Depart/Arrive

I'm gone! 
Or.. I've arrived... depending on which way you look at it. 
After a mega cool spring/summer in NZ packed with training hard, playing in the wilderness, and huck loads of flips, I am back in the European Alps getting ready for the first day of what I expect to be the rowdiest winter of my life to date.
Maaaate. 

So far the plan is to hit eight to nine competitions in three months, ranging from Freeride World Tour stops to Freeride World Qualifier four star events. That pretty much works out at one a week from the end of Jan until April. 
Maaaaaaaaaate. 

Basically, I figured that if I am already jumping into the deep end (FWT) why not just swim in the ocean!  
Oddly, I am still afraid of swimming in deep water, ever since seeing Starwars Ep1 as a kid "There is always a bigger fish" - Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Good thing I'm a skier.

This is a rough itinerary of the places I will be, with about a week in each place:

Montafon - Verbier - Chamonix - Les Arcs - Val Nord Arcallis - Verbier - Sogndal - Jasna - Fieberbrunn - Verbier - Haines (If I am in the top 12 in FWT after Feiberbrunn) Verbier - Unknown - NZ

Also, I've added a couple of new supporters to the family.
Seeing as it is fairly central to all my travels, Verbier is going to be where I do most of my training between comps.
 

Chucking up frost dragon breath at Verbier in 2016 Photo: Tero Repo

Chucking up frost dragon breath at Verbier in 2016
Photo: Tero Repo


The next is MyPakage NZ , who have hooked me up with what could be the finest undies I have ever worn- https://mypakage.nz/
See Instagram post for more on budgies: