The BC Ski Team in Sweden - 2017 (final report) »

The BC Ski Team in Sweden - 2017

Athlete Report: “During the training I learnt that even how tired and weak you are during the workouts, the Swedish athletes push through and stay focused the entire time. I found that really inspiring and made me want to follow and be as concentrated as them. The experience I enjoyed the most was being at the camp and meeting new people. It was such a fun experience that I will never forget.” Hanneli Ladyman (Overlander Ski Club)

Below are photos from the second half of the Sweden training camp.

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The team on a run in the High Coast region (east coast of Sweden).

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Elite Camp in Boden with Swedish Junior National Team.

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Interval session in the sand dunes at the Elite Camp in Boden.

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Strength session at the Elite Camp in Boden.

Swamp Run (done in pairs) at Elite Camp in Boden.

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Benita Peiffer (l) and Hanneli Ladyman (r) taking part in the Swamp Run.

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Run at the Elite Camp in Boden.

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Rollerski workout on final day of the Elite Camp. Benita Peiffer (l), Beth Granstrom (r).

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Wrap-up: Elite Camp at Boden.

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The team hiked to a well known landmark, the Tree Hotel.

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Hiking in the High Coast region.

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Benita Peiffer competes in FIS Rollerski World Championships in Solleftea.

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Visit to the Vasa Museum.  The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgarden, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 and was underwater 333 years. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and, according to the official web site, is the most visited museum in Scandinavia.


Schedule Overview

July 26             Departure from Vancouver to Stockholm.  Overnight in Stockholm

July 28-Aug 1   Skiing in Torsby Tunnel (5 days on snow) -

Aug 1-2            Location TBA

Aug 2-6            FIS Rollerski World Championships, Solleftea -

Aug 6-11          Elite camp with Swedish Junior National team, Boden -

Aug 11 –13      Location TBA

Aug 13             Sightseeing in Stockholm -

Aug 14             Return flight from Stockholm to Vancouver 


Benita Peiffer (Whistler Nordic Ski Club)

Beth Granstrom (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club)
Cole Turner (Caledonia Nordic Ski Club, Williams Lake)

Hanneli Ladyman (Overlander Ski Club, Kamloops)

Ian Oliphant (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, Vernon)

Joe Davies (Whistler Nordic Ski Club)