A different kind of summer - Preparing the ski season in Qatar - Behind the Scenes

21 August 2014 08:30

This summer the French team has found some original ways to train this summer as they chose a highly unusual destination to prepare the ski season. They flew all the way to Qatar, making sure that during this training camp they stayed out of the snow.

The guys were able to enjoy some great times riding quads in the sand but once the entertaining part of the trip was over, they got down to work and focused on some pretty heavy physical preparation.

Have fun with our latest "Behind the Scenes' video and let us know what you think!

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing together with the quadrennial Olympic Winter Games and the biennial FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Some experts event consider winning the World Cup to be athletically a more valuable title than winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games or the World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several events throughout the season, and not just in one race. Today, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races are held primarily at famous ski resorts in the European Alps, along with regular stops in Scandinavia, North America, and Far East Asia. Competitors attempt to score a maximum of points during the season in five events: slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill and super combined. The fifth event, super-combined, was introduced in 2005 and generally consists of a shorter downhill race and a one-run slalom. Sometimes the downhill is replaced by a super-G. Alpine was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1936.

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