The home turf was not very kind to the U.S. Ski team. Five of the Americans skied off the course, including big names Ted Ligety and Bode Miller. Austria's Georg Streitberger was the one that managed the course the fastest. He took over the lead in a very tough crowd. The top five all finished within 0.19 seconds of each other. Second place went to Adrian Theaux from France, and third was won by Didier Cuche from Switzerland.
While the day was far from pleasant for the U.S. team, the Canadian team was lead by Robbie Dixon, who made it into the top ten even though he was wearing the first bib. The pure speed that is showcased in the Super G is incredible. You can get going pretty fast in the backcountry if you want too, but we here at Mica never come close to going as fast as these guys do. Then again, everything from the course to their skis is designed to perfection with speed as the ultimate goal.
While we here at Mica Heli Guides prefer our heliskiing
tours of the backcountry to be a bit more sedate so we can enjoy the countryside, we still get our fair of speed. The big difference is that we're not always going fast just because, usually we're doing it because that is the correct way to ski that part of the mountain.
And that right there is the key difference between the backcountry and the groomed runs of the resorts. At the resort you get one flavor of terrain, and your left to do with it as you will. When we go heliskiing on our magnificent tenure which is located just outside of Revelstoke, British Columbia, it's all about exploring nature and experiencing the pristine beauty and serenity of the wilderness. Our heli skiing
and heli boarding vacations are one of a kind, which means they fill up fast. If you're ready to see what all the fuss is about, book a tour with us today.