Ski Racing Season has Officially Begun!

Independent Ski Racing just got home from a three week trip to Europe that started with a training block on the glaciers in Schnastal, Italy and Hintertux, Austria and ended racing the World Cup Opener in Sölden!  Here are some photos of the adventure:

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The view from the top of the tram at Schnastal Glacier

Thank you to Sarah Sch

Reunited!!!   (Left to Right: Sarah Schleper, Resi Stiegler and Me)   Photo Credit: Resi Stiegler

Getting ready to ski some GS with the Italian Team in Hintertux

Getting ready for a Giant Slalom session on Hintertux Glacier!  Photo Credit: Sarah Schleper

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Thank you to Team Mexico and Sarah Schleper for including me in some amazing days of training!

Getting some words of wisdom from the famous Ante Kostelic of Croatia  Photo Credit: Cody Marshall

Getting some words of wisdom from the famous Ante Kostelic of Croatia!  Photo Credit: Cody Marshall

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Thank you to coach Cody Marshall, not only for working hard the past three weeks in Europe, but for helping me believe in my self when the challenges seemed impossible to over come!

THANK YOU to “coach” Cody Marshall, not only for working hard the past three weeks in Europe, but for helping me believe in my self when the challenges seemed impossible to over come!

Always make time for a pizza stop!

Always make time for a pizza stop!

1.5meters of new snow in Sölden two days before the race!

1.5meters of new snow in Sölden two days before the race!

Me and Cody getting ready on race day in Sölden!!!

Cody and I getting ready on race day in Sölden!!!

Our work paid off and I was super excited to be one of the three America girls in the top-30 in the tough conditions of the World Cup opening GS in Sölden- bib 54 to 26th place!

skiracing.com’s Recap of October 25th’s Race

Lastly, a huge thank you to Sally Martin and Harold Kaufmann for flying me to and from Europe on Delta!

To Podium Ski Service in Park City for getting my skis ready to race!

And to DataXstream for all of your support!

Fall is Here

August ended with ten days of bluebird training in New Zealand.  This is the view from Coronet Peak ski area.

For me, August ended with ten days of bluebird training in New Zealand. This is the view from Coronet Peak ski area.

Lake Hayes, Queenstown <3

Lake Hayes, Queenstown

Thank you to everyone who helped make my training camp in New Zealand possible…..

And thank you to all of the boys who included me in their crew!

And to all of the boys who included me in their crew!

When I returned home it was fall in Utah and because I am a mountain girl, I had to get out and enjoy it!

#therearealwaysnewtrailstoexplore #dawns

There are always new trails to explore…

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And views to see!

I want to thank everyone who attended my fundraiser on September 26th, it was a huge success! I am working hard to get all my wonderful donors their tax receipts, so keep your eyes on your e-mail!

The calm before the storm!  Thank you to everyone who made this event possible: Park City Mountain Resort, Uintah Brewing, The George Greggory Band, my family and everyone who donated items to my silent auction!

The calm before the storm! Thank you to everyone who made this event possible: Park City Mountain Resort, Uintah Brewing, The George Greggory Band, my family and everyone who donated items to my silent auction!

The mini pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese I made for the

The mini pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting I made for the event seemed to be a hit!

Now it is time to get the last details for the season organized before I head to Austria for on-snow training before the World Cup opener in Soelden.  I want to thank Cody Marshall for coming to coach me in Europe, we are going to have a blast!

I can’t wait to SKI!

Lastly, September is my birthday month!  Happy Birthday celebration to me :-)

A little Happy Birthday celebration to me before all of the winter travel starts!

Please join us…..

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Follow Your Dreams Benefit

Support Megan’s quest toward the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships

 

September 26th 6-9pm

The Legacy Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort

Heavy Appetizers, Cash Bar, Live Music and Silent Auction

 

 All proceeds will be used towards Megan’s training, travel, competition and equipment expenses as she independently races World Cup giant slalom next winter.

 You will be missed…..

If you cannot make the event, please consider supporting Megan’s ski racing dreams by donating online at:

https://meganmcjames.wordpress.com/donate/

 

 ~Along with tax deductions, there are several SWAG options to incentivize online donations!~

http://www.dataxstream.com/2014/08/13380/

Happy Summer!

The first of three ski camps this summer in Mount Hood was a success!

The first of three ski camps in Mount Hood this summer was a success!  I will be heading back soon to coach #ligetyweibrect15 and #keelyscamp

Post Training Ice Bath Mirror Lake, OR

Post Training Ice Bath in Mirror Lake, OR

New Mountain Bikes!!! 29er!

New Mountain Bikes!!! 29er!

Pool Party

Pool parties, sunbathing…..

 & fresh fruit!

& fresh fruit!

Pre-wedding YOGA Congratulations to Shannon and Will!

Pre-wedding YOGA
Congratulations to Shannon and Will!

Home Sweet Home in Beautiful Park City!

Home Sweet Home in Beautiful Park City!

For everyone who has been asking me about my baking: chocolate cake with a maple butter cream Happy 1st Anniversary to Adam and Jess!

For Everyone Who Has Been Asking Me About My Baking: Chocolate Cake With Maple Butter Cream
Happy 1st Anniversary to Adam and Jess!

~DONATE~

Happy Summer!

The first of three ski camps this summer in Mount Hood was a success!

The first of three ski camps in Mount Hood this summer was a success!  I will be heading back soon to coach #ligetyweibrect15 and #keelyscamp

Post Training Ice Bath Mirror Lake, OR

Post Training Ice Bath in Mirror Lake, OR

New Mountain Bikes!!! 29er!

New Mountain Bikes!!! 29er!

Pool Party

Pool parties, sunbathing…..

 & fresh fruit!

& fresh fruit!

Pre-wedding YOGA Congratulations to Shannon and Will!

Pre-wedding YOGA
Congratulations to Shannon and Will!

Home Sweet Home in Beautiful Park City!

Home Sweet Home in Beautiful Park City!

For everyone who has been asking me about my baking: chocolate cake with a maple butter cream Happy 1st Anniversary to Adam and Jess!

For Everyone Who Has Been Asking Me About My Baking: Chocolate Cake With Maple Butter Cream
Happy 1st Anniversary to Adam and Jess!

~DONATE~

Happy Summer!

The first of three ski camps this summer in Mount Hood was a success!

The first of three ski camps in Mount Hood this summer was a success!  I will be heading back soon to coach #ligetyweibrect15 and #keelyscamp

Post Training Ice Bath Mirror Lake, OR

Post Training Ice Bath in Mirror Lake, OR

New Mountain Bikes!!! 29er!

New Mountain Bikes!!! 29er!

Pool Party

Pool parties, sunbathing…..

 & fresh fruit!

& fresh fruit!

Pre-wedding YOGA Congratulations to Shannon and Will!

Pre-wedding YOGA
Congratulations to Shannon and Will!

Home Sweet Home in Beautiful Park City!

Home Sweet Home in Beautiful Park City!

For everyone who has been asking me about my baking: chocolate cake with a maple butter cream Happy 1st Anniversary to Adam and Jess!

For Everyone Who Has Been Asking Me About My Baking: Chocolate Cake With Maple Butter Cream
Happy 1st Anniversary to Adam and Jess!

~DONATE~

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Independent Ski Racing’s plan for the 2014-15 season is simple: take confidence from the achieving our goals in Sochi and keep working hard! Next season I will again be focusing on World Cup Giant Slalom with the goal of qualifying for 2015 World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. To fund my individualized program, I am looking for donors and sponsors that can be advertised on my next year’s uniform and/or helmet. Having an event as prominent as World Championships on U.S. soil will allow my donors and sponsors record media exposure on NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports. All donations are appreciated, large or small, and will be exclusively used towards training, travel, competition and equipment expenses.

~DONATE~

Thank you!

http://www.dataxstream.com/2014/06/13313/

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Independent Ski Racing’s plan for the 2014-15 season is simple: take confidence from the achieving our goals in Sochi and keep working hard! Next season I will again be focusing on World Cup Giant Slalom with the goal of qualifying for 2015 World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. To fund my individualized program, I am looking for donors and sponsors that can be advertised on my next year’s uniform and/or helmet. Having an event as prominent as World Championships on U.S. soil will allow my donors and sponsors record media exposure on NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports. All donations are appreciated, large or small, and will be exclusively used towards training, travel, competition and equipment expenses.

~DONATE~

Thank you!

http://www.dataxstream.com/2014/06/13314/

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Independent Ski Racing’s plan for the 2014-15 season is simple: take confidence from the achieving our goals in Sochi and keep working hard! Next season I will again be focusing on World Cup Giant Slalom with the goal of qualifying for 2015 World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. To fund my individualized program, I am looking for donors and sponsors that can be advertised on my next year’s uniform and/or helmet. Having an event as prominent as World Championships on U.S. soil will allow my donors and sponsors record media exposure on NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports. All donations are appreciated, large or small, and will be exclusively used towards training, travel, competition and equipment expenses.

~DONATE~

Thank you!

http://www.dataxstream.com/2014/06/13315/

“A” is for April and Adventure

 

Camping near Goblin Valley State Park!

Camping near Goblin Valley State Park!

Slot canyon hiking!

Slot canyon hiking in Little Wild Horse Canyon!

Life is better when best friends visit!

Life is better when best friends visit!

I made dessert!

I made dessert!

10 inches of fresh powder in May?!

10 inches of fresh powder in May?!

Home is where the heart is! ❤ Utah

Home is where the heart is!  ❤ Utah