Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays

It's been a slow start to the season here in Colorado, when I arrived there was only 40cms of snow and no winter weather was on the forecast. Fortunately they were running the snow makers non stop and the Copper halfpipe took shape quickly.

Like a movie, the snow came just in time for a white Christmas. It was great to ride some pow again, now I want more!

I haven't had any comps yet, so I've just been riding and working on things. It's been really fun and I'm feeling good on my board.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year y'all!
Nice view from the Breck gondola
First pow day was awesome
Another beautiful morning at Breck
Waiting for the T-bar to open with Anna Segal. Photo: Nat Segal
Switch up. Skiers snowboarding. Snowboarders skiing, badly.
Copper Pipe is great
Pretty excited to see Santa. I love Christmas!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Helmet Cam

I just found some forgotten footage from a sunny March afternoon in Breckenridge. I wore my Go Pro helmet cam for a few hits whilst training in the pipe. Check it out.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

NZ in Instagrams

Pow Day :)
Not much visibility but plenty of fun
Sitting in the morning sun....Lake Wanaka

Instagram: @hannahtrigger

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chicks with Stix Throwdown

The Chicks with Stix Throwdown event is on this weekend at Mt Hotham, with an Under 18's and Open category for both skiiers and snowboarders. Sign up for a fun, relaxed freestyle comp with no pressure and.....prizes!!! Snowboards, bindings, outerwear and goggles are all up for grabs. For more info check or email

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Deep Down Under

I'm so happy to be back in New Zealand. I've been here a week and a half now, its been great fun snowboarding and catching up with my friends in the beautiful town of Wanaka. We've had a mixture of weather but the last few days have been sunny, warm and spring like.

The pipe has been really good at Cardrona. My first week was quite tiring as we were waking up at 6am to be on snow at 7:30 everyday! The pipe has been closing at 11:30 each morning to prevent it from getting ruined when it gets soft. Despite training being over before lunch we still get plenty of runs in because there is a poma right beside the pipe.

Finishing early every day has left us with plenty of time for activities in the afternoon. Here are some photos of what I've been up to.

Lake Wanaka view from my friends apartment
Rose standing in front of the pipe. Can't see it? We couldn't either. Whiteout!
Wanaka from above on a Mt Iron hike
Icing our legs in the lake after riding
Practicing my sky diving technique
More tramp fun with Rose

Afternoon cruising with Rose

Playground at Snow Park
Cardrona Pipe :)
All smiles at pipe training with Bex
Rose and Dara getting weird

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mt Snow Rev Tour

I've just returned to Breckenridge after a quick trip to Vermont for my final comp of the season. It was the Rev Tour held at Mt Snow and a really important one for me considering I haven't had any great results this year. To compete in World Cup competitions for Australia I needed to achieve a podium result at a Rev Tour, so this was my last chance to earn a spot. No pressure.

The pipe was the worst I've ridden in a long while. Because of the unseasonably warm weather and lack of snow, it got slushy very quickly and there was a serious kink in the wall. 
Despite that training went well and I knew that if I could land my run on comp day I would be on the podium. 

My first comp run I played it safe and did a run I knew I would land, which put me into third position. I stepped it up from there and ended up in second place after my final run. I was stoked! It was a huge relief and I was really happy that I landed all my training and competition runs that day. Now I know that I can do it when it comes down to the wire. 

Its been a bad season for snow. Check the hills in the background. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mammoth Grand Prix

This past week I was at Mammoth Mountain for the US Grand Prix. I was expecting sunny Californian weather but for the first five days it was the opposite. Training was cancelled and the competition was postponed day after day due to blizzard conditions. At one stage the wind was clocked at 138 miles per hour!

Finally on Saturday the sun came shining through and it was back to the picture perfect weather Mammoth is known for. We had 50 minutes of training to get a feel for the pipe before our two qualifying runs, it was in good shape but unfortunately I sketched on both of my runs, ending up in 16th place.

After 5 days and way too many hours watching tv, the winter storm gave way to glorious sunshine :) 

If only it had been this nice when we arrived

Friday, January 20, 2012


Last week I travelled to Northstar in Tahoe for the Revolution Tour. The California weather did not disappoint, every day was a sunny 40-50 degrees(5-10celsius). Unfortunately at the moment the resort is reminiscent of early season in the Australian mountains, grass and rocks. However they've still managed to put together a fun park and one of, if not the best pipes I've ever ridden.

I didn't do as well as I'd hoped in the comp. I qualified third but then sat down on both my runs in the final, finishing in 6th place.

Pray for snow