Tag Archives: World Cup

Och laddie … you always reminded us to make it fun. A tribute to our friend, Fitzi.

Imagine learning to ski on a plastic slope. For thousands of youngsters in Edinburgh, Scotland the Hillend ‘dryslope’ ski centre was the introduction to our sport. A 400 metre long piste covered with plastic matting serviced by a chairlift. Now … Continue reading

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Built on the shoulders of greatness …

The moment remains etched vividly, from my early ski racing memories. We were gathered at the start of a training course on Eagle Meadow, waiting for an all-clear from the coaches. A form blazed by, floating gracefully on the snow, … Continue reading

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New Season, New Energy at 3,883 metres

It’s July. Glacier training season is underway. From Stelvio to Les-2-alpes to Hintertux and many more glaciers and snowfields across Europe and North America, athletes of every age and ability are back to the snow. The new “dynamo” of Alpine … Continue reading

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Lake Louise Nor-Am – Preview

With the men and women’s World Cup races wrapped up for another season at Lake Louise, now it’s time for the Next Generation of up and coming athletes to show what they can do on a world class track. For … 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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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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