The first NorAm races of the season have just finished with two giant slalom and two slalom at Loveland with a tough field of top competitors (the first 50 in GS all under 20 points). I was bib 65 in the GS day one and finished 28th but had a DNF day two.
Slalom starting 54 was pretty rough but finished 27th day one. The course first run was high speed and quick tempo. In the second run, it was tough light, a quick course and a lot of combinations. The field is so deep and everyone is fighting to get a six point result with Norwegian skier Jonathan Nordbotten, who finished 26th in the Levi World Cup winning both slalom days. On day two I finished 22nd and picked up some valuable NorAm points from all three days. Overall I was pleased with my results although I wasn’t quite as fast as I had been in training.
Enjoying a much needed day off before we start training again this time at Vail.