We Have Marwe Contest Winner!

We Have Marwe Contest Winner!

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We have a winner! Back in March we announced a competition for the best rollerki-related story written by our readers https://www.dailyskier.com/start-the-new-rollerskiing-season-with-marwe/ Just to remind you, that for this contest we at DailySkier paired up with Marwe Oy, the Finnish company that produces top quality rollerski used by some of the best skiers and biathlets worldwide. After some internal debate in our jury ( yes, it took us a while to choose between two entries!) we are finally ready to announced the winner! Top Prize – a pair of top-of-the range Marwe 620XC rollerskis goes to Jacob Fantuzzo from Pittsford, NY, United States! A runner-up in our contest, Doug Von Korff from Seattle, WA, United States, will get a memento from Marwe Oy to mark his dedication to rollerskiing We shall…
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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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Thanks For Reading Daily Skier – And Happy New Skiing Year!

Thanks For Reading Daily Skier – And Happy New Skiing Year!

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Hey! The Daily Skier was launched in April 2017 ( yes, right after the snow season's end – it so happened) with a goal of bringing together people who care about cross country skiing as a sport , as a healthy lifestyle – and as a form of entertainment. Yes, we want to break xc skiing out of cliches along the lines of "he won because he run faster – and here are his lap times". Cross country skiers are some of the fittest, balanced and the most attractive people in world – there is no reason not to put it on display. They tend to have strong opinions – and we shall provide a pulpit for those to be aired in public. One wouldn't exactly call the Daily Skier…
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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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Cold War Relic Conscripted To Serve Skiers

Cold War Relic Conscripted To Serve Skiers

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The Cold War was far from a fun time. Once in while, though, we can appreciate a few of the things that came out of it - for instance, if not for the Cold War, who would drill into the impregnable granite rocks of the Swedish Jämtland to create a military installation? Only Cold War-era defense budgets could provide for building something like that; a facility that would bear an estimated cost of SEK 800 million (over EUR 80 million) were it to be built today. On the other hand, we should appreciate the end of the Cold War; it was when the decades-long standoff ended that the underground complex near Gällö rapidly become an expensive liability – to the point that the military packed up and left a few…
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