Santa Crushes it!
Santa Crushes it!

Greetings Ski Racers!

SWOOSH! We’ve arrived at the close of the year - we wish you the very best for the new year! Winter has really decided to make a showing – COLD temps are on order for the week, so dress appropriately!

We’re excited about our upcoming Team Afton Christmas Camp as we welcome new participants and say welcome back to old acquaintances! We extend a special welcome to our "out-of-towners" and our fellow ARC-Team members participating in the camp this year!

On Wednesday, December 27th at 9:00 am, we will formally introduce our staff and plan for the week, in front of the Team Afton USSA “TeamHuis”. (Mind you, arrival is at 8:30 – so you should have your boots on and be ready to ski at 9:00!)

We will have a lot of coaches and helpers on hand to make this camp a great training experience. St. Olaf College and other college Team Afton alums will have a strong presence again this year, and will be exciting training partners to urge you on in a friendly competitive environment.

With our recent snow-making sessions, our slopes are well covered, and the surface is top-notch. Come to camp with your edges ready!

Tuning Clinic: In addition to ski racing skills, we’re giving you a chance to refine ski tuning skills! Expert ski tuning/waxing technician Dr. Dave Thorson is offering a tuning clinic, Saturday, December 30th, from 11AM-1PM in the Oakwood Room. Dr. Dave’s clinics are always informative and engaging, and you’ll learn how to care for your racer’s skis in between visits to the stone grinder. Cocoa and Holiday treats!

 Our schedule for the camp: Wednesday-Sunday, December 27-31, 8:30am – 3pm

  • Arrive at 8:30am (limited seating in the TeamHuis; we encourage you to gear up in the main chalet)
  • Meet on snow in front of TeamHuis, 9:00 am daily.
  • Lunch 11:30 - 45 Min. BREAK (bring your lunch or remember money to buy lunch in the chalet. Also, a good idea to tuck some power bars or granola bars in your jacket for a mid-morning energy boost.)
  • Wrap at 3pm.
  • Bring BOTH GS and SL equipments each day!

Special event on December 31st: BBQ on the porch – followed by race! Registered for Team Afton’s Christmas camp today! It’s $275 for all 5 days, or $75 per individual days (individual days also sold online). Lift tickets and lunches are not included.