Under the umbrella of the FIS Development Programme, 41 participants, 20 girls and 21 boys from 22 developing National Ski Associations (ALB, ARG, ARM, BIH, BLR, BUL, CHI, CYP, ESP, GEO, GRE, IRI, IRL, ISL, KAZ, KOS, LTU, ROU, SRB, TUR, UKR, UZB) profited from two training camps each over a period of four weeks (1st period from 13th October – 9th November, second period from 17th November to 14th December 2019).
The training camps took place on three different glaciers this year (Stubai, Hintertux and Pitztal) where participants were met with excellent slopes and snow conditions. Camp Coordinator Markus Malsiner thanked the locations for the great preparation of the slopes and the support during the camp.
All competitors participated with great enthusiasm and achieved remarkable successes in training as well as in the follow up FIS National Junior Race in Passo Monte Croce (ITA) where camp participant Katla Bjorg Dagbjartsdottir (ISL) earned second place in the slalom.
“We are very impressed by the level of progress at the recent races, especially in slalom. Dryland sessions have provided a valuable addition to the extensive on-snow training. Besides, the camp has the social component of uniting young athletes from developing ski nations and provides them with an excellent opportunity to exchange experience and make friends”, commented Camp Coordinator Markus Malsiner.
“The FIS Development Programme training camps provided an excellent opportunity for athletes to participate in structured and professional training sessions. With this basis they are well prepared for the competition season and we wish them all the best for the upcoming races.”