Tramface late night
late inspection the day before we had 3 possible options for the next day
From the tram in sunshine
Inspecting crew, Helene Olafson, Xavier Delarue, Candide Thovex, Eva Walkner and Aline Bock
Second day we didn't make it longer than the Starbooks in the bottom of the resort, it was poring down soo..
This is where I live while beeing touristing around in Squaw Valley and the Lake Tahoe areaAnd this is what the signs says to get me off the main road and back home every day ;)
got some sweet powder late afernoon with the fench crew
Doud's keeping his is climbing and guiding skills intact :)
One of the early mornings driving from Kings Beach and up to Squaw along Lake Tahoe. We have been meeting up at six a coupple of days but this one is one of the latest so the sun was atleast rising :) It was good to be yetleged when we started off on this program. California is warm and to catch the moutains before its baked have been nessecary.
Tram Face didn't run cause of security reasons. With the changing temperatures the snow get baked really fast and frozen again. To get kind of simular conditions through a hold field of riders its difficult.
With spending the morning ours from six to eight inspecting and getting ready for go on the tramface we were already running late. We had to wait to let the frozen part soften up a bit and then the avalance came down..
Soo..no Tram Face this year either and on eof the other option Silverado was to late for that day so the event got delayed. It was time to sit down and have a proper breakfast, it was still only 8am. Sun was shining so we hit the mountain for the rest of the day for some cruising.
Today at 8am we started the show at Silverado, two runs non stop, your best run out of two count. And it was a good show for sure. And the girl winning today was definitely giving the crowd a hell of a good show. Jumping off one of the biggest airs today amongs the boys with a pretty hard impact was just nothing you see every day. The local girl Jackie killed it.
Im happy with my day today for sure. I skied to solid runs, jumped off alot of funny clifs and also found a littel tecnincal thing to ski down in my first run. I backed out of my air out of the tecnical part but skied fast out of it. That placed me into second after first go. I still felt I had to do a good second run to keep the 2nd and to win I knew I had to jump big and do the same hard inpact as Jackie. I tried to keep my 2nd..I landed on some rocks on one jump so had a bit of a kamikaze style turning fast to hit my last jump, but didn't loose control. I didn't really know which run of my two that was the best but it was my first run that put me on the podium today. Yeah I am so happy about that. After missing out the first stop of the tour this year in Chamonix I am proud of getting back in with a 1st in Austria and a 2nd here :)
Next up competiion wise in a few weeks is the final in Verbier.
We still have the rest of the week in the Us cause the possible weather days until friday. Might take off tomorrow to check out San Francisco but first of all, get out of the ski clothes and catch the riders dinner :)
Here is the result for the girls, really cool that we were so many today. Still miss having Marja back but hope she is in for Verbier.
Jaclyn Paaso USA
Ane Enderud NOR
Ingrid Beckstrom USA
Elyse Saugstad USA
Jess Mc Millan USA
Janina Kuzma NZE
Eva Walkner AUT
Lorraine Huber AUT
Janette Hargin SWE
Crystal Wright USA