Monday, February 6, 2012

ISSSC 2012 Completed, now back to the UK

Well its been almost 3 weeks since my last post, and in that time we competed in the Royal Navy competition in Tignes and moved on to Meribel for the Inter-Services Ski and Snowboard Championships (ISSSC 2012). Following the PGS we competed in boarder cross and slopestyle. The Navy team has some very good riders, so it was a great environment to train and compete in.

I thought the resort area at Tignes was huge, but Meribel and the 3 Valleys area is even bigger (with heaps of accessible areas in between for some pow time).

Top of Dent De Burgin towards Meribel-Mottaret
The ISSSC 2012 competition brings together riders from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, so the standard to be met here was much higher. Everyone did really well, considering also we were racing on normal twin tip boards. The event also had a greater media presence with BFBS covering it with print, tv and radio reporting.

I'm back in the UK now, after hauling my bags over 3km through snow in Leicester due to the cancellation of bus services and all of the cabs sliding around the place (it started snowing about 5hrs before I got back - lucky me!). I must have walked past 50 cars revving out but going nowhere. I will be here for another week before the journey home.

Snowing in Leicester