After a great US Nationals, the APU Elite Ski Team and I are off to Craftsbury, Vermont to start the second half of the race season. We will be in Craftsbury for the next two weeks racing in five SuperTour races. Due to such a successful US Nationals, the entire elite team qualified to join the US Ski Team for the Europa Cup. We will be bringing a total of ten athletes, which is over half of the team!

Along the way, we will be making videos and weekly updates for those who want to follow our journey. This next trip will be a large financial hurdle for us. For that reason we are starting a crowd funding campaign that will help support our trip:

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Back in Alaska

After US Nationals, most of the team came back to Alaska for a two week training block. I was under the weather for the first week but got back to full steam for the second week.

Some beautiful days in Anchorage, even before it snowed!

Some beautiful days in Anchorage, even before it snowed!

It seems that wherever we go, snow soon follows. After two weeks of skiing on the new man-made ski loop at Kincaid, snow finally hit Anchorage after a month long drought. It was only about a half a foot but it was exactly what we needed to sharpen up the trails. We still had some gorgeous days of skiing before the new snow, but you could feel the excitement in the city when it came.

David is really excited about the snow making. Thank you NSAA!

David is really excited about the snow making. Thank you NSAA!

If 2k of trail is good enough for Kikkan, it's good enough for me!

If 2k of trail is good enough for Kikkan, it’s good enough for me!

Most of the APU US contingent is shipping out of Anchorage today and heading East for the Craftsbury SuperTours. We land into Boston at 4pm today, right before the “potentially historic” Winter Storm Juno is to hit New England. It is supposed to dump over two feet of snow on the Boston area and will gradually creep up towards Vermont. With any luck, we will time it just right and make it to Craftsbury without tempting the blizzard.

We will be in Craftsbury for two weeks before heading over for the Europa Cups. I am really excited for the chance to race the Europa Cup again this year. I made a huge step in my development and I hope to make another this year.

Racing in Europe last year.

Racing in Europe last year.

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