If you are wondering what the stars of the FIS circuit are up to in summer, we have taken a peek around social media for their summer holiday updates. Some are doing glacier training, some are focusing on strength, while others are taking some deserved time off.
Below a selection of the summer activities of some of the world’s top wintersport athletes.
Mikaela Shiffrin and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde: America’s skiing sensation and Norway’s speed specialist have been hanging out in America lately. The loved up pair have been sharing happy snaps from their time together in Colorado and California.
Marta Bassino: The Italian Downhill skier Marta Bassino is currently in Les Deux Alpes, France, training on the glacier, which reaches up to 3,600m (11,811ft) in altitude. The 2023 World Championship winner in Super-G has been training at the internationally renowned resort, which offers year-round skiing on natural snow.
Sofia Goggia: The Italian Queen of Speed (‘La Regina Della Velocità’) is currently cycling in her home country in the ski area Zermatt-Cervinia, home to the famous Matterhorn. Sofia Goggia won the 22/23 season FIS Downhill Crystal Globe after winning six of last season’s World Cup Downhill races.
Petra Vlhova: After holidaying in Singapore, New York City, and Mauritius, the Slovak tech specialist is back home in Bratislava to get ready for the upcoming 23/24 season with strength and cardio training. The 2022 Olympic Gold Medal winner also showed off her inline skating skills. Inline skates are a very useful way to keep the muscle memory for ski edging active during the summer months.
Marco Odermatt: Swiss ski sensation Marco Odermatt has spent the summer in his home country, alternating between training and some fun time. The 22/23 Overall Cyrstal Globe winner has been focussing on strength training, aiming to compete in more speed races in the 23/24 season. The Swiss skier competes in both tech and speed disciplines but typically has a higher winning ratio in tech disciplines.
AJ Ginnis: The Greek-American skier has been training at Les Deux Alpes, France, like Marta Bassino, but also balanced out training with some quality family time at Limassol, Cyprus. The Dartmouth graduate changed country affiliation last season after being dropped from the American team and became the first Greek World Cup winner in history in 22/23.
Lindsey Jacobellis: U.S. Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis has been working on imbalances and weaknesses in her shoulders and hips from a long and tiring 22/23 season. She has been focusing on strength exercises that focus on isolation and joint stability.
Lucas Braathen: The Norwegian Slalom skier was recently spotted at a charity tennis match in Oslo, Norway, that also featured teammate Aleksander Aamodt Kilde. The 22/23 season Slalom Crystal Globe winner also spent some time in London, UK, partying with friends, surfing in Brazil and Morocco, and holidaying around Italy. Lucas will also be hosting the first-ever Lucas Braathen Race Camp in Norway, which is a fundraiser in cooperation with Atomic Ski, with funds going to his foundation that gives back to the ski community.
River Radamus: The Team USA skier has been training with the American men’s team recently, with a variety of activities ranging from more fun activities like ice hockey and water ramp to more serious training like strength training. The skier, who is known for his colorful hair and mad race skills, has also managed to spend some quality time with his partner Storm Klomhaus, who is also on the Stifel U.S. Alpine Team.
Olivia Giaccio: American mogul skier Olivia Giaccio and the other American mogul ladies have been hard at work at Whistler Blackcomb, where moguls training has been open to clubs and national teams on the glacier. In between on-snow training, the moguls team has been perfecting their jumps at the water ramp. The American mogul women have been having a strong season and will be sure to build on the strength for the 23/24 season.