As we are moving into the ski season in Australia and New Zealand, we are delighted to share the update below from Project Pro Extreme athlete Sarah Sauvey:
The winter is upon us, and the season is well underway. I am currently in a big physical training period, which will take me through to the middle of August where I will then head up to Mt Hotham for some on snow training and 2 Continental Cup ski cross events on the 21st and 22nd August.
The best places to ski in Australia can be found at Mt Hotham. It is my home mountain and I have grown up, skiing around the area since the age of 3, it has something for every level of skier. It has a dedicated beginners area at Big D and the summit, an intermediate area out in the Orchard, and of course bringing intermediate to advanced in the Heavenly Valley area. Then there is the Extreme zone, which is in bounds, allowing you to take your skiing to the next level without the worry that if something happens, no one will come and help or find you. The in bounds double black extreme zone located around the Mary’s Slide area has some unbelievable terrain. The mountain has something on offer for everyone and just 14km down the road is one of my favourite places in the world, Dinner Plain!
When it comes to New Zealand I spent a lot of last season charging around at Coronet Peak. I have to say, I thought the variety of terrain there was fantastic and what a spectacular view. One of the best views in the world, would have to be from Treble Cone, in Wanaka.
Treble Cone offers some pretty steep terrain, more suited to the advanced skiers. We also had a great day up at the Remarkables which quite often people say they found quite