Local Nordic Ski Club coach Merry Ellefson has one of her first pupils closing in on the Winter Olympics in 2014.
While not a member of Ellefson’s Juneau Nordic Development Team (the name is currently being revised), Sylvan Ellefson, Merry’s nephew, is becoming a fixture on the World Cup Ski circuit.
“I put him on his first pair of nordic skis,” Merry Ellefson said. “He must have been about 15 at the time. Not expecting anything but for him to have fun and stay active.”