Our cross country skiers are a hardy, enthusiastic and eager group. They range from experienced skiers to having never previously skied. We are fortunate to have ski trails at our school, so the kids enjoy the Alaskan winters while learning or improving their skills.
I am always impressed with their enjoyment of winter, fresh snow and each other's company.
They dress for all weather and are disappointed in low snow years. Many are avid competitors while most are proud of accomplishing their first full circuit around our 5k loop. They are a pleasure to coach and ski with!
Our school cross-country ski team enjoys living and playing in Alaska. Unfortunately, we frequently do not have an ample snow base during the school's ski season to get out and enjoy the ski trails. During these times, our students either run in groups outside with a coach, or are confined to indoor workouts. The use of Yaktrax will provide our students and emerging athletes with a safe, fun, and outdoor option during non-ski days. Students can enjoy running and the conditioning needed outside during our long, dark winters.
Safety is always a concern for our students.
Yaktrax provides each kid with additional gripping so if and when they encounter a patch of ice, they do not fall or slip. These students signed up for and enjoy being outside. The ability to safely run or walk as a team on school grounds is something they desire and aids in their enjoyment of the sport when our trails are low in snow.
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