Monday, 23 December 2013

Gosh im tired!

I did so many activities within the last three days yaay it was so much fun. I had an awesome ski instructor today. She was so nice her name is Sarah and I have her for most of the week. She is a world cup skier X champion and she is awesome. Saturday I did more ski jumping and it was lots of
fun. Here are some photos!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Todays Progress on Jumping Skis!!!!!!

Look at how I did today it was so much fun! I was on jumping skis and in a jumping suit. It was so much fun! I improved from yesterday and I moved up a jump. I love it! Look at my AWESOME gear!!!!
Ill show you all my videos of today on my next post tomorrow it was so much fun and I really enjoy this sport. Have a nice rest of the day!!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Look at the fun in Steamboat

Steamboat is so much fun all these pictures are taken of Charlotte, Carly, other instructors and I
in Steamboat. I love it!!! Here are some more.

I have so much fun!!! I bet you will too. Plane tickets to Steamboat would be the perfect gift for Christmas. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, 14 December 2013


Yesterday I saw a Ski instructor that taught my friend Charlotte and I last year. She had a really cool camera and we all took really AWESOME pictures of us skiing!! The tree I hug in one of the pictures is  my Tree fiend called Tea-Tree.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Training for January

Today I did training at Howlesen Hill. I did the 60m out-run and the 40m out-run. It was so much fun, bit scary at first. I got measured for Jumping Skis today and my suite. It was so exciting I had so much fun. All of my team is so nice to me even though I'm new in the team.

I forgot to tell you that I went to Howlsen to have lunch at Carls. We caught up with some friends named Mimi Star (Miriam) and Captain Sam (Sam). We saw my aunty Kylie's plaque outside of Carls. She was in the Walk of Olympians which are several plaques along the side walk in the cement. It is very interesting. Just up the road there is a hall of fame which holds two of my Aunty's flags for the Olympics. She was invited to three Olympics but she could only attend two because she hurt her back so she  couldn't attend one. She is Awesome!

I had such fun today and yesterday. I love Steamboat.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Merry X-mas

Christmas is just around the corner and I am very excited I hope you are to. Christmas is my favourite time of year. It is all about spending time with family and celebrating the birth of christ. As you can see christ is the first part of Christmas.

My teacher this year once lived in another country that doesn't  celebrate Christmas so her family couldn't get a Christmas tree. So she went to the trading market and she found a box that said mas tree on it. The people who ran the whole trading market used to like to cross out parts of words on packages. So they crossed out the Christ in Christmas. From then on she put it in all her classrooms at Christmas time and all the students call it the Mas tree.

I love decorating the Christmas Tree. This year we may have broken a few decorations but the tree looks really pretty. I love all the lights we even have a flashing star at the top!

 I would just like to wish EVERYONE Merry Christmas, and a happy new year.
From Paris and the Whole McMahon Family.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Back in Steamboat

Back in Paradise!!!!! 

Yes, Im in Steamboat again!!! As you might know I am Nordic jumping in January to raise money for people in need. I am having my first training session for an hour this afternoon and I am very excited. I am so excited to be in Steamboat it is my favourite place in the world! It would be the first place I would recommend to anyone. I ski all day, have a hot chocolate at the Ptarmigan Inn then go training at Howlsen Hill at Night. It is first class to me. I had lots of fun last year fore running the Cowboy Downhill and I talked to Mike Lane today and I might be able to do it again! Yay. I love Steamboat it has so many nice people and so many fun thing to do. Don't tell anyone but I prefer Steamboat over my own house in Australia. Why would I recommend Steamboat? 

1.The Snow is the best I have ever skied 

2.Everyone that lives here is Nice ( i even have more friends here than Australia) 
3.There are so many fun things to do 
4.There are so many Awesome events 
5.I could go on forever but I don't know if you are allowed to post a blog that big 
6.Who wouldn't come to Steamboat. 

Close your eyes and take 10 deep breaths in and out. Imagine that you have just come off a 14 hour plane trip and you are so tired. You are about to get on another plane for two hours to Hayden in Colorado. When you arrive in Hayden you get a Alpine taxi and it takes you to a wonderful place called Steamboat Springs. You are suddenly filled with excitement when you see all the beautiful lights and people and families together you are filled with happiness and you feel at home. This is what I feel like when I arrive in Steamboat. I feel even better but it is such a good feeling that I can not put it in words. I hope to see you in Steamboat. If you do come and you are on the mountain skiing or snowboarding look out for a crazy little girl in colourful green, blue and yellow pants and a purple or blue Jacket. I also wear a blue helmet. Say hi and tell me that you read my blog.

I hope to see you on the slopes!!
See you, Paris

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Please Help these Great Causes!!!

I recently overheard my mother talking to a work colleague about some hardships she was having with her husband battling cancer, and her sister who has been in a coma in hospital for a long time, so I wanted to do something to help. Imogen and I have been Nordic Jumping on our normal ski's for fun in Steamboat Springs. This year we are going to do it on real Nordic Ski's!!! We are very excited! We don't think there are many (or any) other Australian's that do this sport! Last year, my sister and I managed to jump 12.5 and 11.5 meters in distance in the local Wednesday night competition in Steamboat Springs (and with a total of 23m each over two jumps)- in the Hitchens Brothers series. ( This year, we will jump in the competition for a purpose. I am hoping some kind people in the Canberra and wider community might sponsor them for a pledge per metre they jump at the first Wednesday night competition in January 2014. Charities I will support with the money raised: 1. The Global School Partners Canberra Sunshine Academy- helping children in Kenya attend school- a charity I have been involved in for over a year now. ( 2. Hands Across Canberra- ensuring money goes to charities in need in their local community ( 3. Raising money for their mothers work colleague who is having a very difficult year with medical requirements/ expenses for two of her immediate family members. 100% of the proceeds will go equally to these charitable causes. You can track the event and the training on my ski blog! HOW TO DONATE: You can donate to Westpac Account BSB 032719 Account 528646. If you would like to pledge $1 per metre jumped, please leave a comment on my page, or email my mum and we will let you know how far we jump in Jan 2014!!!

Sunday, 25 August 2013


Until Friday I am at home and of skiis I am trying to relax but it is hard in this house hold. This weekend my soccer team won there game Mums friend came over it has all been pretty normal. Mum tried something new today called the McMahon family games. We did tennis and basketball. We also had to practise our Mogul jumps on the trampoline. It was fun but I wish I had done more.

Poll Results

With 4 votes Steamboat won the poll!
With 2 votes Aspen 2nd
With 3 Votes Tellirude came 3rd

Saturday, 24 August 2013


Last week I was out on the slopes again but i wasn’t going down the hill. I was skating up (cross country skiing). It was fun but I didn’t do very well our team came second. Individually i came 22 which is not so good even out of the amount people i raced. After, my team and I went out to Aldo's for pizza. We played games and then went to the awards it was a pretty normal day. Let me tell you it was better than being at school.  I got into cross country from Nordic jumping. My sister and I are the only Australians that do Nordic jumping.

 I hope most of you have subscribed to my poll because I am going to make a new one about your favourite type of skiing. If you have never tried skiing on snow before I suggest you get out there because I promise and cross my heart you'll love it.

Write to u soon.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Day of Moguls

Today was the day of moguls it was very scary and really made my heart pump. I found it fun which was the best result. I have done moguls before but not in interschools so that was scary. I came 9th Izzy came 3rd and all together our team came 3rd.  I did well for my first time in interschools but I could of done better. We got into nationals which is held in Mt Bulla in Victoria. I have never skied there before so I am excited. I love interschools but I have a long week ahead and 3 comps left. After the comp my coach Dougy took me out to look at the Skier X course and I was skiing to a Tbar and I got hit by a heavy skier who crushed me and hurt my back and my shoulder. Hopefuly I can have more fun in interschools tomorrow in Alpine.

Wish me & my back good luck
Good night Skiers


Today I had alpine. Alpine is usually one of my best races but I made the mistake of not waxing or tuning my skis. I came 12th it was okay but I could of done even better. It was lots of fun and I had a good time. Imogens race was at 11:00am and my race was at 2:30pm so I skied with Amber while Immie raced and then I had course inspection at 2:00pm. My second run was better than my first run. Then I had a fun run with Sophie, Clare & Grace. Grace and Sophie fell of the Tbar because their skis collided. Our team came 1st and Clare, Sophie & Graces team came 3rd. We did well today!

Fellow skiers, don't forget to go to the bottom of my blog and add your vote to my poll on your favourite ski resort!

Awesome job Girls Grammar

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Night before moguls

Tomorrow is the start of interschools 2013. I am scared but excited tomorrow is moguls held in Perisher. Imogen my little sister is before me and I am after her. After I have finished I will go and train for skier X and preferbly alpine. More skiing more fun. The best motto I have ever heard has got to be; No friend on powder days and my second has got to be; Eat, Sleep, Ski. The most imortant motto of all that I think of every race is; Try your best and have fun while at it. If I did not know that I shouldn't even bother. I can't wait until tomorrow. I have tried really hard and put in lots of effort in training today and I did really well and I improved. So I will give a tip let's call it tip of the day: Try you best and have fun while at it.

I am going to bed soon because I have to wake up early. wish me good luck.

Good night champs!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Training for comps

You cant just show up on race day and expect to do well you have to train and eat the right food. I am currently training for our Interschools which start in two days time.

My Food Timeline:

2 Weeks before: No Processed  food
1 Week before:  No Processed food
2 Days before Carbo load   
1 Night before: Carbo load

Training timeline:

The best time in train is in winter because you can actually work on skiing. You can join winter sport clubs (Steamboat Springs, Perisher) or any other clubs. If there is no snow you can build up strength and muscles. You can run, swim, roller ski or anything else that get you moving. Team sports are really good too.

I am not a part of a club yet (mum won't let me until I am older) so I just get as much ski mileage as I can however I can. Yesterday as the weather was not particularly good, and I took a day off skiing, I took my ski poles and went hill bounding. This is just what is sounds like. Bounding up hills. It wore me out!

Keep up the good work

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Addicted to snow

If you have read my poll it asked you what is your favorite ski resort well I have got my vote that is Steamboat Springs Colorado. I go there every ski season and I have been going since I was four it has great snow and great people. Every single day I use my season pass it has never gone to waste. I tellemark, cross country and alpine you name it I have tried them all.

The top 5 places ski (references: Family, friends)
1. Steamboat, Colorado (Me)
2.Telluride, Colorado (Izzy)
3. Vail, Colorado (Mum)
4. Aspen, Colorado (Clare & Grace)
5. Whistler, Canada (Aunty)

So if you would please put your vote into my poll the winning resort will go on to my list to ski one day. When I do ski that resort I will give it as many stars I think it should get out of 5.

Thxs for reading!
By Paris
My sister Immie, the amazing Billy Kidd (Steamboat Olympian) and me! We got to forerun the 39th Annual Cowboy Downhill. Photo thanks to Steamboat Resort! I hope we get to do it again this year! (hint hint)

Introducing me!

Hi I am Paris and I am 11. I love to ski. I like Alpine skiing, moguls, cross country skating and I even sometimes jump on nordic jumps (on my Alpine skis).
 My favourite place to ski is in Steamboat, Colorado. (This picture is from the Steamboat Today, taken by John Russell during the Cowboy Downhill with my little sister) My second favourite place is in Perisher in Australia. I am starting a blog to give you ski tips and to share my stories as I ski as much as mum lets me!

Get out there and ski!