Lately, we haven't seen Mackenzie's smiling face at our UAA Ski Team practices, and it makes us sad. But she's probably in a better place. No, I don't mean something bad happened to Mackenzie! I just mean it's been raining here in Anchorage since she left us for those majestic pink granite towers of the Italian Dolomites, so she's not missing much around here when it comes to skiing conditions. I haven't heard boo from Mackenzie since she left town, but I did have a nice conversation with her parents a couple days ago at the Dena'ina Center, and they assured me that she's having the time of her life over there at the US Ski Team's pre-U23 World Champs training camp in Dobbiaco, Italy!
None of the UAA Ski Team Blog staff were able to tear themselves away from the latest Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber news on TMZ long enough to actually go to Italy and file a report ourselves, but we did find a copy of this spycam video, slipped under the Blog HQ back door in the middle of the night, which purports to show Mackenzie in the midst of some classic intervals on the Dobbiaco racing trails. Check out the screen capture below and decide for yourself if it's really her.
The word on the street is the team will be leaving Dobbiaco (AKA Toblach) on Monday to make the drive through the mountains to Val di Fiemme for the WCs.