January 2014

January Ramblings

The ski season is well underway and our team is pumped for the first race of the year at the Dual City Slalom in North Bay and Sudbury this weekend. The season has already had its’ share of ups and down, skiing aside.
The Tremblant ski camp was a great success with good snow though some cold days. The kids managed a lot of milage over the week and had plenty of fun. The NOD camp experience was a solid start to what will hopefully become a regular event for the division. I think everyone took something useful away from the camp.
A bitter cold snap over the Christmas holidays cut our training back a bit for safety reasons but we were still able to get out most days. Some issues with the hill and snowmaking this year have meant that our best training runs are still not is shape for good training but Kamiskotia has allowed us use of other hills so that we can get some gates training done. Several big dumps of snow have also slowed the gate training since the snow always seems to hit overnight before training days!!! We never thought we would be against fresh snow. The important things is the kids are loving it.
Preparations are well underway for the TSR races this year. The Boreal is mostly set and planned and is now just over two weeks away. We are excited to have the U10/U12 finals here the weekend of Feb 22-23 and hope it will also be a fun weekend for the little ones.
Races notices are posted on the Resource page.

See you on the slopes!