Megan McJames

Archive for May 2010

As I mentioned at the end of the last blog, summer life in Park City has begun and there have been a few significant changes in my life that I am very excited to share.  Since Dynastar pulled out of the U.S. Ski Team pool and therefore dropped my sponsorship I have been on the search for skis for the 2010-2011 season.  I am happy to announce that, after a thorough testing camp in Mammoth California, I finally found the right company, Fischer.  I will be competing on Fischer skis and boots this upcoming season and think that this change may be a blessing in disguise because, although I had a great time trying all the different companies’ set-ups, I really like the way the Fischer set-up works with my skiing style.

Also, I have moved into a new apartment in Park City with teammate Chelsea Marshall for the summer.  Although it is not very big, it is very cute and has a perfect location between Park City Mountain resort’s bike trails and Main Street.

Lastly, I have started a summer job at a bakery.  Many of you know but my second passion after skiing is baking.  I am hoping this job will allow me to learn a lot about preparing food and also how to run a bakery.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few days at my new job and don’t feel that dipping cookies in chocolate and decorating tarts can be called work!

Dryland begins in full force on Monday so everyone send big muscle vibes! 🙂

April in Park City was snowy and cold and after a long ski season I was longing for some sunshine and a beach.  So, I went to Cabo, Mexico with teammates Jess, Hailey and Sarah.  Sarah’s husband, Federico, is Mexican and set us up with the perfect vacation.  We started the trip staying at a five star resort that was just like the picture perfect vacation you imagine with pools right outside our window and a view of the ocean behind.  We went to a place called Niki beach which was exactly like Spring Break in the movies, with sun burnt, drunk Americans sprawled all over the beach listening to bumping disco in the background.  Sarah is a great surfer and taught us as much of what she knew as we could handle and I am proud to say that I was riding giants on a long board on my first time to Mexico.  Then, toward end the trip, when our time-share at the resort was over we camped on the beach, also a first for me.  It was a girl’s night around the campfire and it was filled with giggles.   All in all it was the vacation I needed to transition from a long ski season to summer life at home!

Sarah, Jess, Hailey, Me (left to right)