I got to ski the women’s downhill course this morning before the race. It was during pre-race inspection and skiing is a bit of an overstatement. Really those of us who were on the course – coaches, officials, athletes and media – were slipping the course checking out the features.
Some athletes were getting last minutes coaching and others where trying to visualize the runs.
The course was icy – just the way the skiers like it. I bit it just a few seconds after entering the course thanks to a pair of skis in major need of a tune. I had no problems the rest of the course, but if some the pictures and video below look a little blurry it’s because of the snow in my camera.