Tag Archives: World Cup

Narvik 2020 – Alpine Combined

Narvikfjellet presented us with the full range of winter conditions yesterday and today. The forecast had called for high winds and warmer temperatures – fortunately, the wind was slow to build which allowed the staging of the women’s super G … Continue reading

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The Streif ….

The 80th running of the International Hahnenkamm-rennen is in the books. The names of Jansrud, Mayer and Yule are now part of the legendary event. The Streif and Ganslern are now quiet. Waiting …. In our world of ski racing, … Continue reading

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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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