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!


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.


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


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