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When I woke up today, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning.  I wanted to rush around the house and wake everybody up and show them the beautiful snow outside.  Unfortunately, there was no one to wake up except Emily, and I figured she’d appreciate being able to sleep in on her day off.  [...]

The end of the Utah camp ended on a high note for me.  First of all, I’m going to Sweden!  The Utah rollerski races, along with the Jericho races back in August, served as qualifiers for the first international races of the year.  I saved my best race for the last qualifier [...]

It’s October, which means I’m training in Utah’s Heber Valley for our biathlon team’s annual fall altitude camp.  Every day so far has been warm, sunny and beautiful on the valley floor.  The surrounding Wasatch mountains are capped with fresh snow; a promising reminder of the skiing soon to come.  Solider [...]

It’s October, which means I’m training in Utah’s Heber Valley for our biathlon team’s annual fall altitude camp.  Every day so far has been warm, sunny and beautiful on the valley floor.  The surrounding Wasatch mountains are capped with fresh snow; a promising reminder of the skiing soon to come.  Solider [...]

Misty mornings.  Waking up engulfed by a cloud.  Trees slowly materialize out of whiteness. Half an hour into our rollerski, the fog has completely burned off in the Black River Valley.  A perfect fall day. 300 lbs of crisp fall apples are stacked, crammed, into the back of a red minivan.  They totter and shift precariously [...]

Misty mornings.  Waking up engulfed by a cloud.  Trees slowly materialize out of whiteness. Half an hour into our rollerski, the fog has completely burned off in the Black River Valley.  A perfect fall day. 300 lbs of crisp fall apples are stacked, crammed, into the back of a red minivan.  They totter and shift precariously [...]

Tim and Ida hammering to the finish of the East Craftsbury time trial New Craftsbury coach Jeremy Nellis hard at work Cooling down under a beautiful sky Pepa's method for perfecting double poling The BKL kids compete in a biathlon relay during Wedn...

Tim and Ida hammering to the finish of the East Craftsbury time trial New Craftsbury coach Jeremy Nellis hard at work Cooling down under a beautiful sky Pepa's method for perfecting double poling The BKL kids compete in a biathlon relay during Wedn...

Snowflake Photographs by Snowflake Bentley Jericho: a small Vermont town made famous by “Snowflake” Bentley, the first man to photograph snowflakes back in 1885 and discover that no two are ever alike.   Over 125 years later, Jericho’s winter heritage is still going strong, even in the summer.  Every August, I travel to [...]

Snowflake Photographs by Snowflake Bentley Jericho: a small Vermont town made famous by “Snowflake” Bentley, the first man to photograph snowflakes back in 1885 and discover that no two are ever alike.   Over 125 years later, Jericho’s winter heritage is still going strong, even in the summer.  Every August, I travel to [...]

Snowflake Photographs by Snowflake Bentley Jericho: a small Vermont town made famous by “Snowflake” Bentley, the first man to photograph snowflakes back in 1885 and discover that no two are ever alike.   Over 125 years later, Jericho’s winter heritage is still going strong, even in the summer.  Every August, I travel to [...]

One of my favorite things about summer is fresh berries, especially blueberries and raspberries.  On Sunday afternoon, Clare and I joined some of the Hosmer Point campers to pick blueberries on a farm off the North Wolcott road.  Our group brought back over 60 lbs of berries for the dining halls at Hosmer Point and [...]

Every June, hundreds of communities across the United States join an international celebration of Olympic Day to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games.  Olympic Day events vary from site to site, but they are all designed to promote fitness and well-being, as well as Olympic ideals, such as fair play, perseverance, respect and [...]

Such a typical scene. It’s mid-June and I’m in Lake Placid, struggling to put one foot in front of the other to finish a long skate workout.  In front of me, two of my biathlon teammates are discussing how to make the perfect stir-fry.  “You start out with a simple mixture of sliced onions and grated [...]

Late last week: blue skies and temps in the 20s… Saturday: Marathon Tour, very windy, tricky waxing, rain showers begin in the afternoon Sunday: 12 hour Torrential Downpour… … Switching to blizzard and one of Vermont’s bigger snowstorms in recent memory Tuesday: Back to blue skies

Towering snow covered peaks and warm blue skies greeted our team as we drove up the Ridnaun valley last Friday to the site of U-26 Biathlon Championships.  Our home for the week is the Schneeberg Hotel, a four star resort complete with a giant spa wing and five course dinners.  Do you know the difference [...]

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SusanDFebruary 15, 2011

When I was a college ski racer, February felt crazy.  It was the culmination of 6 weeks of winter carnival racing season, in which we raced every Friday and Saturday and missed a day and a half of class every week.  Staying healthy, keeping caught up with school work and making time for ski training [...]

In early January I traveled to Europe to compete in some IBU Cup competitions.  The first weekend was in Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic.  The countryside around Nove Mesto has rolling hills with patches of forests and lots of fields.  Imagine the Creek Road between East Albany and Craftsbury, but add high rise apartments [...]

My family’s December is filled with Christmas traditions.  As a kid, I couldn’t wait to climb into the attic and dig out our boxes of holiday decorations.  My younger brother always remembered exactly where we had stored the boxes the year before, and his first order of business was to unearth the stocking and hang [...]