The Ski-a-thon, a photo essay

Yesterday, SMS T2 embarked on a journey into the rainy Vermont hills to complete the fourth annual T2 Ski-a-thon. Designed as a chance for our athletes to reach out for donations, the event doubled as a killer over distance workout through beautiful scenery.

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SMS T2, pre ski
THAT GEAR THOUGH
THAT GEAR THOUGH

Opting to keep the SuperSki local this year rather than heading to New York, we started our tour just south of Stratton in Manchester. As we took off, rain continued to beat down on the roads, to which coach Pat joked “Anybody can ski when it’s sunny out.”

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We also consider the SuperSki a historical tour of Southern Vermont
We also consider the SuperSki a historical tour of Southern Vermont

After winding through local neighborhoods we hit Route 30 for a long double pole stretch through corn fields and farm homes.

The women, drafting through farmville
The women, drafting through farmville
We wore high vis clothes to keep the cars aware
We wore high vis clothes to keep the cars aware
Moo Moos
Moo Moos

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Soon, we reached the hamlet of Pawlet, where we ended our long double pole streak and started to climb.

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The dudes, cruising
The women, climbing
The women, climbing

When we hit our halfway mark, it was time to refill on water and fuel before hitting the final hours on skate legs.

The transition zone
The transition zone
The boys skating up one of the final hills
The boys skating up one of the final hills
Aside from the foliage, it was pretty clear that it's fall around Vermont
Aside from the foliage, it was pretty clear that it’s fall around Vermont
The women, almost home.
The women, almost home.

At the finish, we had cookies, coffee, dry clothes and sleepy smiles. Thanks to all for your support of the Ski-a-thon, keep coming back for updates on fall training and the beginning of winter!

and. done!
and. done!
SMS T2 , ready for naps.
SMS T2 , ready for naps.
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