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Manon Raap


Triathlon Bad Tölz

2 June 2019

Today was all about the Olympic Distance in the beautiful scenery around Bad Tölz, Bavaria.

Read all about my race (in Dutch)

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Telemark ambitions

June 2019

I'm back! After focussing on my PhD in theorethical computer science and less on skiing, I have set the goal to ski a couple of telemark FIS races next season. Training started this year on the Kitzsteinhorn.

NskiV Backside Skitest 2014 online!


Deze test richt zich op iedereen die van freeriden houdt. Hiken, knallen en poeder zijn daarbij de belangrijkste steekwoorden. Een klein team van specialisten heeft zich in het Oostenrijkse Zürs verdiept in de eigenschappen van brede tot hele brede ski’s.

We zijn naar op zoek gegaan naar sneeuw, diepe sneeuw. En dat hebben we gevonden! Vanuit het Arlberghaus in Zürs werden we dagelijks getrakteerd op verse sneeuw. We hebben de alledaagse freerideski’s geest met een breedte van ongeveer 100 mm onder de binding en de dikke poederbakken van 120 millimeter en breder.

Peak Performance outfit 2014/2015


Thanks Peak Performance for supporting me for the 7th year with this awesome new Gravity Jacket and good old Heli Alpine Pants!

Freeski Mountaineering Camp La Grave


Eindelijk was het dan zover! Met dank aan o.a. jullie ben ik tweede geëindigd in de Gore-Tex experience en uitgenodigd deel te nemen aan dit camp. 2 volle dagen klimmen en abseilen om steile onbeskiede couloirs te rijden met Seb Michaud, Bruno Compagnet and Christophe Dumarest. Check the movie!

Peak Performance outfit 2013/2014


Thanks Peak Performance for this awesome looking and technical outfit!

Testing days FGHS

9-12 november 2013

FGHS organises a trip every year, where dealers can try the ski's they are going to sell in the following season. Like the past few years, the event took place on the glaciers of the Ötztal near Sölden, Austria. I skied around with people who tried the new Sin / Soul / Super and Squad of Rossignol's 7 series. Which one I like the most? The SOUL 7! And you??

Anton! Anton! Anton!


Some nice action pics in Anton Magazine, taken during the annual skitest in Ischgl.

Trainers coordination Snowsports Academy

15-17 october 2013

Every year, just before the winter starts, all trainers of the Snowsports Academy get together in Kaprun Austria for a coordination training. Apart from the teambuilding, the goal is to upgrade the quality of the skiinstructor courses. What did we do:

It was especially nice to see some people in the 2nd part of the Anwärter, who did their first part with me. Their final tests are tomorrow, so I wish them good luck!

New sponsorship!! Gloryfy Unbreakable Eyewear


Awesome! I'm so stoked about my new sponsor Gloryfy. Gloryfy Unbreakable Eyewear: Maximized protection of the eyes, highest functionality, a minimized risk of injuries and unique designs. After a meeting and lunch with the Dutch representees and Teamrider Sander Kan, I went home with a pair of sunglasses and 2 goggles. Thanks!!

G2 GP3 GP2

A yellow one-quiver set


So nice to see that there actually is a one-quiver set! This morning I fitted the boots and ordered this übercool yellow one-quiver set. Containing the innovative Soul 7 ski's and Alltrack Pro 130 boots. They are going to be hold together with a freeride-oriented binding with touring functionality. I just can't wait to get shredding the slopes, terrain and powder!!

Actionpics in Sunweb Magazine

September 2013

The skitest 2014 is also published in Sunweb Magazine. Some the action pics made by Rogier van Rijn during the testweek are used.

Hightour Olperer 3474 m


Last 3 days I went to do a nice tour in the Zillertaler Alps in Tirol. We set of to climb the Olperer, the home mountain of the Hintertuxer Glasier. First day we hiked to the Geraer hütte. Second day over the glasier, climbed to the top and down to the Olperer hütte. We used the thirth and last day to get back to the Geraer hütte and down to the car. Great weather and a great team. Thanks DAV!

GPS data

Skitest 2014 online


The skitest and geartest is online! We tested ski's, boots, backpacks, goggles, jackets, actioncams etc. This video is one of the results, where Manoni shows her modelling skills. Ask me for ski or gear tips!

Congrats to all the skiintructor graduates


Another succesful week of skiintructer training resulted in a fresh batch of motivated skiinstructors. Congrats to all the graduates and remember: this is just the start!

Alpine Climbing Course in the Dolomites


Climbing has become another passion of mine. After a few months of sportclimbing, indoors and outdoors on the rock, I felt it was time to do the real deal: Alpine Climbing. In long and steep routes in the Dolomites I learned how to read the topo's, plan and find the routes, build a safe belay and place own anchors with friends and nuts. With our UIAGM guide Martijn Schell we gained great experience and do now feel comfortable go out on our own.