ISPO + EURO OPEN
I am currently sat on the plane! After a week on the road, that started out in Munich Germany for ISPO! Roxy flew us out there for the gigantic tradeshow. Don’t think I have ever seen anything quite like it you literally cannot walk from one stand to the other without bumping into someone you know. The Roxy stand was next level impressive, so myself and Kjersti Buaas hung out, did some interviews took a few photos and entertained ourselves in the meca that is ISPO!
Roxy put us up in an insane hotel, it was so nice that when I arrived with Lesley Mckenna our Roxy TM we thought it was a museum, then a potential art gallery so we actually drove past it 2x haha! And then walked in and asked if it was a hotel.
Next stop was the EUROPEAN OPEN (POWDER) WIND (INTERVIEWS) AND FOAM PITS!
So we got up mega early to hit the road, and battle the snowy conditions to make it to LAAX, Switzerland in time for practice, however day 1 practice cancelled SNOW, day 2 practice cancelled SNOW + WIND, Wednesday we got on the course for an hour, and then come game day… yesterday we woke up to Blizzard like conditions so unfortunately the contest had to be cancelled a real shame as they had done a great job on the course and I was loving it.
Whiteout park laps. FUN... but white.
Burton put us up in the Rocks resort, real pimp apartments, and looked after us so well at the contest, so huge thanks for having me as a invited rider.
I did however ride my first pow days of the season.
Contest day POW LAPS. Roxy Chickz. Katie Ormerod, KJ + myself.
Had a wee jump sesh at the Laax Frestyle academy, thanks to Red Bull Switzerland for hooking that up.
Catching up with Ed Leigh from BBC ski Sunday.
Getting that Hero shot done for SKI SUNDAY!
In other news, today I was meant to fly to Russia for the first Olympic test event, it got cancelled due to lack of snow! Crazy as I mission-ed it back from the US to get a visa in London, the Pipe event is still on, so looking forward to hearing what crazy stories the GB lads come back with! The countdown is on now. 1 year to go.