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X SKI VIDEO

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

trailer for the new DVD by X SKi Films. A Day In The Life…

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Back to the USA

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I traveled home yesterday from Dusseldorf to Munich to DC to Albany. It was a pretty easy travel day but there was a lot of action in the airports with canceled flights and the crazy christmas travel rush. I also ran into a ton of people in the airports including biathlete Lowel Baily running to catch the same 30 seater plane home to Albany. I made it home at a decent hour, but without my two ski bags which were apparently still sitting in Munich. Which would be fine except I’m planning on heading out to Park City for christmas tomorrow morning. 

With my one day at home between now and April I had a lot of stuff to take care of today. thanks to jet lag I was wide awake at 6 this morning and was able to get an early start…. even headed out for a sweet classic ski at Prospect. The snow is awesome here in VT. and the skiing this morning was some of the best I’ve ever had here at home. Prospect got a new groomer this year and the tracks were wicked. bomber, hard, extra blue skiing with cold temps and clear skies. It sucks to only have one day in the east to enjoy that kind of skiing but the training in Park City should be pretty decent over the next few weeks too. I’m skipping out on nationals in AK in order to get in about two weeks of training before we head up to Canada for the next world cups. It’s a tough call and I’m not too stoked to miss out on some good distance starts at nationals, but this is one of the only times during the season that a world cup skier can get in some training and hopefully this will help me peak and feel my best when world champs roll around. the view from my house on a cold December morning

Davos

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Without a chance to race this weekend it has been a long week of training here in Davos. I have been fighting a cold since wednesday so I had to take a day off, but was able to still get in some good distance training in by the end of the week. Today was our off day and I’m feeling much better and ready to tackle the race week and prepare for this weekends world cups races. We haven”t been doing a whole lot other than training this weeks, but we are still able to head into town each day and kick it in Davos. there have been a ton of poeple in town and we have our usual coffee shop that we hang out in every afternoon. It has been nice to have the ‘at home’ feeling of the hotel kulm over the past week. We even celebrated their annual staff christmas party with everyone here last night. it was a pretty fun dinner with the owners of the hotel along with some folks that have been working here for over 30 years. It was a family style meal and we were allowed into the back kitchen to serve ourselves and clean up the dishes too.  Should have some more exciting posts by the time the weekend rolls around. 

tons of snow here in Davos

US and Canadian teams kickin it at the Kulm Dinner 

Kuusamo 15k Video

Monday, December 1st, 2008

yesterday was the 15k classic in Kuusamo Finland. Kershaw was killing it. Bird had a good race too. Kikkan scored her first distance world cup points but I wasn’t able to get any of the girls race on video. Just took a couple clips with the still camera. It’s pretty rough, but it can give you an idea of some world cup skiing. We traveled last night and flew into Zurich this morning and drove to Davos Switzerland, where we will be training and getting ready for the next world cups. 

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