They’re set. Racing!

Half an Adventure

That’s right folks, despite the Alps having perhaps their worst December ever for snow conditions, I managed to ski on real snow, albeit produced by a snow cannon, outdoors. Regardless of the snow situation, my adventures continue:

Racing

Friday, Saturday and Sunday were the first races of the Alpen Cup, the Continental Cup series for central and western Europe. This means that the best elite skiers, apart from those racing in World Cup that weekend, from countries such as Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France were present. In addition, people from many other countries turn up, including World Championship and Olympic medal winners like Alexey Poltoranin (Kazakhstan), Ilia Chernousov (Russia) and Justyna Kowalczyk (Poland). Apparently 26 nations were represented on the weekend, with almost 500 racers across all divisions competing on Sunday. Basically, it was big, and very competitive.

This guy is actually wearing a one-piece lycra suit. I had to snap a photo as he went past! This guy is actually wearing a one-piece lycra suit. I had to…

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