Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Traversing the Alps

This summer a friend asked me where my favorite European spot for ski training was located. The answer wasn't hard to come by - Ramsau am Dachstein. Since Russia, this has been my home for the past week.

Tomorrow, though, I'm off to the Northern Italian town of Bormio for the last World Cup before the big show, the World Championships. Leaving the the schnitzel, the spetzle, the sauna, and most importantly the trails that run steps right from the hotel will be a little easier than usual.

With the World Championships just around the corner, new faces have joined our team. It's good to get a bigger U.S. crew over here. Last week, three younger athletes from the U-23 Championships rolled into Ramsau. Today, ITA's own Laura Valaas made her way into the neighborhood.

I'm sure the next days will bring some stories to write about. Until then, enjoy the days. -Tk

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