Confronting the risks involved with freestyle skiing requires an extraordinary level of mental strength, something that comes naturally to Woodsy. But technical improvement takes a lot of hard work. For inspiration, he openly borrows aspects from the snowboarding world and their methods of training.
“Having the ski and snowboard cross guys here brings a whole new dynamic to the situation. Initially, we got a long run, we have a got a lot of brand new features and the other main thing is that we got the chance to get to know the crossers on a personal level.
They bring a new aspect into it with the way they look at features and the way they ride them including the big jump at the bottom. The speed they are taking and the way they are taking off it’s all very different. It keeps my mind fresh and makes me look at things in a slightly different way.”
Woodsy also praised the comradery of the skiing community, who provide advice, encouragement and perfect their form by watching each other compete.