Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SMS Summer Camps Will Have SMS T2 Guest Coaches

Our popular dryland summer camps will once again feature special guest coaching from our SMS T2 team members. Imagine getting coached by World Cup skiers and Super Tour winners, it's pretty exciting.

Our BKL camp for kids entering 5th-8th grade is scheduled for July 31-August 3rd.
Our Junior Camp for skiers entering 9th grade through Freshman in college will be August 3-6.
Click on the link to the right for more information.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

SMS T2 Team Welcomes Inquiries As They Finalize Team for Upcoming Season

Our SMS T2 team had another great year with 8 individual World Cup podiums and many more top 10’s. It was exciting to have six skiers racing in the Canadian World Cups and see so many of our local supporters cheering in Quebec.

While April is our “off” month, we are planning for the future. Each year at this time we review the year with our athletes to discuss how we can best help them reach their goals and determine our team for the upcoming year.

While we will have most of our team returning, we always welcome inquiries from people who may want to join us. Please contact Sverre  at scaldwell@gosms.org and Patrick at pkooob@gmail.com if you have any interest or questions. We plan to have the team finalized by May 1.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Super Tour Wrap(s) Up

 We all owe a BIG THANK YOU to Craftsbury for hosting a great week of racing. The work that they did to build and maintain a very challenging 3.4 km course was incredible. Skiing was fantastic, races were challenging and everything was very professional.
Above, our SMS T2 skiers after the relay. Pat had to don a bib in order to have 2 official teams and he still looks in shock! Simi had to rtace sick and needed his dog to help him sit up afterwards :).
Our two teams placed 2nd and 5th for the official club race. Congrats to APU for once again taking the club relay gold.
 Saturday brought the 30/50 classic race with 17/20 options for Jrs.
Jessie powered out of the start and built a 1 minute lead by 13 kms. She kept going strong and won by over a minute. Very impressive week by someone who raced the entire World Cup circuit.
Annie H, Sophie and Erika all made the top 10 and KO managed to finish solidly despite fighting a cold.
 We had 11 SMS kids in Craftsbury for the week and when we offered to bring up the others for the last race, most of them jumped at the opportunity. We had 23 juniors racing! It was a great way for everyone to end the season.
 Sophie H catchinmg a ride. Notice the awesome tracks.
JKern skiing well, but skiing on fumes, still managed the junior win.
 Anna L and Lauren fighting for 3rd,4th (juniors).
 Riz is all smiles after a a strong race and a 2nd place finish for juniors. Our girls crushed it with 1-4 and 6-9.
 Men's start. Notice the sky...nowhere for the sun to hide. The women raced at 10 and had hard fast tracks leading to damp granular tracks. The men started at 12:30 in wet granular and it only got wetter. That race was a true endurance test with a really tough course in slow conditions.
 Coach Boobar yells instructions.
 Adam and Will K powering through the 4th of 6 laps.
 Kamran skied a very good race, mixing it up with some good college boys and WJT qualifiers.
 Eli and Gabe lap through. Notice that the snow is still clean, but soft.
Ben had a very strong race, placing 5th for juniors (behind 4 college boys) and beating several guys who qualified for world juniors. Here he is duking it out with a New Mexico skier who placed 17th at NCAA's.
Late season races are often as much of a test of will as anything else. Everyone is tired, everyone is fighting to hold on. The ones who do best are the ones who can get to the race with pretty good energy and push through their mental and physical fatigue. 
Congratulations to all of the competitors. The last race earned everyone a spring break.