The last few years have been crazy, I worked with Crystal every winter up until this year and I am very happy to have been associated with them as they provided me with the chance to relocate to Italy in the first place. I struggled to compete as much as I wanted while under their employ as I would work 12 hour days. This is why this year, I made the decision that if I wanted to make my life and free-rider happen, I would need to throw all my money/time/passion and love into training, travelling and competing.
Prior to this summer and a lot of research, I didn't know that the free-ride competitive scene was so open and accessible; that's why I tried to compete in slope-style by way of getting used to the competitive atmosphere and attempting to make a name for myself. However, probably not the best time to admit, in relation to a lot of female riders out there, I am not great in the park. For some reason I cant find my "lady balls". However in freeride, whether I'm under the pressure of the competition or just shredding the pow with the guys- its a sense of euphoria and freedom which is hard, near impossible to put into words. I will continue to live this life style for as long as it takes to make it to a position where I am happy with my ability. My dream is to make it to the Freeride world Tour and to continue to travel to amazing terrain to see what the world has to offer; my aim is to one day head to Alaska on a heli trip for a few months, I feel Alaska is where I would find myself and my true snowboarding "spirit". I believe in human potential and I hope that means I can continue to improve regardless of how other people view my ability or past performance and endeavour to grow in my skill. As long as I am riding with cool people and their is snow on the ground, I'm happy."
Open Faces, Axamer Litzum 4*- 8/9th January
Verbier Freeride week 2*- 11/14th January
Engadinsnow by Dakine Corvatsch 3*- 4/7th Febuary
Jasna Adrenalin 4*- 24/28th Febuary
Nendaz Freeride 4*- 11/16th March
St Foy Freeride 2*- 19th March
Roldal Freeride Challenge 4*- 21/24th April
Riksgransen Nordic Championships TBC May