Editor's Note: This article, from USSA, was originally published on 8/13/04
WANAKA, N.Z. (Aug. 13) – U.S. cross country skiers have hit pay dirt (again) in New Zealand, finding great snow and outstanding training conditions at The Snow Farm, according to Head Coach Trond Nystad. Development Team athletes arrive on the weekend.
“This is our third year here and it's been working out fantastic,” Nystad said Friday after another few hours of training. “Every year, the skiing has gotten better, we've had more trail, more grooming…just perfect training conditions. Really, there's no other place to ski in summer. The glaciers aren't nearly as good as being on snow, and this snow's been great every August.”