Saturday, September 3, 2011

Spring Training

This week kicked off with the Australian University Games in Thredbo, NSW. I competed in the slalom, GS, super G and ski cross events, taking home three golds and one second. I also won the Overall Woman's Alpine title. The super G was a lot of fun. We raced a full length course down Super Trail at Thredbo, starting at 7am. It meant a ridiculous 4:45am wake-up in Jindabyne.. but definitely worth it for the mountain sunrise!

(Pulling out the old slalom skis from the shed for Uni Games slalom)

Later in the week we had a ski cross camp; our last training camp in Australia for the season. We were lucky to have beautiful sunny weather and blue skies. It must have been about 15 degrees up on the hill.... hot enough to be training without tops in the start gate.

(All smiles....)

(Now it's getting serious...)

(Good to see the boys finally doing some work)

I'm now heading back to Melbourne for a few weeks where I will juggle uni with training. The team then heads to the glaciers in Austria in October for a three week training camp, which I'm very excited about. It means the World Cup season is not too far away!