It really feels like summer just flew by! It could be because some of us were chasing the winter during the Australian summer or that everyone who was basking in the sun were praying for snow. Either way, it’s winter already and we are gearing up for the 2012 Chicks with Stix sessions at Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, Thredbo and Perisher.
Before we get into the Australian winter, we want to make a quick shout out to some of our badass coaches who absolutely slayed it overseas over the last few months.
|World Ski Invitational 2012, Whistler|
You’ve probably heard of her before, Anna has been in the game for a good number of years and never disappoints. She had an amazing season this year on the AFP circuit in the US and Europe including:
3rd Winter X Games, Aspen US
2nd Dew Tour, Snowbasin, US
2nd Euro Winter X Games, Tignes, FRA
1st World Ski Invitational, Whistler, CAN
|X Games 2012, Anna in 3rd|
|Grindelwald World Cup|
7th World Cup, Les Contamines, France
11th Winter X Games, Aspen USA1st Australian National SX Championships, Hotham (2011)
|X Games 2012- measuring the money booter at the end of the SkiX course|
Back training in Australia, Katya is getting ready for the winter ahead working with NSWIS. Check out her blog for all the details.
|Nat getting air at Snowbird (photo S.Markewitz Workshop)|
1st Freeskiing World Tour Qualifiers, Moonlight Basin, US
3rd Freeskiing World Tour Championships, Kirkwood, US
|Freeskiing World Champs, Kirkwood|
|Hanna, smiling as always|
|Podium at Nendaz Freeride|
In a close race, Hanna took out 6th overall in the FWQ leaving her 2 places shy of the qualification spot. We can’t wait to see what Hanna will get up to next winter! Check out one of Hanna's final runs here.