Back on the Board!

It’s winter time! Atleast in Chile… (well it’s technically spring time here, but it’s winter time compared to Vancouver)

We are in Valle Nevado which is one of many mountains on the outskirts of the city Santiago. The skiing is excellent, minus a few too many pebbles in the snow which are definitely not doing wonders for the bases of our skis.

We have had two days on snow so far. Today felt like the first real ‘back to winter’ day, and a major step ahead of the easy technical summer training we have done so far. We trained some solid GS in fairly difficult conditions. I, as well as two BC Team girls, moved after in to some challenging Super G. It was tough training, but felt awesome to get back in to the swing of things.

Elli and I are here with the whole BC Team. It’s enjoyable being around youngsters again who make me laugh. The US Team is here as well which I’m pretty stoked about. I am close friends with a lot of the girls on the team, it’s been fun hanging out with them all during the day. Also, I’ll be training with them tomorrow and the days ahead, so I’m pumped about that as well.

(This is the hotel beside ours where we eat all our meals, and tune our skis. The food is pretty amazing)

Don Lyon is here working with the BC Woman’s Team. I am very happy he is here. He is an amazing coach, and is spending a lot of time with me on and off hill. It’s great being around someone who has been around for a long time in this sport, seen so much, and has so much knowledge.

Well, keep checking in! I’ll trying to update every few days!

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My first name is Alice. I'm called by my middle name, Georgia. I grew up getting beat up by my 3 older brothers Christian, Boyd and Julian. They rock. I love pretty much every sport there is, except maybe rhythmic gymnastics. I wonder who invented that one? Cooking is a fun pastime on a rainy day. The feeling of being on the brink of disaster, going as fast as possible, is indescribable. And I'm not talking about driving a car. It feels awesome being completely and utterly exhausted after giving 110% during a workout. I tell my mother everything (almost)... Examining snowflakes fall onto my jacket while on the chair lift could keep me bewildered for hours(haha, ok maybe not HOURS). I'm pretty sure I make myself laugh too often. Listening to music with my headphones keeps me sane. Making someone smile is contagious. Finishing a knitting project, such as a wicked awesome headband, is totally satisfying. I love being Canadian and having people laugh after I say the words "eh" and "toque". And it happens often. Having friends around the globe is a really cool thing. Experiencing different cultures is eye opening. Traveling all over the world is the best thing, but there is nothing like flying into Vancouver, eating a home cooked meal with my family, and falling asleep in my own bed.

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