Saturday, March 29, 2008

and you thought skiing was just an offseason sport

One glance at the boy from the wilds of manitoba and it is realized that canadian strong legged riders dominate in the mountains on demand. So while the rest of you winter base milers were trying to maintain some sort of focus in the thumping beats of a spin class - have a gander at how the boys from the great white north spent their mornings in verbier. The line riderhowe is skiing is a 10 minute traverse along an open bowl in bruson - upon which you dip down to ski a consistent fall line of tree shots for 1,000m. The exit funnels into thicker pines which u just have to be patient with - and a 5 min logging road brings you back on piste. We call this at the ranch casual cross training.