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Greetings Ski Racers!

WOW! The winds are winding up the close of the year - we wish you the very best for the new year!

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 Tuesday, 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!

We will also have several guest coaches and helpers on hand to make this camp a great training experience. St. Olaf College will have a strong presence this year, and will be exciting training partners to urge you on in a friendly competitive environment.

RAIN + COLD = ICE! With the recent deluge on Christmas Day, our snow surface should be like a World Cup water-injected slope. 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, Friday, December 30th, from 1PM-3PM 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: Tuesday-Friday, December 27-30, 8:30am – 2pm.

  • 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 11:00 – 11:30 HALF HOUR BREAK ONLY (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 2pm.
  • Bring BOTH GS and SL equipments each day!

Special event on December 30th: BBQ on the porch.

Registered for Team Afton’s Christmas camp today! It’s $225 for all 4 days, or $75 per individual days (individual days also sold online). Lift tickets and lunches are not included.