“We managed to complete 25 ski days on winter snow,“ said happy Norwegian men’s national team coach Tron Moger.
Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud have returned back to Norway after a month in South-America. They first had a speed camp in Chile before the trip concluded with two weeks of tech training in Argentina. It was the first time for both Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud to have a camp in Ushuaia, the southern tip of Argentina.
“We have not yet had a chance to evaluate the camp yet have mostly only positive memories. We were able to execute what we wanted and are in plan for the start of the season. Both Aksel and Kjetil have only had minimal issues to deal with. It looks great in speed events but we are a bit unsure about how we are doing in slalom and giant slalom because we have not had a chance to compare against our competitors. Overall everything has gone according to plan and results have been really good,” adds Moger.
There were a few super-G runs but the priority was on giant slalom and at times also on slalom.
Jansrud and Svindal travelled to Chile on 1st and 2nd September respectively. Both are also satisfied with their ski testing so far. The new equipment rules are valid from the 2012/13 season onwards.
Whilst Jansrud and Svindal were in South-America, the rest of the Norwegian men’s team was in New Zealand for a tech camp.
“All racers have had good training results in August and September although for the first time in many years we were divided in two groups during this period of the season. The support structure has worked really well and enabled great training runs. From now on we will try to continue the good work, including introducing starts in slalom,” said the Norwegian men's head coach Havard Tjørhom.
All Norwegian teams are now travelling to Pitztal, including the ladies, to prepare for the season start. In Austria the logistics are easier for the entire team and the training.