Training at Whaleback has begun! This week we are focusing on SL until the snow conditions allow us to train some GS. We have set up a mix of opportunities for the kids to get a feel for what it is like to ski in the “big gates.” Yesterday we set up a rhythmical stubby course that was pretty offset in order to force the kids to realize how important it is to be on the front of their boots in an aggressive position. They definitely came to realize how important it is to drive forward over steep terrain!
Further down the trail we set up an introduction to tall pole SL. The gates were placed in the ground at an angle which allowed the athletes to feel what it is like to cross block the gates without having to lean in or “reach” in order to do so. They totally rocked it! As we become more confortable in the bigger gates everyone is starting to realize the tall poles really are not as intimidating as they initially seemed. This weekend we are off to Sunapee! The athletes are filled with excitement as we come into our second race weekend! Lets GO Ford Sayre!
PS- Take a look at the upcoming WorldCup races! Next to each event is a link to a website where you can watch the race live! I hope you all get a chance to sit down with your kid(s) to watch a bit!