Waterville Valley!

Waterville Valley!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Prospect Hill time trial

Thanks to Andrea Brue and Erik Anderson for schlepping our sneakers and timing our race today at Prospect hill park, in Waltham. The course was up the hill (to "shoe corner"), out to the end and touch the gate twice for J2s and thrice for J1+, then up to the tippy top. Skiers braved a large patch of ice on a downhill, some slippery leaves before touching the gate at the turnaround, and a 20' section of gravel where the road had washed out just before the final climb. We all rediscovered what it feels like to push to race pace, and that feeling is HARD!  Great efforts and great attitudes by everyone today!

James - 18:10
Jacob J - 17:34
Hannah - 21:10
Gabby - 19:37
Sam - 19:45
Madeleine - 22:07
Chloe - 25:42
Lucy - 25:36
Coach Albert (3 out-and-backs) - Somewhere between 22:30 and 27:33... missing start time
Jordan(3 out-and-backs) - 24:35
Sonya(3 out-and-backs) - 26:32
Alex(3 out-and-backs) - 25:57

If your time is wrong, please email me the right time - the finish crew did great, but I was a little sloppy on the starting side of things, and may have your order wrong.  Nice work!

Thanks to Andrea Brue for the pictures below.

Waterville Valley Today

Nice skiing up at Waterville Valley today on sugar snow, so nice and fast, which was good because I wasn't feeling particularly fast.  Osceola was gorgeous:

Photos from Prospect Mt

We had some excellent skiing at Prospect on Saturday. Coaches Frank and Alex took a van full of J2s and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in fresh powder on an extra blue day.  The rime on the trees made everything look like a winter wonderland! Beautiful.

After a full day of skiing, you get four tired J2s... yes, there is someone under that Wellesley ski team jacket!

This shot is from Waterville Valley the week before last - found a nice chairlift to take a rest break at the top of Snows. Pretty darn good skiing for early season!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Photos from Kearsarge

Super thanks to Ray Rhatigan for braving the cold fingers and taking some photos of the Kearsarge race last Sunday.  This isn't everyone, but it's a nice smattering of photos.  Glad to see the juniors at least holding their technique together til the end!  

Coach Al

Coach Alex

Allie, too fast for focus

Boys up top, post race.


Adam, from Ford Sayre

Gavin, overall winner!

Group shot at the top of the hill, missing some of the masters who raced.




Julia, overall women's winner!

Coach Maddy, master women's winner!


I swear, Will started this race wearing a helmet... what happened to it, only Will knows.