NST camp and Frozen Thunder Training

It is now week three on snow and the skiing is great!!

Whitehorse based National Talent Squad member Annah Hanthorn (second from left)
 joined the Academy for a week of skiing!  

The first week Frozen Thunder opened for skiing, I had the opportunity to be part of the Canadian National Team Women’s Camp here in Canmore. It was a great camp with NST  girls, lots of training and fun was had by all! Some of the highlights were a talk with olympian Clara Hughes, a variety of workouts with this great group of ladies, cooking classes and much more, the entire week was great.

Listening to the most inspiring talk by Clara

Merci à les filles de CNEPH, c’etait super d’avoir la chance de pratiquer mon français pour toute une semaine! Je suis vraiment excité pour notre prochain camp.

The Ladies

The week also included our first race of the season! It was great to get back into race mode with a good classic sprint against North America’s top women.

This past week I had an easier week after the camp, I took advantage of the extra time to take in some films at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival as well as carve the most elaborate pumpkin I’ve every attempted. Here is my Kitty-bat, hope everyone had a great Halloween!

With another big snowfall this weekend the loop on Frozen Thunder has been extended and it really feels like winter. Unfortunately my trip to Whitehorse has been postponed due to the lack of snow there and the great conditions here but hopefully Whitehorse will get a snowfall soon.

 I would like to take this opportunity to introduce and to thank my newest sponsor Alkan Air http://alkanair.com, a wonderful company from my hometown Whitehorse.  I really appreciate your support, as an amateur athlete your support means so much. Thank you!

This morning I had another great classic ski up at the Nordic Center where I did 25×10 second sprints and I am really really getting excited for race season, it is just around the corner now. There is still lots of skiing and training to be done and a geography course for me to finish up.

November 30th will be the start of a new race season and a new university course, can’t wait! 
Race ready with our new AWCA buffs 
Until next time, thanks for reading

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