My 2018/19 season

My race season was extremely short this year, but we made tremendous progress in the time we had. I initially returned to snow in October 2018 for the first time since my injury (11 months off snow). I went to Zermatt, Switzerland for two weeks of free skiing. While the initial on snow camp went really well, my team and I decided that I would benefit from a few more weeks in the gym. So, after pushing my second on-snow camp back a few weeks, I returned to skiing at the end of November. I spent the end of November, and all of December and January training both on snow and in the gym. Around the middle of January, my team and I decided that I was ready to start racing! After one more week of training, we packed our stuff and headed for Europe.

My first race in 672 days was a slalom in Italy. Within a few weeks, I did 9 races, learning and improving every run. I was able to compete in my final World Juniors competition which was a big goal for me this season. I also got the opportunity to put my work to the test and race in the World Cups in the Czech Republic at the end of the season. Unfortunately, those races did not go as well as I was hoping but just to be back at the World Cup level was an amazing feeling.

My first race in 672 days was a slalom in Italy. Within a few weeks, I did 9 races, learning and improving every run. I was able to compete in my final World Juniors competition which was a big goal for me this season. I also got the opportunity to put my work to the test and race in the World Cups in the Czech Republic at the end of the season. Unfortunately, those races did not go as well as I was hoping but just to be back at the World Cup level was an amazing feeling.

Once my season was over, I took some time off for a mental and physical break. Now I am back hitting it hard in the gym, preparing for my summer camps and for the 2019/20 season! 

I would like to thank my team, family, friends and sponsors for making this season such a success. So many people worked countless hours to support me and make sure that I had all the tools I needed to achieve these goals. This year has been the hardest of my career so far, both mentally and physically, and I couldn't have done if any of these pieces were missing. Thank you! 

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