All too often the efforts of all of the coaches who work at the various ski camps goes unrecognized. They are up earlier than the campers, they are the first to arrive & the last to leave the mountain then it's onto video analysis, dryland training, etc.
Jake Olsen is not only a coach on the hill but also the Sailer Camp Administrator. One of his many duties is placing wake-up calls for all the campers. Thank you so much for placing our wake-up call for 3:30 AM it was a great way to get an early start to our day! Thanks again Jake!
From the photo's above it is clear that Central Nation is well represented at Mt. Hood with athletes from Buck Hill, Granite Peak, Mt. LaCrosse, TR2 and Team Gilboa spread out across the Palmer snowfield.
It was slightly warmer today and the courses had to be salted right out of the blocks. The training went well again with the racers getting anywhere from 12 to 17 runs in the courses. For the 2nd day in a row Henry & Stanley Andrie and Lasse Schleper skied the most runs; 17.
Everything was going along fine this afternoon until I decided to run the dishwasher in our condo. As we were taking in skis for tuning Dave looked in the doorway and there was volcanic flow of suds 6" deep creeping across the kitchen floor.
The dishwashing soap on the left is for hand washing not for dishwasher use & boy does it create the suds. I killed two birds with one stone, cleaned the dishes & the floor in one fell swoop. The crew from maintenance did a great job cleaning up & re-stocked our Cascade.
At Sarah's prompting the evening meeting wrapped up with Erich providing the campers with some great stories regarding his racing career. The longest downhill he ever skied in was in Zermatt and was over 10 minutes long & he was 3rd, 7th & 8th in the Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbuhel.