I received the exciting opportunity to travel across the pond to watch part of the World Championships in Seefeld, Austria. This trip was sponsored by Fischer Nordic, and included watching world cup athletes compete, some skiing in the mountains at 1300m, and a tour of the Fischer Factory!
Arrival in Munich was smooth and we hop in the taxi to make our way to Reid.
Late in the day arrival means the first of many dips in the pool during the trip. To fight the jet lag I go for a little walk and I am amazed at how far ahead the weather is. It is about the same altitude as home and I would say they are at least 2 months ahead of where we are. Lots of green and birds in the air.
Fischer Factory tour day!
Pictures and video aren’t allowed in the Factory.
Even though it was inventory day and the machinery wasn’t in action, we had a full walk through of the step by step process of how the skis are made. Everything from the SCS ski and up is made in Austria. Each ski is made individually and then paired based on the camber of the ski.
Stacks and stacks of skis are already being made for next season.
And now we know how much we are being spoiled as we roll into our 5 Star Hotel. We literally DROVE into reception.
First day of equipment testing! I was on a pair of Speedmax skate skis and One way Poles (a business that Fischer has just bought). We had a beautiful ski and it was so nice to move after some long days of travel. Also in case you were wondering the Speedmax was an amazing ski 🙂
It was a wet day to watch races, but the rain couldn’t dampen the excitement of all 12,000 spectators at the Men 4 by 10km relay. 2 laps of classic and 2 laps of skate.
All together now.
There may be just a few Norwegian’s attending this event. And this is apparently the whole countries favourite song.
Now those are some BIG cowbells.
Day 2 of ski testing. I took out a pair of Speedmax Skins, and Fischer poles. It an early morning ski that started the day off just right.
Battle of who has the biggest team truck.
Rocking out at the Women’s 30km. Note the lady in blue is knitting to the beat.
Last day of fun! I thought we were just going to a little ski. Turns out I chose the group that went for a 25km trek up and down the mountain. I was toast, but it was well worth it.
Off to the races! Men’s 50km.
See you on the trails!