Monday, 25 February 2013

Laax

After spending two days at home after Russia I made a quick decision to go out to Laax in Switzerland with James Webb to train for a week before going to Oslo for the World Championships.
I flew down to London where James picked me up. I stayed at his for the night and then we drove out to Switzerland early the next morning. The drive wasn't too bad as we had a nice Audi A5 turbo. And James bossed it....


We got an apartment together about 5 minutes drive from the gondola station. So it is pretty convenient. The first day it was bad weather. Snowing and very bad light. So not much got done. We just rode around the mountain and checked everything out. It was difficult though as we couldn't see a thing.





The second day was really sunny so it meant we could start training properly. I have mainly been in the pipe which is in great condition but also I have been skiing some slope style. Mixing it up for a change. Both the slope and the pipe have a drag lift right next to them. So it's quick laps and that means it's easy to train.





We spend a lot of our time off the slope in the freestyle academy. It is basically the Woodward of Switzerland. It is a great facility and is probably a bit better than Woodward as it has less rules and you can do as you please!





It's a great place to practise your tricks on the trampoline and then try it off the jumps so you know what you are doing.



Cheeky shot of James Webb doing a slash in the pipe. For an old boy he's still got it!



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