Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Ski Cross World Cup in Megeve

The weekend of 9th to 11th January, Megeve is host to the World Cup Ski Cross races.  

If you have never seen it, it is a must.   Four racers start abreast, and they have a number of jumps to conquer whilst going flat out, trying to get the best line and avoid falling.  It is very exciting and very fast.  The best thing to do is stand by the fence as close to the starting gates as possible.  Then you can move slowly down the slope beside the jumps and ultimately see the race at the finishing line. The first day is a training day, the second training and qualification and the quarter final, semi-final and final races are all on the last day.  There are teams from all over the world, both men and women. The course is as at Cote 2000 and usually starts just below the top of the first chair.   This is a pic taken in Les Contamines in 2010.

If you fancy a go yourself, there is a tamer course at Rochebrune with jumps and rails to contend with.  That's plenty for me although rather disappointing when you see the six year olds careering over it with no fear and in far better style than myself.  Oh well, I'll keep practicing!

We still have a little bit of space left for a short ski break in our catered chalet/hotels Sylvana and Rond Point from Wednesday 8th or Thursday 9th Jan to Sunday 11th Jan.  Prices start from just £340pp excluding flights and transfers.  So, if you want to see some fast and furious action book now!

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