Skiers, July Shirtless Edition

Skiers, July Shirtless Edition

Leaders, Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Yeah, because it's very hot to wear anything covering a torso. But also because the elite skiers these days have bodies so well conditioned that Myron of Eleutherae would beg them to pose for one of his sculptures were he to live today. Remember, the ancient Greeks honored the athletic body as a symbol of extreme discipline, tenacity and overall civilizational superiority. Living twenty five centuries after talking about superiority of any kind would be uncouth, of course... So, how about calling them a "source of inspiration / object of emulation" for the rest of us? These are the skiers' bodies honed and shaped by hundreds of hours of extreme physical hard work [caption id="attachment_12019" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Ivan Kirillov[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12017" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Evgeny Belov[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12014" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Andrey…
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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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Ramsau When There Is Unseasonably Hot

Ramsau When There Is Unseasonably Hot

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
[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

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
[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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Meet Vegard Vinje, Scientist And Skier

Meet Vegard Vinje, Scientist And Skier

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
One sub-genre we love at the Daily Skier is talking to people who combine successful work career with high-level sporting performances. Here, for instance, is a life story of Annika Sjöström, a biathlete and a software engineer at Valmet, Finland. Today it's Vegard Vinje's turn to be introduced & interviewed. Mr. Vinje is working in the cutting-edge field of science where medicine meets math. He is also a very, very strong skier, running with the world's best both in sprints and long distance races. A 27 year old Norwegian is also well known for exotic locations he trains at – thanks to his scientific career, that takes him to places where a top skier rarely sets foot onto – like London, UK, where he currently resides. You got to be…
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