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Zermatt Ski Camp

With summer glacier skiing, it can be a bit of a lottery as if the sky isn’t clear overnight and the glacier doesn’t freeze you can miss days of training as the glacier doesn’t open or you aren’t allowed to ski gates.

However, on this camp we got lucky! We got some really good days training GS early in the camp, getting in some several good runs before the sun melted the piste and turned it to slush. Everyday we were on the lift at 6.15 am to get up on the mountain while it is still cold. We were also lucky with our days off, the first scheduled day off we had the mountain didn’t open anyway as it hadn’t frozen!

Training GS was really good for me as it gave me a good chance to make some technical changes and try to make them more natural. It took a few days of pretty slow times for things to click before I got the technical changes working with an attacking line and really brought my times down.

We then Skied some good speed training at the end of the camp, though the runs were short as the top of the speed piste was covered in crevasses. The piste workers were trying to fill these in and hopefully for next camp the piste will be open! It was a really good camp, now I have a week fitness training at home before heading back out to either Saas Fee or back to Zermatt for some more snow training.

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