The Canadian Cross Country Team is currently conducting their third annual September dryland training camp in Park City, Utah, USA (September 8th – 28th).
FasterSkier met with National Team head coach Dave Wood
“The team started coming here for dryland camps and races as preparation for the 2002 Winter Olympics. We liked the terrain, the high altitude living situation and possibilities to train at various lower elevations than the (great) Deer Valley housing accommodations at roughly 8200 feet or 2500 meters”, says Dave.
Dave points at good rollerskiing, Olympic ski-trails for running, rollerski course from the Olympic stadium, plenty of trail options in the Park City and Deer Valley area, and pleasant fall climate as good reasons for spending 20 days in and around Park City.
Team members Chandra Crawford and Becky Laakso
Upcoming training camps for Cross Country Canada:
– Fairbanks, Alaska October 25th to November 10th
– Silver Star, Canada November 16th to December 8th
World Cup Red Group skiers Beckie and Sarah plan to participate in two races at Silver Star before leaving for World Cup races in Europe at the end of November. The rest of team will stay in Canada, compete in Canadian Continental Cup races and go to Europe for World Cup racing in January.