San Candido, Italy

Simple does it!

I did my job, stayed on my feet, skied well, skied smart and I got my first PODUM of the year! Pretty pumped.

I did not ski well in my Quali run which really pissed me off, coming in 14th. Making it the next day for Race Day, I made a commitment to my self to do what I am capable of. Because I only qualified in 14th, I had the last pick. I had the far lane the whole morning. I knew that because I had the slowest lane I was going to have to get my booty out of that start gate as fast as I possibly could. I pulled decently fast starts all day long. I was in 3rd or 4th at the first section of the course all morning but I knew there were big ruts in the course lower down and that girls were going to be skiing right into them! On two turns of the course where the holes were big, I skied wide, clean and made passes. This got me to the final, where I met my teammate Kels! More falls happened in the final, Kels and I stayed on our feet, skied well, made passes and ended up ONE and TWO!

I could not be more excited with this result. It’s behind me though, and there is a LOT more work to do this season in the new year.

I am thrilled to get home, see my family, annoyingly kiss the heck out of my nephew and welcome the new little member to the family!

Here are some shots from the last few days!

I am in love with this little town


Shots of the course and race day!




By far my favourite mountains. The Dolomites!



Little foggy on race day




I made it through! Hugging my bud Marielle on the French Team


Waiting to move on and get back up to the top for more racing!



Hugging teammate Kels who won!



Canada ONE TWO!







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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