1999 Race Schedule

The following is my plan for this season.
To get to my Race Summary for each race I have competed in, open the results, then click on any of the red writing. You will get an first person look at the race and find out what happened out on the trail.
For upcoming events, check out where I am going and why.

Oct 26 - Nov 9 Fairbanks, Alaska
Pre-season on-snow training camp. Two weeks of skiing in Fairbanks, AK at the U.S. Ski Team Training Camp, with two YOKO/FIS Races at the end of the camp (one was cancelled due to lack of snow).

Nov. 4 Lexus Sprint Tour Race
Nov. 7 10-km Freestyle

Nov 21 - Nov 29 West Yellowstone, Montana
On-snow training camp with one USSA points race.This is where the season really kicks off.

Nov. 28 10-km Classic

Dec. 4 - Dec 20 Canada & Spokane, WA
This trip ended up being a total disaster. I had to skip the Canadian races due to financial concerns. I knew I could only afford to do one leg of the trip and since Spokane would be cheaper and I have raced well there the past two years, I chose to make just a weekend trip to Spokane. Well, both races in Spokane were cancelled because of extremely cold weather. There was an impromptu mass start 5k classic race on Saturday, but it didn't count for anything. The cancellations were legitimate - it was at least minus 10 degrees farenheit and very windy on both days - but I can't help but be frustrated and angry. So far this season I have travelled to 4 YOKO/Continental Cup F.I.S. races (two in Alaska and two in Washington) and they have ALL been essentially cancelled. I have NO F.I.S. points to show for all the money I have spent so far this winter. It is especially frustrating because I think I am skiing well and might have been able to move up in the point standings at those races.

Dec. 11 Canmore, ALTA 10-km Classic - DID NOT ATTEND
Dec. 12 Canmore, ALTA 15-km Freestyle - DID NOT ATTEND
Dec. 15 Kimberly, BC 10-km Freestyle- DID NOT ATTEND

Dec. 19 Spokane, WA 10-km Classic - CANCELLED - TOO COLD
Dec. 20 Spokane, WA 15-km Freestyle - CANCELLED - TOO COLD

Dec. 24-Jan 31 Eastern Races
I will head home to New Hampshire just before Christmas. I will remain in the east for a month, going to YOKO/FIS races in Quebec and New York as well as U.S. Nationals (the season’s most important races) in Rumford, ME.

Jan. 3 Old Tavern - 7.5k Skate, Grafton, VT

Jan. 9 Val Cartier, QC 15-km Freestyle
Jan. 10 Val Cartier, QC 10-km Classic

Jan. 16-24 U.S. Nationals / World Championship Trials  Rumford, ME

Jan 16 30K Freestyle
Jan 19 10K Classic
Jan. 21 15-km Freestyle (pursuit)  
Jan. 22 Elimination Round Sprints  
Jan. 24 50K Classic  

Jan. 27 Lexus Sprint Tour - Killington, VT

Jan. 29 Lake Placid, NY 10-km Freestyle
Jan. 31 Lake Placid, NY 15-km Classic
Feb 6 Boulder Mountain Tour - 30K Freestyle Mass Start

Feb 20&21 University of Utah Invitational

Feb 27 American Birkebeiner - 51K Freestyle Mass Start

Mar 7 The Great Ski Race - 30K Freestyle Mass Start

Mar 13 West Yellowstone Rendez-vous - 50K Freestyle Mass Start
I was in West Yellowstone for the week prior the Rendez-vous, working for Nordic Equipment, Inc. at Master's Nationals. We waxed people's skis, tested waxes, and provided other services.

Mar 18-21 Royal Gorge, CA

Mar 19 Lexus Sprint Tour Event

Mar 21 Gold Rush - 50K Freestyle

Mar 26 - Apr 4 Spring Series

McCall, ID
Mar 25 Lexus Sprint Tour Event
Mar 27 10K Classic
Mar 28 15K Freestyle - Pursuit

Boise, ID
Mar 30 Skate Criterium

Sun Valley, ID
Mar 1 Classic Criterium
Apr 3 10K Freestyle
Apr 4 3x10K Club Relay Race