Sometimes the change from an everyday routine is like a sigh of relief. It’s in this contrast that we can explore new perspectives and gain inspiration. We sat down with Kristofer Turdell to hear some of his thoughts on the Freeride World Tour, life beyond competition, and finding strength in quietude.
Great pressure, no room for mistakes, serious consequences. That’s what it’s like for a skier competing on the Freeride World Tour. Add in the entire production circus of hovering helicopters, cameras everywhere, and scores of people, and the mental pressure on a competitor is beyond intense.
Turdell still spends his days skiing, but with a different pace and another mindset. This is where he comes to unwind. To reflect, recover, recharge. The solitude is an absolute necessity for him if he wants to keep pushing his own boundaries in competition.
We all need these “in between” times, these breaks from everyday routine. It’s where the longing for new goals begins, and motivation is stored for whatever challenges lay ahead.