Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Hey everyone, I am now in Alta Badia in Italy. There is not much snow but it is better then I expected. The jet lag is not so bad. We skied today some GS free skiing and in the gates it was pretty good, a little soft but good. It a big difference from the last time I skied GS in Norquay on injected snow. But they were putting water in the snow today so it should be very good for the WC GS on Sunday.

But first, some more training tomorrow and then a Europa-Cup GS on Friday.

I will be ready for Sunday!



Saturday, December 2, 2006

First World Cup GS!

After a short rest last week after my accident, I was feeling good when I woke up this morning and ready for my first WC of the season. I had a good warm up and I thought that I had a good inspection. I think that I had a pretty good start! I attacked and went for it! The snow was good and I was moving forward like I wanted to. There was a delay and then a single gate over a brakeover! After the brakeover, there was a gate that you came into blindly. I tought I had a good line, but I was a little too direct. I got light on my skies and I couldn't keep turning. I ended up going under the flag in between the to gates.

It all happened so fast that I didn't even have time to do anything. It's really sucks because I felt good on my skis. It wasn't even because I was skiing badly.

The next GS will be Alta Badia in Italy. But, first I have the Beaver Creek SL tomorow. I was skiing very fast in SL in training at Mt. Norquay last week before my accident. I'll do my best tomorrow.


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Broken Teeth and Stitches

I got a gate in the face today! As a result, I ended up with a severely cut lip, which required about 10 stitches and I lost three teeth and I broke four more.

All in all, it was a hell of a day!!

I'll put more pictures up soon for your personal enjoyment!!

I learned my lesson! Kids wear a face guard!!!

Training Out West

I'm in Canmore, AB right now! We just finished the Coaches Cup in Panorama, BC. The races were ok! In summary, I finished 5, 7, and 3, which is a big improvement from my performance on the same course last year.

We're training at Mt. Norquay. The skiing is good! The terrain here is steeper than Panorama and it's a nice change. Although the snow conditions were good at Panorama, I prefer the steeps to the flats. In general, I feel great! My new Rossi equipement is great, the coaching and the ski service is great, I'm mentally and physically prepared and ready to rip.

I will be leaving for Colorado on the the 25th. I'm going to be doing a couple of Nor-Am races, which start on the 27th. From there I will be heading eaver Creek to prepare for the World Cup - GS and SL races on the weekend of Dec. 2-3.

I'll give you some news from Colorado!! Later!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Skiing at the End of the World

JP the Racer's New Blog

Hi Friends, Family, and Fans,

I'm sorry to say that I had to shutdown my website. It was getting expensive to run and I couldn't update it as frequently as I wanted to.

The good news is that this blog will allow me to stay in touch even on the road. I can easily post recent pictures and let you know how my training and races are going even on the road.

Stay tunned...