Besides physical training in the gym and skiing on glaciers or on other continents, skiers also enjoy changing their minds with various new projects or challenges.
While some take on sporting challenges, others take on entrepreneurial challenges or enjoy attending and supporting other events.
Olympic champion Giuliano Razzoli (ITA), kicked off his entrepreneurial adventure, and he celebrated it alongside many teammates and ex-teammates.
The 37-year-old skier has always had great passions beyond the snow.
From wine to balsamic vinegar, it was the latter product that led him to a big project with his family. The vinegar, named Acetaia Razzoli, born in Razzolo, a small village in the Emilian Apennines.
Giuliano Razzoli adds that it's a product that needs constant attention to grow, evolve and improve. Just like in alpine skiing.
On the artistic side, Dominik Paris (ITA) and his rock band "Rise of Voltage" performed at the Rockovverlienz open air festival in early July.
On the sporting side, skiing and cycling always go hand in hand.
Christof Innerhofer (ITA) was at the start of the 35th edition of the “Maratona Delle Dolomiti” in which he participated in the average course of 106 kilometres and 3000 meters of ascent.
Still cycling, but this time as a spectator, several athletes took advantage of being present at the Tour de France.
Tessa Worley (FRA), Clément Noël (FRA), Blaise Giezendanner (FRA) and Sebastian Foss Solevaag (NOR) followed a stage, either from a car or by being present at the finish.
Finally, Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) had a blast playing golf in the Wörthersee Open and raising money for Wings for Life.
Since summer also means more than just sport, we give a touch of gossip to our column with the glamorous participation of Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), accompanied by her boyfriend Alexandre Aamodt Kilde (NOR), at the ESPYS, ESPN's annual awards show celebrating the year in sports.