Thanksgiving 2016 and the Killington FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

As with most years, we spent Thanksgiving in Vermont with lots of family. I honestly didn’t take many pictures as I was trying to be present and enjoy the time with each other. Although we did eat multiple Thanksgiving meals…

Thanksgiving 2016

On Tuesday before Thanksgiving Vinnie and I hosted my family and our apartment because it was the only day all of us would be together. Julia flew out on Wednesday to go ski in Europe.

Ford Family Photo Thanksgiving 2016

On Wednesday we drove to Vermont.

On Thursday we ate Thanksgiving with Vinnie’s family and then walk down the hill to my aunts house and had another Thanksgiving with my side of the family.

On Friday we vegged and ate leftovers.

On Saturday and Sunday we went to Killington and watch the F I S World Cup for alpine women’s ski racing. This was a huge moment in Vermont and New England ski racing. So many people showed up to cheer on the best in the world and it was incredibly exciting to be there and a part of the historic event. ¬†Over the two days of the event, there were over 30,000 spectators in attendance. ¬†That’s incredible!

There were mobs of people walking up the access rode to watch the race.

Killington World Cup 2016

The spectators piled in. No one cared about the cold, rain, fog or snow. They were all there to cheer on the ski racers and take in the moment.Killington World Cup 2016

We brought Emerson along for all the fun. She was such a trooper. She brave the crowds, the noise, and the weather like a champ.

My brother hooked us up with VIP tickets so I was able to bring Emerson out of the crowds and into the warmth much easier. I still had to nurse her in public because there was no privacy to be found. Emerson was very distracted by all the commotion!

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Killington World Cup 2016

It was a great weekend with so much family time. It made it really hard to go back to work but it’s also nice to get back into a routine. This holiday season is going to be busy with lots of holiday parties and celebrations. This weekend definitely a great kick off!

How was your Thanksgiving weekend?

Meet & Greet with Julia Ford

Last night we had a Meet & Greet for my sister, Julia. I have mentioned her before, but she is a profession Ski Racer and competed in the Sochi Olympics last winter. She is home for the Holidays so we had a gathering for friends, fans and kids in the local ski programs to come and meet her, get her autograph and ask her questions. It was a really fun night and we had an incredible turn out! To see more pictures, head over to Julia’s site –

Olympian Julia Ford at Stemwinder in VT
Julia meeting and taking pictures with all the kiddos
Olympian Julia Ford at Stemwinder in VT
I got to Introduce Julia – It was a very special moment for me!
Olympian Julia Ford at Stemwinder in VT
The crowd listening to Julia talk
Olympian Julia Ford at Stemwinder in VT
My brother, Willie, asked her questions people submitted earlier in the night
Olympian Julia Ford at Stemwinder in VT
Me and siblings happy after such a great night!