Happy Holidays everyone! I hope that everyone is enjoying a break from school work and time with friends and family. I know I am. I have run into so many old friends. People I didn't even expect to see are coming out of the woodwork.
|Early Morning Training at Diamond Peak|
This pic to the right is a sunrise on the lake from the chairlift. It was a blue bird day and around 30 degrees. I can't complain about anything. It was awesome!
|Skiing with old friends from gymnastics and skiing|
My best powder day was at Sugar Bowl, where I skied with my friend, Hillary. We have been friends since I was 11 years old when we did gymnastics together in the Bay Area. Then, I ran into Kelly and Shannon, who are sisters that I have been racing with for 9 years. I wasn't expecting to run into them since the are technically "Squaw girls" now, but we had a great time reliving our childhood adventures at Sugar Bowl. It's nice to ski somewhere where you know all the nooks and crannies.
|Caitlin and I at Squaw Valley|
She doesn't race anymore, but she still shreds so we love to get together and screw around. She always makes me laugh.
It was beautiful weather, although a little windy. There were no lines at the lifts because A) it's a big mountain and B) I think most people just relax at home on Christmas. Essentially, it was awesome!
|My sister and I at Squaw|
I have absolutely loved being home and I can't believe I'm only here two more full days! It's crazy! However, I am excited to start racing. Make sure to follow this blog and the Alpine Ski Team Blog to keep up on what I'm doing and what the ski team is doing. If you are a Nordic skier, you can also follow the Nordic Ski Team Blog. While our points all go together to produce our team's ranking, we race at different venues.
Also, remember that you can ask me questions or check out previous answers about SMC via Formspring and VYou. You can also see previous answers there as well. I think VYou is a little easier as far as searching for previous answers, but it's totally up to you!