“When everyone is trying to tell you to slow down, move faster.” That is the motto of 2017 World Cup overall winner Mikaela Shiffrin. Most athletes share the same spirit in the summer and work hard on improving their physical fitness in preparation for a long and intense winter of racing.

In addition to traditional strength training, the national teams try to diversify workouts, testing out other activities to challenge them. Their diverse training might inspire your weekend plans.


The Austrian ladies spent some time in the pool.

don't be afraid to try something new ??‍♀️?? #übungmachtdenmeister #schwimmtraining #swimswimswim

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The Norwegian men played hockey. There’s nothing like a little competition to get athletes excited for winter.

#team #attackingvikings #hockey

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The Italians ladies trained on the track (and used it as a catwalk).

The French men went boxing and will be ready for a fight next season.

The Swiss men went wakeboarding–the perfect combination of summertime fun and fitness.


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The U.S. speed skiers tested their speed skating skills.

Manuel Osborne-Paradis of Canada and Hannes Reichelt of Austria enjoyed stand up paddleboarding in the Canada.

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