VHS Weekend Wrap-Up: January 13, 2019

Nordic Ski

Valdez High School and Gilson Middle School
Nordic Ski Team @ Government Peak

Courtesy of VHS Coaches – The Valdez High school and Middle School Ski team had their first race of the year last weekend at the Government Peak Recreation Area in Palmer.

The Buccaneers competed in a 5k skate race Friday and a 3.5k classic race Saturday. I’m proud of the level of mental toughness shown by all the skiers this weekend. Overcoming obstacles such
as cold temperatures, travel frustrations, and unknown ski courses.  For most of our skiers this was their first Nordic ski race. They skied hard and learned a lot about Nordic racing, giving us a base to work from an continue to improve!

7 skiers from Gilson Middle School competed on Saturday in a 3.5k classic race. They skied the same course as the High School skiers which was an up and down technical course. They got a
taste of racing and worked hard leaving it all on the trail!

Great job to all the skiers this weekend!