Hi, Lauren here, reporting from two great weeks in Bend. Every year we start the new training year on snow in Bend. It is the best way to get back into the swing of training; it’s beautiful, and the “play” is high in the ratio of work to play. Bend feels like an adult playground … More Bend, Bend, Bend! Back on snow!
Adam Witowski, born and raised in Rochester, NY. Growing up he skied for RXCSF where his dad was his ski coach. Adam then moved to Stratton for high school and graduated in 2018 followed by a PG year in Sun Valley. Adam just graduated from Michigan Tech University with a degree in finance this past April. A … More Welcome to our new athletes!
Welcome to Maria Stuber who is the new program director for the SMST2 Team! Maria was hired in August of 2016 as St. Scholastica’s second-ever men’s and women’s Nordic ski coach. In her first two seasons with the Saints, she coached three athletes to NCAA Championship appearances. She also coached Mia Zutter, who competed at … More New Program Director!
*Julia checking in from Germany! The month of April is coming to an end which means that the “off-season” is winding down and on May 1st, the start of the skiing “new year” begins! For me, the off-season is an important time to check out of the “athlete” mindset, and just enjoy being a regular … More Off-season adventures
***Jessie checking in from South Boston*** Hey everyone! Whether you’re out West knee-deep in powder, building snowmen in the Midwest or out East starting to plan out your gardens, it’s springtime and for us skiers, this is a really special time to come home to family and friends after being on the road all winter, … More Spring growth
Hey there! Lina checking in from Craftsbury. Spring Series is about to begin this week, Sydney and I are patiently awaiting the arrival of Alayna and Lauren. The final races of the season kick off on Wednesday with a 10k individual classic, followed by a skate sprint, team relay and 44k classic on Sunday. It … More Some cheering and some training
**Alayna checking in Last weekend I had the honor of racing in the first women’s 50k on the world cup, ever! The Holmenkollen Ski Festival has been an iconic and legendary ski event for over 100 years. It started off primarily as a ski jumping competition in 1892, but included cross country ski events as … More Making History for Women Skiers
*Julia checking in from Norway! Believe it or not, we are already 1 day away from the World Cup circuit resuming at the famous Holmenkollen after an action packed 2 weeks at World Champs. The end to the season is jam packed with lots of racing and exciting venues, so we are hoping to keep … More World Champs Week 2
Last weekend was the great American Birkebeiner, where tens of thousands of ski fanatics trek to the small town of Hayward, WI for an epic multi-day event that includes: The Barnebirkie (youth ski race) The Barka-Birkie (ski-jouring race) The Big Ski (featuring a 6-person tandom ski) The Junior Birkie (for junior racers) The Prince Hakkon … More Birkie Fever… Quite Literally
*Sydney Checking in from Slovenia, After World Juniors/ U23s in Whistler, British Columbia, the time has been flying by. Two days after landing in Salt Lake City, I got the call that I had qualified for my first World Championships. With the quick turnaround and trying to find flights, I am incredibly grateful for everyone … More World Champs Week 1!