Wednesday, January 19, 2011

 Chest deep powder!
Our powder crew.
 Waiting for first lifts.
 Half an hour wait for epic  powder!
 April and I waiting for the chair.
 Chair lift time.
Highest point in Breckenridge, reachable by chairlift.
Hey all,
So epic day up the mountain yesterday. 26 inches of snow.With an early morning start we were all on the mountain by 8:30, except a few who had caught a stomach bug and were at home sick as dogs. I have some photos from the day but it would have to be the most pow I have ever rode. I got home and found all the sick people were nearly better but around 5pm I had started to feel a bit sick. By 6 o'clock  was continuously vomiting and by 10:30 my coach took me to the hospital. Three hours of being on a drip and I was feeling much better. I got home and the girls were feeling better aswell. So now I'm at home resting for a day or so then hopefully I'll be back and healthy in no time.

Love Alex xox

Sunday, January 16, 2011

bit late..but Got 4th in Rev Tour - Mt Hood

Hey guys,
Sorry I'm a little late with blogging,
At Mt Hood , I didn't get into the pipe competition unfortunately. I did however make it into finals in Slopestyle the following day and come 4th , which I was soooo happy. I then came home and had a rest day. Then the day after had practice for the Gatorade series. Yesterday I competed in Slopestyle and got 4th and today I went In the pipe and unfortunately got 9th due to some falls and the girls were very good. Back to training on Tuesday and no more comps till February.

Miss everyone lots ,
Alex xx

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mt Hood, Competition Time!

Hey All,
Competition time once again and this time snowboarding has taken me to Mt Hood, Oregon . As usual, I brought the bad luck to everyone flying with me.  The start of our trip began with heavy traffic from Breckenridge to Denver and had to sprint to get to check in . Once we got to the check in they told us we had missed our flight. We found out the next plane was full and so we went to a different company and they wanted a ridiculous price. So Pat, Woods and myself stayed in a really nice hotel in Denver. We woke up at 5am and caught our plane to Seattle. Our plane in Denver was then stopped because there was a snow storm and our plane had to have this special spray put on it  so we could go. That took 1 hour and then we were off. We got to Seattle and we had missed our connecting flight , so we caught the next flight with plenty of time. We got on the plane to Portland and it was only a half an hour and we were in Portland. Things started to look bright. We got to the baggage collection , Pat and I got our bags but Woods was taking a little longer then we expected. We waiting half an hour and still no bag. We went to the baggage service and they had left Woods bags back in Seattle so we had to wait another hour to get his bag. We waited and waited and finally we got the bag and went and got our rental car. We drove to Mt hood found our hotel and missed out on registration for my pipe competition tomorrow. Hopefully They will registrater tomorrow otherwise I'm going to be having another slopestyle practice day :l

Another character building experience for me :)

chao xoxox

Friday, January 7, 2011

Competition time again.

Hey all,
I have been training hard and having some pretty hard falls. I've been training for one of my biggest competitions so far, The Rev tour in Mt Hood. I was lucky enough for SSA to select me to go into The rev tour. I fly out tomorrow with Patrick davis-meehan ( pipe coach) and Nick Wood ( another TSC member)
We spend 3 days in Hood Snowboarding then fly back to breck and back into training. Should be Fun.

I hope everyone is warm back at home it's just reaching -10 again.

:) alex xoxox.