As I reflect on the crazy, awesome season that just wrapped up, I am on my way for some beach time (spring break) in the Bahamas. Starting off in Coronet Peak, New Zealand and having my last few races as a first-year U16 at Nationals in Mission Ridge, Washington with so many things in between
My ski year has been incredibly crazy this past year I have been skiing all over the place. My season started off pretty slow, but as I move forward towards the end of the season I have started skiing much better. I had a lot of lows throughout the season usually only getting one or two good runs throughout a race series. It was very frustrating at times because I would ski very well in almost all of my training, and it only showed at one of my last race series “Junior Nationals at Sun Valley”.
My name is Fletcher Holm and I am a second year U16. This season I have been preparing myself for FIS. So far this year has taught me a lot as a growing competitor in the ski racing world. It has been a huge learning experience for me starting out in Burke, Vermont for the final races in the NPS series. I was able to start off the season racing against the best U16s in the nation. This was intimidating to me at first. I came into the race doubting myself and all that was on my mind was, “am I skiing well enough to qualify for OPA cup?” I wasn’t skiing as well as I was hoping coming into the race. In training I was thinking that I had to change so much in my skiing to get the results that I wanted. After falling first run I knew I needed to stop thinking about OPA cup and just ski without thinking about the results. This led me to finishing my runs with solid results that qualified me to go to the OPA cup.