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

Leaders, Newsfeed
...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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Holmenkollen Ski Festival, Most Popular Ski Race On This Planet

Holmenkollen Ski Festival, Most Popular Ski Race On This Planet

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
Holmenkollen Ski Festival is one totally unique event in international xcski calendar. For starters, it's the only 30/50k race on the World Cup calendar and has been so for years. So if you a true fan of long distance skiing - you'd have to come to Oslo - or wait for the World Championships or the Olympics. Holmenkollen competition trail is the longest, over 5k - everywhere else they typically use something around 3 kilometres. It used to be 25k (!) - but times have changed, clearly. It's the only race truly located in the city ( Big Oslo is home to over a million people). For a visitor it means you could be on the trail and waving flag within 1.5 hours of your plane landing at Oslo airport.…
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“This Is the House That Jack Built” – Spectacular Real Estate Owned By Johaug, Northug, Weng etc.

“This Is the House That Jack Built” – Spectacular Real Estate Owned By Johaug, Northug, Weng etc.

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Therese Johaug is not having an easy year, but at least her private life seems to be on track. The World and Olympic champion just made a property purchase that has every sign of being a potential family nest. While the house itself is relatively modest affair of five rooms/ 264m², it is located in one of the Norwegian capital's most affluent neighborhoods and offers majestic views over Oslo and the fjord ( look at the photo above from the real estate company Privatmegleren website) Rather more importantly for the Olympic and 7 times World champion, it is literally a five minute drive to/fro the Holmenkollen Ski Stadium, arguably the world's most important ski training & competition facility. The ideal house did not come cheap - DN.no reports that closing…
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Skiing mid-May? Sure, If You Are Near Oslo This Week!

Skiing mid-May? Sure, If You Are Near Oslo This Week!

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
Winter is coming returning. At least to Norway, where the region around the capital of Oslo saw over half a meter of snow in recent days . Geilo Ski resort is showing these images on its webcam. Geilo is at the altitude of around 1000m and is located some 220 km from Oslo. Wish we were there today! The Hemsedal Ski Center ( 200 rm from Oslo) looks ready to stage a FIS World Cup race – more ready, in fact, than some of the actual venues from the last season. Even at the iconic Holmenkollen ski center in the suburbs of Oslo there enough snow fell to ski again https://www.instagram.com/p/BT9A6McBIy6 Superski AS, a well known cross country ski shop & school, based at Holmenkollen is posting this mouthwatering snap…
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