Hey MYSL skiers!
I’m living up at 8,000 feet above sea level in Park City, Utah right now with my US Ski Team teammates. So you know how high that is, the highest point in Minnesota is 2,301 feet. So coming to Park City and living up in the mountains is a big change - 4 times higher than I usually live at! The air is drier here, so I have to drink a ton of water and we always get dusty when we go running. And when I first got up here it was hard to breathe just walking up the stairs! That’s what always happens to me during my first week of high altitude. It’s important for us to live up here and practice training and racing at higher altitude because some of the World Cups in Europe are also in the mountains, and we need to be ready. It’s also a fun training camp because so many ski clubs from all over the US come to Utah to train. This is our last big training camp together before winter starts up, and it’s a good chance to work on last-minute technique changes and go on some fun runs through the mountains before it gets too cold out!