The organised camp was beneficial for both the Norwegian Alpine Ski Team and the Norwegian Coastal Ranger Commando. Both teams were able to learn from one another.
The skiers could share their knowledge in optimizing performance while the military group provided useful insights into performing in unknown situations and providing feedback and debrief, something the Coastal Ranger Commando is is incredibly good at, as they are used to debrief after every single mission or challenge.
Kjetil Jansrud, Norwegian speed skier, was enthusiastic about the training camp: “We fought, cried, fought some more. Then they put each of us alone to deal with mother nature. I’m left with an even deeper understanding of how mental and physical duress is best carried as a team. Thanks to the Coastal Ranger Commando for this humbling experience.”
Lucas Braathen also made the most of this experience. The Norwegian youngster commented, “It was undoubtably the toughest, but coolest week ever. The boys (now men) spent a week with the Coastal Ranger Commando and we’ve become stronger as a team than I ever thought was possible. Can’t wait for next season with the guy.”
The Norwegian Alpine ski team, already known for being one of the most united squads out there, seems to have reached an even stronger bond and is ready for another exciting World Cup season.
Thanks to Bjørn Ole Fosse and the Norwegian ski federation for sharing information and photos with us.