Norwegian Ski Federation Membership Is Declining Steadily

Norwegian Ski Federation Membership Is Declining Steadily

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17% down. That's by how much the membership in the Norwegian Ski Federation declined from 2012 to 2018, according to NTB news agency via Nettavisen In 2012, there were 178,091 members, while in 2018 the number dropped by over 30,000 to 147,789. The silver lining is in the fact that the ski association is still the second largest in the country behind the Norwegian Football Association (that keeps on adding members) The Norwegian skiing is known for its well developed, robust ski club network- all of which are paying fees to Ski Forbundet, relative to the amount of its members. Clearly, a reduction in membership would lead to that revenue stream drying up quite a bit. With TV audience figures for the langrenn still high, there is no need to…
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One Morning On Dachstein

One Morning On Dachstein

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" Initiated" don't need to be told what Dachstein in October is about. For those who came here by chance, we just say that the Austrian glacier absorbs hundreds of skiers the world over, coming virtually from every xcskiing country there is in search of early groomed snowtracks On Monday , Ocr.07 the word " groomed" was not really applicable- although several PistenBullies were working non-stop: heavy snowfall and wind. So we shall show you how Dachstein looks in mini-blizzard
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Toppidrettsveka – Another Lesson To World As To How To Stage Event – And Move Skiing Forward

Toppidrettsveka – Another Lesson To World As To How To Stage Event – And Move Skiing Forward

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Normally, in discussion conclusions follow arguments. Well, we want to up-end that and to start with conclusion: world's cross country skiing really has two options: Learn how Norwegians do things and effort to replicate them at home. Or just move all the top-level competitions to Norway, period. Yes, the way the Ironman World Championship is held in Hawaii - and nobody seems to have a problem with that because "Hawaii does it best" The Norwegians have honed the art of staging cross country skiing races to such extent that , putting it bluntly, races elsewhere are starting to look pale in comparison. Especially in the summer. Conversely, premier summer races in Norway are even better than their winter ones ( hint - it's warmer and doesn't get dark before lunchtime!)…
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New Visma Ski Classics Race Slots In Very Nicely

New Visma Ski Classics Race Slots In Very Nicely

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In its 10th season Visma Ski Classics series will make a very welcome expansion to its schedule For years now the season of the world's most prestigious series after the FIS World Cup would start in Livigno ( ( at least for amateur skiers) , at much beloved La Sgambeda at the first weekend of December. But then there was gaping hole in schedule, lasting from a few weeks ( when China Vasaloppet was part of the Visma Ski Classics) to a more than a month as the last season. That, of course, wouldn't do. As the series' maverick boss David Nilsson admits "...For several years we have been looking for an event suitable to expand our December event calendar..." And now it's finally there. Meet & greet La Venosta,…
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Here Comes Blink Skifestival 2019!

Here Comes Blink Skifestival 2019!

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Time flies. Summer is almost upon us. And the highlight of the summer for skiers and bi-athletes alike is Blink Skifestival, traditionally held in & around Sandnes, Norway. This year's Blink kicks off on July 31st and goes on till August 3d. Arne Idland, the man who conceived, developed and runs the world's only summer ski & biathlon festival want you - yes, you! - to remember that registration for Blink -2019 opens May 7th at 10.00 local time. All Norwegian wanna-be participants need to apply here All the foreign ones need to contact Arne directly While participation in races is open to virtually anyone, the amount of slots available runs out extremely quickly as registration opens. So, the very best of luck! [caption id="attachment_11121" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Arne Idland: "…
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