Mission Ridge, March 30th- April 4th
4 CMAC racers and 1 coach (functioning as both a CMAC and PNSA coach) attended this series of 6 races and were greeted great weather and an even better field. Alex Oseland, Tyler Ellis, Reed Lower, Peter Moe-Lange and Coach John Ellis enjoyed the Sunshine and were impressed by the strength of the skiers, including a few X-CMAC racers. Unusual for the Northwest, the penalties for the races were generally lower than the average temperature.
All of our CMAC racers put forth a great effort during this series and for the most part skied very well. However the level of competition made scoring pretty difficult. Our FIS kids would benefit from skiing with better competition on a regular basis so that skiing faster would become a normal habit. Coming away from this series, we learned more of what other skiers (and other teams) are doing to ski faster and we will incorporate this into our training and racing immediately.