One down. Off to the next

It’s finally come… It’s RACING TIME!

Last weekend we had our first World Cup race on Canadian soil at Nakiska, Alberta.

The course had a pretty technical start feature with a step down into a woo tang. I was not the fastest over the start throughout training so I knew I had to ski well the rest of the way down the course on the qualifying day in order to move on to the race day.

I managed to sneak into quali’s along with my teammate Kelsey who quali’d in 2nd! We were the only girls to make it in and were also in the same heat! It was unlucky in some way that we were in the same heat. At the same time I really liked having Kels in my heat. We were chatting in inspecting the course together how it is comforting having a teammate in your heat knowing there is at least one less racer you know is not out to get you! That was one aspect (of many) in Ski Cross I experienced for the first time over the weekend. I am learning every day.

We unfortunately didn’t move on in our heat (Kels was on her way to advancing and then had terrible luck at the end of the course). Both of us are returning this season from serious injuries so our confidence is building as the season progresses even though our experience levels are at very different stages of our careers.

Loui and Ian, new members of the team, along with one of the vets Brady also quali’d for the Men. Brady finished 6th.

The volunteers who worked their buns off at Nakiska and the staff of Alpine Canada put on an amazing weekend.

I was lucky to have most of my family present for the race! I really enjoyed having them there. Seeing them all at the bottom of the course after my heat, congratulating me even though I didn’t move… It was amazing visibly seeing the support I have over the weekend from my family and one of my sponsors who could make it out, Manni of Sunview Custom Cabinetry.

Below is the link to my Fan Page to see photo’s from the weekend! If you like the page, “LIKE” it!!!!!

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We flew the next day to Telluride Colorado. We are staying in a castle. This is the nicest hotel ever. That’s all I need to say. We have a day off today, followed by three days starting with training, qualifying and then racing!

 

 

 

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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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