Solving No-Snow Issue:  Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti,  Finland

Solving No-Snow Issue: Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti, Finland

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With La Transju, Tartu Ski Marathon and Finlandia-Hiihto to name but a few cancelled due to the lack of snow and Vasaloppet teetering on the brink of cancellation, we revisit a unique project by Finnish engineers: Kontiolahti cooled snow track. To be clear: not in our wildest dreams do we see an entire length of Vasaloppet being dug up to install Freezium-running pipes. But 10, perhaps 15k loop? Why not? Seems to be entirely technically possible but way, way to expensive. Still, there is a hope. The story was originally written by Ilkka Korhonen, avid long distance skier and Dailyskier.com contributor =================================================== Kontiolahti is located somewhat off the beaten track in Eastern Finland. It is some 450km, or 5 hours, from Helsinki by car and at least the same distance…
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Alex Bolshunov – New Face Of Swix . And That’s Bigger Deal Than You Think

Alex Bolshunov – New Face Of Swix . And That’s Bigger Deal Than You Think

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Alex Bolshunov is a face of Swix' new line of eco-friendly waxes. It's quite a big deal, actually. And Swix representative who specifically pointed it out to us also seem to think so. With all the rumors, conversations, accusations swirling around the Russian skiers since about 2016, it's a bold step for one of the worldwide leaders in xcski industry to choose a Russian - any Russian - to be the face of their international promo campaign. Of course, Bolshunov was a teenager during the Sochi Olympics and nobody ever suggested any impropriety on his part - but for some he is " guilty by association" . Our message box here at Dailyskier.com has quite a few of angry letters demanding "all Russians be banned!" ( and all Norwegians too,…
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Preparing For Race Is More Than Just Stretching

Preparing For Race Is More Than Just Stretching

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Is your hairdo perfect today? Looks like it is. And everything else is in order too. ...There is no such a thing as " private space" for a star in public settings ( and often outside too). If you are good enough for the World Cup - prepare to be constantly photographed and filmed whatever you do. Cross country skiing is not football - in xcskiing the stars often have to mingle with fans and media the way aspiring local politician has to mingle with smallish but adoring crowds, very close - and at times personal. Fans in skiing are rarely as cruel as in aforementioned football, they won't shout obscenities in your face as common in more monied sports. But every and any sloppiness in your looks could end…
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Don’t Let Them Stray Off Course !

Don’t Let Them Stray Off Course !

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You are wondering what this helpful map is doing here? But then again, if you were at this planet in the last few days , you'd know that Victoria is a place where Meghan & Harry are about to move. So we are here to help them to find the road to world-class ski tracks. Because , you know, nothing helps to clear the brains and leave all that annoying hustle & bustle of royal life. The last time Prince Harry was big in the news BEFORE he married Meghan, was that charity ski tour he completed in Antarctica. The last time the skiing was big in the news was when his relative Pippa Middleton competed the Engadin. Sorry, folks, but that's how it works. Whistler, start preparing for the…
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Most Important Part Of Skiing Event Is VIP Lounge. And Who’s Attending

Most Important Part Of Skiing Event Is VIP Lounge. And Who’s Attending

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Nadine Faehndrich efforts an incredible last-gasp lunge trying to beat Linn Svahn at the finish line. Right in front of the VIP lounge - see all those folks obseving from their vantage position? Creme de la creme of the Saxonian society was there, partying and watching skiing. Nadine and Linn are fantastic athletes but , in all due respect, hardly household names in Eastern Germany. These people came for an original form of Sunday brunch featuring elements of skiing. But it's their money (or their company's money) that paid for the show. Yes, it's oversimplification - human beings are somewhat complicated species , there are other elements at play. But the world is unmistakably moving in that direction - VIP lounges at football stadiums bring in more money, directly or…
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