Jai Geyer has Â been wanting to go to South America for summer training for 6 years. This year, mainly thanks to sponsorship from WorldPay and other supporters Â he will shortly be boarding the plane, bound for Madrid – Spain, Beunos Aires, and finally Ushuaia in Argentina.Â Ushuaia, in the Tierra del Fuego region, within the antarctic circle is the southern most city, Â and Â calls itself “The end of the World”.
Ushuaia will be full of the alpine nations World Cup skiers as the true winter conditions are there: theÂ water injected pistes are preferable to summer glacier skiing in the Alps, and the Â 2013/14 race season starts in the Southern Hemisphere.
This is a great opportunity for those fortunate enough to go: The opportunity to chalk up results andÂ lower world ranking ahead of the Northern hemisphere races, that start in late November. Jai will be training forÂ 18 days at the ski resort of Cerro Castor, then he will fly north west to Bariloche, Patagonia, in the Andes near the Chilean border, where his race season begins.
During his time in South America, Jai hasÂ entered the following races:
- 10 Aug Chapelco GS
- 11 Aug Chapelco GS
- 13 Aug Cerro Catedral SL
- 14 Aug Cerro CatedralÂ SL
- 15 Aug Cerro Catedral GS
- 16 Aug Cerro catedral GS
- 17 Aug Antillanco (Chile) GS
- 18 Aug Antillanco (Chile) SL
Its been a short turn around for Jai after returning from 4 weeks of training in France, but Its goodbye to Â 30 degree England and hello Â -3 degrees in “Fin del mundo” Â for the next month!
Good luck Jai!
Jai has sent in two training videos from Meribel Â earlier this year