|"Shaking and Baking" the last of the Brits in the Individual race (okay, I only beat him because he got a time penalty). They were pretty strong, but it was pretty cool to only finish behind athletes from countries with real mountains.|
|Me (at least I think it's me) about to get passed on the descent. I've got to spend more time skiing the skinny skis to get better at letting them run straight!|
|The teams race played around on the left side of the picture. I was pretty worked at that point. It was a tough race as my partner blew up early and unfortunately the Greeks and the Belgians got the best of us.|
|Mel putting in a blazing fast qualifying time.|
|Mel slaying the gates. The skiing in the sprint race was very straightforward, but I definitely saw some power plow from some of the weaker skiers.|
|Nina captured the first ever American (and North American) medal ever at Ski Mountaineering World Championships with a silver in the sprint. She dominated this semi-final.|
|Mel fumbled a little on her transition and unfortunately didn't move on to the finals.|
|Andrew in the quarter finals. He was in a fast heat and moved on to the semi's as a lucky loser!|
|Some people came prepared to empty their wallets to save on shipping back home. I would think that the skis/bindings would be right at the 750gram weight limit and those boots are as light as they get!|
|Chilling in the sun after the race. We were never too busy and had lots of time to chillax after tough races.|
|Food tent serving up some delicious food. More than once we were faced with the dilemma of skiing more and potentially missing lunch. We always chose to rest and grab lunch!|
|Some obvious Scandinavians checking out the relay races.|
|Cold food, open bar, and athletes who have been givin'er all week is a good recipe for a dance party!|
|Big thanks to Dynafit for hooking up national team members with massive savings on their excellent gear.|
More videos of the races on the same channel.
And an awesome video from Mark Smiley who was allowed to ride in the heli for the individual race.
http://vimeo.com/59902259 . I think there is some footage of me on the descent in there! It was unreal having a helicopter filming me ski!