Devin Logan is a slopestyle skier who won the silver medal at her event’s Olympic debut in 2014. But what sets Logan apart is she also competes in ski halfpipe. The 24-year-old has won two X Games medals in slopestyle, finished on the podium 12 times at world cup events (nine halfpipe, three slopestyle) and earned halfpipe bronze at the 2017 world championships. Follow Logan’s journey to make the 2018 Olympic team in both events as she writes for TeamUSA.org.
Hey everybody! I am back stateside now after a month-long training camp. I was in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, for three weeks and then in Stubai, Austria, for another week.
We had really great weather throughout the whole camp. For the first week and a half I was with the halfpipe team, and the pipe was in really great condition. It was so nice finally getting back on my skis after taking most of the summer off snow. (If you look at my last blog post, I explain my strategy a little bit.)
The first couple of days I just had a fun time riding the pipe and getting my feet back underneath me. After building up through the week I was able to get some tricks dialed and focus in on progressing my run. I felt super confident after the halfpipe camp was over and was ready to roll straight into slopestyle.
Coming off a great halfpipe camp I was excited to switch things up a bit and get to the jumps. The jump in Saas-Fee was a perfect jump to try some new tricks on. All summer I had been working on the bag jump in Park City and wanted to get some tricks on snow now. I am happy to say the progression from bag to snow was super easy! I was able to land some right 720s that I had been working on all summer. All and all, the camps were a huge success in my mind and put me where I want to be going into this Olympic season.
After a month in Europe I headed straight to New York City for a packed three days. First was The North Face Olympic uniform unveiling, the Team USA’s 100 Days Out celebration to the Olympics and the U.S. Ski Team gala. It was all so much fun to be apart of, but I was happy to head back home to hang out before the season starts. The whole trip was super successful and it really confirmed that my summer plans were what I needed for myself to help progress my skiing.
I’m in Colorado now for our first Olympic qualifier of the season. Can’t wait to get things started!