4 days until the start of the season. November 10th kicks it all off, starting at 9 AM on Keystone Mountain. We’re doing a photo shoot for Keystone, and as a result, we get the first gondola of the season! Also on November 10th, we have Breckenridge and Copper Mountains opening for the season, which is crazy to think about! It seems like just yesterday that I was finishing my last race of the season at Nationals…
Anyways, after the 18th, which is the kickoff for Team Summit, my weekends will be completely consumed with snowboarding, which is going to be awesome (although not for my homework :P). I thought I’d write down my goals for the season, since it’s so close to starting.
My goals for the season (competition and tricks):
- Frontside 720
- Backside 540
- Make it out of one heat at Rev Tour.
- Podium at Ski Cooper BX
- Top 10 at Nationals
The list is significantly shorter than last year… And that’s probably due to my focusing on boardercross more intensely this year. Also, one more thing that I’m super stoked about, I’m (unless something happens that prevents me from doing so) going to be competing in the Revolution Tour for BX! It’ll be awesome to see what the next level of competition is like, just to get a taste of it, and who knows, maybe I’ll make it out of a heat or two!
Competition-wise, my schedule is going to be all boardercross, unless I decide to do an early-season Slopestyle or Slalom. Tentatively, my schedule goes like this:
- January 25th – Rev Tour BX at Ski Cooper
- January 27th/28th – USASA BX Ski Cooper
- February 2nd/3rd – USASA BX Ski Cooper
- March 2nd/3rd/4th – USASA BX Crested Butte
- (Possibly) March 9th – Rev Tour BX at Sugarloaf, ME
- April 1st-5th – USASA Nationals
There are two Slopestyle competitions at Keystone and Breckenridge on February 10th and 24th that I might do, but we’ll see how focused on boardercross I am then.