We asked to Dalbello Team Rider Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen her injury, the Olympic Games and how is to have a personal snowpark!
- So What happened to your knee?
I was working on a trick i had just done a few times before, but i felt really confident and had a really good day, so i was just really unlucky and twisted my knee in the landing..
-And how is it know?
It´s getting better every day! I had surgery 3 and a half week ago, and it feels good. I just stared work out this week, and it cool to see progression every day.
- You went to the Olympic Games and then you decided to come back it must have been a tough decision…
It´s been the toughest decision i´ve made so far. When i crashed in aspen before christmas i thought i had no chance.. The doctors said 10 % chance and i had two months to get ready. It´s been the hardest, funniest and most emotional months in my life. Even if i was not able to compete in Sochi, it was all worth it, a 100 %.
- What you loved of the Olympic Games?
Everything, it was a really good experience for me. The course was sick, and i wish i was able to ski it more..
- Which athletes impressed u?
Joss Christensen! He haven´t been on top this two past years, but he showed the whole world how hard his been working. It was really fun and motivating to watch
- How is your daily routine now?
I wake up, go to the gym or physio, go to school, then back to the gym and then homework… haha!
- What’s the plna of your summer?
I´m gonna work out A LOT, get really strong and healthy, hang out with friends and family and hopefully travel a bit, i miss that…
- And next season?
Ski, ski, ski!!
- Now u have a park, explain us how is born.
Yes!! My grandpa built the resort, and he was also an alpine racer. One of the tracks there are named after him, Asle løypa, and so my mom got a track named after her, Randi løypa. Now they wanted to name the park there after me, Tiril parken. When they asked me I was really honored. My grandpa was my idol and my hero.
- Where is it?
It´s in my home town Geilo.
- Which activities u want to promote there?
Our goal is to build the best park in Norway, and hopefully after a few years, the best park in Scandinavia. We´re trying to arrange camps and other activities through the winter and the summer.
Here Tiril’s video of the X Games Tignes Slopestyle back in 2013: