What kind of advice would you give to up and coming female skiers looking to do what you do?
I would tell them:
1. Get strong! You'll ski better and longer as well as have more fun and confidence. 2. Be yourself. You don't have to act and dress like one of the boys to shred next to them. You don't have to be like the other girls either. Figure out your style and rock it! 3. Wear some protective gear. It will help to keep you skiing and take away some of the fear of pushing yourself.
Hey Roz, What kind of training would you suggest is the best for skiers?? Mid-season and offseason?
I think trampoline, mountain biking, yoga (or some kind of good stretching regime), and weight lifting are the absolute best off-season training. They make you strong enough to take any impact, fit enough to shred all day as well as balance your muscles to avoid injuries. I like to do body weight workouts during the season to keep my muscles strong but not wear me out for the next day on the hill. And stretching is essential.
If you could ski anywhere in the world where would it be?
I really want to go heli skiing! I want to go to Japan and ski those big pillows of powder (as I’ve only skied in park and pipe competitions there). And I’d love to travel to some of those unusual ski places like Lebanon and India.