What’s the reality of life for a top skier or snowboarder? How does it feel to constantly chase progression and push yourself at the top level of the sport? And how difficult is it to spend your life on the road, with only dreams of future glory to keep you motivated?
Photo: GB Park and Pipe rider Jamie Nicholls, by Nick Atkins
To answer these questions, and to give the National Lottery playing public an insight into how their cash is helping the team, the GB Park and Pipe Team are launching #ProjectPY2018 – an ongoing film series offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the reality of life as a top snowsport athlete in the lead up the next Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018.
Narrated by Olympic commentator and BBC TV Presenter Tim Warwood, over the coming years #ProjectPY2018 will bring viewers closer to the athletes than ever before. We’ll follow them through the high and lows, from contest wins and new tricks, to missed flights and injuries.
The series launches this week with a film documenting the team’s recent trip to Park City as riders Katie Summerhayes, Isabel Atkin, James ‘Woodsy’ Woods, Jamie Nicholls and Rowan Coultas compete in one of the most important World Cup events of the season.
The second episode drops next week, and follows Katie Summerhayes, Aimee Fuller and Olympic bronze medalist Jenny Jones at the most progressive women’s event ever: the Suzuki Nine Queens.
To see the films, find out more and subscribe to #ProjectPY2018, go to: http://bit.ly/GBParkandPipe
Follow GB Park and Pipe on Twitter and Instagram: @GBParkandPipe