The First Races

I spend a lot of each summer and fall working on improving my technique and testing new equipment. By the end of November I usually have my equipment and skill set all prepared and at least slightly improved from the previous season. In middle of December I was...

Hintertux

The mountains here are immense on a scale that is difficult for your mind to comprehend. You can see the mountains with your eyes, of course, and you can see the mountain next to something you understand, like a building or car, but the brain never seems to complete...

World Cup Finals in Sochi, Russia

Russia is different. I have always thought that if were a foreigner flying to the United States, customs was a most unwelcoming and frustrating first experience of this country. Getting into the EU, on the other hand, is super easy and they seem to actually want you...

2013 World Championships 2

These World Championships have been a challenging time. The downhill track was really long, but half of it was really flat, which does not benefit me because I have the least amount of mass of the entire men’s monoski field. The second half of the track was...

2013 World Championships 1

I am almost finished packing for tomorrow’s trip to Spain to compete in the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) World Championships, as well as World Cup Finals in Russia a bit later. I have rifled through the contents of my room many times over looking for...