It’s been so long since I’ve written anything that I’m not going to give a long winded summary of the season thus far. Obviously I had a phenomenal December, by winning 3 GS’s in a row. Followed by a very BLAH perhaps even a disappointing January. I had the 4 streak in my hands in Adelboden, by winning the first run but I showed how fragile good race results really are in ski racing by falling, part way down second run to end up last. It ended up being the perfect storm, me being the unlucky small boat, with Cyprien Richard and Al Svindal the next closest guys in the title chase tying for the win. But oh well. Perhaps next year they’ll start the second run so the top guys after first run don’t race in the dark. ha

As for the rest of the month I am pretty pumped about my first downhill points in 4 years; all 5 of them… though they did come in Wengen and Kitzbuhel. So if you’re going to score points those are the places to do it. I did grab my Cuche inspired tuck mid air off the Mausefalle too which felt sweet. Zagreb slalom went well (6th place: best slalom result in 3 years). Followed by a string of DNF’s and Schladming where I thought I skied well but ended up 19th…hmmm. Go to have to work on that.

After Schladming I trained a couple days of SL and GS in Hinterreit and took my first days off skis in basically a month. Here’s a video of me training in Hinterreit:

Ted Ligety training gs, with pov follow cam. from Ted Ligety on Vimeo.

I decided to skip Chamonix WC so I could get a little break and train. The SuperCombi there looked pretty exciting with 25 out of the top 55 guys not racing. Poor scheduling? Now I’m training in Saalbach, AUT for Hinterstoder WC this weekend. Trained my 3rd day of SuperG of the year which was fun. 4th day will come tomorrow followed by some GS training.

After the race this weekend in going to ISPO in Munich to work the Shred and Slytech booth. Next year’s gear looks sweet.

Till next time…

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