Winter ski training in July

For one week in each summer month, the APU Nordic and the U.S. Ski Teams train together high above Girdwood in a faux winter setting. The snow on Eagle Glacier at about 5,500 feet above sea level doesn't all melt away in temperatures that reach into the 50s. It's a perfect setting for these elite athletes to keep training for the next world competitions next year.

And here's a video extra! Kikkan Randall talks about training after having a baby only three months ago.


Scott Jensen

After growing up in Anchorage, Scott Jensen embarked on a traveling TV photojournalism career that took him to big cities like Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis. He's back home now and produces video journalism for