This week forty of New England’s top junior skiers came to Craftsbury for a training camp so we’ve had lots of company on the trails and roads during our training sessions. The first few days were cold and wet so we were all very excited when the sun came out yesterday afternoon. The camp started with an agility rollerski test which Pat and Alex participated in at the Lake Region parking lot and included slalom, 360s and running across the grass with your skis on. Clare and I did the Canadian strength test which was a minute of pullups, a minute of situps, a minute of pushups, a minute of box jumps, and finally a minute of jumps. Then on Wednesday the entire team raced the Elmore Mountain Time Trial up Mt. Elmore. In addition to these tests there have been lots of distance and interval sessions on rollerskis and running on the ski trails. The Stratton Elite Team came up for the last couple days and it has been great to have a huge training group. I was feeling pretty old early in the week since I only knew a few of the REG camp juniors but it was a nice opportunity to meet the up and coming fast juniors. Here are a few pictures from the week thanks to Liz Kantack.