5 Reasons Why Skiing Is Better Than Summer Sports

5 Reasons Why Skiing Is Better Than Summer Sports

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There are many skiers who try some other sports in between the snow seasons – running, biking, triathlon, etc. Myself, I got into mountain biking for several years - so much so, that I almost quit cross-country skiing. I do, however, live up north, in Petrozavodsk, in the Russian part of Karelia. We have snow on the ground there for some 6 months a year. Living in a place like that, you either can't wait for the winter to come – or you hate it. I'm in Italy on vacation right now, and much as I like the beautiful scenery, warm sea, and ideal mountain-biking conditions too, I would not want to live here. 1.We, the skiers, are different from the rest of humanity – they see shorter days and…
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Ski Marathons – What to Choose, How to Choose

Ski Marathons – What to Choose, How to Choose

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It's a month of June – which means different things for different people, but for the skiers it means the ski marathon schedule for next year is unveiled & published. There is no need to convince those who ever done one to come back. But for those who didn't and reading this: you ought to give that gift to yourself - there's simply nothing out there that compares to taking part in mass skiing event! We will not insult your intelligence by providing exact location details and "how to get there" info – it's all just a click away on Internet. Instead we'll effort to fill the gap in available information and - hopefully - help you choose your first ever marathon. November – December 2017. One of the biggest…
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Blink Fest This Year Draws More Stars Than Ever Before.

Blink Fest This Year Draws More Stars Than Ever Before.

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Blink Ski Festival this year is shaping up to become more star-studded than ever before. A four day rollerskiing/ summer biathlon event in Western Norway is cementing its unique position in the skiing world. Blink the only real competition where the best & greatest of the World Cup cross country skiing circuit get to see face to face the Visma Ski Classics' strongest marathoners as well as the world's best biathletes. The preliminary list of participants in Blink 2017 reads like who-is-who in the world of “narrow skis”: Marit Bjørgen, Martin Fourcade, Iivo Niskanen, Maiken Caspersen Falla, Heidi Weng, Charlotte Kalla, Krista Pärmäkoski, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Johannes Thingnes and Tarjei Bø are all attending. And did we mention the King of Skis ( and the last year's winner of Blink's 60km…
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Scotland to Stage First Ever Ski World Cup Event

Scotland to Stage First Ever Ski World Cup Event

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Scotland is to get its first taste of elite cross country skiing in the near future, as the FIS conference last week decided to stage a World Cup event there in 2020. "The idea has been there for a while, but now it's determined" Vegard Ulvang, the chairman of the FIS cross-country committee told Norwegian newspaper VG. Hopes for the world's best racers doing laps in Cairngorm National Park are slightly premature – the event will most likely be staged in one of the cities, probably Edinburgh, on artificial snow. "We will produce enough snow for a short track and bring ski sprint to a new country," says Ulvang. Scotland's appearance on the skiing map is totally due to recent successes of Team GB racers and Scottish natives - Andrew…
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Kikkan Randall Wins Ski To Sea XC Country Ski Leg

Kikkan Randall Wins Ski To Sea XC Country Ski Leg

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US International and ex-world champion in sprint Kikkan Randall won the 2017 Ski to Sea cross-country ski leg on Sunday, beating 300+ competitors, male or female on a 6km distance. Ski to Sea brands itself as the biggest relay race in the world. The race has seven legs – cross-country skiing, downhill skiing or snowboarding, running, road biking, canoeing, cyclocross and kayaking. Each year, at the end of May some 300+ teams participate in the 150 kilometer race that starts at Mt. Baker Ski Area in Whatcom County, Washington in the United States and goes, you guessed it, to the sea. This year's cross-country ski leg was in jeopardy for an alleged lack of entrants and the organizers have initially canceled it, causing a storm of protests from would-be participants…
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