Following a lengthy break from the opening round back in early December in Finland, the team was able to extend its training camp in Winter Park, Colorado, USA.
Head coach Steve Desovich says the three week camp has allowed the team time to focus on all aspects of competing.
“We have been able to focus separately on skiing and jumping whole, and also working on the performance aspect of simulating whole runs,” Desovich said.
It’s a busy few weeks for the Mogul Skiing athletes, with events in Calgary and Deer Valley to follow in consecutive weeks, after this weekend’s event.
Although disappointed in the Lake Placid cancellation, Britt Cox said the extra weeks training was a great opportunity to focus on skills.
“This is a great training location for us; the course is well maintained and easy to get too, and there is a very good gym facility here too, so this camp provided a great chance for me to really work some skills in the middle of the season,” Cox said.
“This will be my first time competing in Val St Come. With such a big break between Ruka and the next World Cup, I'm really looking forward to getting back in the start gate to perform on demand,” Cox added.
Fellow OWIA athlete Brodie Summers has also benefited from the extra training.
“Training at altitude; there's nothing quite like that, to make you feel like a super-human when returning to training at lower elevations! My body is feeling great, and I'm just enjoying a few days of rest before our next event in Val St Come, Canada.”
IMAGE: Matt Graham in action at last years World Cup event in Val St Come © Julien Heon Photography