We had a great weekend in Stowe, VT for our third Eastern Cup weekend of the year. You’d be hard pressed to find nicer weather for a race weekend – sunny blue skies & temps in the high teens/low 20s, on top of really nice snow conditions. Plus the great courses at Trapp’s (the first time most of us have raced a full 5K loop this year) and lots of family and friends cheering our team on – what a nice weekend for skiing in New England. The Trapp’s Eastern Cup & UVM Carnival are one in the same, as it’s been for the past few years, so we also got to see many of our alums skiing well alongside our current skiers. Check out the photos below, in no particular order, many of which are from Herve Pelletier (thanks!), and click here for many more photos from the weekend. I missed the J2 boys and women both days with shuttling skiers from the hotel to the course, but we’ll try to catch you next time. Thanks to Herve for filling in the gaps on those photos!
Russell had a great weekend – first in the BKL race on Saturday and his first Eastern Cup 5k completed on Sunday!
Skyler with Poppet cheering on in the background.
Austin Caldwell: mullet in preparation for the mohawk?
Sophie Caldwell had a great weekend – 1st on Saturday, 2nd on Sunday for Dartmouth!
J2 girls Katharine (2nd) and Brooke (3rd) on the podium on Saturday.
Koby hit the podium yet again this season on Saturday with a third place finish in the classic race.
Four of the many amazing parents who were there cheering us on and feeding us this weekend! From L to R, Caryn Davis (Skyler), Tamra Mooney (Brooke, Heather at Middlebury, & Scott), Jeanne Pastore (Gino & Alicia at UVM) and Sue Foulkes (Tyler).
SMS friends, fans, and future skiers!
We missed Hamish this weekend who is recovering from a cold, but little bro Gavin did the McEwen family proud with a nice second place finish on Sunday in the J2 5k free. On the podium with race winner Cully Brown from Durango, CO & Jack Elder from Yarmouth, ME. Well done. 🙂
Fritz cools down on course after Sunday’s race.
Tyler hitting his stride.
Sophie in the leader’s bib on Sunday…
…and striding it out with dad in the background on Saturday.
Murph gliding to the finish.
It’s no secret who Skyler’s rooting for tonight.
Sky cruising to the finish in the 10k free on Sunday.
Paddy followed up a really nice classic race on Saturday (14th) with an even better race on Sunday (seventh)!
Mackenzie was consistent this weekend and put together two nice races: 14th on Saturday, 13th on Sunday in the J2 5K’s.
Alex goes for it on the hill at the 2k mark.
Chloe Levins was impressive this weekend: 5th and 6th in the J2 races as a J3.
Mollie heading past the 2K mark.
Mac gliding through the stadium.
Katharine (2nd J2 girl) back on the podium on Sunday with CSU aces Julia Kern (1st) and Zoe Snow (3rd).
Katharine approaches the finish.
Issy with some really nice skiing.
Heather in the starting gate.
Hallie is ripping it up on the carnival circuit this year for Bates.
Tess finds her final gear and cranks it into the finish.
Pippin in the home stretch!
Helena powers uphill.
Gino hits the final uphill for the finish.
UVM’s Gage Fichter in Saturday’s classic race.
Corky skied a nice race on Sunday!
Cobby skiing for the Panthers.
Chase looking strong for Middlebury!
Charlie had some trouble with his shins on Sunday, but skied a great race on Saturday.
Calvin – consistent and smooth both days!
Brooke strides to a 3rd place finish in the J2 race on Saturday.
Skyler, Paddy, & Charlie head out to warm up.