Thursday, March 1, 2012

Seiser Alm(azing)!

Well it isn’t officially Spring yet, but it sure feels like it here in Seiser Alm, Italy where we have been hanging out for the last ten day basking in the sun beneath the jagged Dolomites. The skiing has been exquisite, as has the food, and company.

At around 11am everyone pulls out a chair and soaks up some rays! Photo:Scott Yount

Our hotel is located at the end of a road that crosses no less than six alpine ski runs, which has made for some interesting afternoons, provided some entertainment, and a few frustrations (mostly for the drivers).

Joel is the chain expert, we were lucky he was with us this week! Photo:Alysson Marshall

The skiing is hands down some of the best I’ve ever experienced, which I think is saying something. As someone who spends the Winter and a good part of the Summer bouncing from one nordic ski destination to the next I’ve skied in some pretty amazing places, but I’ve never fallen out of the track as many times from looking at the surrounding scenery as I have this week. Not to mention the fact that it’s been above zero and sunny almost every day…

Not too Shabby. Photo:Alysson Marshall

Ok, I’ll stop gloating about how fantastic things are here, and in a few days when I’m in Lahti, Finland struggling to spot sunlight I will be even more grateful that we were able to spend ten days here topping up the vitamin D levels.

Back to racing, I only have two weekends left of World Cup racing! This year has gone by faster than I could have ever imagined. It won’t be long before we are all in Quebec, racing of our respective clubs and provinces, and eating maple syrup! I can’t wait!

Louis our fearless leader out for a ski! Photo:Scott Yount