First day at the congress is done and dusted! We all did our first ever turns in Bulgaria at Pamporovo Resort, our hosts.

The conditions were definitely variable with some warm weather in the area at the moment (only getting hotter as the week progresses…) so spring riding it was. We had a chance to dial in our show runs and opening/closing ceremony runs with the SKI and TELE team on the DEMO slope. The slope starts off steep and mellows towards the bottom, requiring us to adjust so that we can maintain a consistent speed all the way to the bottom, they even built us a nice little jump at the bottom which we will incorporate in one of our show runs (keep your eyes out for a little teaser video our YouTube channel later today).

All the teams (SB, Ski, Tele) are working really well together to showcase the 3 Canadian Techniques in our opening ceremony show tomorrow afternoon; everyone’s always watching Canada closely at this event as we are a very well respected nation and we have many international members in our Association. No pressure or anything…

We have already met many of the Nations here for the week; the US, San Marino, Holland, Ireland, Australia, Croatia, Slovenia with more teams rolling into town as we speak. We look forward to represent all of the members to the best of our ability, on and off the snow.

More coming!!! Watch this space…

Yours in Snowboarding ( I stole this from Greg “cheeseball” Daniells),

Luc Belanger