Published: May 2nd 2006April 13th 2006
The weather for the competition couldn't have been nicer...except if it were snowing.
Well...Home again, home again.
I miss Spain alot, but I do love Colorado in the winter time!!!
During the week of March 22-26, my ski buddy, Skylar, and I took the trip to Crested Butte for the U.S. Telemark Big Mountain Extreme Championships.
The conditions were rocky and icy, "Boney" as one guy put it. So, for my first competition I didn't do so bad...but I didn't do so well either.
I plan to get into shape this summer, ski hard next fall and go back next year with more power. Not skiiing all fall and drinking lots of Spanish wine certainly didn't help my perfomance in the competition (but...it was worth it).
Skylar, on the other hand, made it to the second day. However, even though he had a really good line that day (down body bag) he "sat down" on his landing off the last cliff; which caused him to not advance.
We had a really fun week in Crested Butte and we made a hopefully life-long friend, Rolf, a swiss sponsored Tele-skier, so all in all the week was a complete success.
There are more photos below