But with the warm weather and great visibility, it made things a bit more enjoyable. “It’s beautiful. It’s so warm. But I got lazier as the day went on. The course stayed fast and I thought I was going to be able to pass at the bottom, but that wasn’t possible for my style. For the final I just tried to get the hole shot, which I didn’t get, but it still worked out.”
Second-place finisher Doris Krings used her Alpine racing skills to edge to make it to the finals today. “I’m trying to do both boardercross and Alpine racing now, but I hurt myself in a boardercross last year so I’ve had a little break. But I love alpine racing. You should come see a parallel GS. We get to wear speed suits and don’t have all this padding.”
Hot on the heels of her podium finish at the X Games was Aspen local Erin Simmons, who took third today.
For fourth-place finisher Alison Clark, this was a big improvement from the last race. “The X Games were brutal on me,” she said. “It was super tight today and people were all over the place. I had a bad time trials yesterday, so I kept on having a bad lane choices. All the girls kept close until someone fell. It was really sketchy. The adrenaline is still going.”