Friday morning the alarm went off 06.00 and the bus was leaving 07.00 up to the competition area.
Someone forgot to turn the light on so the first 20min up there the competition face was hard to orientate in since it was kind of white out and hard to see how the landings was. It was a steep and cool face with many futures. After many different lines in my head I got to compose my line, but on our way up I changed the last part since I could see that the landing was better than expected.
When it was my turn to drop in I was pretty calm that is unusual for me in comps. I use to be super nervous before I get the go. I had a easy line in the top ending up in a big drop in the bottom. As usual I lost my line already on top and didn't hit the top cliff as I wanted but it was ok. After my second element I totally lost it could not find my way to the exit point and my skiing felt really bad.
Jumped out a small waterfall instead of the cliff but I did not fall and it's like 2 years since last time I did not crash in a competition. Qualified as nr 12. who was ok. The top 10 riders really skied well today!!
On Saturday they opened the rest of the face ant it was a great competition area! Steep and many features all over the mountain. I chose a line in the center of the face pretty much straight down from the top ending in a short traverse in the bottom for a cliff but on the way up many people talked about go down in the same area and I started to be scared for only ice left for me so I figured out that I just should cruse some powder turns down the skiers right of the face and enjoy the good snow instead of be super nervous about my line and maybe get lost again. And so I did! It was a super nice run with good snow some small pillows and I had a good time. Pretty safe run and I had a good time on my way down. Came down and people asked if I totally lost my line again but no...
Skied safe the whole weekend and I got 8th place in the end so I'm happy with that. Maybe I should keep it simple in the future and get more top 10 spots...
A great weekend perfect conditions, good weather and all the cool people to hang out with so thank to you all!!
Fri Flyt's movie from the qualification day:
Fri Flyt's movie from the finals.