Last year I had the great pleasure to experience a complete season in the Alps. Afterwards I was not sure what to do with my life. There were many possibilities, I found out that skiing is one of the things which makes me happy, really happy! But what's next?
This summer I have been considering becoming a ski instructor and working my way to become a ski guide, or maybe even mountain guide. Or would I prefer getting a normal job and do the occasional powder trip. Right now I haven't made an exact decision, I'm going back but this time with no/less work. Maybe I'll decide to become a guide later, but right now I'm sticking to the essentials which is just skiing as much powder days as possible.
Last season I managed to ski 107 days of my 120 day+ season. This year I'm going to outreach that. Furthermore I'm obviously able to start at a bit higher level, which enables me do more projects, more hiking and more peaks. I'll be living a bit out of town -no A location for me- but I got to save on the money somewhere. Also I'm planning to compete in the FWT Qualifiers, I already signed up for two and I'm considering riding four in total this season. I really wonder if this will help me to evolve as a skier but also if I'm even able to stay on my feet until the finish.
My Hellbents are still alive, but I've been looking around for a pair which is a bit stiffer and maybe a little bit conservative. Through wePowder I managed to get a pair of the blue nuclair units, the previous owner truly loved them but wasn't able to show them who's actually the boss. I will give it a go. I'm obviously talking about the Whitedot Ragnaroks a 193cm super stiff ski.
People always think you need big and fancy cars, I prefer old, dusty, dented ones.
And yea, she is still rolling and she is coming with me again!
Have a good season!