It might feel like a letdown for most of us, what with all of the hype, action and non-stop excitement of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. But for the athletes, it’s business as usual as most of them are back ‘to work,’ so to speak, and en route to their next World Cup competitions.
The women’s alpine skiers actually have official downhill training tomorrow in Crans Montana, Switzerland before that World Cup starts Friday with the super combined event. On the men’s side, the Audi FIS World Cup action starts Thursday with training in Kvitfjell, Norway, and Saturday for the last World Cup before the Finals in Garmisch, Germany.
The speed skiers actually already had their Nationals in conjunction with a Nor-Am race in Aspen, CO, as the regular U.S. National later this month in Lake Placid won’t feature the downhill portion.
For the freestylers, it’s also business as usual as they head to Japan for another moguls World Cup. Their U.S. National Championships will be at the end of March in Squaw Valley, CA.