In Oregon, we have Bill & Ginny Martin to thank for our great high school nordic programs. They have really worked hard to offer it to all kids and we are lucky enough to have them working with our high school. The culmination of the whole year is the State Nordic Races, and this year it was really fun.
Friday was the classic race and we knew it was going to be cold – 20 degrees and we couldn’t even see the top of Mt. Bachelor due to the wind and snow. Ouch.
I had the fun of standing at this corner to keep regular daily skiers who paid to use the area from going across the blue belts and into the race course. Then the racers would fly down from the left and the other skiers would be in the way. It was so funny. I could have taken 10 pictures of almost crashes but I was too busy trying to get them out of the way!
At the end of the day Friday, we were ready to head home and get warm. My toes were cold for 3 hours. So proud of my daughter who detests the cold and who just learned to ski this year – she did great!
Dan took the carload of girls up on Saturday – and look at that weather! The difference a day makes in the mountains. Eliza had a another good day skate skiing and is VERY happy to be done for the year. Great sport!