Noelle Edwards is a Mt Weird local, since she first began riding Gnu girls boards as a student at SMS. She knows that Mt Weird is everywhere, and she spent this season traveling and making magic with her B-Pro from the Rocky Mountains to the Italian Alps and everywhere in between. Check out her FIS Junior Worlds recap below!
This March, I got the opportunity to compete in Valmalenco, Italy for FIS Junior Worlds. Whether it was riding powder or getting used to a 19 foot pipe, each day brought a new adventure. After 17 hours of travel we arrived to our hotel eager to find food and sleep. We stayed in an awesome bed and breakfast that cooked the most amazing pasta every night.
Our first day of practice was snowed out which wound up being a good thing because we got the opportunity to ride a couple feet of fresh snow. Then, the snow gods backed off and we had a perfect, sunny day for practice and still got to ride powder afterwards. The next day, I got third during qualifiers which got me straight to finals. Then, during finals, I was stoked to land a fourth place. Going to Italy this winter was one of the coolest trips I’ve ever taken. My teammates all killed it and the coaches were awesome. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
For more pictures from Italy and other trips, check out my Flickr account.