I am 19 years old. I grew up in Stoke, England and started skiing when I was 11 at my local dry ski slope (Stoke Ski Center). I started freestyle skiing when I was 12 when I took part in a freestyle camp. I compete internationally in World Cups and World Championships including Dew Tour. I also Qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
I want to accomplish getting on the podium at Dew Tour, X Games and future Olympics in my career.
You need to be very strong, especially in the legs as there’s a lot of impact. Also the injury risk is pretty high.
Landing a new trick and placing well in a competition.
I work on getting height in my training, which the judges like so it gets me more points in competition.
Just falling in my run, and it always makes me nervous looking down the pipe with all the lights and people.
Just to have fun and enjoy the sport and competing. Doing this you progress more and just relax.
I am training through the year and following the competition circuit, and long term plan to qualify for the next Olympics.
I would say really train the technical side of skiing, it is really beneficial when going into freestyle if you can ski really well.
The first two days of this course follow the same outline as the 1 and 2 day courses (above) and it then offers another full day on the board to really master the board start and go on to controlled edging, upwind riding and turns. If you’re keen to take up the sport we recommend the three day kitesurfing lesson as it gives the time to become confident and independent.
Course duration: 18 hours total
All included + post course handout pack.