This Year Perisher in conjunction with the Rob Kneller Youth foundation are hosting a ride with an Olympian day on the 8th of August for under 18′s. You can choose to go boarding with Nate Johnstone or Skiing with myself.
There is a morning session which is for Advanced riders and an afternoon session for beginner and intermediate riders. I had so much fun ripping around the hill last year with all the kids on the ‘Ride With Russ’ day and I can honestly say I am just as excited this year to go shred with the kids and hopefully teach them as few things.
As you guys probably already know, I am a pretty big fan off skateboarding and the video below got me STOKED. My Redbull Australia team mate Mikey Mendoza just released his 2015 video part and it is unreal. Check the video out below and feel free to share it around because it is definitely worth the watch! Nice one Mikey!
Since I feel like I haven’t been in the park for ages because of all the new snow (it’s actually only been about 3 or 4 days) , I figured I would head back to the park and try and hit the jump.
The weather was absolutely amazing yesterday and pretty much everything was perfect, except one thing. The jump had a kink in the take off, which for most probably didn’t bug them, but I could feel it every time I went to set a trick and I decided it was a little to sketchy for me to try anything serious off of the jump.
On the positive side of things I had a really good day on the rails and I am starting to feel pretty comfortable spinning switch right side onto down rails. I know they’re not the craziest trick ever but I have had a real mental block with spinning switch onto down rails. It’s all because when I was 16 I tried to learn switch tail 270 onto a rail while I was in New Zealand. I ended up catching my tail and falling directly onto my left knee on the rail shattering it in 30 or more pieces. So I guess I have a pretty good excuse as to why I was scared to do these tricks haha.
Looking at the weather forecast’s, it looks like another cold front is going to move through this weekend and bring more snow. Which ussually means the winds will pick up right before the storm. I am going to head up to Perisher now and try and get a little session in before the winds hit. Fingers crossed it’s ok!
Yesterday we woke up early, check the forecast and made it up the hill as fast as possible to meet up with some friends to go and shred. It had snowed another 25cm – 30cm the night before and it was a Monday, which meant good snow and no lift lines
The snow turned out to be unbelievably good. It was dry, deep and most things on the mountain have started to fill in so you can pretty much launch of anything you could find.
Laura and I waited for Ski Patrol to open MT. Perisher while our friends (and Laura’s sister Emma), Mikki, Brad, Zac and Mike went to ski until it opened. I am soooo glad Laura and I waited because once it opened we had the best turns I think I have ever had in Australia. For the rest of the morning Laura and I skied Eyre T-bar and it was amazing. I have to say it’s pretty damn epic having a girlfriend who rips as well as Laura does. There is no waiting, no complaining and she is willing to jump off most of the rocks with me!
At about 1.30 we met up with the others for Lunch and then went back to Eyre T-bar with them and skied right the way through until about 3:45 or 4pm. It was definitely the biggest day skiing I have had in a while but it was totally worth it!
Laura finish a pow run with probably the biggest smile in the world!
Laura dropping the rock like a boss in a white out
I was frothing all day yesterday. I felt like a little kid haha
A little 360 over another rock. There are so many fun hits out at Eyre
I found this hit but didn’t hit it until later in the afternoon and although I look like a kook in the air, I promise you I landed it haha
Heading back up the hill now to go and try to find a little more good snow! We are heading up with Laura’s other sister Amy and her husband Charles.