Solving No-Snow Issue:  Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti,  Finland

Solving No-Snow Issue: Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti, Finland

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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 Vasaloppet being dug up to install Freezium-running pipes. But 10, perhaps 15k loop? Why not? Seems to be entirely technically possible but way, way to expensive. Still, there is a hope. The story was originally written by Ilkka Korhonen, avid long distance skier and Dailyskier.com contributor =================================================== Kontiolahti is located somewhat off the beaten track in Eastern Finland. It is some 450km, or 5 hours, from Helsinki by car and at least the same distance…
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Notes On Roller Skiing In Hawaii

Notes On Roller Skiing In Hawaii

Travel & Mass Sport
October and early November, just as you’re waiting for first snow, is the bleakest time in Northern Europe. In case you’re lucky enough not to know: it’s dark, cold, wet and overall depressing. In times like these you find yourself thinking you’d rather be as far away from it as possible… Well, Hawaii – with a time difference of 12 hours from EET and location just north of the Equator – fits the bill perfectly. It’s one of those tropical paradises with no distinct seasons, just eternal summer and 12 hours of clear skies and sunlight every day. But is it feasible to have a long working holiday / training camp there with a focus on roller skiing? This year, I wanted to see for myself, and here’s what I…
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