I taught all day and had a good time with the Level 8 class. The evening Skier Halfpipe is an INCREDIBLE event. Several thousand people smiling and excited for the event. The athletes rose to the challenge.
My favorite Xavier Bertoni was awesome, but Josi Wells and Mike Riddle were better. There were 12 finalists and I can certainly admire their go for broke approach. The entire weekend event was awesome.
The temperatures were very pleasant and very little wind. My wife “let” where my Christmas jacket early. The Mammut jacket is like wearing a -40 sleeping bag. I loved it! And prior to heading over to the pipe we spent a little time enjoying the warmth of the Grand Lodge at Peak 7
I tried to get a few shots from different vantage points, and I succeeded. The bottom of the pipe was high energy. Since the kids couldn’t see, we decided to move it to the top of the pipe. I love watching the athletes mentally prepare for their run. Visualization is key. Training and athletic ability is essential.
I hope you enjoy the video. It was fun to shoot, and I feel it came out reasonable well.