Welcome To Dresden Weltcup. It’s Not Your Grandpa Skiing, It’s Different!

Welcome To Dresden Weltcup. It’s Not Your Grandpa Skiing, It’s Different!

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If you are a traditional fan of skiing, who's imagination keeps on conjuring up all those images of snowy forests through which skiers glide, with vapor coming out of their mouths as they brave frosty remote-land - you won't like the Dresden World Cup. In fact, you probably would not be reading this as you have made up your mind already. Dresden Weltcup is for an entirely different type of ski fan. Do we dare to call it "generationally different"? Here's how: [caption id="attachment_14340" align="alignnone" width="1920"] No real snow? True - Europe is like that in the XXI century. But the Dresden organizers emphasize that their farmed snow is made out of rainwater carefully collected off the Dresden's airport roof. Hear that, Greta? [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14342" align="alignnone" width="1920"] No mountains…
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Quick Fireside Chat With Johannes Klaebo & His Thoughts As To Where Skiing Should Be Going

Quick Fireside Chat With Johannes Klaebo & His Thoughts As To Where Skiing Should Be Going

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...it wasn't a fireside chat, of course - it's a figure of speech. All important conversations in our busy times happen on the way somewhere from one point to the next. That one was no exception. Every moment in life of a 22 year old world's best skier and veritable fashion icon is planned & accounted for. Yesterday he was presenting his very own line of hair products . Today he won Kirkebakken GP - both sprint and mixed relay with Maiken Falla, then barely an hour later he was hitting the road for his next scheduled appearance in Oslo. But we had a brief candid chat, the most important excerpts from which we share with you with Johannes' permission: - The future of skiing lays in sprints. Particularly in…
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Skiweltcup Dresden: It Was Success, Start Marking Your Calendars For Next Year

Skiweltcup Dresden: It Was Success, Start Marking Your Calendars For Next Year

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Skiweltcup Dresden had its inugural edition this past weekend – and by all indications, it was a success for all parties involved. We look at what went well, what could be improved – and, big picture, why is it great to have a new competition venue. Good 15000 people on the stands and along the race course. Fifteen thousand spectators! Can we say it one more time??! What's a routine attendance for the biathlon World Cup races, is but an impossible dream for the cross country skiing these days outside a couple of storied events in Scandinavia. For that reason alone Dresden is a resounding success story. Organization. Despite it being the first experience of a kind, the event went very smoothly and left all involved happy & wishing for…
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World Class Skiing Is Coming To Dresden. We Look At What Makes New City Sprint Location Special

World Class Skiing Is Coming To Dresden. We Look At What Makes New City Sprint Location Special

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A historic capital of Saxony ( and current capital of the Free State of Saxony within the Federal Repubic of Germany) , is known worldwide for its art museums and cultural events. Now the organizers of the Skiweltcup Dresden want to add a new reason to visit the historic city – the FIS Cross-country Skiing World Cup stage. It's city ski sprint, of course – the competition that has ardent supporters and skeptics alike. One thing nobody can deny is that it's original and goes a long way in attracting new fans to the great sport of cross country skiing. [caption id="attachment_6326" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] that's where the WC competitions will be held this weekend[/caption] Here's what we think is remarkable about the Dresden event: - The 1.4km sprint course requires…
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