Tim Kelley’s pumped
about making drops
(the part that gets
tapped in the tree).
The tubing system
in the woods.
The Cochran Crew in front of the sugarhouse.
The Waxroom always knew that life on the U.S. Ski Team was sweet. Now, some alpiners with
deep, ahem, roots in Vermont are proving it with the founding of Cochran’s Slopeside Syrup.
The new company includes cousins Roger Brown, Jimmy Cochran, Doug Brown and Tim
Kelley and will sell — you guessed it — maple syrup. And the pancake topper is coming from
nowhere else but the 600 acres of land in Richmond, Vt., around fabled Cochran’s Ski Area.
The team built a sugarhouse this past summer, using beams off of their own land. Eventually
sap will be pulled from the trees down to the sugarhouse where it will be boiled down into 100
percent pure Vermont maple syrup. Follow their progress on slopesidesyrup.com or check it
out on the Slopeside Syrup page on Facebook.
The World Cup Dreams Team (left to right: Evan Weiss, Keely Kelleher, Erik
Schlopy, Bryon Friedman and Dane Spencer) at Moab Utah, Oct. 9, 2010.
In more news from the current lives of past U.S. Ski Team members, the
World Cup Dreams Foundation — founded by former racers with the goal of
providing the country’s top skiers with disability insurance coverage — recently took its fundraising efforts to the slick rock
of Moab, Utah. Representing the foundation was
a five-member team in the 24 Hours of Moab
mountain bike race, which tasks participants
with making loops on an old jeep trail in the
red rock dessert for 24 consecutive hours. Erik
Schlopy, Bryon Friedman, Dane Spencer, Evan
Weiss and Keely Kelleher logged the miles to
help their fellow racers, reaching their goal of
$10,000. “Twenty-four hours of Moab made me
realize how much I care about my friends on
the U.S. Ski Team,” said Kelleher. “I would ride
all night for them to have disability insurance.
They were a motivating factor, especially when it
was one in the morning, my butt was sore and I
was chafed in areas I didn’t think possible.” The
Waxroom will leave it at that.
Hmm, maybe she should try some
Cochran’s Slopeside Syrup on that.
Bryon Friedman is all smiles on his last lap at Moab on Oct. 9.