Sunday, April 25, 2010

Holmenkollen Momento

Brian Gregg was in town for the weekend to attend a wedding. He stopped by the house this morning to say hello.

Brian never stops working on his skiing and training, and spent a good part of the morning discussing the upcoming summer's training plans, and general chit-chat about the past season. His energy and enthusiasm is infectious and motivating.

While he was here, he gave us a signed race bib from Holmenkollen. These bibs are a real cherished momento for anyone who races in one of these prestigious events, and it really leaves me almost speechless to have him give one to us. The new bib will certainly go up on the Ultratune "Bib Wall" at the shop. It's a real treasure!

Like other racers, Brian is already making plans to get his quiver of skis prepared for the upcoming ski season. We'll be working to make sure he has the right grinds on the appropriate pairs of skis so that he's got coverage for all the conditions he'll face for the first half of the 2010/11 season.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Skiing in May?

There's a great opportunity for skiing next month. Sovereign Lake Nordic Center will be grooming daily from Friday May 7th through Sunday May 16th.

During this time they will maintain about 15km of trails suitable for all levels of skier. Many teams take advantage of this period to get in some late (or really early) season skiing as well. The day lodge will be open from 9am to 1pm during this period.

Sovereign Lake is located adjacent to SilverStar Mountain, near Vernon BC (Canada, eh?). Accommodations are available either at Silver Star, or down the hill in Vernon.

Here's a pic of Petra Majdič taken at the World Cup at Sovereign Lake in 2005.

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, together with SilverStar Mountain Resort and Greater Vernon, is hosting the 2011 Sparkling Hill Masters World Cup of Cross Country Skiing (March 3-11, 2011).

A trip to SilverStar / Sov Lk in May is also a great chance to get a preview of the MWC-2011 venue! It's only 320 days until Masters World Cup, and for a few hundred USA and Canadian skiers, it will be the highlight of their 2010/11 season. You can get a head start by checking out the courses in person.


With the ski season winding down, the remaining Rossignol, Madshus, and Atomic skis and boots are on sale. As always, the skis are top quality and all skis come with a grind and hotbox service at no additional charge. Sale prices are limited to in-stock items. Send email if you have questions.