With the summer Olympics just finishing, competing on the world stage is on the minds of many young athletes. And these athletes know that in order to be the best, they must train year round.
In the summer, skiers go to summer camps in Whistler and Mount Hood in Oregon where there is still snow. They also cross-train with other sports such as soccer and track and field. Freestyle skiers hone their jumping skills on the trampoline and by jumping into water.
Podium of Life Ski Academy is offering skiers the opportunity to train over the summer. Circuit training has been underway on a weekly basis to develop power, strength and agility.
Podium of Life has also set up a water ramp camp in Whistler on Sept. 14-16.
“This is a great opportunity for skiers to practise ski jumping in a safe environment,” a spokesperson said. “Novice skiers can learn to jump and twist and turn without risking a painful fall. More advanced skiers can practise more advanced tricks and get certified to perform these tricks next ski season.”
– Podium of Life