The long drive from Switzerland to Rogla went pretty smooth. It took us pretty much all day but as we left the mountains we also escaped the snow. We are staying at the top of the mountain at the resort in Rogla. The road up the mountain from town is very windy and I am happy that we don’t need to go up and down it each day. We had to halt the scrabble game during the final part of the drive.
Tad and I are in bunkbeds in what is described as a bungalow. The room is tiny, but we have everything we need. The rooms have a kitchen, table, shower and bathroom and are not much larger than 10′ x 16.’
Temperatures are just below freezing and we had great skiing this morning. We had a relaxed start to let things soften up a bit. It is cool to ski many of the same hills that I have seen on televison watching the annual World Cups in Rogla.
Fish and Casey are taking extremely good care of us over here. This morning they wouldn’t let me scrape or wax my own skis. These two guys work extremely hard and we are all very thankful to have their support on this trip. Tad and I tested skis this morning and learned some good things. I had originally planned on skiiping the 30km classic race here, but I am feeling good and am leaning more and more towards racing it.