Andi Naude

Freestyle mogul skier on the Canadian National Ski Team.

A New Chapter

It’s that time of year again! The countdown to the new ski season is on! I hope that you have all had a fantastic summer, filled with quality time with family and friends.

After an incredibly memorable ski season, including representing Canada at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, I have decided to take a step back from competitive mogul skiing for the 2018/2019 season. I truly believe that this time away from competition will be the best thing for me, as I will be able to reflect on the past six years of intensive training, competition, and travel with the Canadian National Team. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel the world with amazing people, representing our fantastic country, and participating in the sport I love most.  

I will now embark on an entirely new chapter; following my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I am very honoured for the opportunity to study abroad, at one of the top three veterinary schools in the world. I will be leaving to study in London, England at the Royal Veterinary College mid September. Words can hardly begin to describe how excited I am for this new challenge and change of pace. 

Again, I want to thank you all so much for being behind me every step of the way. The love and support I have received over the years has been absolutely overwhelming, and I simply cannot thank you enough. Without you all, I would not be where I am today, that’s for sure. This is not a goodbye, but simply a break from competitive skiing. I do not want to close any doors; I will reassess in the spring, and decide whether I will return to competition to push for the next Olympic Games in 2022. Until then, I am really looking forward to seeing you on the slopes over the winter holidays! Thank you again for letting me share my story with you, and I wish you all the very best. 

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