First race is in the books. Was a beautiful day with high overcast skies and a great race course. I started 31st and charged out the gate. For those who don’t know, in telemark racing we ski normal giant slalom gates but we also have to go off a jump and spring, Nordic style and clear a certain distance. Today it was around 70-80 feet. Well, I went about 90 feet and when I came down I was into the next gate and crashed out of the course.
The race was won by a Norwegian but there was an American in 13, 15, and 17th. Not a bad showings. Tomorrow is another race similar to today but there will be an added skate section to the course.
Here are some jump pictures.