Ski Season in New Zealand

The ski season has just started in New Zealand. The mountains have just opened but the skiing is not perfect.  I started strong this year skiing on with QAST the second day the mountain opened. My two coaches this year are Mats, an old coach from last year, and a new Italian coach called Marco.

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Yesterday I made a mistake! I was at dryland and we were doing piggy back races and I was catching up to first and then my foot dug into the gravel and I fell twisting my foot. So now i’m home with my leg up and a cast around my ankle. I’m lucky I didn’t break my foot, it was only a fracture. I am off the snow for two weeks maybe then then I will be back on the snow skiing. Plus i’m not missing anything my gym got kicked out because of being two loud when they drop their weights and the snow on the mountain is really bad, the might even close the mountain.

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Hopefully by next week I will be back on the snow skiing and getting ready for my first race of the season.

Skiing at the Remarks

On Sunday I went skiing with QAST to the Remarks ski field to train because it is much flatter than Coronet Peak which will help us on the flat racing courses we do on different mountains.

We trained all day. First we practised hi tucks and low tucks. For a hi tuck you move forward in the middle of the turn and the low tuck is when you are going straight.

Then after lunch we did a course. I liked doing this the most.

When training finished dad, Fraser, Gally and I hiked up to the chutes and skied down to Lake Alta. The hike up was hard dad took my skis I had trouble because I kept falling over. The steps in the ice were big because they were made by adults and not for little kids and my feet didn’t reach into the holes.

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Me, Gally and Fraser at the top of Elevator Chute

The first run was called Alta Chute and the second was called elevator. Alta Chute was good it had lots of powder to the side. Elevator was really steep and had a little alley way through the rocks. I was on my big GS skis and it was hard for me. We skied down to Lake Alta which is a frozen lake.

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You can see me skiing on the ice of Lake Alta

School holiday training

Over the school holidays i have been skiing with lots of different coaches because my coach Grant was sick. I skied with Timmy, Natalie, Robin, and Emily. When Grant was back it was fun. Grant is Scottish and loves skiing (so do i). Grant is from Scotland. in the first weak. We did some tests to see how good we where.this is some off them:

Rail way tracks.
Leap turns.
Hockey stops.

On the second weak we did lots of gates. I also went for first tracks with dad. My favourite run is hurdle because I tuck down it.

I LOVE SKING!