Dream XCSki City To Be Built – And We Already Want To Move There

Dream XCSki City To Be Built – And We Already Want To Move There

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...Almost 100 years ago great Le Corbusier, father of modern urban planning, came up with Ville Radieuse or Radiant City - an ideal city project where everything is done to " to reunite man, nature, and the machine in an unalienated harmony" Now Serneke, one of Sweden's largest construction companies, wants to take the ideal city concept a step further by adding one hitherto missing crucial element within that city: cross country ski track. Serneke and the municipality of Järfälla have agreed to move forward with plans of development brand new neighborhood. ".... In Järfälla City we are planning housing units, hotels, shops, restaurants - and a 1.2 km long cross country ski trail built underground and open all year around!" declares Serneke at its website And this is how…
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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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How One Swedish Orthopedic Doctor Enlisted Science To Save Skiers’ Limbs

How One Swedish Orthopedic Doctor Enlisted Science To Save Skiers’ Limbs

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Many a skier have heard by now of StaffanStaven, shock absorbing poles from Northern Sweden By placing carefully calibrated springs into carbon fiber tubes that are attached to original poles, StaffanSTAVEN helps to offset unfortunate effects - the price we all pay for our love of skiing on hard surface and, especially, rollerskiing. Yes, it's about taking away the pain in elbows, shoulders and wrists - and yes, the StaffanStaven tech works! A picture is worth a thousand words - while a video is, presumably, worth, ten thousand - so to get a basic concept, please watch this video featuring Dr.Gunnar Winroth. Winroth, an experienced Orthopedic surgeon, who dealt with trauma most of his career ( and still does - he keeps his medical practice running!) had developed a concept…
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RIP One Way

RIP One Way

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One Way as we know it is no more. An ambitious Finnish company, best known for its world-class ski poles,  used at different point in time by such greats as Martin Fourcade ,  Charlotte Kalla, Dario Cologna, Alexei Poltoranin, Ragnhild Haga to name but a few, have succumbed to the pressure of its debts and went bankrupt. Things looked very promising for One Way Sports Oy as recently as 2014,  when their net sales topped 12 million Euros and they've signed a very promising deal with the Chinese ski association. https://www.instagram.com/p/BcUl1lvgeCn/?taken-by=kalla_87 But a combination of several snowless winters in continental Europe and a sharp fall of the value of rouble ( with Russia being OW's most important market) doomed the Finnish company. At the end of March this year Vantaa District…
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RePublished:  Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti, Finland

RePublished: Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti, Finland

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The days are getting cooler & shorter, the itch to go back to snow is getting stronger. To help your planning, today we revisit a unique project by Finnish engineers: Kontiolahti cooled snow track that will be operational again in less than 6 weeks from now, in mid- October =================================================== 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 from Lapland, where early-season skiing in Finland primarily takes place. However, when driving the main highway number 5 between Southern and Northern Finland, the detour is no more than two hours, out and back. There is also a commercial airport about 20 kilometres away in Joensuu with daily flights from Helsinki. Kontiolahti…
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