We're finally home with the family for the Thanksgiving weekend. Scott's been training on snow six of the past eight weeks, and we're both ready for a little rest. The home mountain opens Friday and we're looking forward to visiting and skiing with our friends.
The final two weeks in Colorado were difficult for Scott. He was with a National Development project at Loveland Basin for Slalom and Giant Slalom training on injected (water added to create ice) snow. The camp started well, but by the third day the inflamation in Scott's leg returned and he finally stopped fighting it half-way through the project. The rattling on hard snow combined with the effort required to set an edge in the ice prevented him from getting the situation under control. So while I continued to work on the hill, Scott got ahead in school, iced his tendon, and rested. The project was still fun for us as he got to hang out with the guys and I worked with a great group of coaches.
Monday we load out again. This time we're headed to Panorama, BC for a final week of speed training before the opening NORAM downhills at Lake Louise. Joy will join us the second week (Hmm, I though mothers didn't watch downhills). Scott's knee is healed after a week off snow and he's anxious to get the show on the road. If it's anything like last year, he'll be at the final race in April before we know it!