Nendaz is part of the well-known 4 vallèes region and includes the valleys and mountain ranges around Nendaz, Verbier, Veysonnaz and Thyon. Late at night after a 7-hours-drive I arrive at Sion at my friend´s house, a great dinner and a bottle of wine are already waiting how lucky am I! Qualification on Saturday summed up the total of two runs on two different faces, and I was happy to make it into the final on Sunday.
In Nendaz I feel like an early bird, at 7:30am I am on the chairlift going up to Plan du Fou for coffee and a donut, before we start to hike up. It is a beautiful day, the sun is out and the snow looks tempting powdery in the face. The starting gate is a 40-minutes-hike up on the ridge, and hiking is what I truely love- it always makes me calm and confident before a run.
My line on lookers´left included some fluid turns with three smaller jumps at he upper part, followed by a narrow couloir which I find still untracked, to shoot through to the bottom of the face. My run felt good and clean, and to finish on the podium on 2nd place made the day perfect!