hoof-print's of the moose that ran away from me here.
Where am I?