As i said in yesterdays blog i was on my way to Klosters to ski with some good Right To Play friends and supporters. Its been an awesome day with great skiing. The area here in Klosters/Davos impressed me. Great mountains and a great atmosphere. And not only are these people fun to hang out with, they also contribute a great deal to Right To Play and their projects. Good stuff!
Another good downhill session in Kvitfjell this morning. Then off to Switzerland. Just picking up my stuff at Zurich airport and then off to Klosters to go skiing with some good Right To Play supporters.
Traveling by train takes way longer then trough the air. But its still one of my favorite ways to travel. For sure if you have good company. Soon back on Kvitfjell and ready for another day at the office. Ps: the train ride Oslo-Lillehammer takes about the same time as beating Truls and Lars at Monopoly.
It geys busy at the end of the winter when the snow is melting fast. Training, testing skis and on top of that skiing with kids and sponsors. Started the day with a 7am downhill session in Kvitfjell, now flying to Oslo to be in time for Telenor’s ski day in Tryvann. Then it’s back with the evening train tonight to be ready for tomorrow’s 7am downhill session in Kvitfjell.
At 15:41 on the 7th of March Petter Reginiussen gave his answer on who he thought would win the overall World Cup. 1 Hirscher, 2 Feuz and the margin will be 25 points. Thats is spot on! A few others also had the correct answer, but most of these replys came very close to the final race. Petter was spot on more then 10 days before the deciding weekend at the finals in Schladming. Congrats Petter, that means you are the winner of the Longines watch. Here he is sitting in front of his computer, and I can imagine this is about what he will look like when he reads this blog. Some of you might recognize the name Reginiussen. He’s my physio Trond’s son, and that’s how I could steal this photo from Facebook. Around 500 people tried winning that watch, and I only saw I few names that I recognized. So very random, but pretty cool that it was Petter that won the watch. Enjoy!!
So this week is all about testing next years racing skis. But Head also brought some big sticks with them. As my plan is to go powder skiing later in this spring, I’m also gonna test a little from next years powder ski selection. All around the same width, but three different shapes and three different construction. Gonna be fun!
This truly marks the end of this season and the start of a new. I left all my old skis and I’m now riding up the lift on my new GS skis. Next winter starts now.
Nationals have been fun. Thanks to good people, three golds and Lasse Kjus for letting us stay at his awesome house here. Thanks! Cooking one last meal and then we promise to clean up the place before we leave tomorrow morning.
Come to Homenkollen on Saturday and check out Red Bull Nordix. Just like a skier cross, but on cross country skies and with some short uphills.
Sorry for lack of blogging the last days, but here is a quick update. First up is Adrian Smiseth Sejersted. He’s the Norwegian “downhill queen” Lotte’s younger brother. Yes(!) that means he is young. 17 years old and he won the Norwegians downhill champion ship today ahead of myself and Lars. Impressive. Look out for this kid in the the futere. He is just like he’s sister, always full gass. I came straight to the race here after being in Salzburg at the Red Bull HQ and tv show at Servus TV. Crazy guest list with Vonn, Hirscher, Cuche, Feuz, Kröll, Schlirenzauer, Morgenstern and I +++. But before that again something very exciting happened. Andre Myhrer won the crystal globe for the slalom title. Kostelic and Hirscher both went out and Andre won the race. Very cool and very exciting!! I was more nervous watching that race then what I was racing for my own globe in the super g race. Fun stuff, and big congrats to Andre. Now there is some more racing going in here at the nationals. I’m a bit tired after a long season, and I have a feeling i will keep getting strong competition from the young guys.