First week at Whaleback!

Training at Whaleback has begun! This week we are focusing on SL until the snow conditions allow us to train some GS. We have set up a mix of opportunities for the kids to get a feel for what it is like to ski in the “big gates.” Yesterday we set up a rhythmical stubby course that was pretty offset in order to force the kids to realize how important it is to be on the front of their boots in an aggressive position. They definitely came to realize how important it is to drive forward over steep terrain!

Further down the trail we set up an introduction to tall pole SL. The gates were placed in the ground at an angle which allowed the athletes to feel what it is like to cross block the gates without having to lean in or “reach” in order to do so. They totally rocked it! As we become more confortable in the bigger gates everyone is starting to realize the tall poles really are not as intimidating as they initially seemed. This weekend we are off to Sunapee! The athletes are filled with excitement as we come into our second race weekend! Lets GO Ford Sayre!

PS- Take a look at the upcoming WorldCup races! Next to each event is a link to a website where you can watch the race live! I hope you all get a chance to sit down with your kid(s) to watch a bit!

HAHNENKAMM AND SCHLADMING BROADCAST COVERAGE (times EST)
Friday, Jan. 23 – Super Combined, Kitzbuehel
5:30 a.m. – Super combined – super G – Live streaming – universalsports.com
10:00 a.m. – Super combined – slalom – LIVE Universal Sports Network
10:45 a.m. – Super combined – slalom – Live streaming – universalsports.com
Saturday, Jan. 24 – Hahnenkamm Downhill, Kitzbuehel
5:30 a.m. – Hahnenkamm downhill – LIVE Universal Sports Network
5:45 a.m. – Hahnenkamm downhill – Live streaming – universalsports.com
10:30 a.m. – Hahnenkamm downhill – NBCSN
Sunday, Jan. 25 – Slalom, Kitzbuehel
4:15 a.m. – Slalom first run – Live streaming – universalsports.com
7:00 a.m. – Slalom second run – LIVE Universal Sports Network
7:30 a.m. – Slalom second run – Live streaming – universalsports.com
10:30 a.m. – Hahnenkamm slalom – NBCSN
Tuesday, Jan. 27 – The Night Race, Schladming
11:45 a.m. – Slalom first run – Live streaming – universalsports.com
2:30 p.m. – Slalom second run – LIVE Universal Sports Network
2:45 p.m. – Slalom second run – Live streaming – universalsports.com
11:30 p.m. – The Night Race at Schladming – NBCSN
See you on the slopes!

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