Stelvio October 2019
The Scottish Alpine Ski Team returned recently from a successful technical ski camp in Stelvio Italy.
This camp was planned to have 8 days skiing on the Glacier with the focus on technical Giant Slalom. The excellent conditions at the start of the camp meant that the 6 FIS and 5 U16 athletes were able to get many runs, both free skiing and in the GS courses.
This conditions allowed athletes to show great progress in their skiing and the ability to experiment with their tactics of line in a course. The end of the week saw some slalom training which added to the summer of slalom indoor training sessions athletes have experienced in Landgraf and the FIS Teams trip to South Africa earlier in the season.
As always at the time of year the weather played its part and there was a day mid-week where the hill was closed due to weather. This enabled the coaches to deliver a strength and conditioning session provided by John Coogans from the Scottish Institute of Sport to work on maintenance of their home based training without limiting their technical training the following day.
The Team also managed to find Bormios hot springs for some recovery and were able to watch some GB speed skaters taking part in international level races.
A big thanks to Niamh from Snowsport Scotland for providing support during this camp.