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Jessie

Silver Star…a ski bum’s paradise.

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Silver star is pretty much a ski bum’s paradise. We’re in a little condo on the side of the alpine hills so if I was a snowboarder I’d walk to the end of the road, stick out my thumb, bum a ride to the top, ski down the mountain to…

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Welcome to TODAY

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Think about it: today is the first day of the rest of your life. So what are you gonna do? Hopefully, something awesome. Personally, the first day of the rest of my life started out amazing. Waking up to a banana-and-peanut butter pancake was a good way to fuel up…

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What a crazy weekend!

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Wow – the last few days went by in a hurry! Here’s the rundown of the weekend: the West Yellowstone Supertour races went on as planned, without any more super cold days to delay things further. Thurday was the double-sprint qualifier, Friday was the 10km skate, and Saturday’s classic 5km…

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First race of the season!!!

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(Race pictures taken by Ian Harvey of Toko) First race of the season….check. Racing with toe warmers in my boots…check. Coaches working hard to give CXC amazing skis…check. Tons of awesome people out cheering on the course…check! Notice the beautiful ladies from Stillwater in the background – it was so…

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And the blizzard continues…

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It’s windy, snowing like crazy, and starting to get cold out, but the CXC team is still going strong! And I’m quickly realizing that nobody is tougher than our masters, who go out in all weather, often walking to the trails. They came to ski, and no amount of snow…

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Can there ever be too much snow???

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It’s been snowing like crazy out here in West, and I’m loving it! Last night the CXC juniors and masters teams rolled in, and just in time for some of the most beautiful skiing I’ve ever seen! However, the trees are so loaded with snow that they unpredictably dump small…

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Open Trails and GIRL SCOUTS!

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First of all, can I say how amazing it is to finally be on great trails, cruising through a winter wonderland? A thousand thanks to the crew grooming the Rendezvous ski trails, which are open and perfect for skating and classic. There’s still a few twigs poking through on the…

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Snow update…

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SO TOTALLY EXCITED…because it snowed a ton yesterday! Still not enough to open the Rendezvous Trail system, but as today’s my “off day”, I can live with that. The past two days, we’ve been skiing up on the plateau on an old logging road at 8000 feet of altitude, so…

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Snowflakes, headaches and bears…Oh, my!

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Wow. Just….wow! Compton and I cruising Breaking tracks through sparkling powder, gliding through peacefully silent woods…the first ski of the year never fails to amaze me, and remind me how awesome this sport really is. It’s sometimes easy to lose perspective when rollerskiing all summer and fall, but once I…

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