Sun Valley Spring Series Prologue

Sverre CaldwellMarch 29, 2011

Part of the fun thing about Spring Series is that everyone is relaxed and you can hang out with kids from other teams. Our kids have gone tubbing with the SV kids and we are going out to dinner with the Jrs from Sun Valley, Norway and Burke tomorrow night.
Meanwhile…racing began in earnest today with the 3+/- km prologue. Congratulations to Simi and Kikkan who dusted everyone! The courses were tough, with a killer climb half way through followed by a screaming downhill (no recovery) into another climb. We had kids ski well, ski too conservatively, and blow up…on was great! It’s all an excellent learning experience, figuring out how to ski at altitude after racing 8 races in the previous two weeks.
Ski prep in the afternoon.
Issy P looking good.
Hallie is beginning where all of the O2 is.
Rachel flies around the course.
Tyler zips up the big hill on his way to the J2 win.
Charlie B.
Mac rounds the corner.
Murph tucks the hill above the stadium.
Bridger hammers the hill (then dies).
Paddy skied well and placed 2nd for J1’s.
Skyler hits the 2nd hill.
Andy is “running on fumes” at the end of a long season but he still goes pretty fast 🙂

Parka’s on spring series??? Yup…mid teens last night, cloudy and low 20’s today. It was interesting for waxing…everyone was trying all of the different powders, liquids and rub ons and nothing was jumping out. Ski flex, structure and figuring out how to ski in the thinner air were all much more important.
Pack ’em up and take ’em out. Time to get ready for tomorrow’s 10 and 15 km classic mass start races…forecast… low 30’s with light snow 🙂

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