I can not begin to describe just how much the World Cup at Killington meant to me and how much fun I had during it. I averaged two and a half hours of sleep a night and everywhere in between was non-stop action but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Killington was brought under the spotlight by FIS and in my opinion they excelled. The countless volunteers were absolutely amazing in preparing the venue and always had an enthusiastic smile on their faces. It was such an incredible feeling to be walking through the crowd on the way up for my run while being greeted by friends that I have grown up with. Friends that I have ducked ropes and skied out of bounds with. Friends that played a large part of where I am today and it seemed… right that they were all there.
I know, I know. I wasn’t racing or anything but guys, come on. There was a World Cup held on the single trail that I have skied countless times every year since before I can remember! Do you recall season 5, episode 1 of two year old Tuck ripping down bumps with no poles? Yup, that was Superstar.
At one point during the weekend a KMS coach looked over to me and said, “Tucker, we’re having a freaking World Cup on Superstar!” I know I wasn’t the only one to feel immense pride in what my home mountain had accomplished. Bravo to all that were involved. I sincerely hope we get to do it again.
Now, I had a big plan set out in my head of how I would post video updates everyday and what film I would take but in the end I didn’t actually end up getting that much. I was too wrapped up in what I was doing and also insanely busy. But I guess that is of how it should be. Living in the moment without anything extra.
I did get a few shots of course, not to mention my GoPro course preview, so please, please check it out.
Thank you to everyone involved that made this weekend possible. You truly are the real heroes.