I had a great race week with some fantastic competition out here at Ski Cooper in Leadville, Colorado. My first two races I got 9th, a career best for me in the North American Cup. For these races we didn't do time trials and strictly used our FIS points to build the bracket. With this technique, I ended up in very difficult early heats. Instead of getting upset about how badly I had been seeded, I looked at it with optimism because I had hard heats and thus I got to ski with people with far more experience and hill time than me. Being with such great athletes pushed me to ski my absolute best, so my skiing in and of itself was a victory even though my result wouldn't reflect it. We then had a Rev Tour, which I got 3rd in and also had fantastic competition. I had a great week because I got an opportunity to race against a lot of great competition and gauge my improvements on hill and really push myself to be the best skier I could be. Not to mention, I got to wear shorts off the hill about 75% of the time I've been out here! There's something about that Colorado sunshine that just makes everything better. Now, for a complete 180 degree turn, I'm off to Sugarloaf, ME, for some of the coldest racing I'm sure I'll be having all year. To be completely honest, I'm partially wondering why I would leave 50 and sunny for Sugarloaf even if the show is leaving town. Either way, I'm sure racing will be fun and I'm looking forward to getting back after it.