As my winter break from school dwindles, I’ve found myself trying to make the most of what little break remain. I’ve been skiing at Soldier Hollow a lot recently; it has been superb. Yesterday, I hopped in with some juniors from the Salt Lake, Park City, and Soldier Hollow teams for a 10k classic time-trial. I hadn’t planned on racing until I spotted people congregating in the stadium and decided to check it out. They handed me a bib and it was on!

I’ll be heading back to Reno at the end of this week, and I can’t help but be a little excited to return to Tahoe skiing!

here are a few pictures from SoHo (as we affectionately call it), and a music recommendation:

Mumford and Sons

About Gus

My full name is Gustavo, though I go by Gus. I was a member of the UNR NCAA Ski Team from 2008-2010 and a founder of the UNR Winter Sports Club. I have been a Far West Farm Team member for 2 seasons so far and am looking forward to my third year. I’m working my way toward being a ski coach and english teacher, while still trying to be as fast as I can be. I love mountains and canyons and rivers. My favorite place to be outside of skiing is in the Grand Canyon, though I don’t get to go there as much as I’d like. I’ve started a collaborative project called #summitsunday this year. Check it out and join the movement at