Sunday, March 10, 2019

Champs and Champions

Two weekends of events to cap off the NYSSRA race season and two of the finest weeks on snow!  March 2nd brought a last ditch effort by HURT masters to rally a NYSSRA club points championship from the jaws of defeat...but it was not to be.  Despite the strong racing from Ed Luban, Alyson Chapman, Tim Huneck, Greg Stevens, Philip Matthews, Anna Yarsevich, Jan Mares,  Eric Hamilton, DPK, Chris Yarsevich and T. Koziol... HURT fell short against the Vauhti masses and math. It was however, an amazing day with good fun and good friends.  Props to Glenville ADK Vauhti for garnering the membership turnout, snatching the relay victory, and overall championship.

The night relay format offered racers something new and introduced many folks to a sweet old-school community downhill place that now features "nordic nights".  Be sure you check out Maple Ridge.  folks in the Albany/Schenectady area need to know about this place!

The Relay Crew!

With another championship narrowly missed, all eyes are focused on HURT's future ballers.  Bring on the 2019 Bill Koch Festival! Gorgeous bluebird skiing on March 9th and fresh fluffy snow on March 10th made for some of the best weekend skiing all winter. And kids and parents from around the state were treated to another new area venue.  Brookhaven Golf Club and The Town of Greenfield have been working hard to make their town park a real nordic destination and these two days of skiing have a LOT of people sold on and excited about the future of this venue.   

Here are a few of  the many pics from the weekend! Stumble over to the social media land for the full scene.
Hitting the candy bags hard on the scavenger hunt ski

Laughter, or leaving it all on the decide. 

JJPK laying out her race plan for the Lollipop division for papa. 
"I would like a lemon one!" 

Bill Koch joined in on the Koching 

Coach Chris herding

One, two, three everybody point!

Winter is going strong and the snowpack will make for great skiing for the next month.  We may not have any events left on the calendar but skiing in the near future looks bright and the future of skiing in our area looks even brighter. 

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