AST Athlete Journal: Caeden Carruthers
I’m checking in from Silverthorne Colorado, the beautiful mountain town that Logan, Kiki, Kaite and I have been lucky enough to call home for our most recent training block, and more notably the opening NorAm races at Copper. Training has been great at Loveland. Weather has been on our side and consistent snow conditions have been immensely valuable for final equipment testing coming into the first races of the year.
Last season was difficult mentally, the load of training was consistently high and races were sparse. Though improving and building every day is incredible, without a target, a race or goal to build towards, it can be defeating. One word rings in my mind above all else in reflection: “Hunger”. The hunger that grew as my skiing got faster without an opportunity to utilize it continues to build as we approach this race season. I am more driven and excited than ever to deliver the skiing that I’ve worked so hard to curate over countless hours of training this summer in the gym, and through an exceptionally demanding on-snow pre season.
After these tech NorAms in Copper, we will meet up with the rest of the team, to prepare for the Panorama Canada Cup races, Lake Louise NorAms and Panorama NorAms.
I’d like to thank our team sponsors Raymond James Mission Wealth Advisors, Sporting Life, World Cup Supply and Karbon for their support this season as well as Head and Poc for providing me with the best equipment in the game. To my teammates and coaches who have pushed me so hard coming into this season, racing is finally back. Trust and know that we have put in the work, let’s have a great winter!