Driving up to Soelden the memory bank was working over time: Memories of years gone by: Would snow chains be needed? Who would win this year? How good it is having a British racer, Alex Tilley, on the start list and then a flashback to a picture posted by the US Ski Team’s press officer of a picture that she had posted on Facebook and the thoughts all the American Team will have this year in Soelden. Two of their team were killed in an avalanche last winter in Soelden. And then the Austrians hope were shattered earlier in the week with the news that Anna Fenninger is out for the whole season after falling in training. 

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