Tignes Project 2011 finished up in fine form last Friday, with the sun shining over some great shred.
Full report from the week to follow, but this is roughly how it went down...
First off, Brits Kids Big Air winner Fin Bremner got his focus on Friday morning with some seriously well-earnt training time before the Quicksilver Radar Final at 3 that day.
With no uplift, and blazing spring-like conditions, the wee man got the hike on for some laps on a very nicely shaped jump. With a plan in his head, time allowed for a quick bit of lunch. Meantime Lara and Kris had made the most of quiet conditions in the Val park, lapping and filming with both stepping up to the red jumps. It wasn't quiet enough though, and unfortunately through a combo of bad luck and a (insert Lara's insult here) man, Lara ended up with a pretty good hit on the head which put her out for the rest of the day. She was back on it by Sunday though, riding the Glenshee rail jam.
By 3pm, Fin had an impressive support crew including Jenny Jones, Ride team manager Will Lenton and Martin Amott who had helped with some performance coaching during week. Fin performed, and with only one rail run and 3 hits at the jump, he managed to put down a back 9 to take silver. Stoked as he (and everyone else) was, I think Fin was most pumped on the sled lifts back up during the final. Massive congratulations to Fin, and also for his performance a few days later in Laax at the Brits.
The later half of the day saw the Men's pipe finals, with a chilled Friday night / Sat morning spent recovering sleep and energy. Travel day saw Lara and Kris make a flight by (in my records) the closest margin ever. We pulled up at Geneva airport at 7.50pm for an 8.10 departure, having hit unreal traffic on way down from Tignes.
The rest of us were in the car for another 11 hours the next day to Laax, bringing an end to a successful trip. More to follow, including edits from the guys and shots taken towards end of the week. Thanks once more to everyone involved, in particular Tignes Spirit for all their support. STGM/Tignes made it possible also, hopefully more in Tignes soon.