U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams Wrap—and Continue Training Around the Globe

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 29, 2009 1:33 pm

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team athletes have been working hard on snow in New Zealand and Chile. A brief run-down:

The Alpine athletes are wrapping up their training with the New Zealand Games at Coronet Peak, and the speed skiers are already home preparing for their next camp. Most are set to leave for Portillo, Chile (which as you can see by the photo of Inca Lake is quite scenic) on September 5, and they’re due for more wintery conditions. As of now, the Chilean resort has a 91-inch base.

The Freestyle mogul athletes have been skiing hard in El Colorado, Chile (and were blessed–or cursed with nearly seven feet of snow during their stay) but will wrap their camp Monday. Most of the athletes will report back for dryland training in Park City, Utah at the Center of Excellence.

The U.S. Team snowboardcross athletes (including X-Games winner Nate Holland and funny guy (and Olympian) Graham Watanabe) are in Argentina, while the half-pipe riders recently returned from New Zealand. (And of course, Louie Vito has been hard at work on his new fancy-footed project: Dancing With the Stars.)


photo: Ski Portillo