Megan McJames

Killington Resort hosted an amazing World Cup event last weekend!  It was very special to have so many American ski fans, friends, family and future ski racers cheering us on!  Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to put the event on, I am still working hard to find that last bit of SPEED!!

GS 2016 Audi FIS World Cup - Killington, VT Photo © Reese Brown

GS 2016 Audi FIS World Cup – Killington, VT Photo © Reese Brown

Slalom 2016 Audi FIS World Cup - Killington, VT Photo © Reese Brown

Slalom 2016 Audi FIS World Cup – Killington, VT Photo © Reese Brown

Feeling the love with 16,000+ American ski racing fans and future ski racers watching the racing in Killington!

Feeling the love with 16,000+ people lining the slopes in Killington!  I could hear the crowd cheering me on while standing in the start of the slalom!!

Thank you to Cody Marshall for being my support staff this weekend <3 @groundswellathletics

Thank you to Cody Marshall for being my support staff this weekend!  <3  Check out: @groundswellathletics

Best Friend & Best Coach :-)

Best Friend & Best Coach  :-)

My #1 support crew rocking Team Megan hats!

My #1 support crew rocking Team Megan hats! @bigtruckbrand 

The holidays are for family, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

The holidays are for family, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Work hard for miracles & always believe!

Work hard for miracles & always BELIEVE

 

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On top of the World on Molltal Glacier, this was one of the few sunny days! @brikousa @syncperformancefirst @levelgloves @t2foundation

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A GS skier’s Paradise! Course after Course after Course…

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I LOVE all of the healthy, happy cows roaming in the Alps❤

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Time for a Hot Chocolate Break?

Or a few Powder turns? :-) @altaskiarea

Or a few Powder turns?🙂 @altaskiarea

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Race Day in Sölden!

Thank you to the West Team for all of the support, training and laughs!!

Thank you to the West Team for all of the support, training and laughs!!

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Relax

Relax

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Refresh

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Prepare

I can’t wait for another great winter!!

Your support makes my ski racing possible, thank you for being a part of my team!

Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook for a real-time look into my summer adventures!!

Thank you for making it possible for me to end another ski-season strong!

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I was able to wrap up the Overall North American Cup title, this qualifies me for every World Cup race for the 2016-17 season!

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The last race series of the winter was U.S. National Championships in Sun Valley where I was able to ski into 2nd place in the super combine and 3rd place in the giant slalom:

http://www.skiracing.com/stories/shiffrin-takes-u-s-champs-gs-to-end-series

I was also able to participate in a Fast and Female event in Sun Valley that was all about inspiring the next generation of female skiers to dream big:

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Thanks to all of you for being a part of my team, as an independent skier it means the world to me to have so many supportive people believing in my racing!

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January’s race schedule called for another European adventure…

Possa di Fassa, ItalyThe trip started in beautiful Possa di Fassa, Italy where I had lots of fun training giant slalom with the West Team girlies!

Giant Slalom Training with the West Team Girlies!

#westteamisthebestteam

World Cup GS in Flachau, Austria

World Cup Giant Slalom in Flachau, Austria

I was lucky enough to have my Dad keeping me company in Europe and being my support team at the World Cup races in Flachau and Maribor!

World Cup GS in Maribor, Slovenia!

World Cup Giant Slalom in Maribor, Slovenia

Race Day in Maribor

Race Day in Maribor

The weather made snow conditions tough on race day, but also made for beautiful sunsets along the Drava river!

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Downtown Maribor, Slovenia

The Infamous Kitzbuhl Downhill

Kitzbuhl, Austria

Dad & I decided to spend New Years watching the men race the infamous Kitzbuhl downhill.  There was so much excitement for ski racing and I was very impressed by the male athletes throwing themselves down such a challenging course!

Thank you Pinky's Hut for making out stop in Kitzbuhl possible!

Thank you Pinky’s Hut for making our stop in Kitzbuhl possible!

IMG_0584Then it was back too work!  I had so much fun training and eating pizzas with the World Cup girls in San Candido, Italy. Being back with the team was not only fun, but pushed my skiing to the next level!

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San Candido, Italy

San Candido, Italy

Then it was back to Eastern Canada and U.S. for a long series of Noram Races:

NorAms Switch Gears to Whiteface Speed

IMG_0642It is always fun to win, but even better with a friend! Congrats on your GS comeback Resi Stiegler!

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Thank you to everyone who makes podiums possible for me with their support!

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So many crazy, fun, beautiful, fast girls on the circuit; hanging out with friends new & old!

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” 

-The Alchemist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!