NorAm racing began at Panorama after just two weeks on snow. During training I have been working to improve my tactics but in the races found myself struggling to put it into practice. I feel success at Panorama comes from having a very direct, tidy line and no mistakes! The slalom races were on a very steep tough hill, especially when starting bib 75. The first day of Slalom was difficult but it was definitely good training to be there. Two thirds of the field departed in the first run and day two was not much better. I managed to finish 37th position on the second day
Super G races were great, I would have liked to have been faster but it wasn’t too bad – picked up a few points both runs, need to spend more time training on SG skis. Unfortunately with the GS made a few mistakes from start 71 but again managed to finish in 35th spot. Following the NorAm races we had a day off to rest with lots of ski preparation and packing our gear so we were ready to leave for Europe as soon as the last race of the next FIS series was over. Two days each of slalom and GS which I again found pretty frustrating with too many mistakes. My final day of slalom was a little better, skied to my points, so close!
We left Panorama and began the long tiring journey to Europe via Calgary, Vancouver, Frankfurt, Munich then driving on to where I am based in Leogang, Austria – arriving just in time for Christmas Eve!
I hope everyone is well and had a wonderful Christmas!