This guy has had a stomper of a season! We take a look back at FHFamily Freeskier Will Tucker's best bits from the past winter spent in Nendaz, 4 Vallees with plenty of travelling to the Portes Du Soleil. Including some rad days laying down some new tricks in Avoriaz Snowzone and beyond, Will conquered plenty of his finest mountain achievements to date.
Will's unwavering stoke and excitement for all things snow and skiing is infectious, and pretty much bombproof. This dude double backflipped straight into a knuckle in February, smashed his helmet to pieces and still got up, borrowed his buddies helmet and went for it again! Perhaps that why he couldn't remember anything he did this season...
Will says, "Is it a big problem when one of your sponsors asks you to list your achievements for the season and you draw a huge blank? Probably."
We were only concerned for a half hour, because sure enough he manages to pull his best bits out the bag, "I achieved the main goal of this year, which was getting out there to ride in a wider range of resorts and with lots of new people! Enjoyed this season more than any other, and learned a bunch of new tricks. Hopefully inspired a lot of the kids I coach to learn some new tricks and to approach sport in a fun way. I was really happy with a few of the photos from this season and the couple of days I managed to spend riding with the Finest Hour Family were big highlights!"
The day spent in Chatel Smoothpark with the Family was no doubt one of best days for many of us here at FH, but man did Will fight for his glory. Not only did his helmet crack into two pieces, his double back crash clip racked up some serious views on his newschoolers feed. What they all should've known was that Will shook off the crash, and landed it the second time round. Yes brother.
"If I have to list actual results, the best I did was 6th in the British Championship Ski Cross (Had high hope for making finals in slopestyle but it was unfortunately cancelled) and I came second in the Woody Wood Park contest back in Nendaz. I passed my level 3 technical and mountain safety exams too so soon I can get paid a bit more and subsequently spend less time working and more time shredding. Highlight of the season was probably the Boss Des Bosses mogul contest in Verbier. I had the honour of representing team Verbier and competing against some of the very best in the world. The atmosphere around the event was geared so much towards enjoying life, and that we did!"
A small resort notorious for it's ample freeride lines - Nendaz is a snow magnet for those chasing a bit of touring and dreamy powder lines. Unsurprisingly, Will's stoke has taken him out in the backcountry building his experience in freeride skiing for a second season, "This edit demonstrates the biggest highlight in my life!" Will says, "shredding the Nendaz backcountry with the squad we have there. So many talented idiots willing to back there skill whilst hucking big ones and dodging trees through the forest."
Hold onto your ski poles, this one's a mad one:
What does a excitable guy like Will do with his summer? He rents canoes to happy adventurers in Hereford, and hits up the great UK ski scene at various dry slopes and fridges around the country with Ski The Kingdom. "I'm stoked to get back to Skiing the Kingdom over the summer" he says, "and turn up for winter fitter, more skilled and more motivated than ever!"
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