Monday, February 21, 2011

Bretton Woods Camp, day 1

CSU had a pretty stellar day at Holderness on Sunday, with some really nice performances - at this point, exactly what I expected! The best race story of the day came from Kaytie, who had to ski really fast so that she could catch a plane in time! That's dedication.

They named the JO team after the race, and in the J1 girls it was a super duper tight battle - Olivia made it off the bubble and onto the team, but Shelby Aseltine, Hannah Smith, Olivia, and Issy Pelletier were all within one point. We were pumped to see Olivia make it - she's been skiing better and better all season, and skied her way off the bubble with some nice racing this weekend. We're sending eight skiers to JOs this year (count it! eight!)! But congrats to everyone who came to all the races this winter - there just aren't enough spots on the JO team to bring all the great skiers in this region who deserve to go, and with everyone out there making it more competitive, we end up with the fastest region in the country!

Our skiers heading to JOs are Eli, Corey, Hannah, Olivia, Cate, Zoe, Hamish, and Ian, with Chris K as first J2 alternate. We have a huge crowd heading to J2s and EHS, so pretty much everyone is training right now for some sort of championship race. After the Holderness race, we headed over to Jackson, for our annual February camp. We have 31 skiers here! People are doing a bunch of different workouts, since everyone is on a different peaking schedule for different championships, but today we all went out for an easy skate ski in the morning.

Jacob, Nick, and Charlotte working on their striding technique in the afternoon. It was pretty blustery all day, but in the woods it was sheltered enough to be quite warm!

Chris trying to drop his dad up a hill, beautiful classic skiing.

Julia leading a train.

We took our skis and poles off for some drills, and Julia got air. I should mention she is wearing a pretty fantastic onesie under the jacket, but it was too chilly to go for the full look.

Rebecca and Nick working on arm swing.

Nobody told me it was dress-up day.

The man with the little computer and the big bowl of oatmeal. Clearly hasn't had his morning dose of caffeine.

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