A passion for all winter sports: how could it have been any different with a coach as a dad and the snowy surroundings of Tignes all around him since he was born at the heart of winter?
Johan learned how to ski before he could even walk (or almost!). He put on his first pair of skis "at 2 or 3", joined the Sports Club at 7 and quickly made his own way into the international arena. On his prize list? 4 podiums in World Cup in donwhill and 2 titles of Champion of France.
His busy schedule as an international competitor doesn't allow him to enjoy winter in Tignes anymore, but Johan Clarey remains faithfull to the traditional training sessions of the Skiing French Team on the Grande Motte glacier every fall. You may even walk into him at Tignespace: he is a frequent user of the weight room to get ready for the winter season, right before his first competitions.
Your favorite pistes?
"Palafour, without hesitation! I skied down this slope thousands of times as a child... I also love the exceptional surroundings of the Sache valley."
A perfect day in Tignes?
"All day long on the slopes, of course! Then I would head to the Lagon to relax a bit, before enjoying a nice hot chocolate"
Your best memory in Tignes?
"The Olympics in 1992! I presented the medals to the athletes... A fantastic memory!"
Where can you be found after your trainings?
"At my sisters' coffee shop: a perfect place to unwind".
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