Scattered throughout Canada on Sunday, four World Cup team members and their coaching and support staff started their long journey to the land down under – that is, New Zealand.
Alex Harvey ate handmade chocolates and sipped a steamed drink while waiting for his 16-hour flight out of Québec International Airport, then got upgraded to business class, according to Twitter.
Meanwhile, his teammate Devon Kershaw tweeted that he was in coach on another flight, but didn’t mind.
“It’s awesome in the back,” Kershaw wrote. “Middle of the middle for 15 hours #decent?”
As head coach Justin Wadsworth stepped off the plane in Denver and awaited his departure for Los Angeles, he took the time to chat with FasterSkier on the phone. The entire Canadian men’s team – Harvey, Kershaw, Lenny Valjas and Ivan Babikov – will arrive in Queenstown, New Zealand, on Tuesday afternoon. They’ll start training Wednesday and spend about two and a half weeks on snow at the Snow Farm near Wanaka.
Read the interview with Canada's head coach Justin Wadsworth at: http://fasterskier.com/2012/08/canadian-men-en-route-to-new-zealand/