Monthly Archives: October 2011

Support the RMN Nordic Angel Program

Noah Hoffman Solldier Hollow SuperTour

Rocky Mountain Nordic supports the development of cross country skiers and coaches in Colorado. We provide racing, coaching, and educational opportunities for young athletes. We have a strong history of success at Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals, and NCAAs. RMN skiers represent a variety of NCAA program, have competed for the US Ski Team at the J1 Scandinavian Championships, World Junior Champhionships, World U23 Championships, World Championships, and the Olympic Games!

Tad Elliott races on the World Cup

Currently 3 recent RMN alumni are on the USST B Team. These athletes are focused on training as best they can to represent the United States on the world’s highest level of XC ski competition. These athletes were recently informed that in order for them to fulfill their goal and represent the US on the world stage, they would each have to come up with a sizable sum of money.

The Nordic Angel fund will be available to help support athletes based on performance and financial need. These funds will help Rocky Mountain Nordic athletes that are currently members of USST and potential Olympic hopefuls further their ability to train and race at the highest level of cross country skiing.

100% of the funds will go directly to athletes!

Thank you for your support, go USA!

– RMN Nordic Angel

Simi Hamilton at the 2010 Olympics
Simi Hamilton at the 2010 Olympics

New Blog post from Boulder

Check out what those crazy Boulder kids are doing… if you are interested in doing Lactate Threshold Testing on the treadmill at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine ( on Saturday October 29th contact Adam @

Aspen Camp Wrap-up

Productive training happened last weekend in Aspen! What is productive training? It is training with a purpose, focused on a goal, with great energy and execution.

Sunday morning dawned cool and beautiful. We loaded up the vans to head towards Carbondale to skate rollerski back towards Aspen on the Rio Grande Trail bike path. The day quickly warmed up and layers were shed and tights rolled into knickers. We only had 1 near collision with an aggro cyclist on a TT bike, a few near crashes, and a solid battle with the pavement by Lauren Jortberg from Boulder. Aspen, Boulder, CRMS, Crested Butte, Durango, Summit, Steamboat, and Vail were all represented on this ski. 50+ rollerskiers at once was a very cool site to see.

Post-workout we replenished our glycogen stores and relaxed for the afternoon. Most athletes did homework or napped, some watched multiple episodes of Law & Order: SVU. We headed out for an afternoon run over Red Mountain, a spectacular point-to-point run just outside of town.

After the run, Boulder headed home over Independence Pass. There was a few inches of snow up there, which got them all excited for winter!

Monday morning was the 7th annual Maroon Creek Double Skate TT, where athletes ski a 2.6/2.2km uphill, then get shuttled down and ski it again. Tucker McCrery of Summit tied Noah Hoffman’s combined course record and Emily Hannah of SSWSC beat her own record set last year. Congrats to all who beat their best times and put in a solid effort!

Everyone left camp with a good weekend of training under their belts and fired up for the winter to come. Happy training!

Aspen Camp 2011 Day 1

RMN skiers coaches, and other racers head up the hill at the Severy Invite

2011 Aspen Camp kicked off today with nearly 50 athletes from Aspen, Boulder, Crested Butte, Durango, Summit, Steamboat, and Vail in attendance.

Athletes and coaches participated in the Severy Invitational 5km XC race to start the camp with SSCV’s Cal Deline taking a hard fought victory over CB coach Duncan Callahan. Times were a little slow this year due to a dusting of fresh snow covering the grassy course and making for slick footing. Boulder coach Lenka Palanova won the women’s race, with Emily Hannah from SSWSC and Emily Larson taking 3rd and 4th in the women’s field.

The morning’s precipitation melted away and left us a beautiful afternoon to rollerski Woody Creek Road. The team replenished fuel at Hickory House BBQ and will rollerski and run again tomorrow. Eat, train, sleep, repeat… isn’t training camp life great?