Category Archives: Olympic sport

Summer Sessions: A day on the glacier

The days start early. Training is always at high altitude. You hydrate and eat constantly. A day on the glacier is always tough both mentally and physically. But the snow conditions are typically excellent, making for high volume and an … Continue reading

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Summer Sessions: Mornings at 3,883m

You can feel the altitude at 3,883 metres. The air is dry. Temperatures in the early morning hours hover around -10c. Visibility on good days is unlimited. It’s hard, mid-winter snow, often a dusting of powder over groomed corduroy. Iconic … Continue reading

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The Summer Sessions: The Fischer Family

After three years competing as an NCAA athlete, Erik Read is now able to sign formally with Alpine Canada Pool ski suppliers. This past Thursday, it was made official. Continuing for another two seasons with the Fischer Family who have … Continue reading

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The Summer Sessions – Day 1

Sometimes the weather just doesn’t want to cooperate. The jagged tooth of the Matterhorn that towers over this Swiss mountain resort was not to be found this morning, with high winds closing the glacier. Zermatt has a great reputation for … Continue reading

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#NextGen Champions: The World Juniors

For 36 years the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships has gathered the best ski racers in the world to compete in the six Olympic disciplines. Athletes between the ages of 16 and 21 from over 45 nations (and growing) … Continue reading

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Åre 2017: Tusen Takk Sverige! On to Davos ….

Sveriges Alpina Nationalarenan, Åre – The 36th edition of the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships wrapped up today under threatening skies but firm racing conditions. The men took to the same slopes that will host the world in 2019 … Continue reading

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Åre 2017: Team Canada takes gold!

Sveriges Alpina Nationalarenan, Åre – (updated) – Team Canada ended a string of close brushes with the podium with a dramatic win under the lights on a steep, challenging track that will host the 2019 World Championships. The exciting Nations … Continue reading

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