From L.A. to ASC


Phill Violett & Trish Ward @ the Getty

Congratulations to Far West for another successful auction/raffle! Sounds like I missed out on a great party. The last few weeks I’ve be busy working, training, and traveling. During the Far West Auction/Raffle weekend I made the trip down to L.A. to support Trish with a work event. While down south I got the opportunity to spend sometime surfing with my good buddy Casey Simons a Biathlon and Cross-Country national champion. If you are a vegan in the L.A. County area a couple of places to dine are The Veggie Grill (A chain with 7 locations in the area and Doomie’s a low key place in Hollywood. While down south we enjoyed a visit to the Getty Museum. The Getty has amazing art and beautiful views of the city and the pacific.

 During the work week a managed two quality interval workouts one roller skiing and the other ski walking and hill bounding. Thursday, night I joined my buddy for epic night single track mountain bike ride in Granite bay.

Phill Violett Night Rider


Fast-forward to this last weekend I enjoyed my first ski of the season! Saturday we had a on snow biathlon training session at the club! I feel like my shooting is improving just in time for the race season. Sunday, I stayed in Auburn for a O.D. Classic roller ski while Trish road biked, it was great to have the company during the workout.

Phill Violett @ ASC

Phill Violett Roller Skiing on Forest Hill Rd

About Phillip Violett

2004 Graduate of Sugar Bowl Academy. Raced in 6 Junior National Championships (7 X All-American). 2003 represented the US Ski Team in the J1 Scandinavian Cup race series in Sweden. Spent the 2000 & 2004 summer’s training and racing at the Snow Farm in New Zealand. 2009 Graduate of Northern Michigan University. 2010 season competed as Senior member of Team Far West switching my focus from cross-country skiing racing to biathlon! During the 2011 season I focused only on biathlon, competing in 18 races with some respectable results. Currently, I’m racing for Auburn Ski Club and Far West Farm Team, focusing on the NorAm Biathlon race series attempting to qualify for the USBA team.