Today was a cold day, but it was not without lots of skiing action. Early morning clouds vanished and a brilliant blue sky appeared in time for a great ski day. We hosted the Mansfield Nordic Club Youth Ski League Duathlon. It was a great crowd of excited kids and parents coming from as far away as the Frost Mountain Club in Ripton. (Frost Mountain has the best team hats.)
The events started with a Lollipop Race for the littlest kids…. and the prize was not just any old lollipop, but a fancy rock candy lollipop. The J5-J3 racers did race in Duathlon format- Starting with a mass start and classic race loop, then they changed their skis and poles and finished up the race with a skate loop. With bomber classic tracks and nice firm corduroy for skate the racers were happy and skied fast.