Alpine Ski World Championships 2017: The Opposite Hill Camera
St. Moritz is proud to present on Corviglia one of the most compact racing infrastructures worldwide in alpine ski sport. Therefore the host broadcaster SRG SSR with its production company tpc has decined a 33 camera plan to cover all the various aspects of alpine downhill racing including super and hyper slowmotion cameras, a crane camera, a polecam, a helicam, cablecam and camera on the hill opposite to the Corviglia racing area.
Every morning a helicopter brings a camera man up to his camera on the opposite mountain. Via a wireless connection the camera man delivers outstanding images of all the world championship races with a Sony camera and a 100x Canon lens as long as there is no fog.
After the race events the helicopter is coming back to pick-up the camera man. If weather conditions make a pick-up impossible, the camera man has to stay on the hill. Therefore a container was set up with a bed and a small kitchen. The infrastructure on the hill also includes a mobile power generator and a toilet.