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B’s first skimo experience

Our 9 year old has been asking for skimo gear for at least 2 years now and finally at the end of his alpine season, Michael made it happen and this weekend christened the sport together!

He is no stranger to running by my side. This past summer he was a great little pacer on the way up to Col de Grand Ferret in the CCC Ultra Trail.

The best pacer in the World - my 8 year old son

The best pacer in the World – my 8 year old son

On sunday, La Peux Y’a course, not too far from Chamonix organized by the local ski school. It was a great ambience and gave a chance for these little champions to test out their skills. Birken and Camille, both 9 years old and both only on rando gear 1x before gave it their best effort and had a great time.

B at the start

B at the start

Whose woods these are I think I know.....

Whose woods these are I think I know…..

 

B and Camille making their way up the last climb

B and Camille making their way up the last climb

Mommy & B at the finish

Nina & B at the finish

B proud to be on the podium for his age group

B (9)  proud to be on the podium for his age group

Nina & Camille (9) share smiles on the podium

Nina & Camille (9) share smiles on the podium

So here’s to our future generation of skimo racers!

Parents, continue to be role models for your children and continue to inspire them to get out there and enjoy the adventure with you!