Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Freshman Go to Bend

Since May 30th, when Jordan first arrived in Bend, the stoke level amongst the freshman boys has been off the charts.  Jordan and Luke were the first ones to live in our garage, turned office space turned apartment. Hans and Eli joined soon after. In addition to the Williams boys, Jack Hegman (UVM), Jeff Tucker (Colby), Asbjørn Eriknaue (Denmark), and Ben Hegman (UVM) have all been, at some point or another, living in the four car garage. It only has one bathroom so the mornings can be hectic. Here are some pictures from our adventures:
 When Luke and Jordan were just settling in, the forest caught fire and they had to evacuate. They stayed with Molly and Adam Carroll (Adam's a Williams alumn). Through the Carrolls, we quickly entered the inner circles of the adult/children under ten Bend social scene. 


 The boys watching a kayak race. 
Luke, Hans and Eli climbing up to Broken Top Mountain. They skied down.
 Hans and Jordan representing the canyon of destiny.
 Jordan levitating above Crater Lake.
 Eli diving into the highest lake in Oregon on South Sister (Elev. 10,355 ft). According to Jordan's guess it was 34.1 degrees Fahrenheit.
 Jack shredding through the burn zone
 Eli flexing his abs on top of South Sister.
 Jordan's van in Lava Beds National Monument in Nor Cal. Too artsy to handle.
Jeff Tucker exploring the deep lava tubes.
The boys on the flank of Mt. Adams in Southern Washington. Missing you Lukey!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

2014-2015 Schedule

In the right hand column you'll find dates for the 2014-2015 race season. Distances and events are still being finalized, but here's your chance to get a jump on hotel reservations!

  • DEC 28-JAN 4 - Quebec Training Camp - Mont Sainte Anne -
  • JAN 16/17 - Bates Carnival - Black Mountain
  • JAN 23/24 - UVM Carnival - Trapp Family Lodge
  • JAN 30/31 - St. Michael's Carnival - Sleepy Hollow
  • FEB 6/7 - Dartmouth Carnival/Supertour - Craftsbury
  • FEB 14/15 - Middlebury Carnival - Rikert Touring Center
  • FEB 27/28 - St. Lawrence Carnival - Mt. Van Hoevenberg
  • MAR 11-14 - NCAA Championships - Mt. Van Hoevenberg - 5/10KM SK, 15/20KM CL MASS

The fit kit for the new Podiumwear suits finally arrived yesterday. XS Men's suit anyone?

Jayvin thinks the XS is still a little big



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lillehammer Soccer

Another Norway picture. Quite the save by senior captain Isaac Hoenig during the big shootout. We skied down to Lillehammer and saw this field below the ski jumps on our walk to town (notice the hockey rinks in background)!


Friday, May 30, 2014

A few more pics from Norway

The WOOLF leader trips wrapped up today in Williamstown (May 30th) and now things are really quieting down as we await senior week activities and the big graduation day on June 8th. Members of the team are scattered across the country (and some farther) for summer training. Here are a few more pictures of the Norway trip we took in March during spring break:

There was a ton of snow!

LUNCH time on the trails

In downtown Lillehammer cruising the town with skis

Check out the olympic torch in the clearcut behind

The breakfast spread at the Rustad

Skiing into the sun

Luke showing the proper emotion

Taking a break for Pizza

Olivia and Hannah enjoying a sunny break

Bjorn Daehlie inspiring us all

Our hotel in Oslo at the Holmenkollen

The Holmenkollen Ski Jump


On the top of the jump

Luke, Elena, Kristin, Will and Hans
Looks kind of like a WEDDING PICTURE:)

Old time wax collection at the Ski Museum

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Right Stuff

Sorry to see the Bud-Era end.
Very glad we picked the right new guy.
Work on the picture, Jay.



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Switzerland Adventures

After an amazing week of skiing in Norway (an estimated 350km!) a few of us headed further south for a week of fun in Central Europe. Eli Hoenig, Vanya Rybkin and I were lucky enough to be able to stay with Elena Luethi and her family in their bucolic hometown of Chateau D'Oex about 1.5 hours East of Geneva and right in the heart of the Swiss Alps. It was a fantastic week that included a lot of backcountry skiing, wood splitting, great food (tons of amazing cheese!) and exploration of the Swiss countryside.
The amazing view from the Luethi's porch



Elena and Eli enjoying the Sun, it was 60 degrees everyday!


Elena at the summit the first day, she was our expert guide.

Eli preparing for the descent.


A little out of order here, but this is the ascent to the peak on the first day. The snow was a bit skied in, but the weather made for a soft snow that skied great.

Summit on the second day, looking back at the peak we skied the day before (tall skinny one).

The group at the summit.

Eli and Vanya soak up the descent (we skied from the ridge all the way in the back).

Ended the week with a view of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps from Elena's Grandmother's hot tub.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NORWAY CREW

Most of the crew that was in Norway. The day of the race. A mixture of current team members, alums and coaches (click on the picture to enlarge).

On the Birkie Trail in Sjusjøen