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About Taylor Rapley

This blog was made so I could keep my sponsors/financial supporters up to date with progression and results. There has been a change in plans... 2013 is my first season away from the ski racing scene. I recently retired from the NZ Alpine Ski Team to take on new adventures and opportunities in the mountains. This season I will be competing in Big Mountain, with the hope of one day qualifying for the Free Ride World Tour. In addition, I'll be finishing my Bachelor of Science Psychology degree at Otago with aspirations to get into Clinical Psychology in the near... or late future! Let the good times roll...

Spring!

Hello, I apologise it’s taken me this long to send out another up date. I’ve had a lot of uni to do over the past 2 weeks. I feel like once I get ahead, the next minute I’m behind again. … Continue reading

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Happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they already have

It’s about that time again where I should take a moment to let you all know how things are going. To start on a good note, I had a solid race at the Vail Nor Am Cup Slalom 3 days … Continue reading

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“Few follow with their own hearts and see with their own eyes” A.Einstein

First happy 2012. Second, a special BIG thanks to Snowvision and Formthotics for the Snowvision Formthotics performance award which has helped contribute to my training expenses this season.       Also, I have some exciting news for the next 100% … Continue reading

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COLORADO is where the heart is

I have been in CO now for 12 days. It has being, and still is, so beautiful and sunny.  I’m very grateful to be here. Colorado has a special place in my heart and I feel incredibly fortunate to be … Continue reading

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Time to SKI

I am relieved to say, I am departing Queenstown on Tuesday to embark on yet another North American Season! This is thanks to a few special people for their support, feed back and ideas. Over the past month and a … Continue reading

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That Time Of Year Again!

Since my last post, I have been studying, physical training and planning. If you think that’s an understatement think again. I have been quite the Nana in regard to a social life. But it has paid off! As of yesterday, … Continue reading

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MOUNT COOK MISSION

I decided to take a few days away from the books and went on an Adventure with Mitchey and some of her friends to Muellers Hutt on Sealy Range of Mt Cook. It was a mission getting up there…sometimes I … Continue reading

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Go placidly amidst the noise and haste.

season has come to and end. But where one journey ends another begins. And now it’s a different kind of playtime. I am hoping that the spring will play her cards right and lay down some white stuff. I am … Continue reading

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What A Wonderful Thought It Is That Some Of The Best Days Of Our Lives Haven’t Even Happened Yet..

This update it well overdue. I have had a busy few weeks with a lot going on. We started skiing in mid June and haven’t really stopped since. I am skiing with the Nationals Men’s team which has been real fun. … Continue reading

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What A Wonderful Thought It Is That Some Of The Best Days Of Our Lives Haven’t Even Happened Yet..

This update it well overdue.  I have had a busy few weeks with a lot going on. We started skiing in mid June and haven’t really stopped since. I am skiing with the Nationals Men’s team which has been real … Continue reading

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