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List of 50 Posts – From Newest to Older

  • Åre Uphill Sprint – Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing? by DS News Team - Bad weather, fears of COVID-19, documented lack of enthusiasm by younger generation. Perfect storm for the venerable sport of cross country skiing? Indeed it is – that’s why it’s time to start looking at things under entirely different, more, you know, aggressively steep, angle. What is Åre and what makes if special? It’s a premier […]
  • Gear Update: What New We Spotted At Ski Tour 2020 by DS News Team - There wasn’t a huge amount of premiers at Ski Tour 2020 when it comes to gear, yet some notable debuts were spotted:
  • Good Day For Norway, For International Skiing – Not So Much by DS News Team - …On that photo Therese Johaug and Heidi Weng are looking at a race results monitor. But they might as well be looking at the competition. Norwegian juggernaut is not just strong – it’s overpowering and pretty much zapping the air from the sport. Occasionally during the season it seems that the Norwegian dominance is broken […]
  • You’ve Asked: Who Is That Bolshunov’s Sponsor? by DS News Team - Lately Alex Bolshunov have started to wear a sponsor logo that is not altogether familiar to the world of skiing. Let us try to fill that gap in your knowledge ULK Group is one of Russia’s biggest wood processing companies. Their website announces that ” The holding unites enterprises harvesting, shipping and processing of lumber […]
  • Ski Tour 2020 – Round Up by DS News Team - This is an effort to summarize impressions from the inaugural Ski Tour 2020. At least we hope it’s inaugural and not a one-off event in the “gap year ” when there are no Olympics or the world championships. We deliberately post this before the Tour’s end as there is enough info to convey and the […]
  • Sweden Nominates Absolutely Cracking Squad For JWM2020 by DS News Team - Sweden seems to be aiming for a clean sweep at female distance races at FIS Nordic Junior & U23 Cross Country World Ski Championships 2020. Particularly in that U23 sub-division, where athletes 21 to 23 years old participate. See who are they sending to Germany next week:
  • Åre Uphill Sprint : Highlights by DS News Team -
  • Uphill Sprint 666 Is Next On Ski Tour 2020 by DS News Team - You may or may not believe it, but the official length of the Åre ski sprint is exactly 666m. And it’s going to be hell for all the participants! The event is being staged at the downhill ski stadium where recent World Championships was held Except that in ” our skiing ” the direction is […]
  • Cool Train Running. Carrying Athletes On SkiTour 2020 by DS News Team - Being cool is the most important thing there is. At least in the developed world. Travelling by train was always, frankly, the coolest way of transporting one’s earthy body from point A to point B. But since we all are eco-minded now, it is also the trendiest. Enter Norwegian train and bus company Vy, that […]
  • Fischer’s Dominance In Distance Racing Evident? Or Is It Being Challenged? by DS News Team - Is glass half full or half empty? Start lists of today’s pursuit races at Ski Tour 2020. Of note: the left column, who-is-who in female distance racing, continues to be totally dominated by Fischer = 6 out of 10 with all top 5 places occupied by Fischer’s athletes. The right column, however is markedly different: […]
  • SkiTour2020 Kicks Off Very Promisingly by DS News Team - The inaugural SkiTour 2020 kicked off in Östersund today. Here’s what we saw and what we came to think: Overall felt like an “old school event” in that almost forgotten sense that top skiing is a big deal, not quite yet – but similar to Holmenkollen. Not so good: Unless you are a Norwegian, you […]
  • Klaebo And Karlsson Generate Most Interest. How Come We Are Not Surprised? by DS News Team - …once athletes entered the room, reporters did what reporters learn to do at the first month interning and then keep as essential skill throughout career: jump & run to the biggest newsmaker. “Newsmaker” is not necessarily the one who won or about to win. It’s more about who would generate the biggest ratings/improve circulation or, […]
  • New Study: Skiers 30% Less Likely To Develop Parkinson’s Disease by DS News Team - Good news: long-distance skiers are significantly less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than matched non-skiers, says new complex study . Scientists in Sweden analyzed medical records of nearly 200,000 long-distance skiers who took part in the Vasaloppet cross-country ski race. They established that a physically active lifestyle is associated with close to a 30% reduced […]
  • Solving No-Snow Issue: Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti, Finland by Ilkka Korhonen - With La Transju, Tartu Ski Marathon and Finlandia-Hiihto to name but a few cancelled due to the lack of snow and Vasaloppet teetering on the brink of cancellation, we revisit a unique project by Finnish engineers: Kontiolahti cooled snow track. To be clear: not in our wildest dreams do we see an entire length of […]
  • Cancelled, Cancelled, Cancelled… by DS News Team - La Transju – cancelled. No snow. Tartu Ski Marathon – cancelled. ” Exceptionally mild winter in Estonia “. Finlandia-Hiihto, country’s premier mass race is not happening for the first time since inception almost 50 years ago. Those are not your local get-togethers – folks train for them specifically, book plane tickets and hotels to attend […]
  • Frida Karlsson Is Out Of World Cup Again? by DS News Team - …It looks like Frida is going to miss Skitour2020 – after showing that she is in form by coming 9th. 10k F in Falun. Now the Swedish media report that Team Sverige doctors are not clearing a 20 year old for the further World Cup race, allegedly. Why, what, when? No further explanation given. Love […]
  • Johannes Confuses His Fans With Alternate Fingers by DS News Team - When you have hundreds of thousands of fans – you got to be prepared for some frenzy around your name. A week ago Johannes broke hearts of his Instagram followers publishing a photo of his hand in a cast with a message ” I broke my finger” We lean towards ” right hand” camp in […]
  • With Victory In Falun Linn Svahn Leaves Mark In History by DS News Team - It sounds mind-blowing but bare two months ago even World Cup teams’ coaches – and reporters – did not know how Linn’s last name is spelled and, upon hearing it, were wondering if she’s related to Gunde Svan. Fast forward to Febrauary and marvel along with us: Svahn who turned 20 only in December has […]
  • SNS Pilot Not Dead. New Top Boots In Works? by DS News Team - Dear SNS Pilot fans – we think of you. Your favorite standard of bindings was possibly, even likely superior – at least in certain trail conditions. But it lost in marketing wars. So,if you are on the market for race-level SNS boots in 2020, you’d have look fairly hard for remaining stock of Salomon S/LAB […]
  • Coronavirus Starts Wrecking Havoc In Beijing Olympics Preps by DS News Team - The Olympic Games in Beijing are not to kick off for another two years but the major medal contenders’ preparations are in full swing always already. Or were meant to be. The formula is as follows: exactly two years ahead a team of the most experienced and thorough waxers departs for extended tests carrying literally […]
  • Elena Vyalbe Becomes New Chairperson Of Russian Ski Association by DS News Team - Elena Vyalbe just got an important additional job. To her exisiting titles of the chairwoman of the Russian cross country ski federation (since 2010) and the senior coach of the national team (since 2012) she adds the one of a chairwoman of the whole Russian Ski Association (RSA). RSA is an umbrella organization that includes […]
  • New Rossignol X-IUM S Are Smashing Podiums This Year (But You Probably Did Not Know) by DS News Team - Says Simon Caprini, Rossignol’ senior racing manager: We kept the character of the skis with the stability and the control. Our goal for skating skis was to give more of the feeling under the foot. We also did try to add a better fluidity by changing shape. The balance of the ski is better: tips […]
  • ISPO As Reflection Of Where Industry Is Going. And Not Going by DS News Team - What do you want to hear first, good things or bad? Let’s start with good: – There were some notable product unveilings e.g. Redline 3.0 by Madshus, Triac 4.0 by Swix and all-new SK Course boots & S1/2/3 skis by Rossignol. – Budding Russian label Spine brought its 3D foot scanner and had Petter Northug […]
  • Sustainability, ISPO and XCSkiing by DS News Team - The world of cross country skiing is insular. No more is it evident as in place where it has a rare chance to come into contact with “other universes” under one roof. What’s ISPO? Cross country skiing firms exhibit on the fringes of Alpine grandeur: smaller stands, less items, less if any of professionally trained […]
  • Åge Skinstad, Quick Portrait by DS News Team - There are captains of industry – and there is a ” captain of the captains of industry” Meet Åge Skinstad. It would be hard to find a person who had and continues to have a bigger impact on the development of the Norwegian cross country skiing in this century ( and the international skiing by […]
  • Alfa Boots: Don’t Fix What Ain’t Broken by DS News Team - Some things are forever. Like Alfa ski boots. The Norwegian company had long stopped sponsoring World Cup-class athletes – and basically haven’t changed the look of its boots since what? 2005? They still sport the same color and NNN sole that was ultra-hip back in 2010. Boot upper, however, is very different/updated. Alfa is the […]
  • Alex Bolshunov – New Face Of Swix . And That’s Bigger Deal Than You Think by DS News Team - Alex Bolshunov is a face of Swix’ new line of eco-friendly waxes. It’s quite a big deal, actually. And Swix representative who specifically pointed it out to us also seem to think so. With all the rumors, conversations, accusations swirling around the Russian skiers since about 2016, it’s a bold step for one of the […]
  • Closer Look: Madshus Redline 3.0 Skis by DS News Team -
  • Closer Look: Newest Rossignol X-Ium Premium SK Course by DS News Team - ..this year we want do a coverage of novelties & other things for mentioning at ISPO , concentrating in depth on specific products. In case the word ISPO does not sound familiar: it’s humongously sized winter sports & outdoor expo happening in Munich every year. Cross country skiing equipment manufacturers are all there with their […]
  • New Spine Classic Boots – Editorial Glance by DS News Team - Yesterday we’ve published a press-release by Spine Sports regarding their new boots. First of all, the Dailyskier.com is a commercial media resource. We spend to produce editorial content and we want to offset our costs. Publishing companies’ press-releases – self-written, as-is but clearly marked as such – is a standard form of any media to […]
  • SPONSORED CONTENT: Spine Sports Presents Breakthrough Classic Boots by DS News Team - PRESS-RELEASE by Spine Sports Yaroslavl, Russian Federation January 23, 2020. Spine Sports is proud to present a unique product at the ISPO-2020 exhibition that is opening in Munich next week: The Ultimate Classic Integral features an entirely new approach to the design & production of top racing boots for cross country skiing. Instead of the […]
  • Cool Kids Got 100%. Now In Skiing Too by DS News Team - Some brands are cooler than others. Before it was word-of-mouth and nonscientific. Now there is Instagram to check out who’s logo is current must-have – and who’s a daddy’s stuff. 800k followers don’t lie – these guys from San Diego, Cal. are current “it”. View this post on Instagram Keep your sights down road or […]
  • Justyna Kowalczyk – In Her Own Words by DS News Team - Hard to overestimate the role Justyna Kowalczyk played for the sport of cross country skiing this century. Fantastic results on the tracks made it clear that talented and committed athlete even from non-skiing nation could win, repeatedly and convincigly. Justyna’s openness and polite directness made her a true household name in Poland and well beyond […]
  • Anikken Gjerde Alnaes Who Defies Conventions by DS News Team - The last weekend Anikken Gjerde Alnaes had her debute race at the World Cup – and finished 8th on her first try. Today she was 2d at the Norwegian Cup in Lygne in qualification – and that’s nobody’s secret that those Norwegian internal races often have stronger line-up than international ones. And, of course, earlier […]
  • Preparing For Race Is More Than Just Stretching by DS News Team - Is your hairdo perfect today? Looks like it is. And everything else is in order too. …There is no such a thing as ” private space” for a star in public settings ( and often outside too). If you are good enough for the World Cup – prepare to be constantly photographed and filmed whatever […]
  • Mens Sana In Corpore Sano by DS News Team - Some of the best U.S. skiers are also Ivy Leaguers. North American ski fans might find that to be the most natural thing in the world, but for the rest of us Ivy League means prestige, top-flight career – and oh yes, $45000 per year for tuition & board. Sophie Caldwell, for instance, is best […]
  • Don’t Let Them Stray Off Course ! by DS News Team - You are wondering what this helpful map is doing here? But then again, if you were at this planet in the last few days , you’d know that Victoria is a place where Meghan & Harry are about to move. So we are here to help them to find the road to world-class ski tracks. […]
  • Most Important Part Of Skiing Event Is VIP Lounge. And Who’s Attending by DS News Team - Nadine Faehndrich efforts an incredible last-gasp lunge trying to beat Linn Svahn at the finish line. Right in front of the VIP lounge – see all those folks obseving from their vantage position? Creme de la creme of the Saxonian society was there, partying and watching skiing. Nadine and Linn are fantastic athletes but , […]
  • Skiing Suffering From Acute Case Of Wrong Marketing? by DS News Team - What do most people associate the skiing with? Majority would conjure up images of snowy forests and all that stuff we’re about to lose to global warming, man-made or otherwise. OK, not to lose – but it shrank already and looks like it would keep on shrinking. What do you see on the picture here? […]
  • Welcome To Dresden Weltcup. It’s Not Your Grandpa Skiing, It’s Different! by DS News Team - If you are a traditional fan of skiing, who’s imagination keeps on conjuring up all those images of snowy forests through which skiers glide, with vapor coming out of their mouths as they brave frosty remote-land – you won’t like the Dresden World Cup. In fact, you probably would not be reading this as you […]
  • 50k At Seefeld Was 2d Most Watched Program Overall In Norway In 2019 by DS News Team - The epic battle between Hans Christer Holund and Alex Bolshunov at 50k in Seefeld World Championships brought one of the best television audiences for sports program ( which is, effectively, best audience overall) in Norway in 2019 Medien24 reports that 1,322,000 people tuned in to NRK to root for their countryman. That’s about every third […]
  • Cogs Of Machine. Simple Guide To How International Skiing Works. by DS News Team - Don’t just read this story. Share and save. It has zero journalism. Just a explanation as to how all the cogs fit together to create that machine that you watch on television or read about online – international cross-country skiing. – Cross country skiing might be a niche sport but it’s still a professional sport […]
  • Yulia Belorukova Becomes Mother! She’s First To Do So In Russian Team by DS News Team - Yulia Belorukova just became a mother of boy happy parents named Arseniy! In her Instagram post announcing the news she’s calling the baby ” Our Christmas angel”. As all remember, the Russian Orthdox Church celebrates Christmas on January 7th. View this post on Instagram В прекрасный сочельник, в нашу семью постучалось самое большое счастье❤️ Спасибо, […]
  • Tour De Ski Tour De Force by DS News Team - Okay, short version: big money triumphed. Again. As expected. Forget for a second who actually won arguably the most important competition of the season. They are fantastic athletes, no doubt there – but that’s been said a thousand times over the last day and we want to focus on the other aspect^ Just look at […]
  • Petter Northug: Johaug Got Million Kronas And I Got Nothing Because I Am Already On Contract by DS News Team - One million kronas or, roughly, 100.000 euros. That’s what Therese Johaug got for her participation in the Landskampen television program as per Petter Northug who also took part (but, allegedly, got nothing for his effort as he’s already on contract). The Swedish Expressen published an interview with the Norwegian superstar ahead of the program’s debut […]
  • NRK’s Nothingburger – Ustiugov Won’t Leave TdS For His Wife’s Labour by DS News Team - NRK has made a good attempt to shock its audience: Sergey Ustiugov won’t leave Tour de Ski in the event of his pregnant wife going into labour. Never mind the fact that Elena Soboleva’s due date is at least a week past the final race of TdS. Never mind another little caveat that Sergey is […]
  • Alex Bolshunov Winter Victory Metal Is Forged In Summer by DS News Team - Winter victory metal is forged in summer. That or similar your coach probably used to tell you. And he was right. We couldn’t stop telling you that at the top level money affect who wins: Norway, Russia and Sweden invest the most – and they win the most. Dedication and smart planning certainly helps. Case […]
  • XCSkiing Is Back On National Television In Key Market . First Ratings Are Reasonably Good by DS News Team - For those who regularly deal with television ratings and want to jump straight to the news – just go to section starting with bold lettering. For the rest – a bit of an intro as to why these news are actually rather important: Cross country skiing on top professional level has two sources of income: […]
  • Splendeurs & Miseres De Tour De Ski by DS News Team - … With her finish lunge Anamarija Lampič has brought victory for herself – and Slovenia. Thus proving beyond any doubt that in even in 2019 skiers from a country of just two million people could still compete and win. Johaug and Klaebo won what they were widely expected to win and Ustigov has proven that […]
  • Controversies In Skiing 2019. The List by DS News Team - William Hazlitt, a XIX century English literary critic and essayist, was also a foreteller of things to come: “…When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.” For the modern world is build on controvercy – the more of them, the more interest and, ultimately, the […]

List of 50 Posts – From Oldest to Newer