IRON MOUNTAIN - Pine Mountain Resort's Team Norway Alpine Ski Racing Team officially began its 2012-2013 ski season this past weekend.
Many past and present athletes over the past 14 years have travelled out to the Rocky Mountains to get an early start on the training season.
"It is great to get everyone back on snow," said program director Ron Lawrence. "It has been warm out here but it snowed this weekend and it really helped the conditions.
"We will use the eight days to work on a lot of fundamentals and we will work really hard to get as many vertical feet skied as possible."
Lawrence expects a "really strong women's team this year."
"This fall camp is really beneficial for the athletes because they are able to ski pretty much non-stop every day," said Lawrence, noting many other teams from around the United States and Canada are training in Colorado. "Everyone here is hoping for cold weather back home so we can begin skiing at Pine Mountain."
Pine Mountain Resort will be the new home of Team Norway, which has produced many outstanding ski racers over many decades and it looks to continue that tradition.
To find out how to join Team Norway and become a part of ski racing, go to www.teamnorwayracing.com.
For questions, contact Lawrence at 906-282-1902.