I hadn't been following closely enough to realize that she was doing all of this as a self-funded athlete.
Yeah, and this off-season Alpine Canada went to her to bring her back into the program (as well as all her sponsors of course). Her team looked at the deal and said, thanks but no thanks and was ready to go solo again.
You're seeing more alpine athletes doing this, and some nordic ones too.
North American Orienteers I suppose.