The travel day went smoothly except for the spring that broke on the trailer about 50 km out of Kimberly. It ended up being a bit of a hassle but we sorted it out pretty quick since it wasn't the first time we have had trailer troubles. The first few days where great. The weather was great! Blue sky's warm temperature and I even got a little bit sun burnt. After a full day on the hill we would come down for dry-land and then play about 2 hours of hockey on the rink just outside our front door. Honestly, I haven't felt so Canadian in a long time. By the time the races rolled around the weather had drastically changed. It was -25 one day and I wasn't the only one who got a bit of frost bite on my face.
The first race of went really well, I ended up third over all and won the U18 category. I was stoked! The next day didn't go quite as well. It had rained/snowed that night and there was a lot of dangerous heavy snow on the track not to mention that it was still raining. My roommate crashed and sprained her ankle while slipping the track and unfortunately that was the end of her race series. They cancelled the race after that. The next day was cancelled as well but we still raced a slalom that night, in the rain. It reminded me of Whistler so it didn't bother me that much but the course didn't hold up very well. I wasn't happy with my race but I scored some FIS points so I'm happy with that. It froze that night so they where able to run a Super G the next day. I was having a half decent run but along with about 10 other racers I missed the second last gate. Oh well shit happened.
I'm home now. Senior Nationals are in a week and I am super excited. Even though I only finished one race, it was a confidence booster and I can't wait to get at it again!