While we covered
who’s still skiing — casually, recreationally, backcountry, basically anything other than full-on training — last week, the start of May marks the beginning of a new season for year-round skiers. And with the first few days of May have come some training pics via social media. Here’s a roundup of some that caught our eye on Instagram:
Alex Harvey hitting the weights hard: “May 1st ⏩ Back in training!💪”
Another determined Canadian athlete in the gym: biathlete Megan Tandy at her training base in Klingenthal, Germany.
Newly minted US Biathlon High-Performance Team member Emily Dreissigacker skied up Stowe Mountain in Vermont on May 2.
Meanwhile near Canmore, Alberta, Canadian biathlete Emma Lunder broke a pole while crust skiing at Burstall Pass.
Looks like Alaska Pacific University skier and U.S. Ski Team member Scott Patterson is ready to go the distance, specifically 100 miles in May.
Scott Patterson isn’t the only one with a 100-mile goal for this month. His APU and U.S. Ski Team teammate Sadie Bjornsen is right there with him, getting out on snow in Anchorage, Alaska.
Speaking of the Bjornsens, Erik (c) got some ski-specific training in yesterday as a substitute coach for the Anchorage Biathlon Club at Kincaid Park in Anchorage.
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo and Eirik Brandsdal:
Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (c) and Eirik Brandsdal (l) were still racing (and reaching the podium) last weekend at Bysprinten in Mosjøen, Norway.
Finland’s Krista Pärmäkoski was all smiles while listening to some tunes during a recent dryland workout. She wrote about the start of the new season and being well-rested and focused on her World Cup goals. “There is work and a lot, but that’s what this is about.”
Swiss superstar Dario Cologna is “back to work,” according to one hashtag in this May 2 post, where he’s seen skiing on the Engstligenalp plateau in the Swiss Alps. “Let‘s start the new season,” he wrote.
Laurien van der Graaff:
Another Swiss skier Laurien van def Graaff (bottom and top right) is back at it in Sjusjøen, Norway.
Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla (second from right) hasn’t wasted any time getting back on snow as evidenced by this photo she took with her Piteå Elit Ski Club teammates on Sunday in Finland’s Southern Lapland region.
Looks like Therese Johaug has been logging some cold-water surf sessions on the Lofoten archipelago in northern Norway, as well as some fishing.
France’s defending IBU World Cup champ Martin Fourcade has been cross-training and logging some long-lost time in the saddle.
German biathlete Franziska Preuß (or Preuss) documented her “First mountain run of the new year” in Ruhpolding, Germany. And look, she’s higher than the mountains.
U.S. biathlete Leif Nordgren went road biking with his wife, Caitlin Napoleoni, whom he married in December.
Niklas Dyrhaug, Richard Jouve and Robin Duvillard:
Meanwhile athletes like Norway’s Niklas Dyrhaug (l) and France’s Richard Jouve (c) and Robin Duvillard are on the road to recovery, according to this FIS Cross Country post.