No messing around. Now that the season has begun, training is priority. The Revelstoke ski club has been a huge help so far. Head Coach Ned is totally awesome, and happy to help out whenever he can. The club is training slalom right now, which, believe it or not is quite difficult on 183 GS Telemark skis. Nevertheless, it's awesome practice for a quick and aggresive lead change and line tactics. Because Revelstoke mtn is HUGE, every lap I have plenty of space to practice my GS turns and work on certain skills. The grooming up here is pretty good, and the snow is nice (although not enough).
Here is a picture I grabbed quickly of the awesome inversion in the valley
As training continues, we get closer to World Cup, which I am unfortunately starting to get stressed about. Not about racing, about my money and finances. It's been my goal to race in the 4 Europe World Cups but I really don't know how I will be able to do that, again, financially. Everytime I start to stress about this I also become motivated to make sure a sustained Telemark program develops where ambitious racers do not need to worry about financial expenses and can focus directly on their training. That's a little ways down the road but always in my mind.
Off to ride the edges!