Oct 26 - Nov 9 Fairbanks, Alaska Nov 21 - Nov 29 West Yellowstone, Montana Dec. 4 - Dec 20 Canada & Spokane, WA
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. 7 10-km Freestyle
On-snow training camp with one USSA points race.This is where the season really kicks off.
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
Oct 26 - Nov 9 Fairbanks, Alaska
Nov 21 - Nov 29 West Yellowstone, Montana
Dec. 4 - Dec 20 Canada & Spokane, WA
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 seasons most important races) in Rumford, ME.
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
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
Mar 25 Lexus Sprint Tour Event
Mar 27 10K Classic
Mar 28 15K Freestyle - Pursuit
Mar 30 Skate Criterium
Sun Valley, ID
Mar 1 Classic Criterium
Apr 3 10K Freestyle
Apr 4 3x10K Club Relay Race