Our neighbors at Craftsbury Outdoor Center are playing host this week to the elite North American Nordic ski community at the 2012 SuperTour Finals and Long Distance Nationals. Despite summerlike temperatures last week that melted every flake of snow in Morrisville and most of Vermont, there is still world class skiing at Craftsbury, thanks to a winter of snowmaking and a ton of hard work in the weeks leading up to the races.
While the race course has remained in fine shape all week, there is no snow elsewhere at the venue on which racers can warm up. Concept2 supplied five Concept2 SkiErgs that have seen a lot of warm up—and cool down—action this week.
The high level racing will conclude with the 30/50k US National Championships. This mass start race is an excellent way to cap the season for both racers and spectators alike. Many of these same athletes will continue to train on the SkiErg, as preparing for next season will start soon enough!