Part 2 Of Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing.  And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

Part 2 Of Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing. And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

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In the story published yesterday we have gone through the reasons why Blink Skifestival is an excellent event, worth visiting for fans and emulation for every event organizer. By the way, all important TV numbers are just in - and they are simply stunning - 52% of Norwegians chose to watch the Blink races on TV - up 5% from already great last year! So, everything is great at and for Blink? Well, every rainbow has its rain, as they say. Here's what we think works against it -Despite being held in the middle of the summer, Blink is skiing event at heart - and all of it star participants are "winter skiers". Rollerskiing is much more dangerous than snow skiing and many an athlete admitted privately to us how…
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Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing.  And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing. And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

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A short intro for those yet uninitiated: there are international skiing competitions i.e. World Championships ( hello, Seefeld'2019!) and World Cup stages. Those are held - you guessed it - in the winter, when the Northern hemisphere gets some snow ( more of which later). Which means that the skiing as sport is suffering from a major competitive disadvantage in ever toughening field of battle for media attention and sponsorship - it's seasonal. [caption id="attachment_8222" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Same ski stars, same poles & boots - the only difference are rolellerski. IDT Solutions models are developed with Ingvild Oestberg who is actually seen in this photo - and are identical for all the participants [/caption] You might adore Klaebo, Nillson, Ustiugov, Diggins or Pellegrino - but you naturally start forgetting about…
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Meet & Greet Jacob Fantuzzo, Marwe Contest Winner

Meet & Greet Jacob Fantuzzo, Marwe Contest Winner

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Today we are happy to present the entry that won inaugural Marwe/DailySkier contest on the best story about rollerskiing. Our winner is 16, he is from Upstate New York where winters are long, snow is plentiful – and Nordic skiing is popular. Ditto for rollerskiing, especially among young athletes Meet and greet Jacob Fantuzzo and the story of his path to the best summer sport ever – that of rollerskiing, of course! [caption id="attachment_7715" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Jacob in Pittsford Nordic racing suit [/caption] " ...When Coach told us that the beginning of the Nordic season would be mainly roller skiing, we realized we were in a quandary. Many of my teammates, including myself, did not in fact own roller skis so we had to borrow them. This was a skate…
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Introducing New Daily Skier Contributor

Introducing New Daily Skier Contributor

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Meet & greet Oda Bekkestad, new contributor to the Daily Skier growing media empire ( Right ?! A bit of self-deprecation never hurts. But seriously - we keep on growing!) Oda is originally from Norway, where she started skiing at the age of 8 Now 22, Ms. Bekkestad is studying communication and journalism at the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay in the United States - and continues her skiing career as a student-athlete. Oda will provide us with quite unique insight into how the European "cross country skiing" differs from its American sibling, Nordic skiing - if at all Stand by for Oda' first story to appear right here at the Daily Skier, shortly
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Why Galtür Nordic Night Race Should Be Event You Spend Your Easter Vacs At Next Year

Why Galtür Nordic Night Race Should Be Event You Spend Your Easter Vacs At Next Year

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At the Daily Skier we happened to believe that the best way of promoting skiing – is getting more people to watch it. In that spirit the visit to the inaugural Galtür Nordic Night Race was organized. And here are the impressions https://www.instagram.com/p/BhMCRxyh47u/ [caption id="attachment_7406" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Skiing through town? Doable![/caption]   If you do it – do it right. Paznaun valley where Galtür is located, is one fancy place, seeing steady influx of well-heeled downhill skiers throughout the winter season. ( " We don't need to advertize or share profits with online booking systems – we are more than 85% full most of the time" opens up a proprietor of one of the Galtür hotels). How is it relevant to cross country skiing? Well, directly – to bring/lay the…
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