Monday, February 17, 2014

Waterville Valley JNQ

Its been a longggggg time since Waterville Valley has held a JNQ race, so it was nice to return for a race that was so much closer to home.  The current management has some things to learn about putting on a quality race, such as groom early enough to allow the course to set up and do at least 2 offset passes with the groomer so that the middle isn't totally soft.  And, it was a bit weird to have the start and finish in different places.  With all the lovely new snow though, it was some nice skiing.  The course had two long climbs and two long downhills, so it was a different sort of pacing challenge compared to Trapps or Holderness with their unrelenting ups and downs.   CSU was, of course, there in force, including a few EMBKSLers and a few masters skiers including newly minted Master skier Alex Jospe, complete with tiara, Rob, Brett Rutledge and Doug Jansen.  Results are HERE.  A photo dump:

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