Just like that, 4 weeks of racing in Europe is over...
Arriving in Switzerland was spectacular. We were greeted by oversized chocolate bars in duty free, big mountains, plentiful sunshine, and a few more hours in the daylight!
|My dream come true!|
|Looking up valley from the wax area towards our hotel, which was up on the pass.|
|Looking up a different valley, this is Fluela Pass, where the race course went.|
|Nice views in every direction|
|Looking across the race trail from the wax area towards the stadium|
|Soaking up that D|
Another great part of the Davos World Cup was that they had a coaches sprint relay after our race on Saturday. We put together a team with my coach, Erik Flora, as the anchor. As the coaches and wax techs lined up to start the announcer casually mentioned the numerous Olympic medals, World Champions, and the like. Although they might not be as fit as they once were, they still had quite a bit of fight in them, making for quite the spectacle.
|Erik chasing down Kazakhstan|
|Erik coming in to the finish behind Germany and Russia|
|The team with all their gifts!|
|Here is Simi as the top of the hill|
|Me racing in the 15k Skate|
As I mentioned earlier, all the girls on the U.S. Ski Team travel with furry friends to keep us company and remind us of home. We decided to take a Christmas picture with all our friends.