It’s been a CRAZY few days…1st, 2nd and today!

We’ve had it all, wind snow and perfect blue bird.  New years day provided us with a bit of wind but 9 inches of fresh so we did the tour of Keystone and spent the day freeskiing and working on switch skiing for the most part.

Today however we awoke to perfect bluebird and it was clearly the most progressive day by all so far!

Check out the galley below for just a glimpse of some of the action.

Action photo credits: James Thompson Photography

Fisrt Day at Keystone was a rippa! Happy Birthday Bailey!

 

Happy birthday Bailey!

Despite the holiday crowds, Keystone laps at Area 51 proved to be rewarding today. A very happy bunch arrived home before heading straight out to the Rec. Centre for a recovery session.

The Sunday Roast is in the oven waiting their return before we do it all again tomorrow!

Skiers Junction Breck HQ!

Skiers Junction Breckenridge home is the perfect place to relax after a big day shredding the park! Junction…ers arrive in two days!

Finding The Key To A Good Time

It doesn’t get any better in Summit County. The chills of last week are behind us. Doodle wore sunnies and hoodies were out in full force. It even got above zero.


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Most of the guys leave in 2 day’s, so today was their second last day on snow. It went down. Rob Barron, Nic’s Dad visited from Aspen and tried his feet out on a few boxes and Nic showed him how it’s done… unnatural. Harry hiked a rail, searching for the elusive 450 off, whilst Gilbert tried to reclaim them. James slid rails for days, almost and Jac got back out there after a couple days taken it easy with a sore knee.


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Lunch was full of BBQ sauce and smiles and we treated our selves to a Wendy’s stop on the way home from the hill. It was one of the longest days of the trip. Skiing 8.30am until 3.30pm. At this altitude with a turbo charged park like Keystone, it ain’t easy.

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Happy MLK day! We will be glad to see the crowds return to Denver. Tomorrow it’s off to Breck to touch the sky for one last time… for most. On the bright side, its only 6 months until the Aussie winter!


A Typical Day In Park Lane

We woke at 7am to Doodle’s newest favourite song by the Momas and the Papas. Slowly the junctioners appeared in the kitchen. The sun was shining outside and the weather report was promisingly warm.

 Out the door by 8am, we drove 15 minutes to Breckenridge, just in time for first lift. The park, Park Lane was looking perfect. Next door, the USA Slopestyle Team trained in Freeway (the plus size park full of 60 to 80 ft jumps and jumbo rail features).


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We warmed up then began to work on the tricks we’d talked about that morning. Harry worked on unnatural flatspins. James stepped up to a few of the bigger jumps. Nic Barron and Gilbert tried to nail their mute 3s. Will was trying blind 270s of everything, meanwhile Nic Stevens found his feet again after an ankle injury 2 weeks ago and Ollie worked on styling out his switch 7s. However, the day went to Ryley who took things double with double cork 12s.

 



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After the snow we headed into the gym for a recovery session with Anthony, SSA strength and conditioning coach.

 

Tonight we will sleep soundly with roast pork in our belly. Thanks Jackie.