Olympic medalists on Salla slopes
In the beginning of November Salla ski resort’s Black slope had sounded as a busy airport’s runway. Alpine teams practiced before World Cup competition in Levi. Men teams came from France, Germany, Canada, Finland and the United States. Among them came many well known athletes such as french Olympic medalist Alexis Pinturault and the winner of the last year’s Levi slalom Felix Neureuther. Women national teams were represented by Finland and Norway.
– The situation was a little bit challenging, but we were able to save the slope in perfect condition, with respect to the weather . We were lucky to make enough snow at the end of October during the short frost period, says Kari Koskimaa, Managing Director of Salla Ski Resort (Kaunisharju Oy).
-We have been very pleased with the slope profile, accessibility of services and overall flexibility. Salla offers a tranquil trek where accommodation, dining, gym and exercise hall are all within walking distance, say Norwegian coaches Janne Haarala and Tim Gfeller.
See a video about the exercises of the Alpine teams.