‘Tis the season for training on a glacier, if you have the implies and want to practice your on-snow technique before winter begins. Teams from close to the globe are converging on long term snow – and some glaciers are now acquiring fresh dustings of the white stuff to make skiing even nicer.
If you can’t get there your self, here are some photos and blogs to help you at least visualize true snow as you chug via the final number of months of dryland training, in eager anticipation of the winter race season.
There were fears that the European glaciers wouldn’t give excellent skiing this yr, thanks to a brutal heat wave that rolled across the central portion of the continent. In July, temperatures weren’t falling beneath zero even at evening on the glaciers, and daytime temperatures led to a good deal of melting and slush.
In spite of people scares, numerous of the glaciers are delivering skiing this autumn with no issue at all. Austrian athletes have the easiest access to the Dachstein glacier outdoors of Ramsau, where you can train at practically 9,000 feet for large parts of the conventional dryland season. It’s most likely the most well-liked glacier location for fall coaching.
#trainingscamp #dachstein #blacksnow #winteriscomingsoon #lovemysport ❄
The Austrians are lucky to have Dachstein in their backyard, but plenty of other skiers travel farther to get to the Dachstein. Vermont’s Craftsbury Green Racing Project hit up the trails in mid-September. Photographs from Caitlin Patterson’s site and Ida Sargent’s blog show small skiers meandering through the snow, dwarfted by the giant cliffs of the Alps.
Despite the fact that…. the weather is not always excellent, as these German skiers show in a video…
Langlauf auf dem Dachstein #NordicCombined #Coaching #Crosscountry #Dachstein #Ramsau #Winter #Wasserski A video posted by Clint (@dominik_schwaar) on
Alexander Legkov, the Russian ski star, also arrived lately to train.
Russian biathlon Globe Champion Ekaterina Yurlova was there, also:
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And so is Ski Classics pro Oskar Svärd of Sweden, a three-time winner of the Vasaloppet:
Vissa dagar är filter överflödigt… Skip Nutrition mot nya höjder (2700möh). En bra kombo med Toko! Vätska är viktigt på hög höjd och behövligt på 3h tur! #Ramsau #Dachstein #skipnutrition #trimtex #toko #swix #atomic #Bliz #lillsport #uswe #centralen #doidea #ålandsbanken #Tvärredsif #lycklig A photo posted by Oskar Svärd (@oskarsvard1) on
And right here’s the Italian biathlon group enjoying the sun.
That can make for an really worldwide environment with dozens or even a hundred skiers on the tracks at a time, from all distinct countries and focusing on all distinct sorts of racing. In the afternoons, operating, biking, rollerskiing, and hiking are beautiful choices for education in the valley below.
#Skiordie på Stelviobreen med @tim.kent #finito #pizzatime #vinotinto #zweiespressobitte #skarven2016 A photo posted by Eivin Rundberg (@eivinr) on
Passo dello Stelvio in Italy has observed fairly a lot of site visitors too. If you want to understand a lot more about the glacier’s historical past as a ski location, study this piece by FS Editor-at-Large Chelsea Tiny: “Summer Ski Odyssey Reveals Decaying Dreams in Italy.”
Luckily, in the autumn Stelvio appears a small hipper than in the scorching, hot summertime, despite the fact that the glacier is even now a bit dirty from the melting that took place for the duration of the heat wave. The Green Mountain Valley School has photos of bluebird days and crisp corduroy from their trip in early September, in which they shared the tracks with Norwegian superstar Petter Northug, as nicely as the Italian nationwide team. Go through their website posts to see the scene: Day one / Day 2
And right here’s Noah Hoffman’s weblog from a quick check out he did to Stelvio in early September as effectively.
Helt innafor på Stelvio ☀️ #16°C #stekendesol #3300mOverhavet #stelvio #ski #snø A photograph posted by Krister Saastad (@kristersaastad) on
Stelvio has the big advantage of bording on Stelvio National Park, which gives gorgeous nature and trails off the glacier. The pass itself has 48 hairpin turns on the northern side, and 27 on the other side. That’s a large draw for cyclists and drivers. The pass has served as the finish for several Giro d’Italia phases by means of the many years.
Meanwhile, Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia is at another Italian glacier: the Schnalstal in Val Senales, nestled up to the Austrian border.
Началась лыжная подготовка. Сезон совсем скоро. #лыжныегонки #сборнаяроссии #глетчер #fischer #fischerski #alpina_ski_boots #swix #adidas #adidasxcski #адидас #ижкомбанк #фармаимпекс #МВЕУ #Мегастрой A photograph posted by Максим Вылегжанин (@max_vylegzhanin) on
The glacier opened for fall instruction on September 25th and has noticed tons of skiing since then. At ten,500 feet, skiers can peer into Austria as they traverse the 6 kilometers of tracks. It’s a bit quieter and much less-acknowledged than Stelvio as an Italian ski location. But as with most of the other spots, operating by way of forests and about lakes is excellent afternoon education in the valley under.
Hardt å være skiløper på SVGS #skolebenken #ThorHansenlegende #Thorsdisipler #thuglife #langrenn #fischer #swixsport A photo posted by Vebjørn Hegdal (@vebjornhegdal) on
How excellent is the sun in the French Alps? Elisa Brocard, an Italian sprinter, demonstrates with a smile:
Prima sciata! Che spettacolo!! ☀️#Tignes @sportful #saliceocchiali @fischersports_nordic #csesercito @hautesavoienordic_team A photograph posted by @elibroc on
Tignes was the venue for freestyle skiing at the 1992 Albertville Olympics, but up higher sits a glacier that can be utilized for all sorts of snow sports activities in the shoulder season. The Haute Savoie nordic crew has video of the starting of the ski season in Tignes on the Grande Motte glacier.
With the ski area’s webcam, you can even see skiers on the chairlift.
Yesterday problems have been excellent:
#rossignol#skicountry#fis#tignes#settimanatop Grazie Asiva del supporto, come ritornare ai vecchi tempi..
A photograph posted by Francois Vierin (@francoisvierin) on
Tignes, also, is subsequent to a fantastic park: the Parc National de la Vanoise.
Which 1 of these spots will you image as you’re SkiErging?