XCFeedsMartell Valley = 6000 ft and still climbing.

FasterSkier FasterSkierSeptember 23, 2010

table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrNSbS0II/AAAAAAAAB1Q/j_tbXMoKNHs/s400/IMG_0972.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”400″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”A unique perk of September glacier skiing — roller to snow transitions../td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrNSbS0II/AAAAAAAAB1Q/j_tbXMoKNHs/s1600/IMG_0972.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrSbhXQnI/AAAAAAAAB1U/wW-_eAubnUI/s400/IMG_0974.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”400″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Hiking for Session 2. Love to see, smell, and touch the snow!/td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrSbhXQnI/AAAAAAAAB1U/wW-_eAubnUI/s1600/IMG_0974.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrbpm94GI/AAAAAAAAB1Y/f2lfCZnL1cA/s1600/IMG_0976.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrbpm94GI/AAAAAAAAB1Y/f2lfCZnL1cA/s400/IMG_0976.JPG” width=”400″ //a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrgX7AMfI/AAAAAAAAB1c/xPzpZl0bDic/s400/IMG_0987.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”400″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Oh hi Dev! Checking out the glacial reservoir and clocking a five hour day with a smile!/td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrgX7AMfI/AAAAAAAAB1c/xPzpZl0bDic/s1600/IMG_0987.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrlY-J32I/AAAAAAAAB1g/0qsJ3_MPFaQ/s400/IMG_0988.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”400″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Food, food, and FOOD. Hanging with the Sud Tirol teachers and trainers with pasta and tiramisu!!/td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrlY-J32I/AAAAAAAAB1g/0qsJ3_MPFaQ/s1600/IMG_0988.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrqlIwqZI/AAAAAAAAB1k/OCmsps5sV8g/s400/IMG_0989.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”400″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Uncle “Dave” in action — working hard./td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrqlIwqZI/AAAAAAAAB1k/OCmsps5sV8g/s1600/IMG_0989.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrv4R6fMI/AAAAAAAAB1o/Nkt7Z8cHyvs/s400/IMG_0991.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”400″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Antoine or Antonio as he is now known — by the Italiens — Nordic, Alpine, Biathlon — who cares??/td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJrv4R6fMI/AAAAAAAAB1o/Nkt7Z8cHyvs/s1600/IMG_0991.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”400″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJry6Pf2UI/AAAAAAAAB1s/QDvqvCN–tk/s400/IMG_4004.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”300″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”September Locker Room./td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJry6Pf2UI/AAAAAAAAB1s/QDvqvCN–tk/s1600/IMG_4004.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJr3Iz05YI/AAAAAAAAB1w/NqPtQ8Pe5Os/s400/IMG_4029.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”400″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Andi explains the history of the Martell./td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJr3Iz05YI/AAAAAAAAB1w/NqPtQ8Pe5Os/s1600/IMG_4029.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJr7ECS7DI/AAAAAAAAB10/jvzKBrNmXtI/s400/IMG_4030.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”400″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Fitz, Heidi, Michael and rydog scope the Paradis./td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJr7ECS7DI/AAAAAAAAB10/jvzKBrNmXtI/s1600/IMG_4030.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divtable align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”400″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJsIisR76I/AAAAAAAAB18/pkwzZMypwNE/s400/IMG_4039.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”300″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Typical outdoor dining…/td/tr/tbody/tablebr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJsBK7kNCI/AAAAAAAAB14/YOH5nfbIxng/s400/IMG_4035.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”400″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”The crew and Italian friends in front of a National Monument./td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJsBK7kNCI/AAAAAAAAB14/YOH5nfbIxng/s1600/IMG_4035.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJsIisR76I/AAAAAAAAB18/pkwzZMypwNE/s1600/IMG_4039.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”400″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJsMVNaCEI/AAAAAAAAB2A/mp2Nq-CJNiQ/s400/IMG_4040.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”300″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Ryley trying hard to make it look like he’s not trying … they feed us well…/td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJsMVNaCEI/AAAAAAAAB2A/mp2Nq-CJNiQ/s1600/IMG_4040.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJsQWiRqrI/AAAAAAAAB2E/XRWUC1HJXVc/s400/IMG_4041.JPG” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”400″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Could a guy be happier? Antoine apres shooting over the river…/tdtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”br //td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJsQWiRqrI/AAAAAAAAB2E/XRWUC1HJXVc/s1600/IMG_4041.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”img border=”0″ height=”251″ src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJsUNdjoII/AAAAAAAAB2I/CWVFkgE2ITk/s320/Italia.jpg” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” width=”320″ //td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”And Coach Beckwith is stoked — a hot lap on the Stelvio!!/tdtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”br //td/tr/tbody/tablediv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TKJsUNdjoII/AAAAAAAAB2I/CWVFkgE2ITk/s1600/Italia.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”/a/divOur Italian adventure continued yesterday in full gusto.br /br /We joined the Sud Tirol Biathlon team for a rollerski up the Martell Valley — a continuous climb of about 20 kilometers and over 3000 feet of elevation gain. The Martell is one of the Italians favorite spots to ski as the beautiful valley has fertile soil that yields: apples, raspberries, strawberries and sheep. It is also home to seven glaciers, an Italian National Park and the historic Paradis Lodge that housed the European elite in the early 1900’s (including Hitler and Mussolini).br /br /br /Coach Andi from Mals was so excited to see twenty skiers, “charging the Martell Valley.” Tim and Andi leapfrogged our groups with the vans and provided us with support and an occasional lactate sampling. Lactate numbers were low, even with some “medium” level heart rates, letting us know the kids were doing a good job gauging their efforts. After a first set of switchbacks we came to a glacial lake that was dammed to create power for the Sud Tirol region. This section of road was the only bit of flat for the entire journey and on the far side of the lake we climbed through another set of switchbacks that brought us to the end of the pavement.br /br /After changing into some dry clothes we walked up a bit further to check out the Paradis Hotel. The prophetic architecture of this building was quite inspiring. Andi told us that only the wealthiest of Europeans could afford to visit this lodge where they could ski on glaciers that are no longer here. The hotel is now boarded up and sits as a historic monument.br /br /After this we went to lunch (ie. a typical three course meal that we are getting accustomed to) down the Valley. We ate outside on a deck overlooking a small ski stadium and the brook that runs down the Martell. The kids mingled with the Italians and Tim, Dave and I shared training theories with Andi over a glass of vino. We spent two hours relaxing before heading out for our afternoons training.br /br /Antoine, now going by Antonio!, jumped in with the biathletes for some shooting combos and the rest of us headed back up the valley for some hiking with ski poles. We picked a modest track which ascended over 1000 meters and brought us into a large open hanging valley with views of some of the largest mountains in the Sud Tirol.br /br /After showering at home we went down to the school were several teachers and a large number of students had prepared a spectacular meal for us. We enjoyed the largest meal we have had since coming to Italy with many choices of pasta, dessert and drinks. The students and faculty alike were so happy and thankful for our presence — it was really amazing and I hope we can repay our thankfulness to them when they return to Waitsfield in the spring.br /br /This morning the kids attended both German and English classes with students from school here. Unfortunately I cannot get any pictures to upload so you will have to deal with my words for now… We are headed up to lunch and then taking a train to Bolzano to check out the city and hopefully find a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96tzi_the_Iceman”Otzi/a.div class=”blogger-post-footer”img width=’1′ height=’1′ src=’https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1847564486460994594-7554865966897505785?l=gmvsxc.blogspot.com’ alt=” //div

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