It's been a whirl-wind few months but things are starting to settle down as we kick off the NZ season. In May I trialed a new ski team, International Ski Racing Academy (ISRA) at their very first camp in Mammoth, California. I had an absolute blast working with world class coaches and some amazing girls for those two weeks. Although I will still be racing/training in NZ with my normal southern hemisphere team, I am pleased to say that I shall be joining ISRA full time as of October. I'm ecstatic with this decision and cannot wait to see where this takes me next!
As for the here and now, a month ago we had the Coberger Academy back to snow ski camp at the Remarkables. A week stuffed full of fundamentals and drills on some remarkably good early-season snow. Following this we had another couple weeks to smash our gym programs and we have now spent our first four days in gates! Stubbies mind you, but gates nonetheless. This first patch is all about bringing the fundamentals we worked on in our freeskiing, into the course. And with races just around the corner, the progression is an important step to harnessing the extra speed.
It is always fantastic to come back to Coronet and fill my phone with pictures of all the amazing sunrises. Huge thanks to NZSki and especially Coronet Peak for their support of the NZ National Ski Team (I've been renamed to the team btw so whoop!)! I'm really looking forward to getting into what is sure to be an epic season.