The Calm before the Storm

In ninth grade I had a great English teacher at St. Paul Academy.  Ms. Polk had an amazing skill- she deftly got a group of 14 year old students excited about reading, annotating, and writing.  The theme of… Read More

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The 12 Days of Ski Break

First of all I’d like to take a moment to thank everybody for their feedback on last week’s post.  I’ve received a lot of positive notes, and it really adds a bounce to my stride.  While indubitably the… Read More


On Confidence

In West Yellowstone I didn’t have a lot of confidence in my skiing.  I was nervous and I skied a little bit like a deer in the headlights.  Things got a lot better in Bozeman.  My sprint heat… Read More


Two Truths and a Lie

Earlier this week my teammate Erika Flowers organized a panel with the Bridger Ski Foundation featuring many of the Super Tour elite athletes.  We talked about all the different facets of professional skiing, as well as the varying… Read More

Thanksgiving ski with mom and Val!


My good friend and teammate Annie Pokorny recently reintroduced the hartstcroix (hi mom!) youtube channel to the SMS T2 team.  My mom’s videos are filled with gems of my siblings, me, and even our cat Boss playing the… Read More