We arrived in Boston after a long flight from Geneva, jet lagged, hungry, and made our way to the Hackel’s place. We decided to stay the night in Boston, and then drive up to Sunday River in the morning.

Back over the pond

Back over the pond

After a nice night of sleep, it was time to head up to Sunday River for the Dumont Cup. For the last few years, this has been one of my favorite events for one main reason, the Hackel’s. Every year the Hackel’s open up their condo to all us ski bums, and prepare us all quite the feast every day. Following getting settled in, playing a game of RISK, and eating an amazing meal. It was time for bed, since our practice was the following day. Thankfully it was a mellow day, with everyone trying to get as used to the course as possible.

The next day was our qualifier. A much more mellow qualifier than most contests since you get close to four runs instead of the usual two. Took me a couple runs, but I ended up qualifying for semi-finals happening the next day.

Photo by: Andrew Gauth 

Photo by: Andrew Gauth 

For the final day we had some overcast weather, and a strange vibe. Not everyone was into skiing that day you could tell. But regardless we had to throw down. I ended up doing a run that I qualified with, but missed a grab resulting in a lower score. Always sucks when you don’t do as good as you can, but that’s apart of the game.

Photo by: Jeremy Pancras 

Photo by: Jeremy Pancras 

Following not making finals,  I went back to play another game of RISK with the boys. Fun finals to watch, major props to Bobby Brown, Teal Harle, and Woodsy for crushing it to get on that podium. Another big shout out to Riley Culver for getting 4th with some of the most intense shin-bang. Next day it was off to Spain for the Total Fight contest happening in Andorra.

Big thanks to the entire Hackel family for once again being the most gracious hosts, and feeding us so well! Next up on the blog is Andorra and the Total Fight contest.

-Noah 

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