This is Cassie. I have had a pretty good start to my season this year. At the Copper Mountain Race to the Cup, I finished 5th in Giant Slalom and 2nd in the new event Triple Slalom. Triple Slalom is what people are now looking at to eventually replace the traditional Slalom. In Slalom (like Giant slalom), all racers take a time trial run on a red course and a blue course. Their times are added together, and the top 16 (those with the lowest combined times) advance to the finals, where they participate in a series of two-run races to try to advance as far as they can. If a racer advances to either “big finals” (the race to determine 1st and 2nd place) or “small finals” (the race to determine 3rd and 4th place), they will have done a total of ten race runs that day! Riders must be in excellent condition to compete at this level.
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The 2012 USASA Skier Nationals got off to a great start today with practice at all venues and opening ceremonies commencing in the late afternoon. Legend Don Bostick kicked the event off with the National Anthem while ski icon Steele Spence gave the crowd a warm welcome.
Wishing you all a late Happy Holidays, hope your seasons been good. As for me, my seasons been great so far. I finished the semester strong with a 4.0, and headed to Telluride for the first World Cup of the season. I was pretty nervous because I had to miss the training camp to study for finals, but all went well and I finished in 9th and was the only US girl to qualify.