Two Days in laax – Isabelle Hanssen

Two days of riding by Isabelle Hanssen in Laax.

Supported by: OVYO, Ramp Sports, POC, DaleBoot, Yuki Threads, Pimp Hands, De Mediahub, Buitensport Four Seasons, La Resistance & Shrick.

Music: ODESZA – Say My Name (feat. Zyra)

Cinematography & Editing by Danny Warley

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Dutch Championships in Laax

To end the season I headed over to Laax Switzerland for some training and to compete in the Dutch Championships.

I decided to compete in the European Freeski Open in slopestyle, just for fun!
Here is a shot of me and Giulia Tanno at the top of the course!

Also got to meet up and ride with my Pimp Hands teammate Alexandra Nicole!

Check out some photos of training in Laax! Made by Christian Nuessli.

The forecast had some really bad weather planned for the Dutch Championships and we were all hoping it would get better. Our first and only training day was canceled. They mixed up the schedule a little bit and were going to try to do halfpipe the following day.

That morning I got up, looked out the window.. blue bird! Got all excited and ready to go. Then when I got to the gondola everyone was there standing around. The wind gusts on the mountain were so extreme all lifts were closed. We waited around for a few hours hoping it would calm down, but unfortunately it didn’t.

Waiting around for the lifts to open!

Late that afternoon the blue skies disappeared and made room for some snowy clouds.. snow.. snow and more snow was heading our way.

The next day all competitions were canceled again.. so we went to find some pow!

We went to the riders meeting on Thursday night, with only one day left to hold any competition. The weather was looking really nice for the next day.
Because most of the Dutch riders train slopestyle all year the priority was the slopestyle contest. Laax promised to clear the course and remove all 3 meters of snow. Halfpipe and big air got officially canceled. I was very bummed because I was there for the halfpipe contest but decided to compete in slopetyle as it was the only contest that was being held. (also snowboard parallel slalom, and boarder cross were held that week).

Slopestyle course

I was very happy I was there to represent our sport in my category. I hope as we continue more Dutch freestyle skiers will start competing.

Then it was time to go home! Get healthy, train and work!

Tignes World Cup

After a great 2,5 months in the US and ending the trip with a amazing result (9th) in the Grand Prix in Mammoth (read the article here sorry it’s in dutch!) It was time to head home. After spending a little less then 2 weeks at home I hopped on a airplane to France.

I spend one week in Meribel 3 Vallees hoping to get some Halfpipe training in before going over to Tignes for the SFR Halfpipe World Cup. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t on my side and I ended up only being able to ski pipe for 2 days. But the guys from the DC Area 43 park were very nice, they even kept the halfpipe closed to public on the two days!

Finally the weather cleared up and I got to ride this amazing halfpipe!

Then it was time to go to Tignes.

Got to meet up with my friend Laila for registration! Due to some mixed up schedules and some delay registration was all jokes and giggles!

Me and Sabrina at our first training!

Lots of fun skiing with all these amazing girls!

Unfortunately I couldn’t pull it together for the qualifications and ended up in 14th with a messy run. Definitely not happy with it because I know I can do better. But like they say better luck next time! And there will be a next time :) I’ve had a great season and I’m not letting this one contest put me down.

Now I’m in Laax Switzerland training till the Dutch Championships!

Artikel De Gelderlander – Op doorreis naar de wereldTop

Bedankt De Gelderlander en Thijs Stevens voor het artikel!

8th place on the Association of Freeskiing Professionals world rankings!

Moved up to 8th place on the world ranking list!

Isabelle Hanssen bereikt top 10 positie op wereldranglijst

Het talent uit Nijmegen heeft dus weer haar ski’s laten spreken en mede door goede resultaten in Amerika is ze nu de top 10 met een grote grijns binnen komen stormen. Op de discipline halfpipe staat ze nu op de 8e plaats en ze was er zelf dan ook erg over te spreken. “Ja dit is echt prachtig!” Aldus een enorm trotse Isabelle. “Dit is een mooi resultaat waar ik een heleboel voor heb gelaten en waar ik hard voor heb moeten werken. Het is echt geweldig om te zien dat het zo uitpakt en zeggen dat ik ‘erg blij’ ben zou een understatement zijn, ik heb er eigenlijk geen woorden voor zo geweldig!”

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1st Place USASA Rocky Mountain Series

Started from the bottom now we’re here! 1st place at the USASA RMS halfpipe comp!

Great beginning of the 2014/2015 season!

I’ve had such a great start of the 2014/2015 season I’d thought I’d share!

On the 24th of November I left the flatlands and traveled to the US!
I spend my first few days riding Keystone! It was so fun to be back on snow!

Photo by Micah Emily

The first 3 weeks I was staying in Breckenridge with Zyre, Jamie and Jeanee, such a fun crew!
We were very excited when the Halfpipe opened up in Copper Mountain!

Here is a shot of my second day back in the pipe! Captured from some footage thanks Corey!

We also did some cruising at Keystone, Thank you Jeanee for filming that day!

Een video die is geplaatst door Isabelle Hanssen (@isabellehanssen) op

During one of my training days at Copper my friend Micah Emily came up to capture some shots!

I competed in my first ever USASA Rocky mountain series contest and ended up on 2nd place! First comp of the season! And first international pipe podium! Great way to start off the season.

Only a few days later it was the start of the Revolution Tour. I’ve decided to compete in both Halfpipe and Slopestyle. Unfortunately I hurt my head and broke my helmet during slopestyle practice and decided to take it easy.
Still managed on getting 9th place in such a stacked field! I was happy with my run and only 2 points off from making finals in Halfpipe!

After such a great start of the season I decided to get myself a christmas present I wanted for over 3 years.

After all the comps I’ve been training at Breckenridge! Getting ready for the next contest on the 10th of Jan. The 2nd Halfpipe contest of the USASA Rocky Mountain series.

First day of 2015

Photo by Luke Schultz

And the first sunny day of 2015

Photo by Luke Schultz

Photo by Luke Schultz

With all the new comps I’ve moved up to 17th place in the AFP World Ranking!

Preseason Dome Laps with Isabelle Hanssen

Check out my new indoor edit! Big thank you to Luuc Verburgh for filming, editing and making my skiing look this good! Thanks SnowWorld for your amazing hospitality. Hope you guys like it!

Snowchamps Article

Stoked on this article from Snowchamps!

“Gemotiveerd is ze dus zeker en het maakt Isabelle dan ook niet uit dat ze in haar eentje de hele wereld over moet reizen, als ze maar bezig kan zijn met haar passie: freestyle skiën.”
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