My Northern Hemisphere season is at an end and I am enjoying being back home in Queenstown. I had some amazing experiences attending my first Olympics, met goals and once again met amazing people and visited some great places. Thank you to all my sponsors and supporters who make this possible, especially my parents. Huge thanks to my coach, Nils Coberger who goes the extra mile – looking forward to the coming seasons. Also many thanks to Zobri Trust, Adastra Foundation, Community Trust of Southland, Skeggs Foundadion, Wanaka Ski & Snowsports Club, Guenther Raedler, Hefin & Christine, Snowvision & Browns Ski Shop, NZ Skimasters, XTM, POC Australia & NZ, HEAD, Komperdell, Alpine Health & Fitness Queenstown, NZSki.com, and all my supporters out there. I’ve put together a few photo below from my time in Europe and Sochi, enjoy!
Racing at Mutters, Austria 2nd March – 25.28 point result.
It’s been a pretty full on schedule since competing in the World’s with the first races on the 20th February in Annaberg where I scored a 32.51 in slalom. Following these races we headed off to Turnau but both days of racing were cancelled due to heavy snowfall and poor course conditions so it was back to Leogang for a bit of training.
Next stop was Mutters, Austria for two days of slalom (2nd, 3rd March) – super stoked with results first day scoring a 25.28 and also winning the second run after starting bib 41 first run. Didn’t manage to handle the ruts on day two quite as well but we had some awesome weather which was a bit of a first. Back to Leogang to tune and pack again and headed over to Slovenia for some giant slalom races at Stari vrh (5th March)- was pretty pleased to make points again with a 29.58 result.
Stari vrh, Slovenia 5th March – Giant Slalom
We didn’t wait around for day two as the weather was supposed to be very wet so we took the four hour drive to Turnau, Austria for two more giant slalom races starting 6th March. Wasn’t quite putting two fast runs together here but overall reasonably happy with how it all went.
Back in Leogang we have been taking it easy for a couple of days before we go to GS races on the 12 and 13th in Zagreb, Croatia. Yesterday took a day trip to Salzburg for a bit of different scenery and culture!
Mozart’s birthplace at Getreidegasse 9, Salzburg, Austria