Icelantic athlete Rachel Croft begins her season competing on the Freeride World Tour tomorrow in Hakuba, Japan. Last year she won the Freeride Qualifiers tour earning her a coveted spot on the World Tour. Here Rachel tells about her process of upping her game when it comes to visual inspection. Wishing her the best of luck tomorrow. We'll be watching as it airs live on the Freeride World Tour website.
Icelantic athlete Hayden Price brings us up to speed about traveling with fellow Icelantic athletes in Japan filming episode 1 of the Return To Nature series. Click here to get some of the Japanuary Japow action!
A crash from last February left me with a tear in my labrum in my right shoulder. I was able to finish out the season, skiing well into August but I new I would have to get surgery before the winter. My doctor originally told me that skiing by Christmas was going to be a push and would still depend on my physical therapy and range of motion. Luckily for me, everything went well during PT and he cleared me to ski almost two weeks early!Starting on December 17th we got to ski powder everyday. We made it up Cody peak a couple times and got fresh tracks on Pucker and No Name face. Christmas eve it snowed again and we woke up to 9 inches of more snow. By December 26th the storm had dropped 37 inches!