Emilia Wint’s season as told through Instagram

The season is almost over and I’ve been around the world and back.   If you want a glimpse at the action, follow me on Instagram and on Twitter as @EmiliaWint!

Pre-season

This year, I took a bit of time off over the summer to spend time at home, and travel to Europe. EmiliaWint_Europe

After I had had an entire month off, it was time to get back on snow. The day after I returned from my Euro trip, I got back on a plane and flew to Oregon.

I spent the first few days on snow with the US Freeskiing Team. I wanted to start jumping and get my feet back under me, but unfortunately the weather had other plans. It was rainy/dark and windy for most of the mini-camp, so we ended up spending a lot of time on the trampolines.

Of course, right when the camp was over the sun came out and we had two weeks of amazing weather.EmiliaWint_Sunny

The sky was actually bluer than this, which is hard to imagine! I spent the first week coaching for Windells, which was super fun. I had an awesome group of kids and we had a great week of shredding.
In between sessions the park was closed, so a bunch of friends and I packed up our cars and drove to the coast.

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After a few days of camping and surfing, we headed back to Windells for another week of skiing. The weather couldn’t have been better and the park was perfect.

EmiliaWint_CliffI headed home for a few days to prepare for my first trip to New Zealand. I did manage to get a bit of jumping in, just to keep me on my toes!

I spent the next 20 days skiing in New Zealand with fellow slope competitor and room-mate, Dara Howell. We hitchhiked to the mountain everyday, had perfect weather and big jumps. At the end of the trip my coach, Chris

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Hawks flew out to coach me for the first competition of the season. I ended up going huge on my last hit and managed to get first place! I got to stand on the podium next to good friends, and start the season off on a win.

The North Face Freeski Open of New Zealand 2012 Slopestyle Finals from The North Face Australia & NZ on Vimeo.

Right after that event, a bunch of the athletes hopped on a plane heading to the bottom of the world. 

After an insanely long travel day, we finally made it to Ushuaia, Argentina. After lots of jet-lag, language barriers and trips to the grocery store to find drinkable water we finally were able to go skiing again.

Even though I thought I had a good run planned and qualified second, things didn’t go my way. I ended up pulling my ski off in the air on my 720 on both runs in finals. I was pretty bummed, but held my head up and headed back to Colorado to get ready for the Northern Hemisphere winter.

– Emilia Wint