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What aerials champions do in the summer

19/11/2013

What do aerials champions do in the summer, when there are no snowy slopes to train on?

Canadians Olivier Rochon (winner of the 2011-2012 FIS World Cup) and Travis Gerrits (silver medallist at the 2013 World Championships in Voss) have the answer.

They do their practice at the Yves LaRoche National Freestyle Skiing Centre in Quebec, where they land in a swimming pool. This allows them to prepare the most amazing aerial manoeuvres with no risk of injury when they land. See Olivier and Travis this winter in the Russian Caucasus Mountains at the Sochi Games!

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