Grand Prix

Around a week ago I competed in the Grand Prix at Copper Mountain in Colorado. This was one of the Olympic qualifiers so in order to get the criteria and qualify, I had to get a top 12 place at the least (making the finals). As I had qualified into the Dew Tour finals only one more top 12 was needed, so I was feeling the pressure.

On the day of the Qualifications, it took place in the evening under the spot lights, my mind was just set on trying to enjoy myself and getting down my run, like I know I can. I had landed my runs in practice so I was feeling confident, but unfortunately the nerves got to me and I crashed in the first run. This put a lot of pressure and nerves on me for my second run. Thankfully I landed and made into the finals in 10th place!

Here’s the link to my run:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbfhT5nvr34&feature=youtu.be

A few days later the finals took place, again at night, a lot of people turned up to watch and the whole thing was broadcasted live on tv. Now that I had made it to the finals I had no pressure on me and I could just go out there and enjoy myself. I didn’t land my runs totally how I wanted in the finals but still managed to come out in 10th!

Now had a week of over Christmas, time to get back into training for the next world cup in Calgary, Canada on the 31st-3rd January.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Colorado

I’ve been out in Colorado now for 3 weeks and I couldn’t be more pleased with how its going. Just over a week ago I had my first comp of the season, The North Face Freeski open, as this was soon after i arrived and wasn’t an Olympic qualifier we decided to treat as a training competition. I landed my run in qualifiers and proceeded into finals in 6th place, unfortunately in the finals i fell on my runs!

2 days after I started training for Dew Tour as i was 1st alternate, fortunately someone dropped out and I was able to compete. I was really nervous as it is a really big and well known comp, plus I was competing against the top girls in the sport. Qualifiers were a blast as I skied the best I ever had and managed to qualify into finals in 7th place!! This was better than I thought, so went into the finals with nothing to lose. Unfortunately, due to lack of speed, I didn’t land the run I wanted too; but still managed to land a basic safety run and finished overall in 7th place. Which I’m still super stoked about!!

Now I’m in the middle of training for the Grand Prix taking place at Copper Mountain on Thursday evening.