Friday, February 25, 2011

Off to the little ski hill we went...

Hinterreit, Austria

Essentials to making it through your first night in Europe....

Hello All!

So I am now back in Europe! It was a hop, skip and a jump over the big 'ol pond and away I went! I arrived in Munich two days ago and drove straight to Saalfelden, Austria and did two incredibly tough days of slalom training. It was tough because of the conditions and terrain. Steep and freshly injected (so ball-y ice). It was good training...I don't think we will have a race that will be nearly that difficult. Today after training we up and moved to some town near the hill Bodele. Kind of hilarious that I dont actually know the name. I guess that is a prime example of how we travel in quickly in and out that we really only see the ski hill. We race tomorrow and the next day here before heading off to Poland. I'm sure I'll know the name by the time we leave. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

On the upside.

Hello all!

I know I haven't updated in a while but i am trying to not bore people with the small details of ordinary life!

I have now been home for two weeks! I will be home for another 2 weeks before commencing on the final push of the season. Two weeks in Europe followed promptly by Nor-Am finals and Canadian Championships. In Europe I will be doing 4 FIS races, 2 Europa Cup Slaloms and.....ANOTHER WORLD CUP! YES! I will be competing in the World Cup in Spindleruv Myln in the Czech Republic March 12th (I believe is the date). I am very excited about this!

SO "all that" being said I am taking serious advantage of being home to get back in the gym and train with some great coaches before "all that" begins. This weekend I went down to Apex Resort near Penticton, BC- a place I used to race regularly but have not visited in about 5 years!
It was not the best snow conditions but it was amazing training. I got three sessions of slalom in about 12 hrs. I trained with the BC Mens team and also with John Crichton my Sun Peaks Alpine Coach. It was a superb environment to push my limits.

So that is my small update! Once I get back on the road I will have more exciting stuff to offer up! As for now I am enjoying the comforts of home, family and friends while priming myself for action! Love it!