About Palmer…
Hi, I’m Palmer Parish and I’m 8 years old. I live in Essex, but you’ll find me here at Hemel 2 or 3 times a week. I’ve learnt most things I know about skiing from The Snow Centre as I started here when I was 3, so it makes me really proud to represent TSC. This year I started competing and have won medals in lots of UK competitions including Silver at the English Slopestyle Championships U12s and 1st in U10s here at TSC. This year, I plan to take part in more competitions at The Snow Centre and abroad.

How Palmer got into Snowsports…

My family have always liked skiing and wanted me to enjoy it on holiday with them. I had lessons at The Snow Centre when I was 3 and joined Snowstars when I was four, which was fun. I remember seeing bigger kids flying off the kickers and thinking ‘I’d like to be doing that next!’ Not long after, I started freestyle sessions and I’ve never wanted to do anything else.

I’m lucky enough to have skied abroad a few times now- problem is my mum and dad can’t keep up with me anymore, so I like to ski with other kids in the snow parks

Palmer’s time at The Snow Centre…
With the help of some really good coaches like Dan Gillespie and Nick Lark, I’m getting new tricks each week. I love looking at the park plan with my dad on a Thursday night before we head to The Snow Centre so I can think about what I might try out….a 360 on a bigger kicker, a 720 on a box or maybe some bibby slides! On both freestyle nights it’s so much fun out on the slope. I love a good chat with everyone while I’m skiing and all the skiers and snowboarders look out for each other and help each other with tricks. Friday nights are my favourite.

Favourite trick…
My favourite trick I do is a 720 spin and I also have just learned a k-fed. I would like to be able to do a front flip or misty 5 now, which I can do on trampolines.

Top tip…
No one gets tricks on their first go- keep trying!

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