Skiers busy during summer months preparing for winter season

Snow-seeking Mount Washington Ski Club athletes got serious this summer, seeking higher ground and icy white glaciers for their summer training. Two select groups of athletes ventured out of country for on-snow training as a way of staying focused on the upcoming season.

K STAR TEAM members Kieran Nilsen

K STAR TEAM members Kieran Nilsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow-seeking Mount Washington Ski Club athletes got serious this summer, seeking higher ground and icy white glaciers for their summer training. Two select groups of athletes ventured out of country for on-snow training as a way of staying focused on the upcoming season.

In June the members of the K Stars race team ventured to Mount Hood, Oregon to the Palmer Glacier and received world-class coaching and training. Later in the summer the K-1 Team visited Mount Hood with head coach John Trimmer to hone their skills for the fast-approaching winter season.

Meanwhile, MWSC athlete Mathieu Leduc recently placed third and fourth in a Super Continental Skier X in Chile. “This is an incredible result for Mathieu and the club for a first-time entry into a Skier X event,” a club spokesperson said. “Mathieu was invited to attend the event with the National Skier X team after a solid camp on Blackcomb Glacier this summer.”

Physical training for the MWSC is underway and the athletes will be back on snow for more preseason training in November.

The club has programs for all ages four years old and up: registration is open for the 2011-2012 ski season. Visit http://mtwashington.bcalpineclub.ca/ for information and details.