Ramsau When There Is Unseasonably Hot

Ramsau When There Is Unseasonably Hot

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[caption id="attachment_9102" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Skiers should have been training up there in the mountains, on Dachstein glacier – but abnormally warm weather keeps most down in the valley[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9095" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] some run with poles - like Teresa Stadlober and Irina Kovalenko...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9098" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] ...or ""power trio" of the Russian team: Denis Spitsov, Alexey Chervotkin and Alexander Bolshunov[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9097" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Others have have opted for rollerskis - like Viktor Brännmark who wanted to show the others that in Pitea Elite they train bare-chested. Others did not mind at all 🙂 [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9094" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] on the roads skiers are competing with local cows for the right of passage ( losing, mostly - cows were there earlier) [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9100" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] ...biathlon brothers &…
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Ramsau Glacier, Middle Of October

Ramsau Glacier, Middle Of October

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[caption id="attachment_9065" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Not much snow yet - but the view is overwhelming [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9070" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Team US [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9067" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Piteå Elit and their world-famous training/race gear [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9071" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Justyna Kowalczyk and her diagonal stride [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9075" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] View from the top[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9068" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Mika Kodama from Team Japan is happy with her training[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9074" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Future of XCskiiing [/caption]
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Cars Are Skier Girl’s Best Friend

Cars Are Skier Girl’s Best Friend

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It took a while, but vehicle manufacturers and dealers have figured one important thing out finally: If you want to stress how powerful, sleek, efficient and downright sexy the car you are trying to sell is - get a cross skier to promote it. Double so if the skier is a she. We have no access to the data showing how that association works for marketing & promotion - but it got to be working since more and more Olympians take to Instagram to display their latest best friend ( to quote Petra Novakova presenting her new Mazda) Lady-skiers are far more imaginative with their cars - just you look at that car art on some of them. And can't help but noticing: either car companies prefer sprinters to distance…
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Weekly Digest 29.09 – 05.10

Weekly Digest 29.09 – 05.10

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Marit Bjorgen  announces that she and her husband Fred Lundberg are expecting their second child, due next March! Marit hung her skis in April of this year shortly after becoming quite simply, the most decorated female Olympic athlete ever-ever. Her and Fred's son Marius is now 2.5 https://www.instagram.com/p/Boeo_N2gK2a/?taken-by=daily_skier ==================================================================================================== Thus spoke the boss of Rossignol in interview: We think Rossignol is the number one skiing brand worldwide concerning alpine and nordic skis  Madshus, Atomic, Salomon and, especially, Fischer might disagree. Bruno Cerclez also opined that “In about 10 years the Chinese market may be about twenty percent of the world market in winter sport equipment.” Nobody would be willing to argue against that – bigger markets generally mean cheaper products, win-win for everyone. ==================================================================================================== Is there nothing holy?! Niklas Dyrhaug…
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Rottefella, New MOVE And Irrational Desires Of Years Past

Rottefella, New MOVE And Irrational Desires Of Years Past

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Rottefella, abandoned by Fischer and Rossignol, is doing its very best to keep the share of the market. It just introduced new RF MOVE bindings that are not only movable along the axis, but are also compatible with the IFP platform (aforementioned Fischer & Rossignol). MOVE are great bindings et al, but we are nostalgic for the times when the Norwegian producer was known to go off on a tangent , introducing tough, austere world of xskiing to the concept of luxury. Remember the father/best friend/boss'best birthday present ever-ever, Rottefella Titan? A battalion of keyboard warriors went on maligning the very idea of bindings that cost more than the skis they are attached to when they first made in appearance in what? 2012? Well, Sven Albert will still would happily…
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