Megan McJames

For me, December was full of holiday celebrations, family-time, travel and skiing….just like it is supposed to be!

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Christmas Cookies are a must!

Christmas Cookies are a must!

Before I hit the road, I had a Christmas cookie decorating party with my mom and Cody Marshall!

Before I hit the road, I had a Christmas cookie decorating party with my mom and Cody Marshall!

My first races of the month were the North American Cups in beautiful Panorama Mountain Resort, British Columbia

My first races of the month were the North American Cups in beautiful Panorama Mountain Resort, British Columbia.

It is always nice to stand on the top of a podium!

It is always nice to stand on the top of a podium!

Playing Catch Up with the Canadian Norams – Skiracing.com

And then off to Europe! Where we spent Christmas in Innsbruck Austria.

And then off to Europe! Where we spent Christmas in Innsbruck, Austria.

I was lucky enough to have my mom and brother keeping me company!

I was lucky enough to have my mom and brother keeping me company!

I hope everyone got to see the full moon on Christmas! This is a Italian church in St. Vigilio.

I hope everyone got to see the full moon on Christmas, this is an Italian church in St. Vigilio!

Early Mornings in the French Alps!

Early Mornings in the French Alps!

The last stop was the World Cup giant slalom in Lienz Austria where I was very happy to score my first World Cup points of the season with a 25th place :-)

The last stop of our trip was the World Cup giant slalom in Lienz Austria where I was very happy to score my first World Cup points of the season with a 25th place :-)

More to come soon!

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I spent the month of November doing lots of skiing, racing and hanging out with great friends from the ski community!

I had some really fast runs but am still working on managing my expectations for myself to turn those fast runs into happy race days :-)

I want to wish everyone a HAPPY HOLIDAY season!!!

I feel very grateful for my life in the mountains am always looking for an excuse to celebrate!  I spent Thanksgiving at the Aspen Winternational with my Dad and boyfriend Cody Marshall & will celebrate Christmas racing in Europe with my mom and little brother Kevin!!

Beautiful View at Copper Mountain GS Training

Beautiful View at Copper Mountain GS Training

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First Podium of the Season...in Slalom!!

First Podium of the Season…in Slalom!!

Echo Mountain, Colorado

Echo Mountain, Colorado

Fall Baking = Apple Pie

Fall Baking = Apple Pie

The one & only Sarah Schleper #teamrouge

The one & only Sarah Schleper #teamrouge

Little fans & friends cheering me on at the #aspenwinternational !!!

Little fans & friends cheering me on at the #aspenwinternational !!!

Lots more races & updates to come!

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 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended my event, the fundraiser was a huge success and a fun party! Photo Credit: Lauren Loberg

A huge thank you to everyone who attended my Follow Your Dreams Benefit II, the fundraiser was a huge success and a fun party! Photo Credit: Lauren Loberg

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After event planning, I was ready to get back out into the mountains!!!

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A beautiful autumn view from the top of the Living Room Rocks hike in Park City

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The Wasatch Mountains <3 <3 <3
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My last mountain bike ride of the season; Wasatch Crest with Dear Old Dad

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My three favorite men: Cody, Dad & Kevin (my little brother :-) )

Happy Birthday to Me! Thank you to Chelsea, Cody, Mom and Barb for my welcome home birthday celebration with lots of cake and gifts!!!

Happy Birthday to Me! Thank you to Chelsea, Cody, Mom and Barb for my birthday celebration!  Lots of cake and gifts!!!

Awesome training in Hintertux, Austria! Thank you to Sarah Schleper & team Mexico for letting me join you!

Awesome training in Hintertux, Austria! Thank you to Sarah Schleper & team Mexico for letting me join you.

The race hill for the World Cup Opener in Soelden, Austria. It was steep and icy! Thank you to Pat Duran with Volkl skis for getting me out of the start house!

The race hill for the World Cup Opener in Soelden, Austria. It was steep and icy!!!  Thank you to Pat Duran with Volkl skis for getting me out of the start house!

I found my European fan club after the race in Soelden. I can't believe I have one , so cool!

My European fan club cheering me on At the World Cup in Soelden, so cool!

Happy, healthy & ready to race!

Off to Colorado in November to greet winter and start race season…

Here are some photos from my most recent training trip to La Parva, Chile.  Thank you to Western Region for letting me join, it was one of the least stressful & most productive ski trips I have been on in a while!

Slalom Happiness On My New #volklskis !  Photo Credit: Maddy Smith

Buenos Días La Parva

Buenos Días La Parva!

Y Buenas Noches!

y Buenas Noches!

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I was so happy to be back on snow with my buddies Julia Ford and Abby Ghent!

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Slack Lining into the Sunset

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Lamb BBQ for Chilean Independence Day!

Whole Lamb BBQ for Chilean Independence Day!

Powder Day!

Big Smiles for a Powder Day!

Even in Slalom Gear!

Even in Slalom Gear! #t2foundation #brikousa #lekiusa

I can't wait to get back to this next week in Europe! #teamviper

I can’t wait to get back to this next week in Europe! #teamviper

Please join us…..

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Follow Your Dreams Benefit II

Support Megan’s 2015-16 Alpine World Cup Season

 

October 2nd 6-9pm

2002 Silver & Bronze Rooms, 1415 Lowell Avenue, Park City

Heavy Appetizers, Cash Bar, Silent Auction and

Live Music with Motherlode Canyon Band

 

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 HERE!

 

Along with tax deductions, donations of $200 or more will get a signed bib from the World Cup circuit!

91c40fb545e4e394f85b14d4e10185c5 Friends, Family, Baking, Skiing & Adventure:

Family Time!

Family Time!

Congrats to Laura & Dick on their marriage!  My first experience baking gluten-free for a wedding!

Congrats to Laura & Dick on their marriage!
My first experience baking gluten-free for a wedding!

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Biking in Fuita, CO with my best friend, Cody Marshall.

Exploring on bikes in Fuita, CO with my best friend, Cody Marshall.

Nanu's 90th Birthday party in Pittsfield, VT

Celebrating Nanu’s 90th Birthday party with the Marshall family in Vermont!

More gluten-free baking practice!

More gluten-free baking practice!

Girls Group in Mt. Hood #LigetyWiebrectSkiCamp2015

Girls Group in Mt. Hood
#LigetyWiebrectSkiCamp2015

Photo Credit Rich Lodmell

Photo Credit Rich Lodmell

Video Session with coach Megan :-)

Video Session with coach Megan :-)

I finally made it to the top of Tom, Dick and Harry #MtHoodBucketList

I finally made it to the top of Tom, Dick and Harry
#MtHoodBucketList

Rocking my Lagunitas Brewing Hat, newest sponsor!

Rocking my Lagunitas Brewing hat, I’m so thankful for my newest sponsor!

We picked too many blueberries to eat, so I made a pie!

We picked too many blueberries to eat, so I made a pie!

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Impromptu dryland session with Karin Harjo & Anna Marno!

Impromptu dryland session with Karin Harjo & Anna Marno!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Salmon River Raft Trip  with life long friends!

Salmon River Raft Trip
with life long friends!

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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Walnuts

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Walnuts

#girlsmovingmountains

#girlsmovingmountains

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Thank you! 

 

 

The last month of my ski season was very exciting with sixteen race starts in twenty-seven days!

Here are some pictures of the month’s highlights: 

Second Place in the Overall North American Cup Giant Slalom standings gives me a guaranteed World Cup start for the 2015-16 season!

I was second place in the Overall North American Cup Giant Slalom standings which gives me a guaranteed World Cup start for the 2015-16 season!

So excited about my newest sponsor, Lagunitas Brewing Company.  Shout out to Leon from the World Cup in Åre, Sweden, thank you for your support!

I am so excited about my newest sponsor, Lagunitas Brewing Company!  Shout out to Leon from the World Cup in Åre, Sweden, thank you for your support!

I ended U.S. National Championships as the National Combine Champion, 3rd place in Giant Slalom and 3rd place in Slalom in Sugarloaf

I ended U.S. National Championships as the National Combine Champion, 3rd place in Giant Slalom and 3rd place in Slalom in Sugarloaf, Maine

It is always nice to be on the podium!  In the finish of the Giant Slalom at U.S. National Championships

It is always nice to be on the podium!  This is in the finish of the Giant Slalom at U.S. National Championships with Nina O’Brien (1st place) and Paula Moltzan (2nd place)

Making new friends, the Western Region Team is the best team!  Thank you to Gwen and Karin for all of their support this season!

Making new friends on the Western Region Team; “The West Team is the Best Team!” Thank you to Gwen and Karin for all of your support this season!

And hanging with old friends!  Jess Kelley and I at the Director's Cup in Aspen

And hanging with best friends: Jess Kelley and I at the Director’s Cup in Aspen, CO!

Chelsea Marshall and I ripping some turns in Stowe, VT!

Chelsea Marshall and I ripping some turns in the Green Mountains of Stowe, VT!

I took a visit to the Cochrane's sugar shack in Vermont and took lots of shots of warm maple syrup straight from the boiler, so good! #slopesidesugarrush

I took a visit to the Cochrane’s sugar shack in Vermont and took shots of warm maple syrup straight from the boiler, so yummy! #slopesidesugarrush

I am hoping for one more Alta powder day with this guy before we switch to summer time adventures!

Cody Marshall and I are hoping for one more Alta powder day like this before its time to switch to summer time adventures!

Thank you for all of the incredible support this season! 

Now it is time for some spring time rest and reflection! 

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