Claudia Riegler and Annalise Cobergen are the only others NZL that achieved WC podiums, even if you weren’t even born did you ever heard about them?
Yes I have met them both and heard a lot about them. They are very supportive and gave me a lot of encouragement!
Did they inspire you?
yes they both inspired me a lot, it's one thing to look up to the best athletes in the world but when there are skiers that got WC podiums from your own country it really makes it seem possible for you.
Who’s the most inspiring skier or athlete?
I think skiers that inspired me a lot were Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller, Lindsey had to overcome a lot of obstacles and I loved Bode's ski style. An athlete who inspired me was Richie Mccaw the former captain of the national rugby team (all blacks).
How is your training plan? Where do you usually train and live in summer and winter?
I live in Queenstown in New Zealand, and at the moment I’m finishing my last year of high school so I’m based there. In the Northern hemisphere summer I can live and train at home during the off season and I train mainly at Coronet peak, for parts of July, August and September. During the Northern hemisphere's winter I am based in Val di Fassa in Italy for most of the season.
How is your team and how it is structured?
At the moment I'm working with a team called ISRA (International ski racing academy) a group of girls from all over and we are based in Italy and when during the season we all live together. When I’m at a world cups it's normally me, one of my coaches, service guy and my manager.