We are off to the races in Europe after a snowy and fun start to the season in the US. After my I returned from Norway with my team for our pre-season camp we had a few weeks before the only competitions of the year in the US. We had a three day Continental Cup Competition weekend in Park City to kick off the season. It was great to compete on home soil and get some competitions under my belt. It is always incredible to have the chance to compete in front of friends and family even if it is infrequent. Following those competitions Ben and I spent a week finalizing our entry into the WCAP program, a huge item to check off and very exciting. After meeting more athletes and the people who make this program possible I am even more excited to be representing the US on an international level.
I was then able to spend some time with family relaxing and enjoying a snowy Christmas in Steamboat. Any time I get to ski Steamboat Resort and catch up with friends and family I come out of it with fully charged mental batteries and excitement for what is next. After the holidays I returned to Park City for some training with my whole team before we packed it all up for the season. Park City had tons of snow and great conditions making for some fun skiing and good training. Check out some photos below.
My team and I then packed our lives up for the next three months and boarded planes for Europe, excited for the competition season. We started off in Planica, SLO for some quality training and a little extra time to adjust both physically and mentally. There isn’t much snow in Europe right now, often a sad sight. However the venues in Planica had great conditions on the hill and a short but quality loop for skiing. It was nice to all be in the same place as an entire team before we split groups for a bit, some heading to World Cup and some to Continental Cup. I just finished the first weekend of competitions in Oberwiesenthal, GER and will be heading to Klingenthal, GER for another weekend of competitions coming up. I am pumped to start competing and be representing the US in a new way. I’ll be posting more frequently in the coming months so stay tuned!