After a long week of debating, I bought my plane ticket. I threw down 80% of my summer earnings to buy a plane ticket to Santiago, Chile. Encouraged by the Jersey heat and my craving for snow, I was ready to drop everything and head south to compete in the Chilean Freeskiing Championships from August 22-26th at Ski Arpa. I am a competitive big mountain freeskier, and the Chilean Freeskiing Championships were set to be the kick-off event for the 2012-2013 Freeride World Qualifier competition season.
Three days after buying my ticket however, the organizers of the competition announced to everyone’s disappointment, that the competition would have to be cancelled due to the lack of snowfall for the whole month of July in Central Chile.
Central Chile seemed to have inherited our 2011-2012 winter. Disappointed and frustrated, I prepared for battle with Air Canada and compiled a list of reasons why the airline should have mercy and give a ski bum her money back.
Then, something amazing happened. Read more…