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Winter ski training in July

  • Author: Scott Jensen
  • Updated: July 20, 2016
  • Published July 19, 2016

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.