A whole lot of Thank Yous…

Rookie Season

As my first Ski Cross season comes to an end I look back at the winter. Filled with loads of highs, and some lows, I don’t remember learning so much as I did in 1 year.

I have to say a massive thank you to the incredible people who supported me, my sponsors who stood beside me and believed in me, and my family and friends who were always there.

The big guns who made my season possible. Huge love-

Eglove- http://www.eglove.co.uk/

The amazing companies who bought me my race suit and allowed me to compete-

Clive Christian- http://www.clive.com/en/

Check It- http://checkitgroup.co.uk/

Copps- http://www.coppsinc.ca/

Proskins- http://www.proskins.co/store/en/

The one rocking it on my over suit-

Rigbag- http://www.rigbag.com/

The guys who came on board and kitted me out with the sickest gear-

Oakley- http://uk.oakley.com/

Bawbags- http://www.bawbags.com/

Giro- http://madison.co.uk/

Go Pro- http://madison.co.uk/

The wonderful peeps who continuously support me-

Hero Energy- http://heroenergy.co.uk/

Ion Body Armour- http://www.ionbodyarmour.com/

Glacius Travel- http://www.glaciustravel.com/

Imac Images- http://imacimages.com/

Donald Macnaughton- http://www.donaldmacnaughton.co.uk/

9point9- http://www.9point9.co.uk/

Solutions 4 Feet- http://www.solutions4feet.co.uk/

Atomic- http://www.atomic.com/en-GB/

The Ladies Ski Club- http://www.ladiesskiclub.org/

The guys who post my ramblings on their awesome sites-

SnowVole- http://www.snowvole.com/

Ski and Snowboard- http://www.skiandsnowboard.co.uk/

The man behind the design and care taker of my blog and website-

G43- http://www.g43.co.uk/

The guys who look after me-

Ally and Greg at Material- http://www.materialmc.com/

The Enting Family for taking me in and being the best sponsors, supporters and friends,

AND to the other awesome people who donated to my donation page- much love!

Pam x

Sponsor my race suit!!!

Competing against the best in the world is hard enough, but when I don’t have the same equipment, it makes it so much harder.

I have been competing without a race suit. For anyone in a sport where speed is the biggest factor will know how much of a disadvantage that is.

The reason I can’t wear any of my Alpine suits is because Ski Cross suits have to be 2 pieces, they have to be carefully custom fit as they must be baggy in certain areas but then can be tight in others.

Currently I have contacted an awesome suit maker in France who will make me one exactly to my measurements and I’ll even be able to get it before xmas!

Here’s the problem, its pricey and I just don’t have the funds! Fortunately, I have an awesome sponsorship opportunity. In exchange for  helping me out with my race suit, anybody, person or company can have there name/ logo on my suit!

This is an important year for me, I have a lot to learn and big steps to make but if you want to help me out on my 2014 Olympic journey then get involved!!!

The price- My suit will cost € 550 = £445

Be my World Cup race suit sponsor and I’ll take you with me on every run I make! I am putting final designs and logos in to the makers by Thursday, so please spread the word!

Thanks for the support and will update you soon…

For further Sponsorship opportunities please contact me on www.pamelathorburn.com

Thanks!!! x

On the road again…

Currently packing up my life again as I get ready to head to Canada tomorrow for the Start of my World Cup Ski Cross (Ski X) quest.

It’s been a bit of a shocker to have to move the couple hundred kilos of baggage my coach and I have with us for the season out of our Saalfelden apartment. We were settled here, it’s a great location and the owners- absolutely lovely! I thoroughly recommend anyone coming to this area to stay here… a complete bargain and great scenery. I wish I could have stayed longer.

The unfortunate fact is, I can’t. As reasonable as the rent is, I am just too strapped for cash. My budget seemingly even worse than I had calculated, we have to give up our Austrian home from home and face our living situation on our return from across the pond.

It has been 2 years since I was last skiing in Canada.  At that point I was preparing for the World Cup Downhills in Lake Louise together with my good friend and team mate- Chemmy Alcott. How things have changed for her too. Arriving over there tomorrow means I get to watch the same awesome race from the finish area this time. Instead of Lake Louise for my first World Cup of the year, I’m heading to Nakiska for the Ski Cross season opener and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

Not really knowing what to expect, I am a mix of emotions. All positive. With my Ski X journey so far being a massive learning curve, step by step I am doing what I need to do, being where I need to be. It would be stupid and naïve for me to go into this first race gunning for a win. Of course that is the goal ultimately, but being smart, I’m going to learn as much as I can, soaking up the atmosphere, the course and most of all, the competition, climbing my way up the rankings and when I am ready… smash some amazing results out. Simples!

After qualifying in 3rd in my first race of the season on sat, I am psyched with the progress I’m making. I even had my first big crash. Happy to walk away with only a slightly misbehaving knee and some sweet bruising, I can’t wait for the next races…

Next stop- Banff, Canada

Appartement Zoggeler- http://www.booking.com/hotel/at/appartement-zapggeler.en.html

http://www.facebook.com/AppartementSaalfeldenAppartementZoggeler

Pam x