Independent Ski Racing just got home from a three week trip to Europe that started with a training block on the glaciers in Schnastal, Italy and Hintertux, Austria and ended racing the World Cup Opener in Sölden! Here are some photos of the adventure:
Our work paid off and I was super excited to be one of the three America girls in the top-30 in the tough conditions of the World Cup opening GS in Sölden- bib 54 to 26th place!
Lastly, a huge thank you to Sally Martin and Harold Kaufmann for flying me to and from Europe on Delta!
To Podium Ski Service in Park City for getting my skis ready to race!
And to DataXstream for all of your support!
Thank you to everyone who helped make my training camp in New Zealand possible…..
When I returned home it was fall in Utah and because I am a mountain girl, I had to get out and enjoy it!
I want to thank everyone who attended my fundraiser on September 26th, it was a huge success! I have been working hard to get all my wonderful donors their tax receipts! If you have not yet received yours, please leave a comment on this post to let me know!
Now it is time to get the last details for the season organized before I head to Austria for on-snow training before the World Cup opener in Soelden. I want to thank Cody Marshall for coming to coach me in Europe, we are going to have a blast!
I can’t wait to SKI!
Posted August 28, 2014on:
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Follow Your Dreams Benefit
Support Megan’s quest toward the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships
September 26th 6-9pm
The Legacy Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort
Heavy Appetizers, Cash Bar, Live Music and Silent Auction
All proceeds will be used towards Megan’s training, travel, competition and equipment expenses as she independently races World Cup giant slalom next winter.
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Snow tunnels and ice falls in Sweden:
Sometimes, when a race series doesn’t go your way, you just have to go out and enjoy the mountains with friends:
Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of support since the Olympic team naming, I can’t even keep up with all of the kind messages I have been receiving! I am still trying to find the right words to express how being a part of the 2014 Olympic team feels after all of the hurdles in the past four years….SO HAPPY is a start!!! I am choosing to focus on all of the people that have supported me and believed in me up to this point, ski racing independently would not have been possible without you! A special thank you to my mom Sue McJames, my dad Scott McJames, my little brother Kevin McJames, Bill McJames, my best friend/coach Cody Marshall, Pat and Ann-Sofie Andrews, Groundswell Athletics and Bob and Merritt Bennett, Fischer, Lange, POC, Swix, Leki, Yetti Apparel, Wizbang hats, Park City Ski Team, Rowmark, Podium Ski Service, Pyramid Consulting, T2 Foundation, Team America and many, many more donors, sponsors and friends!