GB Snowsport Alpine Ski Racer Reece Bell has her latest blog update from her season ski racing.
This season Bell is writing a series of blogs during her race season for the Ski Club. Find our how the start of her season has gone so far!
Happy New Year!
In terms of early season snowfall, Colorado was lucky this year. The past few years, we began skiing late October to mid- November, but I was pleasantly surprised to be on snow at Copper mountain as early as October 17th. My excitement was only slightly diminished when I awoke the next morning, at 4:30am.
Because many teams utilise the early season training at Copper, the training lanes are divided into four sections, and because most of the Ski Club Vail athletes go to school after training, we often booked the early lane at Copper. On these days, we loaded the chairlift in the dark at 6:30 and trained until 9:00 am. Keeping up with a rigid schedule of training school and sleep took a lot of discipline but would pay off later in the season. We switched our training to Gold Peak Vail mid- November.