Megan McJames

A Successful First Trip

Posted on: October 29, 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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