Cody, WY–MWSC Cross-country athletes just finished the first camp of the training year in Northwestern Wyoming's Beartooth Mountains. Steve Scott, Tom Keefe and coach Will Sweetser enjoyed almost perfect spring weather and put in more than 20 hours on snow. A short snowstorm two days into the camp guaranteed great skiing for the next week. Hardwax was the order of the day for a few days' early classic skiing.
As the weather warmed and the snow softened, the team moved to a short groomed loop provided by the Redlodge International Summer Ski and Snowboard Camp.
Recovery activities varied from the typical to the very unusual: running and hiking were on the docket most afternoons, but chasing game, branding cattle, horseback riding and flyfishing all played important roles in the training plan.
Meals and accomodations at the 7D Ranch were outstanding and made the camp a tremendous success. Keep an eye out for information on a formal camp during late May and early June next season.