Cerro Castor and TechnoAlpin: optimum training conditions for champions
Preparations for the World Cup opener in Sölden on 25 and 26 October are now reaching their climax. Florian Eisath, for example, has been in South America with the other members of the Italian national ski squad since 28 August, fine-tuning his technique and equipment on the trails of Las Lenas and Ushuaia.
Fast and frequent changes in the weather conditions there have confronted the athletes with the full range of conditions for skiing: almost one meter of newly fallen snow, good soft trails and fast pistes with just the right amount of bite.
For Florian, the familiar feel of skiing on top-quality TechnoAlpin snow at the "end of the world" is an additional incentive. In Cerro Castor, TechnoAlpin has planned and installed the southernmost snowmaking system in the world – a complete and fully automatic installation with snow lances, fan guns and ATASS software.
For his training, Florian is concentrating above all on the speed disciplines, i.e. the downhill, super-G and giant slalom. Following his switch to Head this spring, he is also taking the opportunity to push his new skis to their limits. And Florian finds a workout in the weight room the ideal way to round off a day's training.