Canadian ski cross team makes its way to Austria
Ski cross racers post awesome #MountainMonday pics
This week the Canadian ski cross team made its way to the Austrian hills for training and to compete in the Europa Cup — an event leading into the 2015-16 World Cup circuit.
Veteran skier Chris Del Bosco initially had fans nervous about the lack of snow overseas.
I'll miss these Colorado mtns but it's time to get back at it! Hope winter can find its way to Europe! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iwanttorace?src=hash">#iwanttorace</a> <a href="https://t.co/IHjhGsOHvw">pic.twitter.com/IHjhGsOHvw</a>—@chrisdelbosco
But, teammate Dave Duncan updated everyone once Austria got more snow coverage.
Ian Deans expressed his excitement for the season to start.
While teammate Brady Leman got a different perspective than usual on the Pitztaler Gletscher course.
Starin at the world thru my rear view 🎶 <a href="https://twitter.com/Alpine_Canada">@Alpine_Canada</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/iONCamera">@iONCamera</a> ioncam <a href="https://t.co/Z1XkOOVH9g">pic.twitter.com/Z1XkOOVH9g</a>—@Lemanracing
Former alpine skier Mathieu Leduc thanked his supporters going into his first race in nearly two years.
20 months!first race back from injury tomorrow.Thanks to all who helped me <a href="https://twitter.com/2XUcanada">@2XUcanada</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/dainese">@dainese</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/currexSole">@currexSole</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/EpsomGel">@EpsomGel</a> <a href="https://t.co/mJmNkSDoFg">pic.twitter.com/mJmNkSDoFg</a>—@Leducski
And women's team member Kelsey Serwa is happy to be back on the podium rather than in a classroom.
Kelsey wasn't the only Canadian to earn a medal in Austria. Louis-Pierre Helie stood atop the podium with some familiar faces.
Finally, next-generation Canadian ski cross racer Kevin Drury gave everyone a behind-the-scenes look at the Austrian starting blocks.
The Canadian ski cross team will kick off the World Cup season on December 4th.
In the meantime you can catch the men's alpine team competing on home soil next weekend in Lake Louise, Alta.
Full Downhill and Super G coverage is available this weekend on CBC and cbcsports.ca.