This is Mal (left) and 4 CHS teammates, getting psyched prior to heading to the line.
Racers began gathering at the starting gate. It was so cool! There was loud music playing and HUNDREDS of barking dogs (a big dog sled race was taking place directly after the skiers got going.)
I really liked this view, showing some of the 150 competitors for the day's race. These are some of the best athletes and nicest kids in Oregon.
The Nordic Lodge at West Village is so nice! We all gathered around the woodstove and laughed, relaxed, and sipped hot drinks.