The Utah Nordic team has worked hard this offseason, accroding to Director of Skiing Eli Brown
Nov. 8, 2007
With the final week of dryland training coming up, the Skiin' Utes couldn't me more excited to get on snow. Over the Thanksgiving holiday week, the Nordic team heads to their annual camp in West Yellowstone, Montana while the alpine squad heads to Frisco, Colorado for their first on hill training of the year.
"The team has been working unbelievably hard throughout the fall," said Director of Skiing, Eli Brown. "Our markers have shown great improvement for the group - max lifting for alpine has improved 10-30 percent for some athletes, and our running time trial times have dropped for Nordic. After all the hard work, we are ready to reap the benefits on snow."
The Nordic team departs Nov. 17 for West Yellowstone. The plan is to ski as much as possible with a focus on adapting technique to snow. The camp ends with the first big races of the year. The alpine team departs the 21st for Colorado. They will be sharing hill space with New Mexico, Montana State and others. It should be a good chance to see where we stack up against the competition. The first races for the alpine team are early December.
With Utah resorts opening next week, the team plans to continue their early season snow training upon returning to Utah.