Racing to the top in the US Team Vertical Qualifier - Gary Ertter Photo

Training and US Team Trials

The first big hurdle of the season is passed! Last weekend was the first of two qualifying races for the 2017 US World Championship team, held in McCall, Idaho at Brundage Mountain Resort. The Northwest Passage Race featured a Vertical and Individual event, both of which served as qualifiers for their respective World’s event (the second qualifying[…]

Tantalus (r) and Dione (l)

Tantalus Traverse In A Day

  This is a bit behind schedule but still hopefully worth a read. If you’ve ever driven the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Squamish and Whistler on a nice day, you’ve seen what is essentially the entire Tantalus Traverse. Tantalus Provincial Park is located on the West side of the Squamish River Valley just North of Squamish.[…]

Les Marecottes Alpiniski World Cup Individual Race. ISMF Photo.

Race Report: Albosaggia & Alpiniski World Cups

A little race analysis. On this quick trip to Europe, I managed to sneak in two World Cup races. The first in Albosaggia, Italy, and the second in Les Marecottes, Switzerland. The Italian race featured an Individual and a Sprint event. The Swiss race also served as the European Championships and so featured a Vertical,[…]

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Race: Squamish 50k

I have always found it somewhat entertaining how quickly people manage to post race reports on their blogs after ultras. Now I get it. After a ski race it’s reasonable to spend the next day skiing in the area and then travelling home with little time to sit and write until a few days later.[…]