The skiers and biathletes of the GRP are closing out our first week in Ramsau, Austria for this year’s September training camp.
Last Thursday, we drove from Craftsbury to Montreal (thank you Peter Graves for driving the van back to Craftsbury!), flew overnight from Montreal directly to Munich, and then drove the 3 hours from Munich to Ramsau. With only minor difficulties, ranging from finger surgery (not really, but kind of!) in the back of the van on the way to Canada, scrutiny of a propane torch attachment by baggage services, weighing and rearranging of carry-ons, processing of paperwork for biathlon rifles to cross two international borders, and the usual chaos of packing and unpacking vehicles with 37 pieces of 50lb luggage and 13 people, our travel was actually pretty smooth and we arrived on schedule on Friday afternoon.
Since then, our training camp has involved running with poles, rollerskiing, run/hiking, strength training, and most especially skiing on the Dachstein glacier, which is a short tram ride above the town of Ramsau. The weather was somewhat rainy and overcast for the first few days, but more recently we’ve been treated to sunshine both in the valley and on the glacier. It definitely helps our spirits when the weather is nice, but this is an exceptional place for all types of training no matter what, and it’s been a productive week of training!
Enjoy the photos below – taken by Pepa, Nick, and myself (Caitlin) – and follow us on Instagram (@greenracingproject) and Facebook (Craftsbury Green Racing Project) for more frequent photographic updates!