…getting lazy with updating my Blog;-) hehe…
The week started with driving to Ispo on Monday, having some good talks with interesting people and some of my sponsors. Was quite successful and saw what’s new for next winter – already looking forward to the new Ortovox avalanche transceiver!!! It’s gonna be the easiest transceiver ever to use!!! Ispo means crowded exhebition halls, new comming outs for the next winter season and of course it’s the best meeting point to get in contact with your sponsors!
As I wasn’t able to ski for the whole week because of my pain on my shins (Lindsey Vonn has the same problem at the moment;-), a so called “Schuhrandprellung, so I’m not alone;-)), I had some good climbing sessions with Toni in the Tivoli climbing hall. Climbing is for me a very good change and excellent for the mind, awesome mental training to stay focused! And Toni always pushes me further – thxxx 🙂 for your support and kicking my ass;-)!!!
For the weekend I went to Fieberbrunn. Lori, Sandy and Pia – some of my teammates in the Girls Ski Movie, got a wildcard to compete in the Women’s Freeride Worldtour!! Lori came in 3rd, Pia 7th and Sandy crashed, so she didn’t score that good and was really unhappy… But most important – they all came healthy down the finish line :-)!!!
It was awesome to watch, good atmosphere on the mountain, some crazy lines and crashes… Jess McMillan, a rippin’ US-Freeskigirl skied a line which I would never ever ski, or at least it wouldn’t come up to my mind… Very exposed and a 15m cliff. She didn’t stick the landing but as she sayed later, she was happy that she pushed herself further… Crazy girl ;-)!!! But the judges want to see more fluent lines and I think it’s still Freeskiing and not Skijumping…;-)
Some pics from the atmosphere on the mountain…
The men had a FWT-Qualifier on the same face – the Wildseeloder.
Hauni, the local pro had such a great run, he said it was his run of his life!!! He was really going big!!! 1st place he had to share with a cool mountaineering guide from Zermatt, Samuel Anthamatten. You would have never thought by seeing him that he would have something to do with riding Freeride Comps… 3rd place also went to Austria, Stefan Moser! Awesome guys!!!
For a full report, further information and pics see:
In the evening we had pizza at a very tiny restaurant… Lori and me, Jess and Crystal joined in a bit later… Met also Cody Townsend and his fiancé Elyse Saugstad, two awesome US-Freeskiers at the pizza place… He told us that they were going to Defreggen for the next 10 days for filming!!! Awesome!!! So watch out for them if you are in the region!!!