Tremblant Skier Erik Guay on the Podium in Kitzbuhël

With his first podium at the spectacular Kitzbuhël World Cup Downhill in Austria Saturday, January 26., Erik Guay, holder of the downhill world champion title in 2012, took a crucial step in his career. It was the only recognition, besides an Olympic medal, that Erik needed to become one of the world’s greatest skiers in the history of alpine skiing. He is also one World Cup medal away from reaching the Canadian world cup medal record of 20 held by Crazy Canuck Steve Podborski, who raced with the national team in the 80s.

Local supporters are filled with pride and excitement as that historic silver medal is the main subject of discussion this week: “We are very proud that a skier from Tremblant makes a podium in this legendary race. It’s an honour for us to have him represent our beautiful mountain and we wish him good luck on February 9 as he will be defending his Downhill World Champion title in Schladming. We look forward to his return home to congratulate him in person”, said Patrice Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer at Station Mont Tremblant.

Tremblant employees and friends will stay tuned on the news on Wednesday for the Super G and Saturday in the early morning hours as Erik attacks the course in Austria to defend his Downhill World Champion title.

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Photo credit : Pentaphoto alpine canada.


A Week of Intensive Training in Tremblant for Erik Guay

Erik Guay, the most decorated skier on the World Cup circuit in Quebec’s skiing history, spent a week at home. Besides enjoying some quality time with his family, he trained on and off snow at Tremblant. He was very excited to have spent a week with us: “Thank you again for the great training and set up with my trainer, I love being at home with my family and friends and still be able to get the quality training I need to compete at the top levels! Especially now with my two little girls, I try to get home as often as I can. Knowing that I can get some great hill space while I’m home makes it much easier.” Erik is now back in Europe preparing for his next series of races.

Erik and his brother and ski coach, Stefan

Erik and his brother and ski coach, Stefan

 

Training on Géant

Training on Géant

 

Fitness training at La Source

Fitness training at La Source

 

Time for Resolutions

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[highlight color=”grey”]By Ariane Lavigne (World Cup Snowboard Racer, Tremblant ambassador and dietitian).[/highlight]

 

The holiday season is over and it’s now time to make resolutions, which are often very drastic and unrealistic. Overnight you want to start a miraculous diet and plan daily intense workouts. Be careful! Yes it can be effective for a few days, or even for a few weeks, but the risk of burnout and dropout is elevated. Rather than trying to change everything, it’s better to perceive January as the beginning of new habits to take, one at a time, in order to keep them.

For example:

  • Eat more veggies and fruits, less starchy food (pasta, rice, potato) and dessert
  • Eat more often, but in smaller portions
  • Add spices and fresh herbs to your meal, less fat and salty/commercial seasoning
  • Drink more water and tea, less alcohol, juice and pop
  • Be more active, and spend less time watching TV or on your computer

The goal is to evolve over the months, to progress and to keep on going!
Happy New Year!

Share YOUR resolutions and objectives, and YOUR tricks to stay motivated and on the track!

Approximate energy expenditure of few physical activities

 

Sport Calories per hour

SPORTS

Cross-country skiing, moderate intensity
Cross-country skiing, high intensity (skating, backcountry)
Snowshoeing, moderate intensity
Alpine skiing/snowboarding, moderate intensity (active time only)
Alpine skiing snowboarding, high intensity
Skating, moderate intensity
Power Yoga

* Based on an average person weighing 150 pounds (68 kg). Source: Compendium 2011 d’activités physiques.

Ariane Lavigne: Tremblant Ambassador, Elite Athlete and Sports Nutritionist

We’d like to introduce you to Ariane Lavigne. Ariane’s unbridled passion for snowboarding has taken her to the national team and the World Cup circuit. A graduate of the University of Montreal, she currently works as a sports nutritionist for Vivai and Action Sport Tremblant, and we’re very pleased to announce that she’ll be contributing insightful nutrition tips to this blog in the months ahead.

Follow her season on the World Cup circuit and learn more about her career highlights.

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Already a first win for Jasey-Jay!

Congratulations to snowboard Olympic champion and Tremblant ambassador Jasey-Jay Anderson, who won the Nor-Am Cup’s parallel slalom in Colorado, yesterday. A great start to the season!