On-Snow Masters Camp in Alaska

FasterSkierJune 11, 2005

APU Nordic Ski Center is offering a masters training camp at the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier, August 8-13, 2005.

The camp includes six days at the center (Monday to Saturday) skiing on the groomed trails on Eagle Glacier, and full use of the Thomas Training Center facilities.

Coaching will be provided by the APUNSC staff, including technique sessions on snow, video feedback, and evening discussions regarding training.

The standard camp cost is $720 per person, all food, airlift, grooming, bedding, hot water showers, sauna included.

There are 12 openings being offered nationwide beginning the week of June 6. Camp capacity is 20.
Opening of the season work at TTC has been completed and the snow pack is looking very good. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to get a booster to your skiing, a welcome on-snow break from dry land training, and to experience the exceptional training opportunities provided by the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier.

Thirty five minutes south of Anchorage by car, and a short ten minute flight or a three hour hike will get you to the best summer ski training opportunity in the world. The Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier is located on a high alpine ridge 5700 feet above Girdwood and the Turnagain Arm. The Training Center is built on a flat ridge top just a short walk from the ski tracks. The Eagle Glacier provides the best summer skiing available in the world, at an altitude of 5400-5800 feet, and with better snow conditions than can be found on the glaciers of Europe. The upper portion of the Eagle Glacier is in the accumulation zone; the portion of the glacier where the annual snowfall accumulates faster than it can melt away in the summer. Here the glacier is more of a snowfield and the topography of the glacier is ideal, allowing for long training loops with a variety of rolling terrain.

The view from the camp down the glacier is expansive-7000 foot peaks of the western Chucach Mountain ring the glacier. In the opposite direction, completing the 360 degree view, the rock massif falls away thousands of feet to reveal the headwaters of Glacier Creek, flowing through Girdwood and on into Turnagain Arm.

Please contact Jon Quinn-Hurst at APUNSC if you would like more information.


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