Wednesday, February 22, 2017

South Korea


It was an incredible experience getting to ski in the Olympic test event in South Korea. This sport has taken me to a lot of places but non as far away or diverse as South Korea. The halfpipe was one of the best of the season and the organisers put a lot of effort into the event and the locals were stoked. Checking out the ski resort in Pyeongchang and some of the surrounding area was also great. I had two really progressive sessions during practice, a top trip and looking forward to the rest of the season. 

Buddhist Temple


Friday, January 27, 2017

Calgary


I was definitely looking forward to going somewhere completely new after a small Christmas break back home. Calgary has lived up to those hopes with an awesome pipe set up at Canada's Olympic Park and some of the best sessions I have ever had. Staying in the city, with the pipe just a 10 minute drive is also a new experience. Two weeks of private night sessions with the rest of the British pipe crew and most of the top pipe skiers in the world, followed by an extra week lapping the Olympic park, has been rad. 



Day trip out the city to the Canadian rockies. One hour drive. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Double Cork 12 in the Pipe

Last week I ended my trip to New Zealand by getting down my first dub 12 in the pipe. I have been building up to this trick for a while now so after a tough couple of weeks of weather I was really stoked to manage to try it before I came home. Its a really scary trick so it was good to ride away on the first attempt and get a few tries under my belt! - now needs work to get it down cleaner and more consistently.



Pete Speight- First Double cork 1260 October 2016 from peter speight on Vimeo.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Skiing in the Desert

After a final night in Mammoth and a 6 hour drive through Nevada planned for the next day, I didn't expect to be putting my skis back on before flying out the USA. The scenic route back to Las Vegas was pretty interesting and showcased some of the best weirdness that America has to offer. But the highlight was definitely Death Valley. I was expecting a straight road through a flat desert, which it did deliver but on top of that it turns out theres a visitors centre, a big sign and some badass sand dunes.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mammoth Mountain, California

This was the second trip out to Mammoth of the season and it was sick to be back there in Spring! We mainly went out to hit the airbags on the BKPRO camp, which was an incredible set up with two bags and a pipe you won't find any better at this time of year. Along with a mixed bag of weather but still lots of Cali sun and a few adventures, this was a sick trip to end the winter.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Final week in Laax and the Brits

Short blog update today! Just touched down in the UK after a three week trip to Laax. Lots of friends, parties and spring skiing with people coming and going making it really exciting. The final week was the Brits. My first time back at the event since 2013 it was good to see a vibrant scene with lots of younger kids coming through but also some familiar faces. The weather wasn't ideal but luckily it was manageable for the halfpipe on the final day, I put down two runs I was pretty happy with and was able to take the win this year! My first British title so I'm stoked! I am flying out to Mammoth tomorrow for an airbag camp and the final trip of the season which is an amazing opportunity and I'm very excited to be going! Keep posted... Heres some pics bellow from the last week :D





Sunday, April 3, 2016

Europe


I was very excited to be heading back to Europe after a long couple of months in America. First up was Tignes in mid March for the World Cup Finals which went really well and was one of the funnest trips of the season for sure (see previous blog). Since then I have been home for a week then on to Laax, Switzerland for spring skiing and the British Championships



Hand Plant


Friday, March 18, 2016

One run through the Tignes halfpipe

Here is a POV shot I got whilst out in Tignes for the SFR tour last week! It was an awesome week in Europe and the comp (the World Cup Finals) topped of the competitions for this season, where I finished 17th, my best WC result of the season. This is my final run of the day during practice...




POV run through the halfpipe, SFR Tour 2016 from peter speight on Vimeo.

Friday, February 5, 2016

New Year, California and Utah


The last five weeks have been the busiest time of the winter for me. After a quick but really sick christmas at home, I flew back out to the jungle, Manchester- Denver in time for a little tour round the US. After a good start back in Breckenridge, we flew on to California, staying there for two awesome weeks in Mammoth mountain competing in both the World Cup and the Rev Tour. Finally, the last week I have been in Park City Utah for the second Grand Prix event of the season! Heres a few pics and a video of my rev tour run...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December in Colorado


It has been a really good start to the season over in Colorado. Arriving at the end of November after a pretty hectic pre-season since getting back from NZ, I had plenty of time to get settled before a solid three weeks of riding over here. The British set up is based in Frisco so we have been switching between Copper Mountain and Breckenridge parks. This is the 5th year I have been out to CO in December so its back to the routine and enjoying the sick set up they have out here




Cork 9 tail at Breckenridge during a morning photo shoot. Enjoying the new 2016 Rossignol Scratch. Credit: Jenny Bletcher