Zermatt, Switzerland – 24 Oct-28th Oct
Day 1: Monday
I arrived on the Monday morning, whereas the other members of team arrived on Saturday night. My parents and my younger brother came up skiing on day 1. In total there are 3 cable cars to the top of the glacier! It takes approximately an hour and a half so by the time you get to the top you just want to hit the snow!! My family just cruised around skiing for the day.
I joined Simon and Jimbo (The coaches!) and the others in the team, including Jamie Barrow and Thomas Bankes (from last season). The new members included Myles McNeany, Tom Akass, Tom Farrow, Marlies Neuner and Jennifer Osbourne. Lots of tom’s! Nice to meet some new people.
We warmed up with some carving then headed for the pipe, which all helps for boardercross. At 2ish, we’re back at the flat for a rest and a bite to eat but we we’re soon heading out to do some core fitness at 4ish. The fitness was so to see how fit we’d kept that summer. For supper we had a nice spaghetti carbonara. yum…
Day 2: Tuesday
The resort was closed because of high winds (90km/h)! We chilled in the morning watching Nitro Circus. In the afternoon we wondered around Zermatt which is at the foot of The Matterhorn. Very Beautiful. It was dumping it down with snow, so we booked a couple of hours in the gym for 4o’clock. For supper we had tortillas…munch…munch…
Day 3: Wednesday
The weather cleared up, yey! We worked on perfecting our finer points of carving technique in wide and little turns. Jimbo filmed our runs to look at later on the TV in the flat.. No fitness. For supper we had chicken, mash and green beans.
Day 4: Thursday
Cold and windy day but not too bad. We rode some pipe and straight-lined some kickers. We all huddled up behind a post and had lunch. The fitness session was more hard-core, we started off doing a 2km run (timed). Next, we did sprints. Five of each distance, best and average times counted. For supper we had spaghetti bolognaise.
Day 5: Friday
Last day… Pipe…Awesome…Tired… Photos…End of week… Sad…Didn’t want to leave…Travel… Home…
Bring on this season 2011-2012!