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!