Saturday, February 28, 2015

Racing With Low Visibility and Flat Light. Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2015

This year the Garmisch-Partenkirchen downhill race had to be shortened as a tick fog lingered on the top section of the Kandahar the morning of the race. Luckily, by lowering the start the Organizers and race officials were able to make the race happen but the overcast sky brought another challenge for skiers - low visibility and flat light.
Ski racing takes place in all kinds of conditions but low visibility is possibly one of the biggest challenges for athletes. We talked to Croatian Natko Zrncic-Dim, Canadian Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Austrian winner of the 2015 DH race Hannes Reichelt about how they tackle tough conditions and low visibility.

 

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