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2022 FIS World Junior/U23 Championships
Lygna, Norway
February 22 – 27, 2022

Day 1/Travel

For those of us flying out of Calgary, our day started bright and early with a 3am wake up to catch our flight at 6am.  Luckily, we were able to sleep on the flight and relax during our six hour layover in Montréal. We played Yahtzee and did homework while we waited for some more members of our group to arrive. It was great to see everyone again and chat about what we had been up to since trials! Thankfully, our flight to Frankfurt from Montréal was fairly empty, and we all got a row of seats to ourselves to sleep. Our layover in Frankfurt passed quickly and before we knew it, we were landing in Oslo and on a charter bus to Sjusjøen where our pre-camp is. We arrived in Sjusjøen mid-afternoon, so we unfortunately still had some of the day to try and stay awake. To get over jet lag the quickest as possible the rule is no naps for at least four days. On the bright side we got to witness a stunning sunset which we have had no shortage of in our short time here!

1 Cross Country skiers being towed
Cross Country Ski Team enjoying a sunset
Canadian U23 Ski Team enjoying sunset in Norway
Canadian U23 ski team enjoying waffles indoors in Norway

Here in Sjusjøen we are all staying in one big house and to manage Covid we take rapid tests every morning and are wearing masks when not eating or in our room for the first four days. This has not stopped the fun though, for many laughs and games of cards have been had. The skiing here is fantastic, lots of trails and great conditions. We have been told a few times to always ski out and back the way you came because it is very easy to get lost here as there are so many trails! Apparently, this year Sjusjøen has gotten its lowest amount of snow ever, but nevertheless there is still great coverage on the trails. Stay tuned as we get to explore these trails further in the coming days!

By Beth Granstrom (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club)

BC Athletes on the Canadian Team:

Jasmine Drolet (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club, Rossland)

Marielle Ackermann (Kimberley Nordic Club, Kimberley)

Beth Granstrom (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club, Revelstoke)

Joe Davies (Whistler Nordic Ski Club, Whistler)

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