11/23/13 - 11:20pm
With the constant changing of weather conditions, wax selection and varying terrain, cross-country skiing places a premium on adaptation.
Each year, every high school ski team in the state is invited to send a varsity team of competitors to the state meet, which is a three-day event in late February. This year, it will be held from the Feb. 21 to 23 at Kincaid Park in Anchorage.
Not only is three days of racing a tasking endeavour on the body, but to cap off a 3.5-month season — high school’s longest — with such an event only adds to the strain.