Olympians and future Olympians gathered yesterday for the annual ski rodeo in Winthrop, WA. The “U8” racers set the tone during the first (1k) race. The competition for podium spots would be fierce.
Meanwhile, up on the hills above town the Methow Valley Nordic team showed why this valley keeps turning out champion skiers. It was a long way back to the next skier.
We spotted an old friend Michael Karas giving his all in the 10k race.
Alas, he was no match for the Olympic lungs of local ski celebrity, Laura McCabe.