Escape to Higher Ground

As the Truckee River rises and basements flood, ASC Comp and Devo Teams headed to higher elevation in search of snow and adventure- we certainly found it! On the road up to Mt. Rose, we came upon about 3-4 feet of fresh powder which made for some pretty sweet backcountry skiing (although I definitely wished I had real backcountry poles instead of race poles…my pole sunk through the snow to the grip a few too many times). There were about 15 hardcore skiers who came out to brave the elements but besides some serious ice chunks to the face, the weather held up and everyone enjoyed breaking trail through the woods. I have always appreciated Nordic Skiers’ adventurous spirit and excitement about character-building workouts- it makes for some pretty sweet people to hang out with!

Hardcore Nordies- Photo credit: Jon Halvorsen

About Holly Whitney

Hi Everyone! I hail from midcoast Maine and graduated from Williams College in 2012 with a degree in Sociology. I’m so excited to return to Truckee for my second year on the elite team and to continue coaching at Truckee High School and Auburn Ski Club. Last season, I had the opportunity to compete for the first time at US Nationals and the American Birkebeiner and I’m looking forward to continuing to improve this season on the national circuit. I am also excited to race locally in the Tahoe area and compete once again for the Fischer Cup. Think Snow!