First Night Racing on a Snowboard + Breakthrough

Tonight was my first time racing gates. My top time for my two runs was 29.45s. I’m about 5 seconds behind the leader who is on an alpine snowboard (boo! Cheater!) 🙂

Top skiers seem to be at 20s.

Goal: Tie the alpinist and try to get below 24s.

The snow was forgiving tonight so I pushed on my switch (backwards) riding and touched the snow with my left hand while carving for the first time ever. I love the feeling of being ambidextrous on my board. Nights like tonight allow me to progress further.

Next week, it is on! 🏂