Megan McJames

August ended with ten days of bluebird training in New Zealand.  This is the view from Coronet Peak ski area.

For me, August ended with ten days of bluebird training in New Zealand. This is the view from Coronet Peak ski area.

Lake Hayes, Queenstown <3

Lake Hayes, Queenstown

Thank you to everyone who helped make my training camp in New Zealand possible…..

And thank you to all of the boys who included me in their crew!

And to all of the boys who included me in their crew!

When I returned home it was fall in Utah and because I am a mountain girl, I had to get out and enjoy it!

#therearealwaysnewtrailstoexplore #dawns

There are always new trails to explore…

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And views to see!

I want to thank everyone who attended my fundraiser on September 26th, it was a huge success! I am working hard to get all my wonderful donors their tax receipts, so keep your eyes on your e-mail!

The calm before the storm!  Thank you to everyone who made this event possible: Park City Mountain Resort, Uintah Brewing, The George Greggory Band, my family and everyone who donated items to my silent auction!

The calm before the storm! Thank you to everyone who made this event possible: Park City Mountain Resort, Uintah Brewing, The George Greggory Band, my family and everyone who donated items to my silent auction!

The mini pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese I made for the

The mini pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting I made for the event seemed to be a hit!

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!

Lastly, September is my birthday month!  Happy Birthday celebration to me :-)

A little Happy Birthday celebration to me before all of the winter travel starts!

Posted on: August 28, 2014

Please join us…..

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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.

 You will be missed…..

If you cannot make the event, please consider supporting Megan’s ski racing dreams by donating online at:

https://meganmcjames.wordpress.com/donate/

 

 ~Along with tax deductions, there are several SWAG options to incentivize online donations!~
The first of three ski camps this summer in Mount Hood was a success!

The first of three ski camps in Mount Hood this summer was a success!  I will be heading back soon to coach #ligetyweibrect15 and #keelyscamp

Post Training Ice Bath Mirror Lake, OR

Post Training Ice Bath in Mirror Lake, OR

New Mountain Bikes!!! 29er!

New Mountain Bikes!!! 29er!

Pool Party

Pool parties, sunbathing…..

 & fresh fruit!

& fresh fruit!

Pre-wedding YOGA Congratulations to Shannon and Will!

Pre-wedding YOGA
Congratulations to Shannon and Will!

Home Sweet Home in Beautiful Park City!

Home Sweet Home in Beautiful Park City!

For everyone who has been asking me about my baking: chocolate cake with a maple butter cream Happy 1st Anniversary to Adam and Jess!

For Everyone Who Has Been Asking Me About My Baking: Chocolate Cake With Maple Butter Cream
Happy 1st Anniversary to Adam and Jess!

~DONATE~

 

Post Season Olympic Celebrations: a trip to the White House and Park City's own parade of Olympians!

Post Season Olympic Celebrations: a trip to the White House and Park City’s own parade of Olympians!

Camping near Goblin Valley State Park!

Camping near Goblin Valley State Park!

Slot canyon hiking!

Slot canyon hiking in Little Wild Horse Canyon!

Life is better when best friends visit!

Life is better when best friends visit!

Hunting for Easter Eggs!

Hunting for Easter Eggs!

I made dessert!

I made dessert!

10 inches of fresh powder in May?!

10 inches of fresh powder in May?!

Home is where the heart is! ❤ Utah

Home is where the heart is!  ❤ Utah

My last World Cups of the season brought me to Are, Sweden.

My last World Cups of the season brought me to Are, Sweden.  There were three races, including a night GS!  Photo Credit: Laurel Christensen

I got to meet up with a life-time friend on her European adventure, thank you for coming to cheer me on Laurel!

I got to meet up with a life-time friend on her European adventure, thank you for coming to cheer me on Laurel!

Snow tunnels and ice falls in Sweden:

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Flying over Greenland in-route to North American Cup Finals.

Flying over Greenland in-route to North American Cup Finals

Up early for slalom race day!  Sunrise over Calgary.

Up early for slalom race day! Sunrise over Calgary.

Sunrise in Nakiska!  I love the Canadian rockies!

Sunrise in Nakiska! I love the Canadian rockies!

Sometimes, when a race series doesn’t go your way, you just have to go out and enjoy the mountains with friends:

Sometimes, when a race series doesn't go your way, you just have to go and enjoy the mountains with friends!  Photo Credit: Resi Stiegler

Photo Credit: Resi Stiegler

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Photo Credit: Jackie Wiles

U.S. National Championships in Squaw Valley California

U.S. National Championships in Squaw Valley California

Beautiful Lake Tahoe

Beautiful Lake Tahoe

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Back on top of the giant slalom podium, wahoo!  Photo Credit: Resi Stiegler

Back on top of the giant slalom podium, woot-woot!
Photo Credit: Resi Stiegler

Ski Racing Magazine: McJames Concludes Champs Week with FIS GS Win

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Representing USA at Closing Ceremonies!

Representing USA at Closing Ceremonies!

On my way to top 30 in Olympic Giant Slalom in very tough weather conditions!

Enjoying the Sochi Adventure with teammates!

Enjoying the Sochi Adventure with teammates!

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, LekiYetti 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!

~Become a Part of the Journey~

Happy Holidays! 

My ski career has really brought me full circle.  Picture on the left is from my d-teams year.  The picture on the right is in from of the same store seven ski seasons later!

My ski career has really brought me full circle. The picture on the left is from my d-team year. The picture on the right is in front of the same store in St. Moritz seven ski seasons later!

First time scoring World Cup points in three years!  St. Moritz, Switzerland

First time scoring World Cup points in three years!  SO HAPPY! 
St. Moritz, Switzerland

Thank you to my family, friends, donors and sponsors who stood by me on some really, REALLY hard days!  Ski racing independently wouldn’t be possible without you!

You can watch my Giant Slalom runs from St. Moritz here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8V-5p56QoA

And some more World Cup points a week later in Val D'Isere, France :-)

And some more World Cup points a week later in Val D’Isere, France :-)

Overview of the World Cup Giant Slalom in Val D’Isere from UsSkiTeam.com

A couple more pictures from the journey:

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Val D’Isere, France

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz, Switzerland

“Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing you will be successful.” 

-Albert Schweitzer

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