Ever want to complain about the ski conditions on the local trails? Here's what the World Cup skiers faced in the most recent WC race in Otepaa, Estonia:
I recently got to jump into the NCAA race at Enchanted Forest. I was shocked at how bad the skiers, coaches and service techs chewed up the tracks on the race course. With the great snow, cold temps, etc., I would have expected better conditions, but it wasn't so much the case. I just saw how the skiers were just so good that they didn't seem to care, nor even notice.
Here's another picture of the WC course in Estonia. It looks like a track we had to ski in Anchorage at the 2003 Master's Nats: