After struggling with an ACL injury Reece Bell is finally back racing Giant Slalom and Slalom.Read Reece’s previous Ski Club blog here.
After a long and tough year of coming back, I am happy to report that I am back ski-racing again! My last race before my injury was on 4th January 2019. My first race back after the injury was on 10th January 2020.
So far, I have competed in University races at Aspen and Eldora (both in Colorado), representing my University of Denver team. My first run back on the race course, in a GS, was rather underwhelming, as I ended up outside the top 30. However, my GS is improving from run to run, as I continue to get my feel back. In my case it has been more challenging to come back in GS. There is a lot more time in between turns so much of it is based on feeling. Since I haven’t been skiing much in the last year, I still feel slightly out of touch sometimes when I am skiing GS.