The Saison Recap 2011/12

After  having a long break during summer, cause I’d injured my ankle during a skate session, I was more stoked to be on the snowboard than ever before! In September/October I spent many weeks in Saas Fee and enjoyed the slushy snow up on the glacier.

In the end of November I went to Frisco, Colorado with the Swiss Team. We spent three weeks there riding in Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain. It was an amazing time and we could train every day! Finding new obstacles at Keystone, it was tremendous to ride such a nice park already at the beginning of the season.

For Christmas I went back home to Flims. During New Years I rested and enjoyed some nice time with my friends. First week of January I went to Davos for my very first TTR competition, O’ Neill Evolution. I was really looking forward to this event,as it is only an hour drive from Flims and I almost can count it as my home event. During that week the weather was really crazy, we got more then one meter fresh snow! No one could believe it and we all were super stoked to get some powder laps before and after the trainings on the big air. The week ended perfectly for me and I finished second!After this we had two weeks off and I went back home to Flims, to not miss any powder day! These two weeks in the backcountry were outstanding.

Again back on the road for many competitions, I went to the X Games as an alternated rider. The park was sick as every year and it was so much fun hitting those perfect jumps! In the end I was super sad not being in the competition but I counted it as a nice training session. After Aspen I flew up to Calgary for the Canadian Open. This competition was a little bit more mellow and smaller! We got a lot of trainings and I had some time to ride the pipe as well. The pipe feeling was great and I thought I should ride more often pipe so I decided to compete in the pipe as well. I ended up on the second place in Slopestyle.

After this two weeks in North America I flew back home for three days. My Swiss shred- buddy Isabel Derungs and I went to Saalbach Hinterglemm for the Roxy Pro. It was nice to see all the Slopestyle female riders again. I thought it would be a mellow contest but in the end we had a hard battle, we pushed each other to the top level. The final was held during the night; the crowd was amazing and it was a special atmosphere. I struggled a little with the conditions but could lend a run in the final and ended on the fourth place! The final ended at ten in the evening I was already tired but we had an other mission in front of us! Straight after the competition we drove back to Zurich to catch the 7 a.m. flight to Oslo.

TTR World Championship here we are! After spending the night in the car and airplane we went straight to the mountain to check out the course. It looked super nice but it was hard to clear all jumps! I got easily through the Qualification but I hurt myself during training for the semi finals. My ankle was too injured to ride any longer so I flew back home to get a little rest before the Burton European Open in Laax started.

Burton European Open my home event. I really looked forward to this event all winter long! It is great to have such a big event at the home mountain. I had a hard time during the finals and could only stomp one run, so no podium for me this year and only the 6th place. Right after the Slopestyle competition I thought I should go and train in the pipe. I did it and I almost made it to the final, just missed finals for one spot and ended up on the 9th place!

After Laax we flew back to the United States of America for the US Open. We had some nice training sessions and we had some lazy days. It was definitely one of the trickiest contest, as the snow conditions changed every minute. We were lucky and we had nice weather during our final runs and I ended up on the fourth place. In the pipe I tried to get an other good result for my TTR ranking and ended up on the 12th place, not too bad!

On Saturday after the pipe final we drove to Boston. On Sunday we visited the city and went shopping. In the evening we flew back home to Zurich and drove straight to the Euro X Games to Tignes. After three training days we had our competition on Friday. It was the best female riding I ever saw at an event. It was an outstanding rider level for the last competition of the season.

X Games with the Swiss Team

After all these competitions I was looking forward to ride a little in the backcountry with my friends. After a few days later there was no more powder left so we did some shootings in the park! The park in Laax is perfect to take some sunset shootings! I got in love with the sunset light!

That’s it, many many times on the mountain, many competitions, many shootings and a lot of fun!

I would like to thank a lot to: Burton, Anon, Red, Chopp! To Pepe, Bruni, Michelle and Vero from the Swiss Team! To the sporthilfe.ch (http://www.sporthilfe.ch) for an amazing support! To my friends and family, which are just magnificent!

Have a nice summer!

Ps: My winter is not finished yet as I will head to Tahoe at the 18thApril to get 10 days more on the snow! Because I love snowboarding!