So do you want the good news or the bad news first??? ?Bad news...ok...the bad news is I missed the podium by .10 seconds and ended up 4th today. ?The good news is the field was stacked with a few world cup skiers including Marco Buchel, Manny Osborne-Paradis, and a few others so the competition was tight. I was also 6th in yesterdays race and I'm currently 2nd in the Europa Cup DH standings so I will be training for a spot to race in the World Cup in Wengen next week! ?The other good news is that I'm in one of the most beautiful ski town in the alps. ?Wengen is a tiny village tucked away in the Swiss Alps that makes you feel like you are living in a winter fairy tale. ?For one, the sled is the favored choice of transportation (there are no gas powered vehicles except tractors that the farmers drive around and the occasional snow blower, and each hotel has a courtesy taxi powered by electricity. ?There is one grocery store, a couple bakeries, and a number of small pubs that cater to the predominantly English band of tourists. ?The other selling point is the Eiger towers over Wengen, which is one of the most prestigious mountains in the alps. ?Since I'm coming back next week for the world cup I promise to post some pictures soon. ??