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Dew Tour Breckenridge, Colorado

17. Dezember 2015

After I achieved some good results last season I reached the 24th place in the AFP slopestyle ranking, which was enough to receive an invitation for this year's Dew Tour at Breckenridge. I was really happy to get the chance to compete at one of freeskiing's biggest competitions again. Before heading to the Dew Tour we spent almost all November at the Prime Park Sessions on the Stubai Glacier with the Swiss Freeski Team. The conditions there were perfect and we all got to work on our skills again before the winter season finally kicked off.

In the end of November we travelled to Colorado. We had one week of skiing and getting use to the conditions before the Dew Tour started. It was a lot of fun to ski some rails at Keystone resort with the team. On the 7th and 8th of December we had two practice days on the Dew Tour course and on the 10th the semi finals were on. The practice went well and I managed to put a good run together. But then during the warm-up on the semi finals day the little mishap happened. I came a little too short on one of the jump and hurt my hand by hitting it on the ground. After an x-ray later on, they found out that I got a broken thumb. Anyway after the crash I want back to the start gate, where our physio Christine taped my thumb and I got myself ready to take my semi final runs even though I wasn't able to grab my poles. After I didn't bring down my first run, I was able to land my second run but I did a few minor mistakes, which affected my score. I ended up on the 18th place.

After I saw the doctor in the US they changed my flight and I flew back to Switzerland. Fortunately a broken thumb doesn't take too long to heal and I'll be back skiing soon. Since we don't have any competitions during the christmas/new year's period I will probably have enough time to heal until the World Cup at Mammoth in the end of January. Thanks to my physio, coaches, team mates, the doctors and everyone else for helping me out!

© Jonas Hunziker |