Ramsau When There Is Unseasonably Hot

Ramsau When There Is Unseasonably Hot

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
[caption id="attachment_9102" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Skiers should have been training up there in the mountains, on Dachstein glacier – but abnormally warm weather keeps most down in the valley[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9095" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] some run with poles - like Teresa Stadlober and Irina Kovalenko...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9098" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] ...or ""power trio" of the Russian team: Denis Spitsov, Alexey Chervotkin and Alexander Bolshunov[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9097" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Others have have opted for rollerskis - like Viktor Brännmark who wanted to show the others that in Pitea Elite they train bare-chested. Others did not mind at all 🙂 [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9094" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] on the roads skiers are competing with local cows for the right of passage ( losing, mostly - cows were there earlier) [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9100" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] ...biathlon brothers &…
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Ramsau Glacier, Middle Of October

Ramsau Glacier, Middle Of October

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
[caption id="attachment_9065" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Not much snow yet - but the view is overwhelming [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9070" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Team US [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9067" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Piteå Elit and their world-famous training/race gear [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9071" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Justyna Kowalczyk and her diagonal stride [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9075" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] View from the top[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9068" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Mika Kodama from Team Japan is happy with her training[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9074" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Future of XCskiiing [/caption]
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Cars Are Skier Girl’s Best Friend

Cars Are Skier Girl’s Best Friend

Newsfeed, Trivia
It took a while, but vehicle manufacturers and dealers have figured one important thing out finally: If you want to stress how powerful, sleek, efficient and downright sexy the car you are trying to sell is - get a cross skier to promote it. Double so if the skier is a she. We have no access to the data showing how that association works for marketing & promotion - but it got to be working since more and more Olympians take to Instagram to display their latest best friend ( to quote Petra Novakova presenting her new Mazda) Lady-skiers are far more imaginative with their cars - just you look at that car art on some of them. And can't help but noticing: either car companies prefer sprinters to distance…
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Meet Vegard Vinje, Scientist And Skier

Meet Vegard Vinje, Scientist And Skier

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
One sub-genre we love at the Daily Skier is talking to people who combine successful work career with high-level sporting performances. Here, for instance, is a life story of Annika Sjöström, a biathlete and a software engineer at Valmet, Finland. Today it's Vegard Vinje's turn to be introduced & interviewed. Mr. Vinje is working in the cutting-edge field of science where medicine meets math. He is also a very, very strong skier, running with the world's best both in sprints and long distance races. A 27 year old Norwegian is also well known for exotic locations he trains at – thanks to his scientific career, that takes him to places where a top skier rarely sets foot onto – like London, UK, where he currently resides. You got to be…
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Teaser: Don’t Miss Upcoming Interview With Vegard Vinje

Teaser: Don’t Miss Upcoming Interview With Vegard Vinje

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
Stand by for an interview with Vegard Vinje – scientist, skier and a bit of a Strava celebrity with his extra long rollerski training sessions in & around London. In conversation with the Daily Skier Vegard shall reveal his biggest secret – how does he manage to consistently finish in Top-30 in races such as Vasaloppet, Birkiebeiner and Marchialonga while training “only” 50 hours per month or, roughly, half of what best pro-athletes do. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoRDD_Sgu2Z/?taken-by=vegard_vinje
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