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Summer training camps
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August and September are very intense months for skiers because it is the crucial period to get back on skis and thus prepare for the next season. 

After exploiting European glaciers in July, , most of the nations took their top athletes to the southern hemisphere to finish the summer training on skis. Whether in Argentina, Chile or New Zealand, the winter conditions allowed optimal preparation and some athletes even took the start of some races in order to get back on race mode  before the season opening in Sölden.

Overall Globe winners

The overall globe winners Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) and Marrco Odermatt (SUI)  seem ready to defend last season's opening victory in Soelden. 

“It’s been a super productive camp in Chile the last few weeks!! We are nearing the end of this camp, and I just wanted to thank my coaches and the @usskiteam for all of your hard work and support, as always” Wrote Mikaela on her Instagram account on 16th September. 

Ushuaïa

In Ushuaïa (Argentina), many teams trained on Cerro Castor’s slopes.
Slovakian ski star Perta Vlhova was there, as well as the Swiss, French, Austrian, Italian, German and Swedish teams.

Several skiers took part in South American Cup races during their training camps and someone took the opportunity to put on longer skis than usual and try to win. 

La Parva

Chile also welcomed renowned athletes. The Shiffrin-Kilde duo exploited La Parva to its fullest, and training together will certainly bring great success for the coming season. Like them, the speed teams of Austria and Germany also chose Chile for their training. 

New-Zealand

It’s in Alice Robinson's (NZL) home country that the Norwegians have established their base camps. The Norwegian team, who stayed in New Zealand for over a month, managed to enjoy good skiing days with very good snow conditions and  also taking time to visit the surrounding area.

 
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