Sunday, February 27, 2011


1,000 skiers
kids only
kickoff to Birkebeiner weekend

Delaney and Garrott at the start early and excited for the Barnebirkie

What is the best way to find your kid at the end of the race. This wasn't this brother and sister's first rodeo.

Neeandweah, Shaylena, and Jayden part of the crew representing the
Boys and Girls Club of Lac Courte Orielles

I want a dragon suit in my size.

Get Outside
Have Fun

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mid Season Altitude Camp

Everything is better when you are skiing

Everything is better when you are skiing

After the Houghton Super Tours, the next stop on the Super Tour circuit is Aspen, Colorado. My season goals changed this year after US Nationals. I decided to stay stateside and pursue the Super Tour Distance title. With Aspen at 8,500 feet, the Boulder Mountain Tour offering $3,000, and a cheap Southwest Airlines flight into Boise a trip out west was born.

Previewing the finish of the Boulder Mountain Tour. Course Description: Slightly downhill and flat

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation hosted a co-ed sprint race on Thursday before the BMT. It was a great spectator event consisting of 3 rounds of 2*300m laps. Bonfires, a band, and $1,000 on the line brought a big crowd to the park downtown.

Me and ITA teammate Kate Whitcomb skied to 5th place. Thanks Kate for coming out of 'ski' retirement and a full work day for the race

I am not sure how Ian took this picture of me by myself. I spent the entire race in a pack of skiers until the finish. Photo: Ian Harvey

Boulder Mountain Tour Champs: Sylvan Elefson and Evelyn Dong

US National 50km Course and Super Tour Finals Venue

I will be back in Sun Valley in March and it was great to preview the courses and hammer out some intervals on them. I skied the 50km course clockwise my first day in town and it was ridiculously hard. Thankfully we go counter-clockwise in the 50km. Still the course has two ‘A’ climbs, one with 50m of climbing and the other with 37m of climbing. We will do each 7 times. It is going to be awesome.