Did a world cup in Kayseri, Turkey. Ended up 25th.
Did a world cup in Winterberg, Germany. Ended up 19th.
Which is pretty much the same results I have been getting all season,
19,31,15,19,18,25,19 = results in World Cup season 2015/2016
As most of you know, I announced that the world cup in Winterberg would be the last competition of my career. I was hoping to end my career with a good result in Winterberg, but I wasnt able to pull it off. In the end, I dont really care what result I got in my last world cup. Because, for me, the main focus has never been on the results. It has been about chasing a dream. Enjoying the feeling of a good carving turn. Being out in nature. Snowboarding with good people. Training in order to improve skills you enjoy having. Having fun. The playfulness of carving on a nicely groomed hill. And so much more.
For 14 years I have been travelling the world alone, with no support from my federation- and it has been a lot of ups and downs. 14 years is a long time. I am getting tired of the travelling, and constantly being on the move. It’s time for me to stay in one place, pursue new goals and dreams and go snowboarding without 15 hours of travelling to get to the hill.
The main reason I have decided to end my career now, is because I want to stop before the fact that I am sick of travelling starts to infect my passion for snowboarding. The reason I end my career now is because it feels like the right time. I am happy with the career I have had as a professional snowboarder. My dream has been fullfilled, now I am gonna chase some new dreams. And I am very excited to start a “new life”. Hah 🙂
Thanks to SG SNOWBOARDS I have been able to follow my dream. On fast boards. Which really helps.
Also a big thanks to SPAREBANK 1 LOM OG SKJÅK, FRICH, DARE2B, LEVEL, DEELUXE AND DOMBÅS TRENINGSSTUDIO for supporting me all these years.
I also want to say thank you to a lot of people. Coaches, athletes, servicemen, staff, friends, family and people. Making a list would get crazy, but you know who you are. The people that have helped me out, made my life on the road easier, backed me up, smiled when things have gotten rough, showed me the way when I needed help to see it. Thank you for being a part of my life. It means a lot to me.
See you somewhere, somehow