2010/2011 Winter Season

by Sarah on April 16, 2011

The past 6 months have been my main Ski Racing winter season of competition. I have been living overseas, racing from November to April in the Northern Hemisphere.


My winter began in the USA, training in Colorado. I began competing at the end of November. The events I competed in were World Cup, Nor-Am Cup (Continental Cup) and FIS (Federal of International Skiing) races. I then moved on to Canada for December, competing in similar events. It was a successful North-American campaign.


The remainder of the winter season I was based in Austria in Europe, in the Salzburg region. This is a great base area for access to many options for training, as well as being central to travel to other European countries for races. I competed in similar events in Europe, being World Cup, European Cup (Continental Cup) and FIS races. The countries I raced in were many, such as Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Italy and France. For the majority of my races, I was the sole representative female skier from New Zealand.


My main event of the season was the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, which were held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany in February. I was the sole female representative from New Zealand, joined by 2 males to make up the New Zealand Team. I placed 43rd in Slalom, out of a strong field of over 120 girls.


All together, it was a successful 2010/2011 winter season for me. I am now finished racing for the season and looking forward to recovery, followed by preparation for the upcoming season, as well as some summer sun!

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