Across the Pond | Vol.1
Andorra FWT Face Check
Vallnord Arcalis, Andorra
After almost a year of waiting patiently, the first stop of the Freeride World tour arrived In Vallnord Arcalis, Andorra. Words can’t describe the feelings that were going through my mind as I was standing in the start gate at that first event. Dropping in was the most nervous I have ever been. I skied the line I wanted to ski, but unfortunately missed judged my landmark in the flats and missed my speed for a 360 I wanted to and washed out on the landing. After getting back to my feet, with frustration beating in my head, I finished my run strong hitting two more features and ended up in 17th place.
Not the result I was going for however, was pretty stoked on my line and making it to every feature I had scoped.
Grandvilara, Andorra Freeride World Junior Championships
The following week team Canada, consisting of 5 members from the Whitewater Freeride Team, arrived in Grandvilara, Andorra for the 2016 World Junior Championships!
Coaching for the 2nd year
I was unbelievably happy the timing worked out and I could be there for that. Helping coach and watching my sister and 5 other Whitewater athletes make such an impression in the competition was something special. Last year was my fist time coaching my sister at this event.
One week after the Junior Freeride Championships in Grandvilara, it was back to competition mode for me in Chamonix France. Coming into this competition I was really pushing for a better score than Andorra. Unfortunately, it wasn’t my day in Cham. I ended up playing it too safe after hearing about all of the crashing going on before I dropped. I knew after my last air that I had not skied to my full potential and I ended up in 16th. It really became part of the learning proccess of being on the tour. Im now feeling much wiser going into the 3rd Stop in Austria March 6-10 (weather window)