Shiffrin, Wright Featured in the Associated Press
When the Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team returned to snow recently at Official Training Site Copper Mountain, Colo., they didn't know what to expect. Colorado in early June, in one of the hottest summers to date?! But, the Copper Mountain and U.S. Ski & Snowboard staff pulled it off together, and it was a productive camp.
That feat caught the attention of the Associated Press' Pat Graham, a longtime partner of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, who was impressed, to say the least. He featured the camp in a recent article, entitled "Peak performers: Shiffrin, ski team return to snow for camp".
In his piece, Pat interviewed newly-nominated Development Team athlete Isabella "Bella" Wright, who was an invitee with the U.S. Ski Team throughout the 2019-20 season and started in her career-first FIS Ski World Cup in Lake Louise, Canada. Bella, who won the 2019-20 super-G NorAm title, was stoked to be back on snow in Copper.
“Being back skiing, on the snow, it just felt like home,” said Bella Wright, who made her World Cup debut last season. “It felt like we were back doing what we’re supposed to be doing.”
Head women's coach Paul Kristofic added that the training was vital, since the Team missed spring training due to COVID-19. "It's just great quality mileage in the bank," he said.