Nordic Update

Isabel Smith- Photo Credit: Matt Whitcomb, USSA Nordic

The Nordic season has officially begun.

Our Nordic Competition skiers traveled to West Yellowstone, MT during Thanksgiving week for a successful training camp and the season’s first races. According to Nordic Program Director Ben Husaby,”The team size is growing¬†steadily¬†and we are off to a great start with the first Super Tour results. Bella Smith, Dakota Blackhorse and Nick St. Clair had notable performances in West Yellowstone and 6 of our athletes: Dakota, Bella, Lars, Max, Holly and Reitler are still on the road- traveling to Bozeman, MT for the next SuperTour races. Our athletes are competing at the highest level of national racing and we are excited to see what they can accomplish this season.” Check out the full SuperTour Results.

Dakota Blackhorse- von Jess, Photo Credit: Fasterskier.com

Our Nordic Development skiers have been dryland training as well as seeking out good snow. The team is patiently waiting for the excellent grooming at Meissner Nordic to begin. Nordic Development coach Stuart Smith-Blockley noted,” We had our best first day on snow- ever- thanks to Lloyd Vordenberg setting tracks one Sunday morning. We have a growing group of Devo skiers this year and they’re already making great progress in just a few short weeks.”

Devo Team- Photo Credit: Coach Bill

Practices begin for our Nordic Youth skiers this Saturday and Sunday. December 3rd and 4th and we are excited to welcome Pete Basinger, Melanie Nelson, Allie Phillips and Libby Hayden to our coaching staff. “We still have spots available and enrollment is still open,” according to Youth Club coach Brenna Warburton. “We’d like to encourage young people to sign up soon- especially to enjoy our Winter Camp December 20-22. We’d also like to encourage families to renew or join Meissner Nordic to support all of their trail grooming efforts.”

Our Masters Nordic programs will start on December 6th. Sunday Masters and Thursday Women’s Skate are both full- but there is still room on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sign up today to save your spot!

 

 

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