Every year in West Yellowstone, Salomon sponsored athletes lead a clinic called “Ski with the Best.” This year, we got to ski with the Duluth East Ski Team, one of the best high school teams in Minnesota, as well as a number of other master skiers in town for the Ski Festival. Since there’s no Salomon Factory Team this year, the CXC Team led the clinic.
We had an impressive turnout of participants. . .
We broke into small groups to work on ski technique and skills. My group did a recon mission on the classic sprint course, testing the speed of striding vs. double-pole on the gradual climbs, and racing through the corners shoulder-to-shoulder. To finish it off, we worked on our lunges across the line.