Nullmeyer secures NorAm slalom title in Vail

The NorAm circuit has been on a break for the past month, but the corps of racers traveled to Colorado to start back up again with the men racing giant slalom at Copper and the women racing slalom at Vail on Feb. 1-2.

It did not take long for Canadian Ali Nullmeyer to get back to work. Nullmeyer officially took the NorAm slalom title with consecutive wins in Vail, Colo. and she is now guaranteed starts in all of the World Cup slalom races next season. She was also named to Canada’s 2017 World Championship team.

https://www.skiracing.com/stories/nullmeyer-secures-noram-slalom-title-in-vail

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2017 JUNIOR WORLD ALPINE SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM CANADA ANNOUNCEMENT

Calgary, Alta. (February 21, 2017) – Alpine Canada announces the 2017 team representing Canada at the 2017 Junior World Alpine Skiing Championships in Åre (SWE). 

For the first time in over 30 years, Åre (SWE) will be hosting the best junior athletes in the world, including eight Canadian men and six ladies, vying for the title of World Junior Champion. The event kicks off on March 6th with downhill training and concludes on March 14th with the men’s slalom.

http://alpinecanada.org/news/2017-junior-world-alpine-ski-championships-team-canada-announcement

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On Snow in Ushuaia, Argentina

In August, I traveled to Ushuaia, Argentina for a two week on-snow training camp, with the Canadian Alpine Development and National team. I was excited to get back on my skis, as this was the first time I had skied since our May training camp, in Sunshine, Alberta and it was my first time ever going to Argentina! It took 30 hours of straight travelling to finally arrive down in Ushuaia, but it was definitely worth it. Our first day on snow we free skied to get the feeling of skiing back. After that, we had an intense seven day training block, one day off, and then nine more days of straight training. During our training blocks, we had a lot of really productive runs, which made it a demanding sixteen days of training, full of different weather and snow conditions, challenging us both mentally and physically. Looking back on the camp, not only did my teammates and I have an amazing training block, but we also got to explore a new and beautiful ski area, which made the trip that much more exciting!

 

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Summer Training in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

This summer, I traveled to Calgary, Alberta, to complete a five-week training block with my teammates. This training program was designed to help prepare us physically for the upcoming 2016/17 season. Our five weeks in Calgary was composed of many different training activities, both in and out of the gym. Three mornings a week, we would head to the gym to complete our strength workout, and on the other days, we would go for long cardio bike rides on either on road bike or mountain bike, which helped to improve our endurance. We filled the rest of our time in Calgary participating in activities to incorporate different muscle groups and skills to improve our skiing, like gymnastics and Velodrome. I really enjoyed this training block, as it helped me get stronger and will allow me to head into the 2016/17 season confident in my fitness. 

 

 

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