Yelena Vyalbe: For Olympics 2026 We Will Prepare In Caucasus Mountains Rather Than Alps

Yelena Vyalbe: For Olympics 2026 We Will Prepare In Caucasus Mountains Rather Than Alps

Leaders, Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
In interview with the Daily Skier Yelena Vyalbe reveals that Russia is serious about building world-class snow-sports facilities in the Caucasus mountains, a region of snowcaps with hitherto untapped potential . ".... Ever since I became the chairman of the Russian XCski federation some 11 years ago, I was arguing for creating of top-level ski resorts/ training centers in the Caucasus mountains. The snow is there, the right altitudes are there. But zero history of dealing with cross-country skiing in particular..."   The Northern Caucasus region, a part of the Russian Federation,   rivals the Alps in the amount of suitable places for world-class ski resorts , yet has a very limited history of providing for fans of snow-sports. Even in the Soviet times the training centers were located on the…
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Russians And Italians Train Under German Coach In Estonia

Russians And Italians Train Under German Coach In Estonia

Leaders, Newsfeed
Russian and Italian skiers train under German coach - in Estonia. We-guess that's what it takes to beat Norwegians in 2021: pulling together forces in a joint effort. Markus Cramer Group led by Sergey Ustiugov and Yulia Belorukova and " reinforced " by Federico Pellegrino and Francesco De Fabiani just have landed in Otepää, Estonia for a long training camp. "Otepää is a fantastic place for summer training, it has everything: good lodgings, well-equipped gym, playground for team sports- most importantly, it has long safe roads with the right uphill/ downhill difficulty. Plus the weather is fantastic- except for mosquitoes but skiers don't feel them, only coaches do.." says Cramer. Worth noting that the mixed dream-team is using IDT rollerskis, provided by their sponsor - that happen to be Norwegian.
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Pearl Of Siberia

Pearl Of Siberia

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
The Pearl of Siberia is called "pearl" not for nothing: many heard of it, but few made a pilgrimage to Siberia to see one of the world's largest ski stadium for themselves. It's about to change: Pearl of Siberia, some 40k from oil- rich city of Tyumen, will host FIS World Cup finals next year. Here's what athletes and, God willing, dedicated fans shall find there: - snow guaranteed tracks. They laid fancy earth- freezing piping system underneath plus it's you know, Siberia after all. They ski here some 7-8 months / year. - huge ski stadium comparable only to Holmenkollen in grandeur and sitting capacity. - competition tracks wide as US highways. Pearl of Siberia was in many ways built as biathlon venue - biathletes like their tracks to…
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International Season 2020/ 21 In Pictures

International Season 2020/ 21 In Pictures

Newsfeed, Trivia
Best in each category that we just came up with... https://www.instagram.com/p/CMb9i16j2tx/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMb-DF_DT_K/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcXHdXjiGi/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcee9rjhfp/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMclhIPjVn0/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMczhIZDU84/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdPR51DMtK/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdCY2WDTmv/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdQFkCD8Dk/
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Daily Skier  At Oberstdorf 2021: Women 10k F In Pictures That Say It All

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Women 10k F In Pictures That Say It All

Leaders, Newsfeed
Writing long stories is oh-so-2001. Or even 1991. Instagram rules the world not for nothing. So instead of wasting your time with lengthy descriptions of who-did-what, we just show you how five leading female skiers of our blessed times looked today at the finish line of the 10k F [caption id="attachment_18007" align="alignnone" width="300"] Tatyana Sorina, 5th place [/caption][caption id="attachment_18005" align="alignnone" width="300"] Jessie Diggins (prone) , 4th place [/caption][caption id="attachment_18004" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ebba Andersson, 3d place [/caption][caption id="attachment_18008" align="alignnone" width="300"] Frida Karlsson, 2d place[/caption][caption id="attachment_18006" align="alignnone" width="300"] Therese Johaug - 1st place , minute ahead of the 2d place. And yes, that’s how she looks immediately after the finish...[/caption]
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