As coach Edry said, “We were the first on the mountain and the last off.” It began with heavy snowfalls overnight and rain in the early morning. After we arrived at the mountain, we waited in a line for the Mile chairlift for over an hour due to icing on the cable
At around 8:15, we loaded the lift with our boot bags, skis, and poles. Rather then loading with our skis on, we had to carry them, due to shortages of snow on the ramps.
We got to the top of the Palmer lift, and before skiing we had to snowplow lane one because of varying conditions and powder. After two runs, we once again loaded the chairlift and about halfway through, the lift came to a stop. We had to sit under sleet for a little while. Slowly, the lift began to move. When we reached the summit, we realized that only us, Ean, Harry, and coaches Brian, Edry, and Bors remained at the top of the mountain. We then had to solve the problem of about 25 backpacks, brushes, and stubbies still on the hill, as the other coaches and kids were at the bottom. We eventually figured out that we would have to strap the backpacks together and drag them down. Meanwhile, we would be pulling stubbies and brushes from the hill.
Although much of the of the day was spent inside due to heavy rain, it became bonding time for everyone at the camp. We’ve had 2 crazy days, but we have socialized more with each other than we ever could with our phones than without.
Sienna and Haley
**After the blog was written, we had a special guest speaker. US Ski Team Head Development Coach Sasha Rearick came by to talk skiing with the athletes. It was amazing to hear what the development team athletes were working on and how similar it was to what our kids were working on!! A great guest speaker!
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