Zillertal Valley Rally – Mayrhofen

Stoked to take 1st place and Best Trick at the Zillertal Välley Rälley last week! Such a rad comp and had a blast. The setup was affected by wind and flat light but still had a great time. I landed both my runs and kept my runs clean so couldn’t be happier. The turnout was good and awesome to see loads of groms killing it! There is always a super fun atmosphere at the contests and everyone is so stoked on snowboarding. I went for a switch kicker run with interesting grabs to try and win over the judges and I’m stoked it worked out. Shared the podium with Shack too which was rad!

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Video of the contest and coaching day is now online too!

Scottish Champs – Cairngorm Mountain

Stoked to see that Natural Retreats Cairngorm Mountain will be hosting the 2015 Scottish Slopestyle Champs! With a fresh dump of snow recently I’m sure the park will be getting into great shape for the return of this awesome comp. Registration is open here – http://po.st/BwapKQ – follow the link and get involved or go and read more on Snowsports Scotland website!

- Gus in action at last winters contest -

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Colorado Edit

Stoked on how the Colorado edit turned out! Gus stuck this together and also features Henry and Lewis. Definitely be back to CO next year. Amazing month there training with the GB Team.

Enjoy the edit…

Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen has been amazing so far this winter! I arrived in Hoff at the start of February and have had an awesome month shredding the Vans Penken Park and riding powder. For the majority of the month we were super lucky and had bluebird sunny weather, almost like spring shredding, its been perfect!

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I began the trip with Angus and Henry and spent the first week with getting our legs back and used to the park. The jump line is really progressive allowed me to get back riding at my full ability very quickly. Within a couple of weeks I had landed my Cab Double Cork and learnt a double backflip, one of my main aims for this season, so I was really stoked! 10989165_10205069075160762_1241423493886873707_n

Recently my old injury has been unnoticeable and its great to feel stronger as the trip continues! We were joined by the GB Park and Pipe Academy at the end of February and its been a fun couple of weeks, training and chilling. Good to have everyone here and there’s a really good atmosphere in the park. Lots of team videos, jump trains, powder slashes this week, stoked!

March is a busy one with more competitions, trip to Poland and of course lots more training! Really excited to get stuck in and feels amazing to be back learning new tricks!

Lots more content coming soon… watch this space!

Cairngorm Mountain – New Rails Arrive!

So stoked that Natural Retreats Cairngorm Mountain have invested in brand new rails for the mountain this year! I was just in time to get a chance to ride them before I left for Austria. Scandinavian Shaper have delivered amazing rails, with Battleship, Tanker pipe, Donkey kink, rainbow and flat box and the mountain couldnt be happier! Theres loads of options for unique set ups and excited to see how they are used this season. Definitely get up there and try them out!

Here’s what Whitelines Mag had to say about it -

“Gorms have taken delivery of some brand new features from Scandinavian Shaper, and they’d barely been out of the wrapping before Jamie Trinder had got wired in to them….”

http://whitelines.com/news/new-park-features-cairngorm-mountain

Photo – Euan Baxter

Cairngorm Mountain have also opened up a Park and Pipe page on their website for all park info, updates and content.

Check out the latest from freestyle on the mountain by following the link -

http://www.cairngormmountain.org/freestyle/

Freestyle page

TSA-Treeline Contest! WIN a Holiday and Snowboard Kit

So stoked to have four of my sponsors running an amazing contest this winter! TSA have teamed up with the guys over a Treeline Chalets, Colour Wear, Switchback and WhiteGold to offer one person the chance to win a catered holiday to the French Alps and loads of kit to use while you’re there! All you have to do is click the image below, follow the link, answer the question and you could win this rad trip! Get involved, tell your mates and don’t miss out!

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Cairngorm – Coire Cas

Natural Retreat’s Cairngorm Mountain has been open over the past month and it was great to get back up there after my trip abroad to America. With Gus and Lewis working as Liftie/Park Crew they’ve put a shift in, alongside Cat Driver Mac, and got a park up and running on the Coire Cas! With 7 features in total and two lines to chose from its a great with snow available so early in the season. Fingers crossed for more snow fall over the next month so the park can get bigger and better as the season continues.

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Angus was coaching for the first Sunday of the Cairngorm Snowboard Club, the weather was awesome, sun and no wind! The guys and girls got down into the park for a hiking session to end the off day as well. Looking forward to more days this season with the club and hope to see everyone progressing there riding and having fun!

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Check out these shots from the park last week!

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