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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RePublished:  Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti, Finland

RePublished: Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti, Finland

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
The days are getting cooler & shorter, the itch to go back to snow is getting stronger. To help your planning, today we revisit a unique project by Finnish engineers: Kontiolahti cooled snow track that will be operational again in less than 6 weeks from now, in mid- October =================================================== 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 from Lapland, where early-season skiing in Finland primarily takes place. However, when driving the main highway number 5 between Southern and Northern Finland, the detour is no more than two hours, out and back. There is also a commercial airport about 20 kilometres away in Joensuu with daily flights from Helsinki. Kontiolahti…
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