Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thanks for the Thanks

You can help Caitlin as she continues to pursue her skiing ambitions. Click here and help.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Springtime roller ski training can be casual...

In Europe, it appears that some of the spring training on roller skis can be pretty casual.

I've been testing some One Way classic and skate roller skis, but so far I haven't tested the extreme conditions that they have.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spring Skiing and Summer Service

There was great spring skiing at Sovereign Lake Nordic Center (at Silver Star, or Vernon BC) this past weekend.

Several juniors from MV Nordic, plus Brian Gregg and me and my wife, Margaret, took the trip. Grooming was excellent, and the snow coverage was super. It was prototypical spring conditions, with firm track in the early morning that softened by noon.

As you can see from the pic of Margaret, the vibe was very casual and relaxed. Classic skiing on "rub-skis" (a.k.a. zero skis) was terrific in the soft, moist, snow if the late morning.

After 6 weeks off of snow, it was good to get a few days of skiing! I think there will be another opportunity in Bend, OR (Mt Bachelor) in June, too.

Summer Stone Grinding

Stone grinding work continues through the summer. Naturally, the pace and schedule are a bit more relaxed. Typically the turn-around in the summer is a couple of weeks instead of the same-week service that Ultratune provides during fall and winter.

Pick a grind, fill out a work order form, and ship your skis.

Here's a little video clip showing the Mantec grinder at work at Nordic Ultratune.