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Chile Ski Camp part 2

After a few weeks down in Chillan we moved up to Farallone, just above Santiago to do the races in La Parva and some training in El Colorado.

The resorts sit up 2000m vertical above Santiago, with an amazing view down over the city. The road up to the resorts is not as pleasant as the view with a terrible road surface and incredibly steep hairpin bends!

We got a great day GS training in El Colorado and then started downhill training in La Parva. It’s a fun hill that we have skied many times over the last years so it was good to be back and hitting the top jump. The snow was pretty thin, so we were picking a lot of rocks out the slope, and it made for nervous warm up on new skis!

The downhill races went ok, I skied really well in parts but my jumping was terrible and I made a few other mistakes every run. I finished 8th and 9th in a strong field containing the top racers from Germany, France, Slovenia and Croatia. I know there is plenty of room for improvement if I can cut out some of the mistakes and sort my jumping!

The super-G was disappointing, the conditions were tough and I didn’t ski confidently so was much further behind than I would have hoped. The slalom part of the combined was ok though! It was a very easy slalom and I charged hard and moved up to 7th place from 20th!

The Volcanoes above Chillan ski resort

TJ hitting the ultra modern spin bike in Farallones

Sunrise over Santiago looking down from La Parva. As the smog develops over the day the city disappears!

After a few weeks down in Chillan we moved up to Farallones

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