Mt Washington Road Race

Mt Washington Road Race
Hannah, Madeline and Gabby go 1-2-3 up Mt. Washington in their age group

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Final Full Day at MSA

Today was a cold one for sure.  -10F as we drove into the parking lot, but the sun was shining, albeit low in the sky, and there was almost no breeze, so we bundled up with multiple buffs, balaclavas and layers of clothes and headed out for some pretty fabulous classic skiing this morning.  Temps rose to about 3 at lunch as we headed down the hill for a well deserved lunch and some warmth and of course a nap.  For the afternoon speeds session several of us opted to continue with classic given the beautiful tracks.  A great day at MSA!  Tomorrow morning will be our last ski before heading home. Promises to be better than coffee to wake us all up with forecast temps at -10F!



Monday, December 29, 2014

MSA Time Trial Results

1 Lewis Nottonson 12:22 12:15 24:37:00
2 Will Rhatigan 12:29 12:40 25:09:00
3 Chris Burnham 12:36 12:50 25:26:00
4 Jacob Meyerson 12:43 12:51 25:34:00
5 Frank Feist 13:14 12:43 25:57:00
6 James Kitch 13:12 12:46 25:58:00
7 Joseph Carleo 13:11 12:48 25:59:00
8 Tyler Lee 13:34 12:26 26:00:00
9 Jacob Jampel 13:35 12:26 26:01:00
10 Oliver Snow 13:27 12:35 26:02:00
11 John Sakalowski 13:26 12:37 26:03:00
12 Jackson Harding 13:41 13:45 27:26:00
13 Leah Brahms 13:39 13:49 27:28:00
14 Andy Milne 13:39 13:50 27:29:00
15 Rob Bradlee 14:05 13:42 27:47:00
16 Jordan Fried 14:38 13:23 28:01:00
17 Eli Bucher 14:13 14:24 28:37:00
18 Hadley Moreau 14:47 14:32 29:19:00
19 Kathy Maddock 14:44 14:50 29:34:00
20 Bob Burnham 15:08 14:36 29:44:00
21 Sonya Jampel 15:21 14:51 30:12:00
22 Gabby V. 15:15 15:05 30:20:00
23 Madelin Kitch 15:23 15:06 30:29:00
24 Clara Cousins 15:40 14:51 30:31:00
25 Talia Seltzer 15:14 15:26 30:40:00
26 Meg Yoder 15:58 14:52 30:50:00
27 Allie Skahen 16:10 15:45 31:55:00
28 Madelin Rieder 16:33 15:35 32:08:00
29 Hannah Rieder 16:32 15:37 32:09:00
30 Jeanelle Deneau 16:47 15:53 32:40:00
31 Kevin Telfer 16:48 15:57 32:45:00
32 Izzy Cole 16:55 16:42 33:37:00
33 Lilly Sullivan 18:48 15:27 34:15:00
34 Emily Nottonson 18:05 16:23 34:28:00
35 Thor E. 17:02 17:32 34:34:00
36 Violet Cobb 18:07 16:59 35:06:00
37 Rebecca Feist 18:00 17:12 35:12:00
38 Clare Telfer 18:04 17:22 35:26:00
39 Lydia Yoder 18:06 17:39 35:45:00
40 Isaac Newell 18:44 18:19 37:03:00
41 Julia Homa 19:00 19:11 38:11:00
42 Lucy Bergeron 20:22 19:36 39:58:00
43 Natalie Boyle 21:59 22:20 44:19:00

MSA Pursuit Time Trial

Below are a few photos from today's nice and chilly time trial.  More photos can be found at:

http://jamiedoucett.smugmug.com/Ski-Photos/MSA-Time-Trial-2014/n-pgRXK/
















Sunday, December 28, 2014

Day 2, Ski 1

Several inches of nice, heavy wet snow fell overnight!!!  Amazing how much nicer everything looks with a few inches of fresh Pow.  Pretty nice skiing, although some pretty grippy snow which made those big downhills on 21 rather interesting.












Saturday, December 27, 2014

Day 1, Ski 2 at MSA

Classic ski with technique work in the afternoon on nice sugar snow and either klister or Toko Base Green.  Still comfortably warm.  The Blue Group:


MSA Skiing!

A brief stop for a photo op with the Black group and Orange Group.  Nice sugar snow skating in nice temps before the next Canadian polar vortex settles in.


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!

Results
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!