Summer is coming to an end, which means school is starting and I will be leaving for my fall training trip in Saas-Fee, Switzerland in a short 2 weeks. This summer has been a whirlwind.
I kicked summer off in Loveland with a Slalom camp training for a few weeks. After that, I had time off to hit the gym. Every day from 8:30 to 11 I would be training at Minturn Fitness Center with my ski group prepping for the upcoming season. Early June I went to Mt.Hood, Oregon for a national team camp.
Unfortunately, I was only able to go for a couple days because I had to rush back home from summer school. Since the school I go to is technically not a ski academy, in the winter time I miss school when I ski. For racing and training. Taking some classes in the summer for a month helps lighten my school workload during the peak ski season. I'm also able to be back in the gym around my summer school hours.
After a long summer in the gym and outdoors getting stronger for the season, I headed off to New Zealand for 3 1/2 weeks. There we skied at Cardrona, and Coronet Peak, two well-known ski resorts on the south island. We would train for about 3-4 hours every day and get as much as 20 runs a day. Super productive but also super tiring!! In the afternoons we would explore the towns, and do some recovery drylands like hiking and soccer.
Although I had an amazing time In New Zealand, I was ready to come home. Now, I am back in school and taking in the last moments of summer weather before winter comes into play.
All in all, this summer was awesome and I am so excited for the ski season to start!