Tag Archives: Zermatt

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 – 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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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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The Art Of Training

The sheen of ice promised the potential of a reasonable day of training. It could have been a small reward after the tedious ascent up to the Plateau Rosa, high above Zermatt. Winds had doubled the usual 45 minute ride. … Continue reading

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