SuperTour Cross Country Ski National Champs and Olypmic Qualifiers are Here

We at Silver Sage Sports Performance Center and o2fitness are pleased to support and sponsor the SuperTour. We will be hosting several presentations over the two week schedule of events, including Hydration and Nutrition for Skiing, Techniques of the Pros, and Off-Snow Stability and Mobility Strategies for Improved On-Snow Efficiency and Performance.

Technique of the Pros takes place Sunday April 7 at 6 pm at Tahoe Donner Cross-Country Center.

Using the latest in sporting video review technology, Dartfish video analysis, I will be joined by Sugar Bowl Academy’s Coach, Jeff Schloss; and Olympic Biathlete Glenn Jobe to dissect and analyze race footage of top SuperTour athletes’ technique. We captured video during Thursday’s skate prologue and Friday’s classic 10 and 15 K events – it was thrilling and inspiring to be trail-side as the best skiers in the world strutted their stuff. It is a free event, but donations are welcome to help sponsor the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Far West Farm Team athletes.

Visit our websites next week when we will post samplings of Super Tour ski action and Dartfish analysis.

We utilize Dartfish in many of the Silver Sage Sports Performance Center services, including bike fitting, as well as gait and running analysis. In addition we use Dartfish when developing individual return to sport, injury prevention and performance strength and conditioning programs as a way to precisely define and identify weak links in movement patterns.

What is the SuperTour?

The United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) SuperTour Finals and U.S. Distance Nationals are the premier cross country ski races in the United States. The event is held annually each spring and features over 200 of the most talented cross country skiers in the world. Among the featured elite athletes scheduled to make an appearance is Kikkan Randall of the U.S. Ski Team, currently ranked second on the FIS World Cup tour.

“The SuperTour Finals is extremely prestigious. This is the most exciting race event to hit the local Nordic scene since the 1960 Olympics at Squaw Valley,” says Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center manager Sally Jones. “I encourage everyone to come out to watch how fast these talented professional and amateur athletes can ski,” Jones says.

The United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) SuperTour Finals, a Nordic Olympic qualifying cross country race series comes to Tahoe/Truckee on Thursday, April 4 through Thursday, April 11 with special Tahoe Donner festivities for two weeks surrounding the event.