McKennis Blog: So it begins…counting the days!

It’s almost time! The first World Cup Downhill and Super- G races start next week in Lake Louise and I am super excited to get going. It has been a long prep period full of ups and downs but I now feel ready and enough is enough. Let’s race.

We finished up in Copper last week and were able to dial in all the new skis and figure out what’s what and decide what to race on. It was a lot more work this summer with the new skis deciding between different lengths, models and even dabbling with the men’s ski a little bit. It was a great camp and the whole team is ready to race. I think we can
take the nations cup in Downhill once again this year! Go AMERICA!

For now I am enjoying some time at home and recovering from the Thanksgiving eating extravaganza…I also get to watch the World Cup in Aspen this weekend which is always a fun time. I never get to see the tech girls race in Europe so it is great to be able to cheer for them on home turf!

Looking back on this summer I was able to fit a lot of things in: surgery in the spring, lots of time in Park City getting my butt kicked in the gym, tons of mountain biking to get my legs and lungs strong again after chillin on crutches for four weeks, camping adventures, slaying fishes, family houseboat trip to Lake Powell, weekend in Vegas (broke even, feel pretty big time about that…), USSA Snow Ball in San Francisco, Moab weekends, hunting excursions this fall (success! I was back up but still, success!) and of course two training camps to the southern hemisphere jammed in there as well. Busy, but only a warm up for the upcoming season, it’s about to get a lot busier and more exciting….whooohooo!

I’ll be updating regularly through the season so stay tuned…raaaar!

Alice McKennis is a member of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team from
Glenwood Springs, Colo. She was named to the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team and,
at 21, has become a regular on the World Cup Tour with five top-10
finishes to her credit. McKennis was also the 2009 NorAm Cup downhill
and super G overall champion.



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