- In Ski Cross, it’s all about the start. Getting out first, or as we say getting the 'Hole Shot' makes it a lot easier. When coming out of the start gate it's important to keep your hips and body weight forward and over the front of your bindings, and to match the terrain of the hill. If you don't get out front, patience is the key. Don't panic, pick your spot in training and wait to make your move to pass.
- A big part of Ski Cross is staying healthy throughout the whole season. Recovery after each race day is the key. My routine is 30 minutes on a spin bike, some core activation and a really good stretch after my days on the hill.
- Staying hydrated while travelling is super important. Fill up your water bottle after security and before you get on the plane and make sure you finish it on the flight!
- Make the most of your training runs! You never know what Mother Nature is going to do to you in Ski Cross, so what training runs I get, I make sure they count! Make sure you give full focus and concentration every time you go down the track.
- When you’re making a pass in Ski Cross, make sure you account for the extra speed in the draft! You have to be prepared to make a bigger move over jumps and features when passing to get back on the ground.