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Welcome to Ski Sunday.
This small down dates back to the.
It was built around farming in the
surrounding hills, Schladming.
a population of 7,000 friendly
This rustic town is
filled with Austrian charm. But once
a year, when the sun goes down, it
Welcome to the mayhem.
The noise levels are deafening.
Puts his foot to the floor
and races away, blazing a really
smart trail here.
Turning it on
again tonight. Lightning fast
Welcome to Ski Sunday and a
very lively Schladming for a race
like no other. It's the night
The Planai piste is
but throw in the floodlights,
the flares and the 50,000 fans here
for a party, and it truly
is an assault on the senses.
But the fans aren't just
here for the party.
They're here to watch their hero,
They'll expect nothing
less than victory.
But last weekend proved the Austrian
149:46. He toes it by.97 of a
second. Chrysanthemum Stouffer son
takes the win here.
It's all set up for a great race.
Later in the programme,
we'll be hearing from the dominant
force in women's slalom,
The American is not just content
with ruling in the technical events,
she's now ruffling feathers
in the speed disciplines.
And we've got a behind-the-scenes
report from the GB Park and Pipe
Squad's training camp in Motolino,
It's their base for the winter,
and home for their secret weapon
as they prepare
for the Olympics next month.
Bag's so soft. You can literally
send whatever you want. It's like a
giant bouncy castle for adults.
Three days on it so far. Learnt six
new tricks personally. I know
everybody else has learnt about the
same. It's, honestly, game-changer
I'm starting to get really excited.
First, the racing from Schladming.
He's been astrongishing form.
Despite that, he's closing in on the
record for the most World Cup
victories by an Austrian. He's
making a strong claim to be regarded
as the greatest of all time.
Graham's been doing his best to put
what the Austrian's doing in
context. Marcel hump is one win away
from becoming the most successful
Austrian racer of all time. He's
still a way off I thinker stepMark's
record of 86 but is nailed down to
win seven overall crystal globes
this year. That gives argument to
him being the greatest ski racer of
all time. You didn't hear that.
A debut win in giant
slam Lom for Marcel harsh he will.
He is the man of the moment.
Hirscher is home.
Is he the best
male skier of all time?
me, six overall titles. Barely
trained in the summer and he still
kicks my ass, if I'm allowed to say
Hirscher still in
front. On a mission here.
Hirscher so special?
His talent and
his motivation. He has power and
self-confidence and, altogether,
that's it. What makes Marcel
He's going for the lead
in Val d'Isere. He's got it. This
could be World Cup win number 52 on
the greatest of all time. Hirscher
wins in Abel Boden.
complete skier, the most perfect
skier. Because, the level in every
sport is increasing with every year.
So, I think, yeah, I don't know if
he's the greatest but I think he's
the completest skier of all time.
it's hard to compare the ski racers.
Her men Maier did downhill and
Marcel's doing slalom. I'd say, for
the moment, he's the greatest. But,
of all time, hard to compare one of
the greatest of all time.
is in incredible form. It is almost
more impressive when you consider
he's coming back from that broken
leg in August. Do you think it
counts as one of the greatest
comebacks in skiing?
Perhaps in any
sport. He was well off the pace in
his first race. The next few weeks
he worked so hard. He's got to a
level where he's virtually
unbeatable in the technical
Virtually but Chris
toff Seb got the better of him in
Kitzbuhel last weekend. Has he found
Chris Stouffer accept
found his form slowly. He missed out
by a few hundredses to quicher in
Zagreb. Kicked the advertising
hoardings. But Chris toff accept got
his first win last week.
form just before the games. We have
to talk about Dave. I asked you
whether you were disappointed with
his results this season. You were
still really positive. Since then,
12th in Adelboden. A did not finish
in Wengen. Ninth in Kitzbuhel. How
do you feel looking at those
He's established himself as
a top ten skier. He's technically
improved but also taking more risks.
That's why we've seen a couple of
DNFs. But, on the positive side,
he's one runs. Won the first in
Levi, the opener, and second in
Kitzbuhel last weekend.
All he has
to do is put those together
together. What about the rest of
field? Who will push?
It has to be
the younger brother of the Olympic
champion Mario Matt. He beat
Hirscher into silver in Sochi four
years ago. Mario's retired but
Michael's appeared on the scene and
is in great form. Would have been on
the podium in Kitzbuhel had it not
been a schoolboy error going the
wrong way into a flush. He'll want
to correct that in Schladming.
Austrians won't care who's on top of
the podium, they just want a home
winner. Chris toff Seb has been
known to spoil the party. Schladming
is over two runs. Only the fastest
30 get to race again. Here's the
best of the action from Run 1.
Schladming comes to life on race
night. It is cold and clear. The ice
is shimmering under floodlights.
Conditions are perfect for what is
always a special night in the
Austrian sporting calendar.
Chris toff accept finished on the
podium in all his slalom races this
season. He had his first victory of
the season on Sunday afternoon.
the season on Sunday afternoon.
Aggressive. Charging at the top few
turns. He's got the early green over
Manfred. The 23-year-old Norwegian.
15 World Cup slalom wins to his name
now. Skiing beautifully, Henrik.
Really easy and relaxed over his
skis. Really tight on the turns.
Taking a risk. And flowing from edge
to edge. Now he's got the
acceleration. Opening up a decent
lead over Manfred. Stretching his
advantage through just about every
turn. Chris Stouffer Seb looked in
Staff an owe Gross
next. 11th on Sunday in Kitzbuhel.
7th in Wengen, consistency's kept
him in the top group of seven who
draw those first seven starting
numbers. Gross with number 3 today.
.37 off the pace of Chris toff
accept. Just missed the medals in
Sochi. Fourth last time around. He
will be heading to Pyeongchang
hoping to improve upon that and win
a medal in the Olympic slalom. His
only discipline. Gross can't match
the pace. He's gone second. There's
his dad Ferdinand. Got a new jacket,
Ferdinand. Used to wear this scruffy
old jacket. It was filthy. Glad they
found him a new one. The World Cup
leader, Marcel Hirscher. One of the
greatest of all time. Hirscher looks
smooth at the start. Really relaxed
over his skis. Slightly back-seated
but that's the Marcel Hirscher
trademark style. Really low over
those slalom skis. Making light work
of this Schladming course so far.
The Olympic silver medallist from
four years ago in Sochi. .19 in
front. One of the greatest Austrian
sportsmen of all time, Marcel
Hirscher. 28 years old. Still got
potentially four or five years at
the very top ahead of him. Broke his
leg in August, would you believe?
Here he is skiing for the lead in
Schladming. Two tenths. That's what
they came to see.
they came to see. Elvis is in the
house! Let's see what Ryding,
produce. Dave Ryding from Great
Britain. Had improving results over
the years in Schladming. On this
course, he's finished 28th, 16th and
10th in the last three visits to the
Planai. Heading in the right
direction. He's quicker compared to
Hirscher than most have been at the
first inter immediate. Within four
tenths of our leader. Just over a
second now. Can't afford any
mistakes. On to the steep now.
Riding, skiing a good clean line.
Tidy turns. That from the
31-year-old who, remember, didn't
train on snow until he was 12 years
old. 1.3. Keeping himself in touch.
Top eight still possible here for
Ryding. That would give himself a
serious chance heading into the
second run. 11th in the end. 2.02.
Riding finished run 1 in 12th and is
unlikely to challenge for the win.
British fans can take heart from
Daniel Uule's sport. He continued
his great form to finish sixth. The
Austrians were well represented with
four racers in the top ten.
Christian Hirsch bull lies nine.
Michael Matt might even be a touch
disappointed with fifth. Just ahead
in fourth is man fathered of Italy
who took vans of skiing in bib one
in an error-free run. The Planai
claimed remarkably few victims in
run 1. But the icy steep refused to
be beaten climbing back up to finish
the course 17 seconds behind
Hirscher. The 39-year-old is the
oldest racer in the World Cup. This
had all the hallmarks of a farewell
run in Schladming. Hirscher leads
by.2 of a second. Dave riding,
what's the best he can do from a
position of joint 12th in the second
If he has a storming second run
he could move right up the field.
Maybe not on to the podium. That's
too far to go. Anywhere between
fourth and eighth is a great result.
This is crucial. The ranging points
he gets here will determine his
start position in Pyeongchang. If he
can get into the top seven, he'll
start early in the Olympic Games.
There's a lot righting on this?
Sorry! Looking at Hirscher, 0.2 of a
second ahead s this his race to
No, Kristoffersen loves this.
It is a two-horse race between those
two. The Italians and Matt are too
far back. Racing for third.
Kristoffersen will come out hard.
He's won here. His favourite hill.
Up against Hirscher. It will be
A long way for
both Hirscher and Kristoffersen. The
races drop in reverse order. Meat
Chilton is your commentator for the
conclusion of night slalom.
Nothing gained, nothing
lost for the 31-year-old. Ryding's
Nothing gained, nothing
lost for the 31-year-old. Ryding's
recent results, he set the quickest
one of the second leg, and still he
maintains that lead of the second
leg, and still he maintains that
lead-off 0.3 five. Seventh in
Zagreb, fourth on New Year's Day in
Oslo. Ryding approaching the end. Is
he still in front? Now he is behind,
0.33 behind. He can finish with a
flourish. Dave Ryding, we have seen
it before, if he can blast is way to
the final few turns, he might get
He is fifth. Riding doing well,
generating speed and acceleration,
but not able to get the same
acceleration at the top, and Time
slipped away. A couple of little
mistakes and he is in fifth.
Andre Myhrer, eighth
after the first run. Seven World Cup
slalom wins to his name. None so far
this season. Skiing the top half
well. He starts after the time out,
meaning the course is in better
shape than it was in the previous
run when the race went down. Myhrer
has a massive advantage of 1.0
three. The lead is for him to take
if he can stay on his feet. Through
the steepest part of the Planai now.
A couple of steaks from Andre
Myhrer, his lead has been whittled
down to under half a second, but
enough, potentially, to steal the
lead away from Clement Noel for
France. Has he done it? He has.
Myhrer is first for Sweden.
Next ago is Manuel Feller, the
Austrian has carved out a reputation
in the World Cup for his wild and
occasionally reckless style. His
ability to recover from tricky
situations is no accident. He works
hard on his balance, training on
slack lines. Can he find the
equilibria and between risk and
reward to take victory tonight.
He is seventh after the first run.
He has so much support here tonight.
The youngsters, particularly, relate
to Manny Feller. What a start he
has. At this rate, if Feller stays
on his feet, Myhrer's league will be
short lived. Next, intermediate. Not
much now, 9 hundredths of a second
and a few mistakes coming into Manny
Feller's run. Scruffy, you can see
he is nervous. Look at the scenes
surrounding him in Schladming
tonight. He is 0.23 behind. They are
roaring him through every turn. Some
turns are desperate. Has Feller done
enough? Third stop Myhrer stays in
Daniel Yule, six after the first
run, 18 hundredths of a second over
Look at this, Daniel Yule is rocking
the top turns, beautiful skiing for
the 24-year-old from Switzerland,
full of Scottish heritage. 1:15.90
three. 19 hundredths of a second.
Into the famously steep midsection
of the Planai. Yule keeps carving.
Is there enough speed to pull it
back in front? There is. 0.20 nine.
Andre Myhrer watching carefully.
Daniel Yule takes a risk or two,
over the final few turns. Can he be
1:45.69, he does by five hundredths
of a second. Yule leads in
Daniel Yule has come into a rich
vein of form in time for the Olympic
Games. Really smooth, really clean
on his edges, and a lot of power in
the last part of the course.
Mic, the 24-year-old has had one
World Cup win in his career. -- Mike
Matt. Goodness me! No! His race ends
The Austrian crowd silenced in the
finish area as Michael Matt goes up.
Only one more Austrian left, which
is Marcel Hirscher. They are
expecting a win from him.
Manfred Moelgg is a sporting
all-rounder, he loves riding his
bike, playing golf and football.
Unfortunately for him and his
countrymen, the only chance Italy
have of a World Cup win this season
is on the ski slopes. Can he score
in the slalom tonight?
Four to go in Schladming. Manfred
Moelgg is next.
Moelgg is next. 25 years old. Daniel
Yule is the new leader after the
first run. Mole through the flats at
0.2 three. Skiing more than anybody
in the second run. He knows the
Planai course intimately. He is
holding it together, still just in
the green for Manfred Moelgg, who
has three World Cup slalom wins to
his name, but nothing for a while,
no fewer than 20 times on World Cup
podiums over the years. 0.12, into
the red zone for Manfred Moelgg, the
Italians still with Stefano Gross to
come. Can Manfred Moelgg steal the
lead away from Daniel Yule? He's
missed it. He's third. Yule spill
leaves for Switzerland.
Stefano Gross from Italy, third
after the first run. Half a second,
his advantage, more than half a
second his advantage over Daniel
Yule. The 31-year-old Italian gets
them sideways. He has done it again.
This is a shaky start for Stefano
Gross. His lead has been halved as a
result of the early mistakes, two in
quick succession. He is trying to
make up for it now, pushing hard as
the course becomes steeper. Still
green, 0.15, over the finish area as
Stefano Gross struggles with the
ruts that are forming. He is getting
jumped around. Parts of the middle
of this course looked like a mogul
field here. Stefano Gross in the red
zone, two tenths. Struggling for
balance, struggling for speed.
balance, struggling for speed. Gross
is only fifth. Yule leads the way.
He will finish on the podium, Daniel
In the start up is Henrik
Kristoffersen. After a slow start to
the season, no -- the Norwegian is
hitting form. Unsurprisingly, he is
a self-confessed speed addict, and
off the piste, he loves riding dirt
bikes. Can he opened the throttle in
Schladming and leave the others
trailing in his dust tonight?
Racer number 29 out of 30 for the
second leg, it is Henrik
Kristoffersen with a massive
advantage, more than a second over
Daniel Yule. He leads and watches at
the base of the mountain.
Kristoffersen is on his way and
picking up more time through every
turn. A masterclass so far from
Henrik Kristoffersen. He aims to
take this race to the Austrians and
put the pressure on Marcel Hirscher,
who will be the last to ski.
Kristoffersen is just getting
quicker, and quicker. One and a half
seconds almost in front. A few
snowballs coming in from spectators
on the side of the course, aimed to
distract Henrik Kristoffersen. It's
not working. He still has 1.43
seconds over Daniel Yule.
Kristoffersen has won three times in
Schladming, and he leaves tonight by
a massive 1.74 seconds.
He's unhappy about the snowballs
that were thrown, and you can
understand. That was awful
behaviour. That is a brilliant run
from Henrik Kristoffersen.
He is so good at getting his skis
into a rut and skiing a slightly
longer route with his feet, but they
move so quickly, and he has such
great hip angles that he can get his
centre of mass going as straight as
possible down the hill, while his
feet move so quickly from one side
to the other. It is going to be hard
for here should to beat, but if
anyone can do it, Marcel Hirscher
Staring through the clear goggle
lenses, focusing on the gates. If he
wins tonight, he will go level with
Hermann Meyer on 54. Equal second in
the all-time standings. Marcel
Hirscher way for Austria. Two tenths
of a second his lead over Henrik
Kristoffersen, who waits at the
finish line. He put down a storming
second run. Here show has collect 12
hundredths between the start and
intermediate number one. Here share
is flying. No snowballs to distract
Marcel Hirscher. He is 17 hundredths
in front. From here on in, Henrik
Kristoffersen found another gear.
Marcel Hirscher finds a mistake, but
he can recover from the worst
situations and go on to win these
World Cup races. He will need some
of that now. 0.20 eight. Here sure
is in front of Kristoffersen come
and onto the final pitch.
Astonishing scenes in Schladming as
Marcel Hirscher wins again!
Austria's 500th World Cup victory!
And that's what it means to the
Austrian fans. Marcel Hirscher
equals Hermann Meyer's record. What
Kristoffersen does with feeling,
Marceau here should does with power,
skiing with a stiffer ski. Jamming
on the pressure and absolutely
generating so much speed. That was a
perfect run from Marcel Hirscher.
No one in Schladming will forget and
other historic night for Marcel
Hirscher, who takes his 54th World
Cup win. Henrik Kristoffersen
finishes second with Daniel Yule
making the podium for the second
World Cup race in a row. Britain's
Dave Ryding finished in 12.
It was a decent second run at the
top, but the wheels came off and I
struggled to the bottom, but I had
two Olivers, ninth and 12th, so
something to build on at least.
Two podiums in a row.
and to do it in Schladming, the
Temple of slalom, it is a dream
Maybe the first one was for
Switzerland, this one was for Great
The second run of yours,
such intensity and aggression.
19 hundredths behind Marcel. It was
a good run, for sure. Pushing it to
even a new level, or he is pushing
it to a new level. It is really
What a way to equal Hermann
Meyer's record, is that something
that interests you?
If you reach the
steps, then I am very interested in
this. Before the steps, it is just
talking. But if you are able to
manage it, and if you reach this, it
is something very, very special.
Marcel Hirscher makes it six wins
out of eight races and slalom the
And equals Herman Maier's record
for Austrian World Cup wins.
Believe it or not, Michaela Shiffrin
is even more dominant
on the women's tour
in the technical races.
So much so that she's looking
beyond slalom and GS
and is challenging herself in speed.
Chemmy Alcott has
been talking to her.
Most athletes aim to peak for the
Olympics, but this season, it feels
like every weekend, you have been on
top form, how do you sustain that
Right out of the gate!
Top question, we are ready to go!
She wins by a mile!
by Mikaela Shiffrin!
Shiffrin in a
The champion of
I have been working
towards this my entire career, two
summers ago I started to switch
things up and did a bit more heavy
strength work outs to prepare.
In speed. It's a really good
combination to prepare for tech, but
also speed when you have to
withstand those forces.
school of thought was for speed you
need muscle density and be heavy,
and for tech you need to be agile.
It helps with speed to have more
density, but the biggest thing for
speed is to master the hill, and the
sections of a turn where you can
gain speed. If you look at Lindsey
Vonn when she is really on her game
and she makes a single turn and
slingshot out of it, that's what I'm
talking about. You are not just
biding down the hill, you are making
speed. The only way to do that is to
have strength, but also to
understand how the forces work.
She has won.
You Fawked about Lindsey being in
the same team as her. Does she give
you tips even though are you a
threat to her on downhill now?
don't feel like it's my place to ask
her. We're team-mates but
competitors. I'm trying to respect
that boundary. If someone were to
come ask me, how do I win a slalom
race? I'd be like, excuse me, figure
it out yourself!
COMMENTATOR: Shriffrin wins the
Olympic slalom title at 18. Looking
forward to the Olympics, the big
one, the way the programme is, you
could come back as the most
decorated winter female Olympian in
an Olympics ever?
I could. I could
also come back with nothing. There
are a lot of possibilities there.
Right now, I'm really excited with
how my season has gone. How
successful it's already Ben and the
mindset I have. With my team, we've
been focussed on every race. On
point. When I get to the start gate
I know what I need to do. If I'm
anywhere near full capacity, excited
aggressive, I'll execute that. It's
a really cool place to be.
At the ESPN X games in Aspen, Izzy
Atkinson took a brilliant silver in
a ski slope tile and raising hopes
for further success at the Winter
Olympics. Her team-mate, James woods
won bronze in the ski big air and
rides in the slope-style final later
tonight. In telly mark skiing,
Jasmine Taylor's had an excellent
few days. She's taken two wins and
three Poked podiums in Vermont, USA.
What is it like to get a death
I do believe that person is
genuinely threatening your life.
a parent, you find that really
difficult to deal with.
to see the redemption. For me, it is
not about that.
Is there room there
for an Olympic one?
The only colour
I really want is gold.
Trust in what
you know not what you feel.
The fearless are here. The Winter
Olympics starts 9th February across
The Winter Olympics
are very nearly upon us.
And Team GB's hopes
are higher than ever.
So too is the value of winning
a precious medal, both to morale
and future funding in the sport.
And this, perhaps, explains a shift
in attitude in the Park and Pipe
Squad, with an emphasis on marginal
gains as well as a hint
of espionage and intelligence.
Jenny Jones has been in Motolino,
Italy, to find out more.
This is a really exciting day for
me. I've come to Motolino to see
something the British team have been
talking about for years but I've
never really known if it would
become a reality. This could be a
real game changer for British
athletes. I'm talking about this...
This is the latest piece of kit in
GB park and pipe's armoury as they
strive to compete with the best
freestyle athletes in the world.
It's a giant air bag which sits on
the landing of a huge kicker here in
the Motolino snow park. It is the
brainchild of GB's head snowboard
We've had this placed here to
train large kicker tricks on to a
reduced-risk landing. Makes it much
safer to land so you don't see as
How much air time do
It depends. If you go
really big, you could get close to
2.8 seconds. Maybe nearly 3 seconds.
You might have a problem if you get
We're talking about a big
Similar to an imOlympic
The sheer scale of this
project is mind blowing. The air bag
is made from around 9,000 square
metres of material. When fully
inflated it is 1.5 metres deep. As
23 metres wide, it gives the
athletes scope to try off axis
tricks and spin in all different
directions without any real danger
of missing the landing. And it's a
massive 60 metres long. That means
the British athletes can really send
their tricks, preparing them for the
biggest jumps elite competition can
throw at them. This is a big
operation to make this happen.
Obviously, in your mind, you're
thinking, an air bag, put it down,
blow it up. But there's so many
parts to it. Just as impressive as
the overall concept is the effort it
takes to get the air bag into place
before the athletes can make use of
it Hamish coordinates a big team of
locals and athletes to gradually get
the bag into position. You've Rowan,
Billy, Mattie holding down the an
correspondent. Jack digging away,
all to make this happen. Its so
refreshing to see how passionate the
athletes are about this project and
how they've come together to help
get if up and running. My excitement
levels have gone up. Partly because
of the gap you have to clear and the
idea I might actually get to hit the
air bag. Now, snow blowers going in?
They can go in while these guys pull
the bottom bit.
Once it's all rolled
out and lowered into place by the
piste barbers, it only takes 20
minutes to fully inflate.
Before this morning, we've had worse
days of setting it up. The first
four days were hard. At first, I was
really intimidated. If you look down
there and see, it's just a weird
thing to be jumping on to. You get
used to it after a few day, I was
fine. Now it's normal.
I want to see
you ascend it. Let's see it.
How was that? Have you landed every
It is ridiculous. The
bag's so soft you can send whatever
you want. It's like a giant bouncy
castle, but for adults.
three days on it so far. Learnt six
new tricks personally. Everybody
else has learnt about the same. It
is, honestly, a game-changer.
seeing how stoked the athletes were
on the hill, I wanted to catch up
with some of them and Hamish away
from the mountain after they'd had
time to reflect on their first few
days with the bag to see just how
much they think it will benefit
much they think it will benefit
days with the bag to see just how
much they think it will benefit
them. When did you first see or hear
about this kind of air bag?
kind of had drawings and designs on
my computer of this style of air bag
and a few others since about 2008/9.
In the end, it only really started
coming into reality the last 18
months when UK Sport were able to
support us with an investment into
buying it. If you want to get to the
top in the sport now you need some
kind of private training environment
to allow you the repetition, reduced
risk and the level that's required
to learn these tricks.
For us, it's
just really great. We don't get as
much time on the snow as other
We can use that time
better by using it with an air bag.
progression as skiers and
The Olympics is coming
up. We've all tricks we want to
learn but safely as well. It's a
great opportunity to learn these
tricks in a safe environment and get
a head-start over athletes from
other nations. It's such good fun as
It's certainly make a
difference for those guys competing
in Pyeongchang. This is not a
replacement for our normal programme
and training. It is an additive. We
need to work harder to include that
in our training. We need to spend
more time on snow working even
harder to try to reach our goals.
you'd had this facility four years
ago, what difference do you think it
would have made?
I think all the
difference. If we had it four years
ago, well, you have the opportunity
to try anything you wanted. I'm
excited for the kids that are four,
eight, 12 years behind me. There's a
lot of junior team I know when they
get on it, it will be pure madness.
I hope I'm here to see it. It will
be so good.
I've seen how good it looks and
heard from the athletes how much fun
Now it's time to give it a
Oh, my God, that thing is so fun!
Argh, imagine if I had something
like this when I was competing. I'd
have learnt so many tricks, or tried
to. It's taken them a lot of years
to make this happen, the Behrish
team. I think, all that hard work,
it's definitely worth it. Ed, we've
seen the top GB park and pipe riders
go to less competitions.
The snowboarders didn't go
to Dew Tour in December
because they valued time
on the bag over competition.
Is it a gamble from the team?
No in 2017 they were all regular top
ten finishers. Katie was almost
nailed on on the podium for most of
the events she entered. They could
always plan for this period to be
training rather than competitive.
That means they can pommish up all
of these tricks. I'm pretty
confident the competitive edge
It is time for ski social.
We've had the heart warming mixture
of success and failure on snow.
And particularly dear to me, have
been the stunning pictures we've had
in from our viewers in Scotland,
where they've had a good dump
It's looking really bonny.
And the Strathearn Snowsport Club
have been proving you don't even
need a resort if the snow falls,
getting their mobile ski tow out
in Comrie for the first time
in 25 years.
We love seeing your pictures,
videos and answering your questions
- even better when they're combined.
Ben has sent in videos of his boys
Ollie and Seb race training
on dryslope and wants to know
if it's possible to emulate
Dave Ryding and progress from skiing
on plastic to the World Cup?
I think most British alpine skiers
will have trained a bit on plastic
when they were growing up. It is
really good for honing that
competitive instinct all the way
through the summer. It is easier now
because the revolution of calming
skis in the year 2,000 mean the
technique is closer on plastic to
snow than it was when we were racing
and just stomping down the courses.
Next week, it's our final
programme of the series
and while the action will continue
with the Winter Olympics,
we want to go out on a good note.
Please send in your music
suggestions for our closing montage.
Something to go with the highs,
lows and laughs from this series.
It has to be something that matching
the highs, lows and laughs from our
seven programmes. It pits racer
against racer. In a one-off for Ski
Sunday, its presenter v presenter.
Chemmy's going to be joining
us and taking Gra on.
I'm looking forward to this one.
We'll also be hearing
from the golden girl of the GB
Park and Pipe Squad, Katie Ormerod.
See you then.
Ski Sunday comes from Schladming, home of the iconic night slalom. With 50,000 fans in the finish area, it is one of the loudest, most spectacular races on the World Cup circuit. There are also highlights of the European Open snowboarding competition.