AST 2020 Athlete Journal: Konstantin Petkovic
Hello all, my name is Konstantin Petkovic but most of you probably know me as Kosta. This is my first athlete journal as I have recently been named to the Alberta Ski Team.
Our training camp in Hintertux was a blast and the conditions were amazing. I managed to get a lot of work done in regards to my skiing and I’m excited to see how it translates in the first few races of the season. I was very happy with how our dryland program prepared me for the aggressive conditions and allowed me to capitalize on my time on snow. Hintertux is one of my favorite pre-season training destinations because of its great terrain and snow conditions. After the camp, my team returned to Calgary and I continued on to Serbia to visit my family. I spent time with my grandmother and helped her with various tasks around her farm such as feeding livestock, cutting wood and plowing crops. It was nice to take a short break from the training environment and to detach from everything.
When I returned home I spent my only day there packing up my things for the winter, and then hopped in my car drove to Canmore. I missed the first few days of training at Nakiska but my other teammates seemed to be satisfied with the training conditions. On my first day on snow, I was greeted with unusually warm temperatures for the pre-season, nevertheless, it was better than the standard 10-15 degrees below zero. We now have one more week of on-snow preparation before the team heads to Colorado for Nor-Ams races and to Sun Peaks for the first FIS races of the season. I’m very excited to get the season started with this great team and I can’t wait to see what we can all achieve!