Thank You Far West

First, I want to show some love for the Far West community. I am honored to be selected for the Far West Nordic Farm Team a second year. This is a great opportunity for me to develop as a ski racer and as an ambassador for this excellent winter sport.

Second, is this a ridiculous year or what? My last day on snow was July 3rd, when Auburn Ski Club hosted an end-of season summer sprint relay 3 months after the ski “racing season” was over. My first day on snow was October 8th, a couple of days after ASC received 23″ of snow. It was a long 3 months, but somehow I managed.

I look forward to travelling to some new venues this ski season. I hope to see Bear Valley XC for the first time. The Bjornloppet races (freestyle and classic) are on the schedule for March 10-11. I hope to see you there. I would also like to get over to Sun Valley for the USSA Distance Nationals (aka Spring Series) for a solid week of high-caliber ski racing. It’s one of the most celebrated XC race venues in the West, and I can’t miss that opportunity.

Git after 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.