February 22, 2021
Good Morning Skiers, Current conditions at our club (06:45am) are +0.2 degrees Celsius partly overcast and winds light.. Predicted daytime highs will be +4 Celsius 40% chance of precipitation (fingers crossed its snow).
All trails, on the Apex side have been groomed, and it looks like Jason is grooming Clearwater right now. He tells me he will refresh the classic tracks on Busk after finishing Clearwater. Bjorn Daehlie, the Norwegian athlete, was the most successful Male cross country skier in the history of the sport.
It was on this day in 1998, at the Nagano Olympics, I remember watching him in amazement, as he sprinted the last half kilometer of the 50KM Freestyle, beating Swedish skier Niklas Jonsson, by a mere 8.1 seconds, and winning the Gold Medal. His final time was 2:05:08.2.
It takes me 1:30:00 to ski 13km back to Mountain Station from Apex. Watch the finish here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drl24gKWvxM