All Out

All Out: Series where I discuss the critical factors that have helped catalyze my success

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New Zealand GoPro Video’s of Training

Below are the two videos taken with my GoPro Hero3 from Giant Slalom and Slalom training in New Zealand. Majority of the filming was shot from the GoPro attached to a pole and a skier following me.

New Zealand Camp 2013

I just got home several days ago after almost a month New Zealand. I’ve been training down there for the last 9 years now with the team. New Zealand is up there for my favorite places in the world. The skiing is not always amazing but good enough to get valuable training on winter snow. What’s really nice is it’s moderate enough in the valley to golf, play tennis or hike. As with most years we spent most our time in the Queenstown area training at Coronet Peak. This camp is always important for figuring out things in our skiing as well as testing equipment. Alex Martin, my tech, brought 70+ pairs of skis down this year.

This year we ventured to Round Hill near Lake Tekapo to start the camp off. It was my first time in Tekapo, so it was nice to see something different. Round Hill is perfect for getting back on snow since it’s pretty moderate terrain wise.

Views from the top!

After a week at Lake Tekapo we headed back to Queenstown and Coronet Peak. I focused mostly on slalom this camp. This year was a particularly bad snow year so our training options were more limited then normal, therefore GS training was always on extreme terrain which is good but not ideal for figuring out new things technically or equipment wise. Slalom on the other hand was very productive, I felt like I made some strides technically and figured out some things equipment wise as well.

Tommy and I at the top of a GS course.

Now that I am home I am looking forward to hanging out here enjoying the end of Summer until the season starts ramping up with speed camp in Chile in a couple weeks.

Alex, Forest and Shaun on the side of the course watching GS training at Cornet Peak. See you in Chile guys!

New Gopro angles from Spring Training

Last week I was in Mammoth for Spring training and tested out a new Gopro mount I built. The new mount gives a sweet angle and was used to help analyze my technique and style. Check it out below:

Greenland with Warren Miller

When I got the call from Warren Miller this winter to film with them again this spring I was pumped. They gave me the option between Alaska and Greenland. Tough Choice, but despite Alaska being the pinnacle of big mountain skiing, I decided one doesn’t get opportunities to go to Greenland very often so I went with Greenland. The trip was put on with The Climate Reality Project and I Am Pro Snow to help highlight how climate change has been affected Greenland and how that effects the rest of the world.

Getting to Greenland is quite the endeavor; you have to fly right over Greenland to Copenhagen then fly most of the way back. Unfortunately the airlines lost my ski bag so I didn’t want to venture to one of the most isolated places in the world without the necessary equipment. When I finally got my bag there weren’t any flights Greenland that day. So after 3 days in Copenhagen I finally made it to Manitoq, Greenland. From there we loaded onto to the Kisaq our boat and home. The other athletes on the trip were Mark Abma and Michelle Parker; two of the best big mountain skiers out there. I was really looking forward to learning from them. Unfortunately we didn’t have the best snow conditions (4inches of powder on hard refrozen and glacial ice). It has been an unusually warm winter in Greenland and in the 50s the week before we arrived which in a way played into the climate change story.

We mostly skied pretty mellow scenic lines. Even though the snow was not amazing, the guides were able to find us some fun skiing. With good snow conditions the skiing in Greenland would be amazing. The whole experience of living on the boat, the scenery and the crew made for an awesome time. I wish I could have spent more time up there but I had to cut the trip short to film Pre Olympic Promos in LA with NBC along with a bunch of other Olympic hopefuls.

The Kisaq: our home in Greenland.

The Heli ripping around a glacier as it enters the ocean.

Riding shotgun. Kare our pilot was amazing!

View from the top of one of the lines.

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