Three and a bit weeks in Argentina is a long time! But getting 18 days on snow in (mostly) good conditions is definitely worth it. (Aksel has a bit of a different take on the training in Ushuaia this year.)
We ran into some interesting and unexpected weather, not unlike in Zermatt, but unlike Zermatt we didn’t miss any days which was great. Weather ranged from warm and raining, bluebird perfect, to full on blizzard, with everything in between! Conditions were generally pretty good other than the few days where it rained. Not only did we ski a lot of days, but we crammed in a lot of volume even on the not-so-nice days. All in all it was a productive camp.
Weather aside it was an interesting camp for me. The first week I had some major struggles with my GS setup and felt like I had forgotten how to ski.. Not fun! But after some tinkering we found a setup that worked a lot better and I got back into the groove pretty quickly. It’s a weird and awful feeling to not be able to ski the way you want to!
The travel to and from Argentina is pretty brutal. 3 connections and a nearly 24 hour stay in Buenos Aires on the way in, 3 connections and 30 hours of travel time on the way out! On the way out I flew to Vermont to meet up with a huge crew of MSMers for some wicked biking & craft beer at Kingdom Trails. Kingdom is a super fun trail network, in a tiny little Vermont town with a huge amount of character, definitely worth checking out!
After that a week of was called for to rest up and let my body recover from the stress of training and travel. I took a quick trip to Toronto to visit with some sponsors, friends, and of course my infamous godfather! Now it’s back to work for a few days before heading over to Austria next week. The first race of the season in Sölden is coming up quickly!
Pysched to be a Helly Hansen ambassador again this season. Warmest, most stink resistant undergarments out there!
Chilly swim at MSM this past weekend with the little Ripster !