On Snow Again

Wednesday Patrick and I drove to West Yellowstone in search of some skiing. The drive was aggravatingly long (12 hours more or less straight). Despite eating on the road we were still able to eat relatively healthily, broccoli feels surprisingly kind of like an ice-cream cone in hand.

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On arrival we found that there was as much snow as we had hoped and put in a solid day of skiing Thursday. For those of you at home packing your bags, it’s definitely race ski conditions.

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This was especially exciting for me, since I have been sitting on the bench for the last 4 weeks with a concussion. As much as it was painfully boring to sit around for the last month without training, I’ve been amazed how supportive the nordic community has been in helping with my recovery. In particular, Nina Winans of the Center for Health & Sports Performance helped me put together a plan to get back to training. Today I skied for 3 hours, which doubled my total training hours for November, and felt great.

About Spencer Eusden

Spencer returns to the Elite Team for his third year. Originally from Maine, and a graduate of Bowdoin College, Spencer was part of the inaugural summer collee program and returned to California after graduation. Spencer has seen the Elite Team grow substantially in prestige over the past 3 years and is excited to be a part of it again. He also works extensively with Far West’s Junior skiers, and volunteers for Auburn Ski Club’s 1-2-3 program. He also is instrumental in organizing some of the popular fundraising programs for the team, including the Team Dinner and the Beer Tasting at New Moon Foods.

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