Feeling the power of the sea and using it to your advantage, being one with the horse, or simply blending with nature, were some of the pre-season activities - and five months from the beginning of the season - most athletes mixed other sports to their program. They did it to start gearing up for more gruelling sessions. And also to recharge their souls.
Recharging his heart
Sturla Holm Laegreid, the U25 winner of the 2021/2022 season, went surfing at the coast of locally famous Alnes Lighthouse in Norway. Lighthouse was established in 1852 to guide fishing boats safely to the harbour of the small fishing community of Alnes on Godoy island on the west coast of Norway.
Flying through the wind
Horse lover Marketa Davidova did some magnificent jumps on her horse at Farma Pytrov, a modern equestrian centre on the edge of the Bohemian paradise (Češky ray), a protected landscape area about 90 kilometres north-east of Prague, in her native Czech republic.
Missing the winter (already)
Dressed in shorts and summer shirt, Julia Simon went snowboarding in the hot June sun of Les Saisies in the Savoy Alps in France.*
* Photo credits: copyright @dans_les_yeux_delsa.
An excellent week of work for Ingrid in France
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold enjoyed the breathtaking views and trails in La Traversée des Dentelles de Montmirail - Gigondas. 'Not my worst week of work', she wrote in her Instagram post.
Enjoying the traditions
Franziska Preuss enjoyed the festive atmosphere at the Wasserburg Frühlingsfest in Chiemgau area. Dirndl, good food and wine and all that.