Off-season 2020, not exactly what we had planned for..

By now I understand everyone is a bit tired to hear about Covid and what effects the pandemic have brought with it. I would still like to share briefly how we have handled it and how it has affected our operation.

As Trysil Race Academy's first off-season was approaching we had big plans and several new groups in addition to our open training camps. We were planning to spend May-October working hard and skiing a lot on the Norwegian glaciers and in the new indoor arena in Oslo. We had 103 confirmed camp days booked during this period. We have managed to implement approx. 30 of those 103 planned days.

Our standpoint from the beginning was to do what we can as a company to help stop this pandemic, we decided right from the beginning to have a strict approach and follow every guideline from the governments in the countries we were to have camps. This meant a lot of frustration trying to keep up with the constantly changing rules and whom could join depending on where they lived etc.

During July and August, Trysil Race Academy conducted three camps at Juvasshytta and at Snö in Oslo with good conditions and many happy athletes from Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

In september we had to cancel all our scheduled camps due to new travel regulations. Instead we have used our resources to support and help Trysil Race Elite during their camps and trainings on glaciers and in Trysil.

October have been a light in the tunnel, we have been able to stay busy organizing camps in Sölden, Austria and Kåbdalis, Sweden. Calle & Dan went to Sölden for our very popular week 43 camp. They had perfect conditions and very motivated athletes, happy to finally be back on snow. Fredrik, Isac and Marius have been in Kåbdalis working with three different groups. This was the first time in Kåbdalis for all three of us. After 12 days in the north there was three exhausted and happy coaches travelling back home after great camps with a lot of new faces. We are looking forward to see all of you again shortly!

Looking forward, we are firstly hoping for some cold weather to get Trysil and other facilities across the border opened. For the upcoming season we are planning to host training on both sides of the border to be able to work with all of you, no matter your nationality or home city. Stay tuned, we will release more information as soon as we have something confirmed!

Take care and stay safe!

Fredrik Sars

Managing director Trysil Race Academy AS