20. August 2015
Photo from training at Snowpark Saas-Fee
I am back in New Zealand for the first competitions of the season. The preparations for the new season went very good. From mid April until the beginning of July I completed the second part of the swiss army sports program. There we first did some skiing at Corvatsch to finish up the old season, then we spent around 7 weeks at the swiss olympic training center in Magglingen, where we did a lot of physical training. In the end we did 2 weeks of technical training on the waterramp and trampoline at Mettmenstetten. After that I was ready to go back to skiing again in mid July. The first week we spent at the indoor ski resort in Bispingen, Germany, where they had a perfect rail park. Then we spent 2 and a half week in Saas-Fee, where we started jumping again under perfect conditions. The trip to New Zealand was pleasant and I feel ready for the upcoming challenges. On Tuesday this week we have the Winter Games Big Air qualifications and on Thursday the Slopestyle World Cup qualifications followed by Slopestyle finals on Saturday and Big Air finals on Sunday. I'm stoked to be back here in New Zealand for the 5th time and I'm excited to compete again!