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!