After that camp, I had another two weeks of vacation, and a week of school before I headed off to Whistler. The dryland camp was certainly tiring, but man, I got a lot out of it! It was incredible to train with the Ski Cross World Cup Team (and the Devo Team). Those guys work crazy hard! The highlight of that camp was definitely learning about and analyzing my ski cross starts. I might have learned that I have a lot of work to do at the skill, but I'm excited and ready to get better!
A week and a half later I found myself on an airplane heading to beautiful Switzerland. If you ever get a chance to go to Saas-Fee, definitely take it! The mountains just go on forever, the view is breathtaking. The set up there for ski cross is beyond great too, especially for people who are just learning. Coaches could choose to set a burm one day, and a negative the next. Some days there were more rollers, other courses were filled with jumps. The improvement from the first to last day was crazy. On the last day I was just so much more comfortable on the features. And the best thing? I was training with people like Marielle Thompson, Kelsey Serwa, and Fanny Smith!!! Did I freak out? Maybe a bit... It was unbelievably awesome doing heats with World Cup Medalists.
So did I die a bit because of the awesomeness of my last two months? Of course. But with such a great start to this season, I can only imagine what is to come!