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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...

Quick update!

Hello, I know it’s been a while. As usual, I’ve been a bit over my head with uni and all this racing. Any spare time I have had, is spent catching up on uni. Since I last wrote on here, … Continue reading

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…first training block and lots of turns…

Since you last heard from me, I have been either training or doing uni. My life currently consists of zero social life, a lot of skiing and far too much uni. To gain an insight, I’ll fill you in on … Continue reading

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a dose of summer to rejuvenate the soul and ignite the passion for more snow and adventures to come

Ciao! As some of you may or may not have noticed, I’m still in the USA. I decided not to return to the cold in such a hurry. Once the season finished, I managed to get a job earning some … Continue reading

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the in-betweens of winters

First of all, I apologise for leaving it until now to send you an update. After spring series I was pretty tired and ready for some time off snow… I basically forgot about ski racing for a few weeks, and … Continue reading

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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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