Hello all! It's been quite a while since I've written anything about the progress of Errol and our team so I figured just before the season started would be a great time for some updates. The summer and fall have been good and fairly mellow which is just fine with the schedule we are going to jump into in early December. Errol has been in Truckee riding his road bike, going to the gym and spending his free time riding moto or thinking of new ways to use his welding skills to enhance his training. He has made some great improvements in his strength and fitness levels. He has also been on a bit of whirlwind of travel and promotion for the past couple of weeks. He has been to the Bay area a couple of times, Colorado twice and most recently NYC to promote Tahoe and Warren Miller's Dynasty.
I have been at home in Bend spending a lot of time doing the "2 meter dance" aka waxing skis, and figuring out the logistics and improvements we can make this season. Something that is great for this year is some of the new sponsors we have acquired. In May Errol signed with Briko for his helmet and Goggles. They have been great to work with and have designed an Errol/Jamaica helmet that Errol will be using this year. Look for it in stores next October. The next new connection we have made is with DeFeet socks. They have also come out with an Errol/Jamaica ski sock, which is available now, and are planning on coming out with Jamaica workout socks. Its awesome that both Briko and DeFeet have come out with the Jamaican colors to go along with what Spyder has already produced. Errol will be using Leki poles and mittens. He has been using Leki poles for a couple of years because of the Trigger strap system which works great for Skier X starts. Also last, but not least, is World Cup Supply. They have loaned us Skier X and alpine gates for the season and silk screened the JST logo on all of our panels. We're gonna be very noticable when we are training at Alpine Meadows this winter. Speaking of Alpine Meadows, they are still the Official training area for the Jamaica Ski Team. They have been great to work with and are going to start building some terrain for us to take advantage of in early December.
This is about all I can think of for now. We are going to train for about 2 weeks at Alpine Meadows in early December and then head to Italy Dec 15th for the first 2 World Cups of the Olympic season. Once we get on snow I'm sure I'll have more interesting info and gossip to report.
Thanks for reading and supporting Errol.