Some exciting news to start – I’m thrilled to have been selected to represent New Zealand in PyeongChang, Korea at my second Winter Olympic Games. Thanks so much to all my sponsors and supporters – you have been amazing and without your continued belief and support, I would not have made it this far. Thanks Wanaka Ski Club for the latest update in funding!
January has been a month full of challenging experiences on the World Cup circuit.
First GS race for the month was in Adelboden which was a challenge just getting to the venue. A lot of fresh snow followed by heavy rain washed out a good amount of road into the town so we had to wait, then travel convoy style on a one way road. I have been pretty happy with my training however getting into the race mode mindset is proving challenging for me. It’s been a pretty bumpy ride physically and mentally with some of the toughest/steepest slopes. On to Cortina, Italy for a couple of Super G races on the women’s WC course – Beautiful region, and certainly enjoyed the food! The final WC GS for the month was in Garmisch, Germany where we had another super steep coming towards the finish after some flatter top sections. Pretty bumpy ride, unfortunately I was a DNF but it’s been an incredible time with some invaluable experiences and learning curve.
Bit of a change of pace for a couple of days after the WC GS at Garmisch with some exploring of Munich to recharge the batteries before back into training from our base in Austria. Final week before we depart for Korea!