Thank you for all of the new likes on my Facebook page! All of the support I have been receiving has been really uplifting on this month’s adventure! There have been some good days and some tough ones but I am grateful to be healthy and heading home for Christmas break with friends and family.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
November in beautiful Colorado!
~New Snow and Good Friends~
I finally checked the Hanging Lake hike off my bucket list!
I took a big crash while training in Aspen, ouch! Thank goodness my body is stronger than my ski!
Thank you SYNC for setting us up with cool new jackets and backpacks!
The T2 crew at the slalom North American Cups, Thank you T2 Foundation!
Photo Credit: Marina Knight
I couldn’t help posting these pictures, check out this gingerbread house!
Two of my favorite boys came to cheer for me at the World Cup in Aspen!
And then there was the last minute adventure to the World Cup in Åre, Sweden!
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:
The view from the top of the tram at Schnastal Glacier
Reunited!!! (Left to Right: Sarah Schleper, Resi Stiegler and Me) Photo Credit: Resi Stiegler
Getting ready for a Giant Slalom session on Hintertux Glacier! Photo Credit: Sarah Schleper
Thank you to Team Mexico and Sarah Schleper for including me in some amazing days of training!
Getting some words of wisdom from the famous Ante Kostelic of Croatia! Photo Credit: Cody Marshall
THANK YOU to coach Cody Marshall, not only for working hard the past three weeks in Europe, but for helping me believe in my self when the challenges seemed impossible to over come!
Always make time for a pizza stop!
1.5meters of new snow in Sölden two days before the race!
Cody and I getting ready on race day in Sölden!!!
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!
skiracing.com’s Recap of October 25th’s Race
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!
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
Thank you to everyone who helped make my training camp in New Zealand possible…..
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!
There are always new trails to explore…
And views to see!
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!
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 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!
A little Happy Birthday celebration to me before all of the winter travel starts!
Please join us…..
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:
~Along with tax deductions, there are several SWAG options to incentivize online donations!~
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!
Snow tunnels and ice falls in Sweden:
Flying over Greenland in-route to North American Cup Finals
Up early for slalom race day! Sunrise over Calgary.
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:
Photo Credit: Resi Stiegler
Photo Credit: Jackie Wiles
U.S. National Championships in Squaw Valley California
Beautiful Lake Tahoe
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