The Great Ski Race

The first thing I heard about ski racing in Truckee and Tahoe was that this event is unmissable. To be precise, I heard it when working at Paco’s Fun Race last year, which was just my second day living in Truckee. It is an epic event.

I skied the course yesterday and it was awesome. My skis had a much-too-warm wax but the course was looking really good. It’s useful to see the speed bumps soon after soup station 1 and also the more technical turns as the course enters Sierra Meadows. I am psyched up for the race. It will be my first  start since my trip to Camden, Maine, for a family gathering. (By the way, Camden has good skiing if you don’t mind a crusty adventure.) Hopefully I still have the magic, or at least some V2 technique.

The race is this Sunday and the fee goes up by $10 for day of race entry. Don’t miss it!

About Michael

I am running, skiing, and exploring the Sierra Nevada. I first learned to ski at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, I returned to Los Angeles to work for two fire seasons on the Little Tujunga Hotshot Crew (USFS). This is my second winter in Tahoe.