Petter Northug Hangs Up His Boots. What We Are Gonna Miss So Badly

Petter Northug Hangs Up His Boots. What We Are Gonna Miss So Badly

Leaders, Newsfeed
It came to pass: Petter Northug Jr. has decided to end his illustrious career. It's the end of an era - and, hopefully, a beginning of a new one. We won't effort to remind you how many medals he won and where- you either already remember that yourself or will read it elsewhere. Instead we shall highlight what really made Petter Northug the one & only, the king of skis - and social media. In no particular order: Who else would choose a personalized bib with that number? Scandalized? You are barking on the wrong tree! Who else would arrive to a ( minor) race in private jet? Who is the reigning king of ski Instagram? Or, as Petter himself might have put it, nearly a third as famous as…
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Here Comes 4KAAD –  Andreas Bennert Talks About His New Project

Here Comes 4KAAD – Andreas Bennert Talks About His New Project

Gear News, Leaders, Newsfeed
This is a Part 2 of the conversation with Andreas Bennert, the man who made his mark in winter sports with One Way and now goes on with his new brand, 4KAAD - 4KAAD - where does it come from, who's behind it and how is it going to be different from One Way? - 4KAAD is actually the name of the production holding in China. Already 2015 we decided to register the name as a trademark and offer waterproof bags under the own brand to the markets beside all other private labels. During summer 2018 we decided to use our knowledge and technology to boost 4KAAD into the cross country ski poles business as well. From this fall we have been introducing the XC collection build on new standards…
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Andreas Bennert On His One Way Past, 4KAAD Future & Everything In Between

Andreas Bennert On His One Way Past, 4KAAD Future & Everything In Between

Gear News, Leaders, Newsfeed
The great sport of cross country skiing is suffering from the lack of personalization. No, the names of great athletes are known & are being talked about. But who are the people who make it all happen, who run the show? Industrialists and equipment designers, coaches and doctors, waxers and competition officials? Very little info is available and interviews with them are even rarer - we dare you to prove the opposite. On our part, we strongly argue that in this century everything is personal and reflects beliefs and ideas of specific people. And yes, it needs to be a public knowledge. Right, Elon Musk? ... Today we introduce the man who for ( almost) 15 years often went against the grain, the man who's impact on the winter sports…
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Truthful Insight To College Skiing

Truthful Insight To College Skiing

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Oda Karlsen Bekkestad is a student-athlete at the  University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, United States.  Ms. Bekkestad shares her insights into the US college skiing on the Daily Skier pages.    American college skiing has a reputation for being a skier’s way of ending their career. Injuries, parties and a lack of structure is just some of the descriptions used to confirm this stereotype. However, stereotypes aren’t always accurate. Being a student-athlete can be a springboard to a long and successful athletic career. As a college skier you have tons of recourses available to you. Not only for improving your athletic ability, but also for developing academically. Nutritionists, coaches, therapists and tutors are just some of the recourses you can take advantage of. Most student-athletes have support systems that are similar…
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Training in Melbourne, Australia

Training in Melbourne, Australia

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Skiing in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne! My name is Katerina Paul (@paulkaterina), I am an Australian National Team skier and have been for a few years now. Here’s a quick insight into dry-land training in Melbourne, when we aren’t training up at our ski resorts! https://www.instagram.com/p/BnNpGY1A9Jz/ Australia, is not usually known for any sort of winter sports, however that doesn’t mean we don’t have fantastic ski resorts and amazing places to train. I come from the city of Melbourne, and I grew up in small town about 1 1/2 hours outside of Melbourne too. I am a lucky Australian I get to switch my time between the country and the city! This can become confusing to others around the world but we have double winter seasons, and two summer ish…
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