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Day 5: #Davos2018

The focus of the Junior World Championships shifted to the Bolgen t-bar of Davos-Platz, an ideal location to host the Alpine Team Event. With ease of access a raucous crowd was on hand to cheer on the Swiss Team which … Continue reading

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Day 4: #Davos2018

Courtesy Johan Monsen It was an action-packed day of racing on the Jakobshorn above Davos as the men took centre stage for the Super G. The skies cleared as predicted, but left more than 30cm. of snow, prompting an enormous … Continue reading

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Day 2: #Davos2018

It was a jam-packed day on the Jakobshorn slopes with the ladies slalom and a unique 2-run downhill format for the men. An approaching weather front, which threatens to bring high winds and 15+cm of snow, prompted the organizers to … Continue reading

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Day 1: #Davos2018

Brilliant blue skies welcome the athletes for the first day of competition in Davos. The 39th FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championship opened with the ladies giant slalom on Jakobshorn peak. Defending Marc Hodler Cup champions Austria got the Championship … Continue reading

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FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships #Davos2018

The red carpet for the World Economic Forum has been rolled up and put in storage. Political and business elites have left town. This week Davos has rolled out a magnificent white carpet of snow to host the best junior … Continue reading

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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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