Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Gordon Skiers Courchevel Training Camp

An amazing week of weather and snow in Courchevel was enjoyed by 12 skiers on the recent camp.
Each morning was spent skiing the whole mountain with the afternoon training gates on the World Cup 1850 Stade.

Day one and 2 we trained in bumps and off piste, with the afternoons spent in Slalom gates. Day 3 and 4 we switched to the bigger mountain and trained GS in the afternoon.

All the skiers also entered GS and SL races with the Gordon Skier's taking top honours in every race. Particularly well done to Andrew Simpson and Rachel Brown. Top boy and girl in every race. Andrew S even managed to beat the pace setter on one of the GS races.

In the SL race out of 84 entries, 73 finished. Only 10 medals were won and the Gordon Skier's took 8 of them.

Well done to all.

The week built to a grand Finale when the team made the Couloir Telepherique look like a walk in the park.If you've never seen this the off piste route, it's 40 degree pitch with a very exciting entrance from the very top of the mountain.

There's always a special mention and this one is for Ellie Green. In only her third snow season, Ellie cruised down her first couloir, with a proud Dad capturing the action (from the bottom) on video.

The camp seemed to go well. Let's see what happens next year.

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