Emilia Wint’s season documented through Instagram
This will be an ongoing series detailing what I have been up to this season. Since the season started a couple months ago, the first posts will cover what I was up to until now. If you want a glimpse at the action before my monthly blog, follow me on Instagram and Twitter by @EmiliaWint!
After getting home from a busy summer season, I began my early season activities. Because there wasn’t going to be a competition for another three months, I used this time to focus on getting new tricks, having fun and getting fit before winter began.
After hanging with the top pros and sessioning the jump for a weekend (can you say starstruck?!) it was back to the states.
Skiing in October was a crazy experience, and after that, I had managed to ski 11/12 months of the year (I took June off!)
Finally, after almost an entire month off snow, it was time to go skiing in Colorado!
I’ll go as far as saying it was my best early season yet. After a few weeks of skiing in Colorado, I packed up for a two week camp in Mammoth. The weather wasn’t great, so we had to take a few days off. This wasn’t too bad because we got to check out some amazing natural hotsprings!
As always, Breckenridge built an absolutely amazing course. I couldn’t even believe how fun it was. It was one of the best courses I had ever skied and I was having a blast. We didn’t compete until the very end of the week, so I got tons of practice and landed some of the best runs of my life during those days.
Unfortunately, as the week progressed, the weather deteriorated. By the time we had to qualify, Summit County was encased in a blizzard.
However, not to be deterred, Nick Goepper and I managed to have some fun on the lift while the sun was out!
Come qualifier day, I put down a run I was incredibly happy with and qualified in first place, the best of my career so far.
On finals day, the weather got even worse than what you see in the video, and on my last run I went for the last jump, got a gust of wind, didn’t have enough speed and landed a couple feet short on the deck.
Upon impact I tore my right ACL and ended my season.
The fun, however, did not stop. This is where my photos transition from skiing to recovery. I am living by the motto “enjoy the fun of failure.”
Check out the next installment to see what I’ve been up to since having surgery!
– Emilia Wint