Monday, February 16, 2015

2015 Ski Mountaineering World Championships

Pretty uneventful travel, except a baggage handler strike at the Geneva  Airport. They were demanding 2 more Toblerone sections per shift.

Vertical Race Recon. The lift accessed ski terrain here is incredible, though it is uncontrolled.

We will summit Mt. 6 Blanc 2 times during the individual race.

Alpenhorns at the opening ceremonies

Chenegouga Marching band having way too much fun.

Verbier is an uber expensive ski resort in an uber expensive country and attracts the likes of people willing to pay $4000 for a Bogner ski suit!

St. Bernards
Team Canada
Team China
Grand Combin
View from the hotel down the valley in Martigny
Verbier Extreme comp face. Yes, people ski down that!
Looking towards Mt. Blanc from the summit of the teams race course, Mt. Gele.
Mt. Blanc
Taking the tram up to the 3300m summit of Mt. Fort provides a view towards Zermatt with the Matterhorn and Dent Blanche visible.

Local flag of 2 naked women in a hot tub. Although we did not see any hot tubs there, these flags were the subject of closing ceremony shenanigans.

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