Racers described the snow at Aspen’s World Cup Slalom race as “grippy and aggressive,” which may have contributed to Sun Peaks’ Elli Terwiel’s unsuccessful completion of the course at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup on Nov. 27. In a field of 60 racers, 19 failed to finish.
“I straddled a gate and crashed,” says Terwiel, shaking it off.
“I really charged out of the gate and when you charge, sometimes you crash,” she says. “It’s all part of the game.”
Just a day after her World Cup DNF, Terwiel competed in the FIS NorAm Cup in Aspen, Colo., finishing a strong 7th in her event.
“I came in 7th, but 2nd North American with the full U.S. and Canadian teams in attendance,” notes Terwiel, obviously happy with her results.
Next up for Terwiel, exams at the University of Vermont where she’s studying Civil Engineering before heading back to B.C. for the Audi Coupe Nor-Am Cup at Panorama.