Hintertux 2013 The 22nd year with World Class Summer Skiing!
What a great time to visit the glacier and to be there whilst the new Tuxerfernerhaus opens. The completely revamped base looks like it was flown in from outer space! The quality of the build and luxury of the restaurant area signifies Austria’s commitment to quality.The TFH now has a very comfortable bar area and a table service restaurant as well as the self service and pick nick areas. An escalator takes out the strain of walking up stairs,!
However, we were not there for the TFH, we were there for the skiing. The snow was in great condition and after a few falls of snow the glacier was topped up with fresh powder for us to ski.
To add to the inspiration the worlds top ski racers were training in preparation for the forth coming Olympics. To see these power houses training and skiing the gates was awe inspiring. So powerful and agile in all conditions reminded us of just how good training and coaching can build top performance. So, by ensuring we practice the right movements we all improve. That was our aim over the two weeks in Hintertux.
Having Shona Tate from Parrallel Dreams and BASS Chamonix, added to the team this year gave the showcase a new dimension. Shona with her inspiring teaching methods and dynamic skiing was truly an asset! Thank you Shona and here’s to next year!
This year the main theme seemed to be the use of video feedback. Shona and I took full advantage of the techie gizmos in the feedback. Easy filming and almost instant feedback with the cameras and ipads and tablets..where is the world going with all this technology? it’s amazing!
As the first week progressed, Mick…you know who you are! Got his latest camera prepared, the new gopro camera with wifi technology.. You can view what you are taking via your smart phone! mind you, it took us a day or so to work out how to operate it!
After skiing was as always, was ruled by the easy access and proximity of the Honenhaus…just too easy to slip in for an after ski beer…or 2,.. or 3 etc..Dancing away before dinner is the best way to go. It leaves the rest of the evening free to recover for the next day on the hill..! The quiz on the first week proved very educational, many thanks Tony B for illuminating us on the meaning of words otherwise lost in everyday language..
So, finally after returning to the UK and after a BASI meeting at the ski show last night I return to Devon, sitting here on the train looking out onto fields rather than mountains, it is sad to leave the amazing surroundings of the Tuxertal and the great snow. Never mind, I will be back on it again soon! The hotels are already booked for next year and the snow conditions have been reserved for you…. See you with us next year!