Off to Squaw
Jesse and I are flying out to Squaw Valley for the weekend for nationals. Telluriders Zak Watkins, Wade Parkinson, Lindsey Cannon and Keaton McCargo will all be competing at the event, as well as Lane Stoltzner (skiing for Steamboat, but always a Tellurider) and U.S. Team member Joe Discoe.
For weeks now we've heard from everyone, from Mike and Debbie Stoltzner to Telluride Freestyle coaches Caleb Martin and Kris Pepe, how beautiful and fun nationals at Squaw is. We weren't planning on going at first, but at their insistence, an offer to stay with the team from Caleb, the encouragement of a free dinner with the Stoltzners, and round trip tickets out of Telluride for just $280, we decided it might be worth it. Keep an eye out for updates; moguls on Friday, halfpipe Saturday and duals Sunday, as well as a blog or two about skiing at Squaw.
Thanks to Caleb for putting us up with the team, we're really excited about that, and to everyone else for convincing us to make the trip.
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