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Russia, by the Numbers

Days on snow: 6
Storm days: 6
Total snowfall: “53

Days without luggage: 10
People I borrowed clothes/equipment from: 6
Phone calls to Delta regarding luggage: 57
Airports my bags visited: 10
Contest days: 0

FWT athletes kicked out of official party: 5
Dance-floor related injuries: 1
Scandinavians that missed the last shuttle after the party and stayed in Sochi: 1
People that flew to the wrong airport in Moscow: 4
Angry Russians that thought, by some miracle, I could understand Russian if they just spoke louder and slower: countless

Welcome to Russia, I hope you don’t need your bags this week

Matt Annetts: so gnarly he doesn’t need goggles.

My flight: Jackson>Salt Lake>Atlanta>Munich>Moscow>Sochi
My bags: Jackson>Slat Lake>Atlanta (1 Night Layover)>Munich (1 Night Layover)>Moscow (2 Night Layover> Frankfurt>Munich (1 Night Layover)>Vienna (1 Night Layover)> Sochi

I made it to Russia, unfortunately, my bags decided to go on a scenic journey through airports of Europe. Someday, I hope to see them again. Hopefully Saturday. For now, it’s chilling in a very rainy Krasnaya Polyana. It’s raining to the top, and the bottom two lifts have zero snow, so you have to upload carrying your skis. However, the top has more snow than last year, and hopefully we’ll have a window Saturday or Monday (and I’ll have my luggage.) Although, like a seasoned veteran, I carried on my boots, transceiver, and helmet, and McFly has a pair of MX108 187s that I can borrow- so it’s not so bad. Plus, this gives me an excuse to buy a bunch of Russian clothes, which I was meaning to do. Stay posted for some video etc.