Wednesday, November 9, 2011
SMS Elite Fall Camp in Austria off To a Great Start
The Elite and Speed and Style Teams arrived safely in Austria after extensive travel. I'm talkin' bout Trains Planes and Automobiles here. The scenery, food and shredding are all above par and the kids are so happy to be here. I have not had much time to blog. After two days at Hintertux I drove Phoebe, Ezra, Quincy, Biba and India halfway across Austria to meet our old friends in Schladming. That crew will be competing at the Horsefeathers Jam over the next few days. As soon as we arrived in our Pension, Eric Beauchemin showed up to say hello. He has been living and riding in Aus with his girlfriend for the past two months. India has also been here for a few months and she is SHREDDING. Such a good influence and example for the other girls. India also guided me across the country, no easy task with the crazy road signs and language barriers. I am so proud of Indy and Eric. It is amazing to see how far they have come, and they are both on the DC Team. Alumni extraordinare indeed (not sure I spelt that one right!)
Brief Highlights (aside from today's India Show)
-Dan Landy is quickly cementing his place on the Elite Team. Switch back 540 to reg back 540 in the jump line and nasty rail moves on his first day on snow.
-We all witnessed a few of Ross Power's legendary methods today, and they are as pleasant to watch as ever.
-Ezra Racine is terrorizing quiet towns all over Austria on his skateboard and is taking to European life quite well.
We would all like to thank all the family and staff that made this trip possible. It is so much bigger than snowboarding.....