Blink Skifest: Top Stars Sign Up For Inaugural  Lysebotn Doublepoling Race

Blink Skifest: Top Stars Sign Up For Inaugural Lysebotn Doublepoling Race

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Some, clearly like it hot. Then there are others who like it "hot all the way" - like in " Lysebotn Double Poling all the way" Just to remind you, that a traditional Blink Skifest Lysebotn Climb is in skating style and involves 6.4 kilometers of constant climb for a total altitude gain of 640 meters - or a crazy average gradient of 10% ! Monsters of doublepoling ( can't think of a better way of putting it) will do exactly same distance - but on slower wheels! Yep, according to latest, skating will be held in the usual Wheels Speed 1 ( fast) while doublepolers demanded Wheels 2 ! All the rollerskis will be, of course, 0 X 0 i.e. no ratchet mechanism in either to prevent "diagonal cheating"…
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Davos Potpourri – In Vision

Davos Potpourri – In Vision

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Davos Nordic is always kind of special: for one, it's the first continental stage of the FIS Ski World Cup... It is also the first one on altitude - and heck, it's arguably the fanciest place the international ski circus is travelling to in its season. ...The following photo-spread is not about who came first (although, if you're Johannes Klaebo you automatically get more media & fans'attention) After all, that's what a multi-camera television broadcast does the best in effort to inform you. We, however, try to add to it by giving you a glimpse into what happens before, after & behind the scenes as the world best skiers meet in the Swiss Alps Enjoy - and write to us who and what you'd like to see captured next time!…
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Muonio FIS Races. In Vision

Muonio FIS Races. In Vision

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Why are is Olos/Muonio is a roving capital of world cross country skiing in mid November? - guaranteed snow for one - Muonio is the place where they invented snowfarming - world class recovery and out-of-snow facilities - chance to train with some of the world's best skiers and biathlets on the same tracks - and even to compete against them - all you need to sign up is a valid FIS code [caption id="attachment_9341" align="aligncenter" width="1356"] Muonio/Olos FIS races traditionally serve as astart of international ski season[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9340" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] International superstars like Alexander Bolshunov come to participate[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9335" align="aligncenter" width="899"] ..sometimes stars get beaten by the relative outsiders of the previous season - like Erik Valnes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9338" align="aligncenter" width="900"] for many victory in Olos is…
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Justyna Kowalczyk Lights Up Twitter With New Photos

Justyna Kowalczyk Lights Up Twitter With New Photos

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Justyna Kowalczyk have made thousands of her fans go ecstatic with new pictures she just published on her Twitter account. https://twitter.com/JuiceKowalczyk/status/904637598961991682 A 34 year old, who has a cult following in her native Poland – and is hugely popular with skiing fans the world over - has posted an "inside view" of a commercial photoshoot for her sponsor, Bank Santader. On one of the photo a double Olympic champion dons a "femme fatale" image, featuring long night gown and enhanced by vampish makeup. Twitter went crazy with many fans comparing their hero to actress Cate Blanchett ( we're not so sure) https://twitter.com/JuiceKowalczyk/status/904776687472320512  Justyna Kowalczyk , a recognized specialist of classic style, has left the ski marathon Team Santader last month with a bit of a slam on the door, accusing…
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The Best Ceremonial Outfits By Famous Skiers

The Best Ceremonial Outfits By Famous Skiers

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Have you ever become accustomed to warm clothes, gloves, and ski boots, to the point that you practically want to live in them? Titled and famous athletes often share the sentiment, but sometimes even they get dressed up for more genteel occasions. It may be an awards ceremony for the best athletes of that country, a solemn dinner with a state leader, or another worthy occasion that one must look their best for - and if there’s any group of people that knows how to look their best, it’s cross-country skiers. Let’s see what some of the best female skiers look like when they really dress up. After two relay wins in the 2014 Olympics, Swedish skiers appeared in official ceremonies several times. Charlotte Kalla phenomenal last-leg performance was the…
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