Got a full day today to ski the dew tour course here in Snowbasin, Utah. Unfortunately the blue skies that graced Salt Lake City this morning quickly got covered in some ugly grey clouds, making the skiing pretty boring, especially since the temperature crept back into the single digits (F°).
A course review: Hmm, not sure, it’s different, really short. Only 3 rail features and 2 jumps, making for some difficult decisions among riders. Is it better do to two technical doubles and no unnatural spins, or back to back tricks even if one of them is a basic trick like a 7 or 9? The few of us who’s got back to back doubles are obviously not complaining. I definitely have to figure something out, not sure what I am doing yet… The rails are fun, especially the first feature where the park crew really got creative. You basically have a selection of two straight rails or a box, all set up next to eachother, followed up by a down rail or a down box, both set up between the rails so you have to transfer from one of the first rails/box. Hard to explain but you’ll see.
Here’s a quick video I shot on my point’n'shoot last run of the day to give you an idea of the run, enjoy:
Time to kick back and relax in the hot tub for a few hours before getting a good night’s sleep. I’m not prequalified for this comp so i’m going to have to give it my best tomorrow in the Last Chance Qualifiers, 20 skiers will become 5 that makes it into prelims on friday.