Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Duntroon - World Championship Trials

This past Friday, Reid and I flew to Toronto to do ski service at the Duntroon NorAm race. After arriving late at night, Reid and I managed to navigate all our gear through the airport and get to the hotel. We slept only a few hours before picking up the rental car and getting back on the road to for the two hour drive to the venue. The rest of the weekend looked like this:

Reid getting after the test skis. It was a massive help having Reid along for the trip, not to mention a heck of a lot of fun. I'm super glad that he was able to make it as we don't get to see each other as often these days.

Powder test skis, ready to be brushed in the morning.
Jack booked this crazy bed and breakfast for me and Reid. We were quite literally in the honeymoon suite. There was a huge jacuzzi tube in the room for our convenience. Note - we didn't make use of the tub.
Stefan Kuhn, one of the AWCA coaches, took this picture of the sun coming up the morning of the race. We were on the trails early to test and luckily the temperature was not too cold.
Burning powder for race skis.
Waiting for the medal ceremony.
Medal ceremony - Graham won and Brian was fourth! Awesome day.
The team - me, Graham, and Reid. What an amazing weekend and such a great picture!
Once it was all over, Graham won the race by more than 30 seconds and today it was announced that he is going to World Championships - WSC announcement.

As I said to Madeleine, the day she qualified for the Olympics is still probably my best skiing memory, but this past Sunday now ranks a very close second.

And... to top it all off, Graham's sister, Emily, was also selected to represent Canada at Worlds. Amazing stuff!!!

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