Viva La Chile

  Jonathan Selkowitz

Jonathan Selkowitz

Another camp has come to a close and I find myself once again reflecting. It's in these moments at the end of trips that I always feel extra grateful for the life that I am living. Constantly on the go, living out of my suitcase, ever changing airport terminals, excited for the next adventure that'll lie ahead. It certainly takes its toll constantly being on the go, but then I remember this is what I dreamed of doing as a little girl. Of course it's tiring at times, but I couldn't imagine doing anything else. This last trip was three weeks in Chile. The first two spent in Portillo with the full speed group. Then a couple of us younger gals headed for one more week in Valle Nevado. We slipped down to Santiago in between blocks and were excited tourists during Chile's Independence Day on the 18th of September.  We immersed ourselves into the culture by attending a large festival.  After a couple days recovering at low elevation we headed back up to over 9,000ft to continue our training. This year I didn't ski that well most of the time which was pretty frustrating. If there is one thing I've learned it's that sometimes you need to struggle a bit before you progress. I am testing different setups with my equipment and I think that will really help when it all comes together. Not skiing to my potential can be rough, but I still got a lot out of the last week, and I'm looking forward to skiing again come November in Colorado! Until then it's more gym time to get stronger! I'm excited to be heading home just in time to get antsy for my upcoming adventures!

 post ski tanning sesh

post ski tanning sesh

 Santiago:)

Santiago:)

  Alice and I taking a lovely dip in the frigid water

Alice and I taking a lovely dip in the frigid water

  Trekking out of the lake run

Trekking out of the lake run

 One of many beautiful sunsets!

One of many beautiful sunsets!