World Cup, Schladming

Awesome experience!  First World Cup slalom at Schladming – an enormous crowd reported to be 50,000, lining the course from start to finish and stacked in the stands and buildings at the finish area.  Such an amazing atmosphere.  It started snowing  a couple of days before the race for the first time in weeks and it was snowing lightly during the race.  It was a great course and despite starting bib 78 the track was in fairly good condition. I moved up to 57, although only the top 30 get a second run in World Cup races but it was great to be a spectator for second run and watch the top guys in action.

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Course inspection

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The Winner

Winner – Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway.

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and A Happy New Year from Austria

It has been a great training and racing block in Colorado but time to head over to Europe.  Had our final two races at Steamboat Springs 21st and 22nd December with the first race being a night slalom which was a lot of fun.

Steamboat Springs night slalom 21 Dec

Steamboat Springs night slalom 21 Dec

NorAm 18 Dec

NorAm 18th December, Vail

Training GS

Training GS – Photo by Chris Mcknight

We flew out of Denver 23rd and arrived into Munich Christmas eve then drove through to Austria where we will be based for the next few months.

Today we took a trip to the HEAD factory to pick up some new skis, so looking forward to getting them prepped up and seeing how they ski!

Many thanks to everyone for a great 2013, wishing you all a Merry Christmas and great new year!