German team with ups and downs in Zermatt
The first on-snow training of the German raceboard team has had his highs and lows despite the huge difference in altitude between the village of Zermatt and the glacier up high above.
The roster of Snowboard Germany had to play the waiting game for quite a few days as bad weather forced resort authorities to shut down the mountain until last weekend.
“The first half of our trip to Switzerland was indeed frustrating, but we tried to make the best out of it. We did some off-snow training units”, said Head Coach Andi Scheid.
But when the weather changed to the better, the staff as well as the athletes consisting of Olympic silver medallist Anke Karstens, Carolin Langenhorst, Cheyenne Loch, 2013 world champion Isabella Laboeck, Ramona Hofmeister, Selina Jörg as well as Alexander Bergmann, Christian Hupfauer, Daniel Weis and Patrick Bussler were finally able to hit the slopes.
“Contrary to our expectations we had very good conditions which enabled us to do some material testing. And also the rest of the days turned out to be very good with some reparative blue bird sky,” Scheid added.