I have arrived in Slovenia for what I was planning to be an Alpen Cup race weekend. Unfortunately, upon our arrival we were told that the races for the weekend where canceled due to the meter plus of heavy wet snow and intermittent power failures at the venue. This is obviously quite disappointing, as the express purpose of this trip is to compete in high quality competitions. Luckily, the town of Bled and the Polkjuka biathlon center are both incredibly scenic. The skiing is excellent and I will be taking part in a time trial with our group and the Slovenian National Team. This time also gives me the opportunity to optimally prepare for the Austrian Championships next weekend. I am steadfast in adhering to the purpose of this trip, which is to make strides as a biathlete. If nothing else this will be a great training block before the spring races and a great opportunity to increase my level for next season. The photos used in this post are courtesy of my teammates Casey Smith and Katrina Howe.