image image image imageAfter an overnight snowfall of 49cm and high wind speeds of up to 180kmph, once we arrived at the lifts we realised that half of the mountain was closed. After waiting for an hour in the LONGEST lift queue I have ever been in, and then another hour for the next lift we finally made it up the mountain.
Once reaching the top we were attacked by the snow blizzard and so immediately went in for a mountain breakfast of buttermilk pancakes.. Yum.
Finally we were ready to ski and to try the powder. The snow was so good, knee deep and sometimes deeper and so much fun to ski in. Our instructors catch phrase for this day was “turning is fear” and so we just skiied straight down the snowed filled slopes and valleys and floated over whatever came our way.
Moving onto more technical skiing, once we felt like we’d tackled the powder to our hearts intent, we stopped on an intermediate slope to film our skiing. Video analysis allowed us to see that although we felt like we were so low, actually we weren’t really bent that much! We also could see our form and how to improve it – so helpful!!
Last night was our first night out, a great end to our first few days training!! We ended up in Tommy Africa’s, a crazy whistler club and then spent the whole day today relaxing and revitalising for our next week of training!
A great start to my AllTracks season.

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