We just finished up our four day mini-camp in Stowe, Vermont. Almost everyone got six separate sessions on snow with a little bit of everything – lots of distance, intervals, time trial, etc. – and we arrived home last night, all appropriately tired from the volume, but psyched to have put in some time on snow. The skiing at Trapp’s was really great, especially for the first few days. A night of rain made things interesting, but the trails still had plenty of cover. We’ll be back in Stowe next weekend for the Trapp’s Eastern Cups/UVM Carnival, so it was great to dial in our skiing on the race course – and for Corky, Anika, and Gino a chance to ski the courses for the first time! Check out more photos below and many more photos here.
We did a 5k + 5k continuous pursuit with GMVS on Wednesday morning. Classic first, skate second. It had rained two days prior and then snowed the night before making for variable conditions – powder here, ice there. Fun conditions to practice racing on! Everyone skied well and put together a great effort. J2/J3s & Charlie only did the classic leg, Anika only did the skate leg. Several people were pretty tired from the week and opted out of the TT and got in a nice distance ski instead. Congratulations to Gino & Mary Kate Cirelli (GMVS) for whipping around the 5K loop twice and taking the boy’s and girl’s wins! Thanks to Justin & Evan for bringing their crew over.
We did a little “Best of Vermont” tour on the way home for treats: first the Lake Champlain Chocolate Store (not pictured), then the Cabot Cheese Store… : )