A year ago, in 2017 the jury had to cancel the men’s FIS Alpine World Cup GS opening race in Sölden due to wind gusts up to 120 km/h. This year the autumn has been unusually warm, but the jury confirmed last week that FIS World Cup opening race will take place next weekend Oct 27th-28th in Sölden.
Philipp ”Schörgi” Schörghofer ready for a comeback in Sölden
“Yes, the big goal is to compete again in Sölden. I have been training since December 2017 with my new conditioning coach Gernot Schweizer (Marcel Hirscher’s fitness coach), and since then, things have been going in the right direction. I am also on new material now! I’m going to Augment Ski (formerly Croc).”
The Sölden competition is only less than a week ahead, and Schörgi is well prepared to celebrate his comeback on the Rettenbach glacier.
Augment skis faster than ever before
Racing is our DNA. Augment was the first ski brand since Stöckli to enter the FIS Alpine World Cup in 27 years. Our focus on Racing gives us an advantage for developing better performing skis.
Last season, we were developing our skis Tim Jittloff and with other Augment athletes. This year, this work continues with Schörgi, and the results so far are promising. “I’m super happy with my new supplier !!”, Schörgi commented earlier this month.
Sölden weather forecast
The Sölden race is confirmed, but a lot can happen in a week. The latest weather forecasts are predicting a snow storm for the next weekend on the Alps and especially for Sölden. Perhaps there is no need to worry too much because the race organisation is experienced and will work hard to ensure that the race will take place.
CEO, Augment Ski