Points in Pano

The 2017 NorAm season kicked off for me in Panorama, Canada.  It turned out to be quite an unexpected adventure.

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Starting with my flight in.  Examine the picture above.  Tell me is anything important missing?  Yeah – my first solo international trip resulted in dealing with skis that didn’t make my flight.

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Luckily, Shamus with Delta Airlines helped me out – skis arrived 8 hours later. Most importantly, in time for me to race the next day.

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The series began with speed, which for me meant literally clicking into my SG skis at the start of the 1st race for the first time this season.  What a ride it turned out to be.  I took 3 runs on the long boards and finished my first AC.

Panorama is beautiful, nestled into a valley between incredible mountains.  The polar air makes racing there absolutely frigid.  The snow was fast and fun.  At the end of my 10 days there I had frostbite on my fingers, got back in the groove of racing, and earned my first NorAm points.  A great series and I’m off to a fast start of the 2016-2017 season.

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