The excitement for the race weekend is building, with the arrival of the Thunder Bay National Team Development Centre athletes on November 30th. TBay brought around twenty athletes, the team van and trailer, and a few coaches. Look for bright green training jackets and blue puffy jackets with TBAY on the back.
Because the NorAm circuit has a strong western bias this year, the team will leave their van and trailer in the west for the season. The season begins with races at Sovereign Lake and BlackJack before Christmas, visits Whistler after Christmas, and finishes with nationals in Canmore. A select few will qualify for Junior World Championships and Under 23 World Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah.
On December 10th and 11th, the top North American skiers will be competing for world cup starts and points that lead to Olympic qualification. It looks like this team will have fun getting ready, as they posted this video from their first day here at Sovereign.