British Snowboard & Freeski Championship 2017

Big Air!

Hi guys,

I recently took a trip out to Laax, Switzerland to train and compete in the British Snowboard and Freeski Championships, The Brits!

In the first week we were trying to fix some runs together aswell as achieve new tricks we may not have tried before. The main trick I wanted to achieve while I was out there was an underflip which I managed to land within my first few days! I was super stoked on it and happy to get it done early on in the trip!

The Laax Superpipe!

The second was competition week. I competed in Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air. First up was slopestyle, the weather was very bipolar and meant in the end we only got one run each. I was happy with my results placing 4th in U16 and 12th overall! Next, halfpipe where the weather was still poor but not as bad as the previous day. I placed 4th in my age group and 8th overall which I was happy with as I never ride halfpipe back in the Uk. Finally we had big air, the weather was perfect however I wasn’t having a great day and ended up placing 4th in the u16 and 17th overall.

Japan ‘grab’ in the Superpipe

Over the two weeks I had a great time and was so happy to have learnt new things including an Underflip which was one of my main goals for the trip. I would like to give a big thanks to James Webb and Rob Taylor for coaching me along with others over the two weeks. I was happy with most of my results and what I have learned!

Me and Webbo

Thanks as always to my sponsor Ski Olympic.

Mason

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Renowned Ski Tour Operator Supports Olympic Hopefuls

Millie Wilkinson and Mason Flannery

Millie and Mason

A long established travel company which offers ski holidays to the French Alps has pledged its support to two young Olympic hopefuls.

Ski Olympic, established almost a quarter of a century ago in Doncaster, will offer sponsorship to two South Yorkshire teenagers who are aiming high with their skiing ambitions.

Freestyle skier Millie Wilkinson of Dronfield, Sheffield.

Millie in action at The Brits Val Park ©Richard Wilkinson

Millie Wilkinson, 13, from Dronfield and Mason Flannery, 13, from Doncaster both have their sights set on competing in forthcoming Olympics and currently train together at locations across the North of England.

Sochi Freestyle Competition

Mason in action at Snozone Castleford

“We are delighted to offer these two talented teenagers the opportunity to train more and access even more opportunities to allow them to maximise their potential and fulfil their dreams,” said Jarrod Osborne Director Ski Olympic. “Our support, in addition to that of their families, will help them to focus on their ultimate goals and hopefully become professional sports people in the future.”

Millie currently specialises in Slopestyle and is ranked 2nd in her age group. Meanwhile Mason, who has been skiing since he was five also competes in the same discipline and has recently competed in the British Championships at Chill Factor in Manchester.

“We’ve become good training partners and encourage each other to push the boundaries making sure we keep improving all the time,” commented Millie. “Sponsorship is really important to us as it helps us to get the best out of all that is on offer to make us even better.”

Mason concluded, “We’ve enjoyed some fantastic training sessions at SnoZone Castleford and at the Halifax Ski Centre and can now make the most of all the opportunities that come our way thanks to the support of Jarrod and his team.”

Mason Flannery - Studio shoot

Mason Flannery

Millie Wilkinson

Millie Wilkinson

 

Further information can be found at www.milliewilkinson.com and www.masonflannery.com. Details regarding Ski Olympic can be found at http://www.skiolympic.com

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Shred……Snozone Style!

Xscape - Shred - Freestyle

Hitting the rail!

Hey guys

Here’s a selection of pics and a short video of me last night at Snozone Castleford. I’ve been skiing since I was 5 years old but have only been skiing freestyle since April 2013.

Since April I have come on loads. I started off going straight over boxes and just trying basic grabs such as safety grabs. As I progressed on I was starting 180’s. After that I started to do boxes sideways and different grabs such as mutes and other straight tricks like daffies. Just recently I have moved on to doing  360’s and rails sideways.
I love skiing and I just wanted to say thanks to the freestyle instructors at Xscape, Matt, Nick, Danny, Nubiel and Ian. These are the people who have helped me come on and progress to where I am now.

I hope in the future I can come on even more and start competing in competition when I feel the times right

Mason

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Xscape - Shred - Freestyle

A bit of air!

Xscape - Shred - Freestyle

More air!

Xscape - Shred - Freestyle

Love my K2 Sights

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Tuck in!