Athlete Blog: Jared Goldberg in Val d'Isere
Today was incredible. I’m in Val d’Isere, France racing downhill. The downhill track is pretty moderate, so not too long or difficult. It fairly bumpy since there has been two meters of snow in the last two weeks, but what are you going to do.
There is a ton of off piste skiing, but if you’re not local it’s super dangerous. My Dad’s here and was skiing with a local guide. After my run I went and did a hike with them. It was only about 15 minutes long starting from the top of the highest lift. You hike to the very tip of the mountain. There are a bunch of shoots up there. In one section you have to hold onto a metal cable or else you could fall down a super steep rock face.
The run was about 1000 meter vertical, so it was super long. It was so much skiing and pretty much fresh tracks the whole way. Was glad to be skiing with a guide though because a lot of people lose their lives up there when they are unprepared or unaware of hazards.
Unbelievable place, but these are record snows for them. It almost reminds me of how Snowbird usually looks, but don’t worry it will come.
Jared Goldberg is a member of the US Ski Team’s C-Team from Salt Lake City, Utah and says “I grew up skiing at Snowbird and have shredded it hard ever since. I’m super into the outdoors and enjoying nature such as mountains and the ocean. In the off season when I’m not skiing, I usually am surfing, rock climbing, or mountain biking.” His blog can be found at www.jaredgoldbergskier.com