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Perianne Jones - The Making of a Champion: Hunting Season
By:  Perianne Jones   (2006/11/10)

Perrianne Jones is a member of the National Ski Team. Peri is from Almonte and grew up skiing with the various local ski clubs. She is now living in Canmore (AB) where she shares a house with Olympic Gold medalist Chandra Crawford. They should be a deadly duo at Vancouver in 2010.

In this series of articles she shares some insight into her life for the Ottawa ski community on the Fresh Air Experience website, and reprinted here with permission.

It's that time of the year again. For those of you who live in more rural areas you know what it's like, training is a little sketchier and the roads are a little busier than usual with many trucks going back and forth.

Here in Canmore we are doing a slightly different kind of hunting. Snow hunting! As skiers we tend to start hunting for snow towards the end of October and beginning of November. The snowmaking at the Nordic Centre is up and running, but the trails aren't yet ready for skiers. This lead us just down the road to Lake Louise where we are training for the next five days. This gives us a chance to get some good quality training in on snow before the racing season begins. We are spending the week testing out our new equipment, fine tuning our technique, stretching, doing our physio exercises and getting used to life on the road. The team travels to Silverstar, BC in a little more than a week to prepare for the first races of the season!

Keep hunting until you find what you are looking for!

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