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MY SUMMER SKI CAMP: PART THREE - Kirsty Muir, Whistler, BC
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British freestyle skier Kirsty Muir has spent a week at a training camp in Whistler. Here's her final blog for PlanetSKI.


The 14-year-old from Aberdeen won the Spirit of Sarah Scholarship in memory of the Canadian freestyle skier, Sarah Burke, who died after a crash in training in 2012.

The scholarship was for an all-expenses paid week at a Momentum Ski summer ski camp on the Horstman glacier.

Kirsty has been keeping a diary of her trip for PlanetSKI:

So what happened on her last few days in Whistler. Read on for the final instalment ....

By the 4th day we were more than half way through the week.

The Olympic halfpipe champion Cassie Sharpe was my coach again.

We had another jump session and tried to work hard on some rails too.

Kirsty MuirMe working hard on the rail













I chose to paddleboard after skiing, fantastic on such a hot day.

Day 5 was Hawaiian day so we could dress up if we wanted!

Kirsty MuirAloha! Dressing up on Hawaiian day
















My coach was again Dania Assaly who had last coached our group on Day 2.

We went to the airbag and I worked on tricks for the whole morning.

All the boys headed down the mountain and, because it was officially Girls' Week at the camp, we had an amazing girls' shred and photo shoot.

I came up with the idea of doing a backflip in a tube.

I gave it a go...

Kirsty Muir back-flippingMe back-flipping at the Girls' Week photo shoot














Our last day up the hill, Day 6, was just as brilliant as all the rest.

After our daily stretch and warm up, if we wanted to, we could do two extra fun activities before skiing: a dance off and running backwards up a hill.

Running up the hill backwards in ski boots was quite difficult but very fun.

My coach was Taylor Lundquist who I'd been with on Day 3.

There was a rail jam because it was the last day.

Us girls did it on a long box that had a drop off the end.

It was a great way to practise tricks and end the camp.

The training all week had been amazing and the views were spectacular.

Whistler in summerSpectacular views













After the final day up the hill it was time for a pizza party and activities to end off the week.

We played dodgeball, athletes versus coaches!

On Tuesday morning, after saying our goodbyes, I had time for a bit of sightseeing around Whistler.

Mountain bikers in WhistlerSightseeing












Kirsty Muir in WhistlerSightseeing















As we headed to Vancouver airport, the views from the bus were pretty amazing.

Whistler to airport viewView from the bus
















Arriving at the airport was very sad as I finally realised that the week was over.

There were some more goodbyes.

Kirsty Muir and Taylor LundquistSaying goodbye to coach Taylor Lundquist
















I really enjoyed my summer ski camp.

It was so much fun.

Thank you to Momentum Ski Camps, Sarah Burke Foundation, John and Julia Smart, the coaches and everyone who made the week possible in Canada.

Kirsty MuirGoing home

Kirsty has a busy school summer holiday schedule.  She's off to New Zealand later this summer. 

Thanks, Kirsty,  for taking the time to write for PlanetSKI. 


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