Frozen(ish) ThunderOctober 27, 2014
No matter what time of year, it’s always a pleasure to ski on REAL snow. We spend, mmm, about 350 hours a year pounding the pavement on roller skis, so to finally click in to a pair of real skis in early October, as the anticipation of the quickly incoming World Cup season is at an all time high, is a pretty darn good feeling. Even if it is on a 2 km loop. For that last few years, our Canadian friends, eh, have been rolling out “Frozen Thunder” for skiers from near and far to come and train on. They stockpile a massive heap of blown snow all winter long, cover it with wood chips when the temps start rising in the spring, store it all summer, and then spread it and groom it in mid-October. It’s pretty cool to feel like you’re so close to home when you’re in a community that takes it’s XC training, racing, and culture so seriously. They do it right, and it’s pretty sweet that we get to take advantage of it.
Our dryland camp in Park City preceding our 10 days on snow up here was super productive. As is usually the case in October, we primarily focused on hard intensity and speed, spending a lot of time at the rollerski loop … read more >>