With an amazing reputation in both the FIS World Cups and the past 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, the Austrian National Ski Team has demonstrated it is a solid Olympic contender for the 2010 Olympic Games. Out of the 23 Olympic awards earned by Austria in the Turin Games, 22 of them were gotten by the nation’s national ski group. In planning for the 2010 Olympics in Whistler, the group has been utilizing Sun Peaks Alpine Resort as their preparation space. Take in more about the Austria National Ski group here and discover what it’s doing in Sun Peaks.
The Austria National Ski group has kept on establishing a connection on the world with its current execution in the 2009 FIS World Cup. Both male and female competitors have acquired positions in the general best three for elevated skiing, ski hopping and snowboarding. The group likewise has various star competitors in the declining and Nordic consolidated occasions. Get some answers concerning a portion of the Austrian competitors to watch our for in the 2010 Olympic Games and find why they are top platform prospects:
Benjamin Raich – As an Olympic veteran, Raich comprehends what it takes for a spot on the Olympic platform. The 31-year-old, high skier has a great profession record with numerous World Cup triumphs in Slalom, Giant Slalom and Combined (2001, 2005, 2006 and 2007). He likewise makes a case for two Olympic bronze decorations from the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002.
Michael Walchhofer – Another Austrian competitor with Olympic experience, Walchhofer is notable in downhill speed occasions. The 34-year old holds various World Championship triumphs and put first for downhill in the 2005, 2006 and 2009 World Cups. Walchhofer was likewise a silver medalist in downhill at the 2006 Turin Olympics.
Marlies Schild – Despite having 5 knee surgeries, Schild has established a solid connection on the world skiing group. This snow capped skier spends significant time in slalom and monster slalom and has taken part in the Alpine Skiing World Cup four times with a silver award in the 2003 glass. In the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, Schild asserted a silver decoration in ladies’ consolidated and a bronze award in the ladies’ slalom occasion.
Preparing in Sun Peaks
For right around five years now the Austrian National Ski Team has been preparing hard at it’s North American preparing site at Sun Peaks Resort. More than 100 racers, mentors, coaches and authorities from the Austrian Men’s and Women’s Downhill and Technical groups have utilized the mountain for both World Cup and Olympic preparing in the Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G and Downhill occasions.
Sun Peaks has turned out to be a brilliant area for the competitors. The group has had select utilization of the Nancy Greene International Race Center every year for one month before dashing season. The Race Center incorporates three courses furnished with snowmaking offices, timing and security outfit. Sun Peaks will remain a preparation site for the Austrians until 2010 with the pending Olympic Games in Vancouver and Whistler.