Megan McJames

Archive for October 2013

Independent Ski Racing’s first trip of the 2013 season is in the books!  We spent two weeks of October in Europe preparing for the World Cup opener in Solden, Austria.  During those two weeks I got my first powder day of the season and had amazing training on both the race hill in Solden and on injected snow on a slope called the Ice Box; thank you to the U.S. Ski Team for including me in those days of training!  I worked hard this summer to prepare myself and my program for the winter and I am happy with how things are progressing.  Each day of skiing I got faster and more comfortable.  I missed qualification in Solden by .57 hundredths of a second and will be headed to Colorado for a month of training  to find that time before Beaver Creek!

Here are some pictures of my European journey……

Stubaigletcherbahn!

Stubaigletcherbahn!

First POW tracks of the season!

First POW tracks of the season!

Zwiselstein from my hike above the Solden valley!

Zwiselstein from my hike above the Solden valley!

The Solden river is full of glacier run off and is VERY cold!

The Solden river is full of glacier run off and is VERY cold!

Amazing training on the race hill in Solden, AUT!

Amazing training on the race hill in Solden, AUT! Photo Credit: Patrick Andrews

Race day sunrise!

Race day sunrise!

Go Team Megan!

Go Team Megan!

Ski racing IS cool!!!

Ski racing IS cool!!!

As always, donations toward my journey are very much appreciated!

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Eight credit hours aced at Westminster college + Funds for ski racing raised + Six pounds of muscle gained + Equipment dialed on winter snow + Technician/manager Pat Andrews hired + 52 days on-snow including my first coaching experiences at the Ligety/Weibrecht camp and Keely’s Camp for Girls and a Trip to New Zealand = Can’t wait for ski season!

Thank you to all of my friends, family, sponsors and the donors who made this progress possible!!!

This is a photo update of my summer break through my favorite pics……great times……..

Kelly took me into every half-pipe and terrain park at PCMR last spring!

Kelly took me into every half-pipe and terrain park at PCMR last spring!

Can't wait for more powder days!  Last Day at Alta 2013

Can’t wait for more powder days!
Spring day at Alta with my little bro

No more bachlorette parties!

Bachlorette party in the mountains!

Utah desert! Great trip with great friends!!!

Utah Desert
Great trip with great friends!!!

My brother is a college graduate, so proud :-)

My brother is a college graduate, so proud 🙂

Besties in Paradise!

Besties in Paradise!

Maui Congratulations to Jesse and Christina on their marriage and baby girl!

Maui Vacation:
Congratulations to Jesse and Christina on their marriage and baby girl!

Wedding Cake Success!

Wedding Cake Success!

Congratulations to Jess and Adam, Beautiful VT wedding #jessandadam2013

Congratulations to Jess and Adam, Beautiful VT wedding
#jessandadam2013

A little "friendly" competition in Mt Hood, Cody on the blue course and me on the red!

A little “friendly” competition in Mt Hood, Cody on the blue course and me on the red! #ligetyweibrecht13

Greatest group of coaches, skiers and friends!

Greatest group of coaches, skiers and friends! #girlsmovingmountains

Family Crest Ride, UT

Family Crest Ride, UT

Bee's Game anyone?

Bee’s Game anyone?

Beautiful New Zealand, Great training #teamgroundswell

Beautiful New Zealand, Great training #teamgroundswell

Podium with a View, New Zealand

Podium with a View, New Zealand

Floating the River Cataract Canyon

Floating the River
Cataract Canyon

Boat Babes

Boat Babes

Great Group of Girl Friends!  #sheecock

Great Group of Girl Friends!
#sheecock

#sheecock

#sheecock

Home :-)

Home 🙂

"You can tell it is an Aspen tree by the way it is."

“You can tell it is an Aspen tree by the way it is.”

Happy 26th Birthday to me!

Happy 26th Birthday to me!  LOVE funfetti!

small garden success

small garden success

Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Last hike before the snowfall!

Last hike before the snowfall!

“It’s impossible.” said pride.

“It’s risky.” said experience. 

“It’s pointless.” said reason.

“Give it a try.” whispered the heart. 

As always, donations toward my journey are very much appreciated!

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