How To Shape Your Life Around Your Passion – Sofie Hopkins’ Story

How To Shape Your Life Around Your Passion – Sofie Hopkins’ Story

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
When a kid from Falun or Lillehammer dreams about becoming a skier – that's commendable – and also quite natural. But what if that kid hails from, say, Yorkshire, United Kingdom where narrow skis are as exotic of a sport as sled dog racing? And not just dreams – we suppose many a girl or a boy dream of something – but actually shapes her or his life around their dream, despite all obstacles? Here at the Daily Skier we love the stories of ambition and dedication – so one's life could serve as an example to hundreds, perhaps thousands of the others. Where there's a will - there's a way! Meet Sofie Hopkins, member of Junior British Biathlon Team. This year Sofie has packed her bags and has moved…
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Fibra De Carbono Or How One Company Started By Designing Rollerskis , Then Expanded Elsewhere

Fibra De Carbono Or How One Company Started By Designing Rollerskis , Then Expanded Elsewhere

Gear News, Newsfeed
...Which pair of rollerskis has the most striking looks? Not weight, balance, performance – those things are not immediately obvious – just looks? Here at the Daily Skier we vote for Quionne Carbon Fiber. Amazing piece of carbon fiber monocoque, looking somehow more like a powerful bow than rollerski. A total keeper, looks-wise! But is there a substance to go with that chiseled form? We got in touch with Marcos Rupérez, Quionne Tech S.L. co-founder/co-owner. And guess what? - contrary to expectations, our conversation went all about the substance – never the looks, never that Oomph! factor. Perhaps, because Marcos is not a marketologist or a salesman – he studied industrial engineering, has an MSc in renewable energies and an MBA. And he really, really does not mince his words.…
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When You Got It – Flaunt It!

When You Got It – Flaunt It!

Leaders, Newsfeed, Trivia
A piece of ancient wisdom: being an xc skier equals having a very toned body. And if you have a body to envy, temperatures are rising and there's Instagram – you got to show it, right? A few year ago Norwegian skiers started a flashmob: to find picturesque places and to make a photo of your backside on the background. The main thing is to leave as few clothes as possible, so nothing obstructs the view of that strong, muscular back! That flashmob spread like a wildfire - skiers the world over are engaged in making best snaps of their posteriors. Here are some of the best – and see if you could tell a world champion from a skiing rookie – from behind! Heidi Weng, Norway, won all possible…
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Coming Up: Rollerski Brand With Attitide

Coming Up: Rollerski Brand With Attitide

Gear News, Newsfeed
What's the connection between Greek mythology and rollerskiing? And what the Dakar car rally has to do with all of that? Does the material used in rollerski production matters - or is it all about design and engineering? Stand by for the Daily Skier conversation with a founder one of  the most exciting new brands in rollerskiing world. Coming up soon.
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Women Of Fashion: Who Is  Most Stylish Skier?

Women Of Fashion: Who Is Most Stylish Skier?

Newsfeed, Trivia
We did our best already introducing the most fashionable men in skiing. Now it's fairer gender's turn. Compare to men-skiers, who – let's face it – look about the same in racing suits and tuxedos (i.e. strong, fit, muscular, attractive etc.) female skiers'appearance turnaround is rather striking. You may or may not recognize your favorite stars were you meet them on a Friday night event. Cross country skiing as a physical activity is hands down the best way of shaping a human body – and fancy dresses, elaborate hairdos and high heels serve to enhance & highlight it all in the right places. And, yes, to make those with sedentary lifestyle go green with envy. The title of the main fashionista in cross-country skiing goes, in our opinion, to the…
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