On Monday, I drove down to South Lake for an appt. with Dr. Orr. The entire way I was trying not to get my hopes up, but I knew that what I was about to find out would either be the greatest news I could possibly hear or the worst. I was super nervous to say the least. His facial expressions were hard to read, I was preparing myself for bad news.When he said the words "You can ski," I just about cried right there, tears of joy. I had a perma grin for the rest of the day and just the thought of riding up the chairlift and clicking into my skis made me giggle with excitment.The date is set, on February 2nd I'll be at Squaw making 4 runs. Getting back onto my skis gradually...baby steps. Afterwords, you can find me eating cookies at Wildflour Baking Co. Hope to see you there. (Photos by Alex O'brien)
Last year’s edition saw snowboarder Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) threatening the current height record and skiers David Wise (USA) and Joffrey Pollet-Villard easily shoot above the hip and the 9m tall axe stomping trick after trick. The Suzuki Nine Knights 2016 sets out on a mission to build “The Perfect Hip” and bring along the best transition riders to hone in on innovating hip and transition riding. The new event location in Watles, South Tyrol, Italy will see various sessions running from the 29th of March, leading up to the Public Contest Day on Saturday the 2nd of April 2016.