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April 28, 2011: Volume 11, Number 52

End of the Season!


This is the 52nd issue of the 11th year of SkiPost.

April was your recovery month from the 10/11 Season.


May starts the training period of the 11/12 season and season 12 of SkiPost.


We have featured a couple of summer training camps/programs  below.


If you have summer training programs you wish to promote please send info to

Join the Matt Liebsch Glacier Camp


Join Coaches Matt Liebsch and Gene Kay for one week of easy distance/ high volume hiking and summer skiing on Haig Glacier in the Canadian Rockies. 


 A 10-day trip including van transportation from Minneapolis to Canmore Alberta and back, and helicopter support to carry your gear up to our mountain-top hut.


We will attend back-country orientation training at the ranger station (similar to Boundary Waters training), and then enjoy a 3 hour supervised group hike up to camp. We stay in back-country huts manned with seasonal staff, radiophone and satellite communications with the ranger station and helicopter support teams down below (no cell phone reception on the glacier).


Our camp includes 3 hearty meals a day, hot showers, TV-movies, a mess hall, a bunk house with separate boys & girls areas, and strength/ recreation area. Our daily routine includes: early breakfast, hike 45 minutes up to the glacier, ski on fresh piston-bulley tracks until noon. Hike down for lunch, stretch, take a nap, read, (optional) hike or strength, eat dinner, review ski technique video from the morning, go to bed, get up, repeat.


The ski program emphasizes easy distance skiing with some technique coaching & video analysis on several mornings. Note that this camp is physically challenging due to the alpine environment, changing weather conditions, long distances, and moderately high altitude. You don't need "State Champ" fitness, but must be able to hike 18K and ski at 8500 feet altitude.


Brian Gregg at Haig


For more info visit 


Contact Matt @  763-221-3963 



Matt Liebsch: 

Champion: American Birkebeiner, Mora Vasaloppet, COLL....World Cup Competitor



Bend Endurance Academy Seeks Collegiate/Older Juniors for Summer Nordic Training Program 


Bend, OR- 4.27.2011


The Bend Endurance Academy is seeking collegiate skiers and older juniors ages 18-23 who have an interest in spending 3-4 months in Bend, Oregon training with professional coaches and a highly motivated Nordic team. The Academy offers a mix of morning and afternoon practices focusing on strength and agility training, skate and classic rollerskiing, hiking, running and exploring in the Deschutes National Forest. On snow skiing opportunities are available. Practices run Tuesdays-Saturdays from May 31 to August 15th. 


The Academy relies on innovative training methods to maximize individual summer training plans and help participants reach their individual fitness and technique goals. The summer Nordic program is designed for individuals looking to succeed at NCAAs, USCSAs, US Nationals, Supertours, Junior Nationals, World Junior/U23s or other individual ski racing goals.  The Academy also offers three 5-day camps throughout the summer in various Northwest locations including the very popular Trout Lake Nordic Camp scheduled for July 20-24. Academy camps connect PNSA, Far West, Mid Atlantic, and New England skiers and include current and former J1/World Junior/U23 team members and coaching staff.


Academy staff will do their best to help participants find summer jobs or internships as well as assist with home stay or housing arrangements. Central Oregon Community College offers a range of summer classes. Oregon State University classes are available as well through the Cascades Campus. This is a unique opportunity to catch up on a class, or get ahead for next year.

Contact Ben Husaby with questions: or 541-678-3864. Enroll online at

The Bend Endurance Academy is dedicated to "building endurance athletes who are able to accomplish their individual athletic goals while being committed to personal growth, teamwork and community responsibility." The Academy is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization providing Nordic skiing, Cycling and Multisport development programs in the Deschutes National Forest under a Special Use Permit from the US Forest Service.




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Recover from the physical, mental and emotional stresses of training and racing. Complete rest is fine, but active rest is better.

Preparation: Begin building into your modes of training.


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