Hope everyone has had a great Christmas and wishing one and all a Happy New Year! The new year has begun after a short warm break and we are right back into it, currently training at Zell am See, Austria and about to head to Adelboden for a couple of days before the next World Cup. Just a brief review and series of images, thanks ©Agence Zoom, from the World Cup races.
Leading up to Christmas was a pretty full on WC schedule which was quite a learning experience (ongoing) It’s been a really exciting couple of months as well as quite a different level of physical and mental fatigue with definitely the steepest, roughest slopes I’ve ever skied. I am reasonably happy with the way my skiing has been going – with plenty to learn. The weather was a bit of a problem – in Val d”Isere with the blizzard of a snow storm, fresh snow before Alta Badia, and all the races were a pretty bumpy ride for me. We stayed on to do the slalom race although I had very little in the way of slalom training so found it particularly tough.
Really enjoyed our short break in Milan, getting a bit of culture and breathing space. Alta Badia was another beautiful ski resort. Bit of a mixed result in terms of performance – during training the first day didn’t go so well but 2nd day was good. The speed was a bit next level at Alta Badia, even compared to the other World Cups. Watching live streaming the GS course looked quite turny but was in actual fact just very steep and fall line. Need to spend a bit more time here to do well! The following images are from Beaver Creek, Colorado; Val d’Isere, France and Alta Badia, Italy.
Looking forward to the next series of World Cup races – will update when possible! Thanks for all the support!