With hot weather for mid-November, it doesn’t feel like ski season in the Okanagan right now! We need snow! The fall has been full of great training in a variety of places, including lots of time at home. The BC Ski Team fall camp was in Revelstoke this season, where I started the camp doing hill-bounding intervals up Revelstoke Mountain Resort, followed by a roller ski time-trial part way up Mt. Revelstoke. Smooth roads and tall mountains made for fun volume workouts. After spending time in Revelstoke, I headed back to Kelowna for another week of long hours and midterms! I also raced my first cyclocross race in a couple of years, it was fun to mix it up and do some racing on the bike! I continued training before heading off to Canmore for Frozen Thunder with the Telemark Race Team for a week of early season skiing. The race season kicked off in Canmore with a 10 kilometre skate time-trial. The race marked my second on-snow ski of the season, meaning it was a very challenging race! Frozen Thunder was a great transition from summer and fall roller ski work, directly into on snow work. Before returning home to Kelowna, the team and I also raced the classic sprints. After spending all this time on real skis, it makes me very hungry for some snow at either Nickel Plate or Silver Star.