After a short but well deserved one day break at the Oregon coast we headed out the door up to Timberline at 5:00 AM to start the 2nd week of our tour-of-duty at Mt. Hood. Last week there were only 6 camps in session but this week there are 24 and thus the earlier departure time.
It was pretty cool in the liftline today as Erich Sailer engaged Hermann Gollner in conversation. Hermann was an accomplished ski racer, freestyle skier, racing coach, reknown mountain climber and invented the 1st break-away slalom gate known as the "Hermangate".
It was a warm and busy day on the lanes. Sailer Camp was busy skiing Day #1 SL while TR2 and Team Gilboa continued with GS training. We were in and out of the clouds all day and each time the sun came out it became incredibly hot and salt was being used at an incredible rate.
Everyone skied late today as it appears as though both Tuesday & Wednesday have high potential to be skiing in a rain/snow mix. As always the weather is the wildcard that everyone wrestles with on a daily basis here at Mt. Hood.
In the afternoon we cleared out the Test Centers and set up over 30 pair of skis for tomorrows testing and tuned several sets of skis as well. Our day finally wrapped up around 9:00 PM just in time to put the blog together and get ready for Groundhog Day...