Saturday, February 25, 2012

BEO, Laax

After a quick pit stop in Oslo for the World Championships, I headed to Switzerland with Silje and Kari for the Burton European Open in Laax. We had to wake up in the middle of the night to catch the first flight out of Oslo.....not my favorite, but anyways. Fun to be on the roads of Europe again, catching some trains and buses in the beautiful weather.
Laax is one of my favorite resorts which brings back a lot of good memories from back in the days:)

The theme of BEO 2012 is SPACE'd out! or something like that. The slope style course changed location this year and are looking a little different, but fun!
Qualifications is on Monday and the weather forecast is amazing, so I think it's going to be great week!

Check back later for updates:)

On the road again! Zurich-Chur. Silje and Kari always with a big smile!

The pipe looks sick, the weathers not bad either!

Good old BEO poster around the top restaurant.

Kari getting ready to hit the slopes with her signature Meow attitude!

Laax got all the snow this year:) Aimee is stoked!


Kari really happy with her picture at the registration. Looking good my swan!

Kari and me getting on with the space man.

Silje, always up for a pose!:)

Monday, February 20, 2012

World Snowboarding Championships!

This past week has been so intense! Filled with lots of good experiences, nerves, happiness, friends, family, snowboarding, speed issues, flat landings, media/press, wind, Tv interviews, flat light, bluebird, parties, concerts, great dinners, invited to the City Hall and awesome riding.

I was so happy when I got the message only one day before the championships started, that I was given a wild card and my name was on the startlist!! Wohoo. After a year out because of knee injury I couldn't enter any of the qualifying competitions which meant that I probably had to watch the world championships in my hometown from the sideline! But not!!!:)

The course was pretty big and I struggled with the speed during the training, but it was so fun to be riding with my friends again in a big competition. It was also good to experience that I was able to cope with my nerves and have fun even after being out of the scene for so long! If I could change one thing it would be the timing of the WSC, cause this was my second competition in over a year and of course I wish I was more ready to charge it and do better tricks, but considering my injury and how little I have been riding in advance, Im proud to land a clean run in this big course!

I played it a little safe but manage to advance into semi finals together with two other norwegian girls Dina and Kjersti! The day of semifinals was amazing. Bluebird and perfect conditions! I landed a ok run, but fell on my bs 540 in my last run so no finals. Still happy to be back on track!

Thanks OSLO and WSC for a great event!!!

Check out my pictures from the past week:

Kari, Sondre and me at the QP in Holmenkollen.

Erin and Jens-Martin well dressed for a cold but amazing QP comp.

Kari and the blondies! Party time.

GO Kjersti!!! Sslope style finals, Kari, Erin and me!
BF support <3 Me and Jens-Martin

My mom and my favorite coach of all times, Petter Levin!

A big crowd showed up for the amazing riding at the Quarter Pipe.

SOOO happy to advance into Semi finals!

This awesome SWIX guy helped me to clear the jumps! Thanks!

Dinner at the City Hall, amazing buidling! Dagfrid and Jens-Martin

Qualis done! Kjersti and me, very happy to be in Semi finals:)

Cheryl rode very well, and advanced into finals! Getting some fame!

My bs 540 off the last jump.

Some TV time, ready to drop!

Athlete lounge! "Chill zone"
Roxy "Day one" dinner at bar Vulcan!

Smiling before my run!:)

Aimee and me at a Roxy/quiksilver breakfast at bar Vulcan, mmmm

TV getting some comments after the Qualification!
The Amazing winners!!! Spencer, Jamie and Enni! Sick riding girls! Impressive!

Riding the pole!
Look at this awesome view!

The Trophy! #WSC

Great norwegian support!

Private concert with Dagny at the bar vulcan. #Roxydinner
It was so nice to have family there to support me! Mom, Kaisa and Sandra! (Cousins)

One of my runs from semi finals here:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Back on track

Thanks for this photo Euan Baxter! bs.180 over the gap jump.

First comp, back on track. Feels great!!!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Roxy Snow Pro, Saalbach Hinterglem!

Stoked to tell you that I'm back on track! Yesterday was my first competition in 14 months:) It was sooo nice to be back at the startgate with all the girls for the Roxy Snow Pro here in Saalbach Hinterglem in Austria. The course was super fun, with a down rail, to jumps in a row and a gap jump with a box option into a choice of three rail/jib features.

I got 11th and missed the finals by one spot:) wohaaa! Next time I will be ready to charge it even more, cause this comp gave me my confidence back:)

Congrats to the winner of all, Jamie Andersen who seems to be unbeatable these days! Cheryl and Aimee put on a GREAT show landing bs 900, rodeos and underflips! Stoked to see the girls progressive riding!

Check out pictures from the event here:

Roxy team all ready for the Snow Pro!

I'm just dancing with the flying boards.

Kari and Alyona watching the girls kill it at night finals.

Erin and me, just smiling:)

Kari on the down rail. Qualified 2nd for the semi final.

TTR interview regarding my comeback:)

Erin and me at the top of the course, ready to figure out the speed for the first jump.

Euan doing an amazing job as our camera man!

Kari ready to drop for her cab 540:)

Aimee Fuller, the BOASSS! Proud of her today, landing bs 720, bs rodeos and cab underflip! Which placed her on the podium!

Aimee Fuller proving her 3rd spot with this amazing bs rodeo over the gap jump!

The winners! Jamie Anderson 1st, Cheryl Maas 2nd, Aimee Fuller 3rd:):):)

And it's all over.. ready for OSLO and the worlds. With Jamie, Kari and me.
Later <3