David Pommer training in Seefeld with the Austrian Ski Federation ©FIS

Austria held a Nordic Combined training camp for its athletes in Seefeld.

Three training groups under the guidance of the Austrian Ski Federation took part, taking in ski jumping and roller-ski technique as well as general endurance. 

The jumping hills in Stams and Garmisch were used to full advantage, while the roller-ski sessions took place on the mountain roads surrounding the town which hosted the 2019 Nordic World Ski Championships.

Seefeld is a famous venue for Nordic Combined, hosting the "Seefeld Triple" competition each year which features three World Cup competitions inside three days.

Austria's David Pommer had the luxury to sleep in his own bed during the training camp and appreciated the chance to train at home. 

"Seefeld is always a special training camp for me, not only because of the short commute," he said.

David Pommer enjoyed home comforts at the training camp ©Getty Images
David Pommer enjoyed home comforts at the training camp ©Getty Images

"We had perfect sessions in Stams and Garmisch and the streets around Seefeld are great for roller-skiing. 

"I did not have any stay-at-home bonus, as we met a lot in the evenings to discuss and plan.

"Now that the first cold days have arrived, I am already getting excited for the Olympic season and the first snow."

On the final day, the team held a test competition with all three training groups which was won by Mario Seidl. 

The next training camp is planned at the end of the month in the German town of Oberhof, which will include a snow surface in the ski tunnel. 

Athletes are preparing for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic season.