Winter Camp - Varsity Trip (Dec 27-29th) to Biwabik, MN
Winter camp is for athletes that go to weight room, have reliable work ethic, are healthy, communicate with coaches and have the capacity to ski distance. This trip involves significant amounts of skiing (over 17-19 hours in three days) and at times skiers are a considerable distance from support and warmth. 1st and 2nd year skiers are rarely invited, but only after discussions with parents. Personal maturity (e.g. Positive attitude) is also a big component and requirement for trip success. The group has to be extremely cohesive.
This trip to Giant's Ridge also familiarizes skiers with the State Ski venue and race courses. The ski trails have very technical features and require considerable familiarity in order to do well.
Winter Camp is going to Biwabik, MN. We are staying at the community center downtown.
Trip cost is $40 for trail fees and food provided. Additional money needed for stopping on the way back on Saturday.
Thursday Morning: You will need to have breakfast in you or with you to eat in the vans. I recommend a snack to eat about 9-10am too. Roll into destination by noon.
You are limited to one ski bag, one checked bag, one carry-on, sleeping bag, pillow and sleeping mat/pad.
Tentative trip plan:
Load vehicles at 6:30 AM
Roll into Biwabik around 12:30 PM
12:30 Quick lunch (PBJ, yogurt, milk, granola bars), change into ski gear
1:00 - 3:00 Skate ski intervals and skiing.
4:00 - 6:00 Easy skate ski with focus on technique.
Dinner at 6:00 PM
10:30 PM Bed time
7:00 AM wake-up, breakfast, hydrate
9:00 - 11:00 skate skis
11:30 Quick Lunch (PBJ, soup, milk, granola bars)
1:00-5:30 PM long classic ski (4-5 hr ski)
[Quick fueling, hydrating]
6:30 PM Dinner
Debrief, watch film from the day, hydrate
10:30 PM bed time
6:00 AM wake-up, breakfast, hydrate
pack, clean, leave by 7:30 AM for Hayward.
Double Pole Derby:
Quick fuel, hydrate, and change into dry clothes
Stop for hot lunch on return trip
Return to HS @ 5:30 PM.
ATHLETES: Follow this list carefully...and put your name on your stuff
Drink belt, water bottle (this is mandatory...we will be covering a lot of ground and need constant food/water while skiing)
Bigger water bottle
Energy bars/food (small enough to fit in a pocket while skiing)
Gloves (2-3 pair)
Hats (at least 2)
Multiple layering shirts (at least 3)
Multiple pairs of socks (probably 5+ pair)
Skate ski boots, poles and skis
Classic ski boots, poles and skis
Sleeping mattress (air mattress, egg-shell pads)
**Showering towel, if you want to shower
Winter boots not tennis shoes
Portable game, evening social hour may get boring
Thursday forecast: high chance of snow with a high of 28 degrees.
Friday forecast: chance of snow with a high of 14 degrees.
Saturday forecast: mostly cloudy with a high of 13 degrees.
-See you bright and early December 27th,