(updated October 18, 2011)
Here is the framework for this year's team schedule:
Blue = official team workout
Red = team is attending this race
Black = other event of interest
Nov. 5-6 SNC kickoff campout weekend, at WAC Cabin (Alpental)
Nov. 23-27 Silver Star trip over Thanksgiving
Dec. 3 SNC Team workout, location TBD
Dec. 10 SNC Team workout, location TBD
Dec. 16-23 Nelson family trip to West Yellowstone, MT.
Dec. 31 SNC Team workout, Snoqualmie Pass area.
Dec. 31 Ski Rodeo, Mazama
Jan. 6-7-8 Bend JOQ
Jan. 14 Skirennen, Leavenworth Golf Course
Jan. 15 Gunnar Hagen 10k Classic, Kongsbergers
Jan. 21 SNC Team workout, Snoqualmie Pass area
Jan. 21 Bakke Cup ski jumping, LWSC (fun to go watch?)
Jan. 22 SNC bake sale, possible date for Jenteloppet race.
Jan. 26-29 Soldier Hollow JOQ, Super Qualifier (optional)
Jan. 28 SNC Team workout, Snoqualmie Pass area
Jan. 29 Chicks on Sticks, Leavenworth Fish Hatchery
Feb. 3-4-5 Leavenworth JOQ and J3 Championships
Feb. 11 SNC Team workout, Snoqualmie Pass area
Feb. 12 SNC bake sale, possible date for Jenteloppet race.
Feb. 17-18-19 Spokane JOQ
Feb. 25 Hogloppet or team workout
Mar. 3 SNC Team workout, Snoqualmie Pass area
Mar. 3-10 Jr. Nationals, Soldier Hollow UT
This is the year to hit all 3 PNSA divisional Qualifier Races! Whether you are vying for a spot on the PNSA team going to Nationals in Utah, or just wanting to hone your skills in a fun environment of competition and comraderie, travelling to the JOQ's is a great way to experience nordic skiing in the company of the best young skiers in the Northwest - and that includes ALL of YOU!
We saw personal bests from everyone last year, including some dramatic breakthrough times in both classic and skate technique. This year we will be starting early to give everyone a great shot at being ready for racing right from the start of the competition schedule. We'll be fit, fast, and fun - don't miss it!