Regional Race Recap
Tt was a great day of skiing at the at Weston Ski Track today with a rare double-header. First up was the Mass High School Freestyle Qualifier race, one of two races used to determine who qualifies for the J2 Championships (14-15 year olds) and the Eastern High School Championships.
The second event was the CSU sprints, starting with a 5km qualifier race and followed by the sprint elimination tournament. There was some exciting racing on the men's side, pitting several high school kids against some recent college grads. Hilary Rich won the women's tournament and Chris Stock hung on to take home the gold over the hard-charging Nick Fogel.
Photos Courtesy Of Jamie Doucett
Video Courtesy of Dylan Dethier
Gunstock 10km Freestyle – Gunstock, NH
Stowe Nordic Outing Club Mini-Marathon
Stowe Nordic Outing Club hosted 94 skiers at their annual BKL Mini-Marathon Tour on Saturday, January 12th. The morning was partly sunny and 34 degrees, but after a day of rain, the trails were way fast and the start had to be delayed slightly. Stowe Mountain Resort, host venue, and Trapp Touring Center both did a yeoman's job to groom a safe and fun course for the kids and their families. The 15K skiers did two loops of a figure 8 course centered around the Party Foodstop with music, balloons, food and the famous blueberry soup. 25K skiers climbed up to connect with the Trapp trail system and were greeted with a Snackstop at the top. The Stowe High School ski team were on course serving at the food stations. Other SNOC volunteers helped out at registration and at the finish served the chili and gave out the commemorative “woods”.
A full weekend of racing with sprints Friday, classic distance Saturday and freestyle distance on Sunday.
Photos courtesy of Jon Nelson.
Tour the Summit
Sunny Summit day, nice powder snow and a whole bunch of happy nordic skiers (and a few snowshoers) enjoying the second Tour the Summit…
Boulder Lake Ski Race – 10.3K, 31K freestyle
ABR Ski Race – 23K classical, freestyle
Coca Cola Classic – 15K freestyle
Seeley Hills Classic – 22K, 42K classical