Adventures on Nordic Skis

September 24, 2008

Hi! I am glad you have stopped by to read my Glog.

My name is Alice Hotopp. I am a sophomore from Bethel.

Excitment for winter is starting to build. Today at lunch we had our first official nordic ski team meeting. We talked about going to Quebec over the Thanksgiving break to get in some early season skiing.

Last year’s trip was very succesful- full of great skiing, perfect snow, and fun!


(photos from last year’s trip taken by Rosemary Wiser)

In the meantime, we keep our technique and fitness fresh by rollerskiing (rollerskis have wheels so we can practice when there’s no snow).

Today was a great day to hit the pavement. We drove out to a pristine section of newly paved road and skate skied for about an hour and forty minutes. Afterwards we cooled off with a swim in North Pond.

Here are some photos from today’s ski. Richard Taylor, former coach of the nordic team joined us. Mr. Kamilewicz goes over the plan for the workout with Andrew Nesbitt before we set out. Below, Jeb Clarke gets his skis out of the van.

Today Mr. Taylor said about rollerskiing, “Fear is fun. You came out here for adventure, didn’t you?”


Thanks for reading! See you next week,

Alice H

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Anonymous says:

    I am super excited for Quebec!!! It is going to be some much fun again…. you can have the downhill bed though!Nice first post… love the pics~ RW

  2. Avatar magnus says:

    I love this town

  3. Avatar Anonymous says:

    Alice! quebec las tyear was so much fun…the twelve days of practice song…classic, for all those who dont know…The twelve days of practiceOn the first day of practice my coaches gave to me, a plaid jacket made with qualityOn the second day of practice my coaches gave to me, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with qualityOn the 3rd day of practice me coaches gave to me, 3 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with qualityOn the 4th day of practice me coaches gave to me, 4 swix poles, 3 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with qualityOn the 5th day of practice my coaches gave to me, 5 bars of wax, , 4 swix poles, 3 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with qualityOn the 6th day of practice my coaches gave to me, 6 words of wisdom, 5 bars of wax, , 4 swix poles, 3 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with qualityOn the 7th day of practice my coaches gave to me, 7 feet of snow, 6 words of wisdom, 5 bars of wax, , 4 swix poles, 3 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with qualityOn the 8th day of practice my coaches gave to me, 8 painful blisters, 7 feet of snow, 6 words of wisdom, 5 bars of wax, , 4 swix poles, 3 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with qualityOn the 9th day of practice my coaches gave to me 9 hour bus rides, 8 painful blisters, 7 feet of snow, 6 words of wisdom, 5 bars of wax, , 4 swix poles, 3 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with quality On the 10th day of practice my coaches gave to me, 10 subway subs, 9 hour bus rides, 8 painful blisters, 7 feet of snow, 6 words of wisdom, 5 bars of wax, , 4 swix poles, 3 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with qualityOn the 11th day of practice my coaches gave to me, 11 skiing tickets, 10 subway subs, 9 hour bus rides, 8 painful blisters, 7 feet of snow, 6 words of wisdom, 5 bars of wax, , 4 swix poles, 3 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with qualityOn the 12th day of practice my coaches gave to me, 12 killer workouts, 11 skiing tickets, 10 subway subs, 9 hour bus rides, 8 painful blisters, 7 feet of snow, 6 words of wisdom, 5 bars of wax, , 4 swix poles, 3 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of skis and a plaid jacket made with qualityfor all you nordies out there this makes classic skiing a breeze :P-C

  4. Avatar Anonymous says:

    lol the downhill beds…waking up at the bottom of the stairs 😛

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