The current world record for skiing is 251.4 km/h (156 mph) and is held by Simone Origone. Simone was born in Aosta in 1979 and now lives in Champoluc, working in the valley as a ski instructor and mountain guide.
Speed skiers regularly exceed 200 km/h (125 mph) and wear dense foam fairings on their lower legs and aerodynamic helmets to increase streamlining. Their ski suits are normally made from air-tight latex, or could have a polyurethane coating to reduce wind resistance. Most only give minimal protection in case of a crash.
Ski 2 were delighted to have Simone teach at the Ski 2 ski school for a week this season. He spent last week in Les Arcs trying to break his record. We are proud to be one of his sponsors.
Ski 2 are extending our facilities for childcare in Champoluc next winter and would like to launch it all with a new name. There’s a bottle of champagne for the person who comes up with the best name for the new nursery which will help introduce children as young as three to the delights of skiing.
Please leave your suggestions on our Facebook post. We’ll choose the one we like the most on the 30th April and will have the winner’s Champagne delivered to them shortly thereafter.
Don’t dilly dally, we already have our first entry!
We’ve just had a very kind email from a Ski 2 client to thank us for organising a trip they have been on to Champoluc. We do go to every effort to make sure your time in resort is perfect and it’s great to have our team’s efforts recognised!
I want to let you know that you have a fantastic operation at Ski 2
Not only did you organise the most brilliant long weekend for us – with a brilliant guide and inspired choice of refuges – but Simon and the team on the ground are excellent, the central location and ski hire on site are great and nothing was too much trouble.
We really enjoyed it and think that Champoluc and Ski2 are great.