You know its time to start slicing some turns when you scroll through your instagram feed and see 9/10 of the most recent posts are of people shredding in Colorado. Last week I had physical testing in Park City, UT. Before I can go skiing, sports science wants to make sure the injured leg is within 92% strength of the non-injured leg. Problem is, I injured both legs… so I guess I am pretty damn even! Nonetheless, I am the strongest I have ever been, and I was cleared to go skiing. I spent 4 days in Copper Mountain, Colorado free skiing with coach Ian Lochhead, just going through the movements. I am now finishing up my fall term at Dartmouth and will be heading back out to Colorado on the 22nd to start my winter!
Here is a little throwback to the first NorAm of the season last year, where I went from 23rd after the first run to 11th overall and a 4th place on the second run, competing against multiple top 30 World Cup racers.
Here is me doing the infamous 30-30-30 last week. The test consists of 30 jumps as high as you possibly can, followed by 30 seconds of rest, and then 30 more jumps as high as you can. The line that attaches to the harness around my waist runs into the ceiling to measure how high each jump is. First 30 jumps are easy… second 30 is stump city. Also, Simon Dumont comes into screen halfway through the video to scope out my hops. Pretty chill.