January 25, 2013
Here is a quick update of the last two comps.
It all started in Revelstoke/British Columbia this year. I really like Revelstoke and the atmosphere there is just how you expect Canada.
We had a quite long waiting period, because of bad weather and visibility. So the contest got postponed. Although it was nice, so we went out for skiing everyday and we had lots of fun doing some very nice treeruns with my austrian friends.
The conditions at the compday were very good and i had a comfortable feeling when i was getting into my run. I picked a very nice line and i did very well at my first two cliffs. I sticked them, but after two turns I got caught by a track and I crashed. I couldn´t hold on to my run and i missed the last cliff I wanted to jump. Although it was a very nice competition and I just enjoyed riding.
In between Revelstoke and Courmayeur I made a quick stop back home. Packed up my stuff again, tuned my skies and got ready for Italy.
Courmayeur is actually one of my favourite places in the alps. I love the Italian flair in the town and it is lovely to walk in those little cheese and butcher stores and get some nice and good food.
Courmayeur is the sunny side of the „Monte Bianco“. I was really looking forward to the race and I like the face very much. I picked an agressive line. The level of the riders is very high and you have to perform the best you can. It is a very small edge between winning and taking to much risk. I decided to go all in. I want to show my best at the competitions and I don´t like to go for a save line. Save lines are not winning. : )
I had a high number and the top part wasn´t nice to ski. It was quite sharky and so I crashed again. Even if I crashed I enjoyed the time in Courmayeur and the next competition will be this Saturday, 26th of January in Chamonix.
As we arrived in Chamonix the weather was nice and so I decided to go up the Aguille du midi and to ride the Valle Blanche with my girl. The scenerie is absolutely stunning. I really enjoyed it and realized how tiny we are compared to this huge and massive mountains.
I had a really good day up in the mountains, but now it is time to get serious again. Face check and picking the right line. I will go, as you would say playing poker „All In!“ I will start with bibnumer 1! You can watch the competition online over www.freerideworldtour.com starting at 9:00 am.
New Comp, new face, new chance, new line, new possiblities, new time to proof myself. Looking forward to it!!!