Yelena Vyalbe: For Olympics 2026 We Will Prepare In Caucasus Mountains Rather Than Alps

Yelena Vyalbe: For Olympics 2026 We Will Prepare In Caucasus Mountains Rather Than Alps

Leaders, Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
In interview with the Daily Skier Yelena Vyalbe reveals that Russia is serious about building world-class snow-sports facilities in the Caucasus mountains, a region of snowcaps with hitherto untapped potential . ".... Ever since I became the chairman of the Russian XCski federation some 11 years ago, I was arguing for creating of top-level ski resorts/ training centers in the Caucasus mountains. The snow is there, the right altitudes are there. But zero history of dealing with cross-country skiing in particular..."   The Northern Caucasus region, a part of the Russian Federation,   rivals the Alps in the amount of suitable places for world-class ski resorts , yet has a very limited history of providing for fans of snow-sports. Even in the Soviet times the training centers were located on the…
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This Is What Will Happen To World Cup This Season

This Is What Will Happen To World Cup This Season

Leaders, Newsfeed
Bold headline, we know. For the last few weeks we kept on asking that question to various people in the know. Here's what we found out. None of this is directly attributed as none of our sources was willing to go on record - so, it's up to you whether you elect to see it as a figment of our imagination ( it isn't ) - The fate of the FIS World Cup 2020/2021 shall be finally, irrevocably decided on October 9th during the (online as it looks) meeting of the FIS Council. The Council is an august body running the whole International Federation . It's not to be mixed with separate committees - Vegard Ulvang, the head of the xcskiing committee, for instance, is not a member of the…
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FIS Skiweltcup Dresden : Show Will Go On!

FIS Skiweltcup Dresden : Show Will Go On!

Leaders, Newsfeed
The international ski season still looks ...how shall we put it? Iffy? But that doesn't mean it won't happen at all. Skiweltcup Dresden looks set to host the world's best for the fourth time in a row despite all the current upheavals. We talk to the Dresden's competition spokeswoman Daniela Möckel who explains what the optimism is based on: [caption id="attachment_17039" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Daniela Möckel with the last season's Team Sprint winners[/caption] The International Ski Federation and the German national ski association, DSV, aim to hold a normal sport winter including the well-known World Cup events. This also includes the FIS Ski World Cup Dresden on December 19 and 20. As an organization team, we are currently actively planning the event, which will then take place on the 4th Advent…
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Injected Carbon Fiber VS Traditional  One. Salomon And Alpina Disagree

Injected Carbon Fiber VS Traditional One. Salomon And Alpina Disagree

Gear News, Newsfeed
When Salomon Nordic rolled out their latest S / Lab Carbon Skate boots last year, there were some questioning looks: where are carbon fiber cuffs? They are there - except that are made very differently. Traditional carbon fiber is woven, laid up, and then “glued” together with resin that needs to be cured - a time/effort consuming process that requires considerable skill. The result is amazing, however: anything & everything where the cost is no object is being produced that way, from uber-fancy icepicks to intercontinental ballistic missiles. With injected carbon the process is far simpler and consist of the short, “chopped” carbon fiber strands being mixed with other thermoplastics at certain temperatures. The resulting product ( cuffs in our example) is significantly cheaper. But is as good as the…
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SPONSORED CONTENT: Spine Sports Presents Breakthrough Classic Boots

SPONSORED CONTENT: Spine Sports Presents Breakthrough Classic Boots

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PRESS-RELEASE by Spine Sports Yaroslavl, Russian Federation January 23, 2020. Spine Sports is proud to present a unique product at the ISPO-2020 exhibition that is opening in Munich next week: The Ultimate Classic Integral features an entirely new approach to the design & production of top racing boots for cross country skiing. Instead of the hitherto common " sandwich" arrangement where several elements are glued or screwed together to form a boot sole, the Ultimate Classic Integral features a breakthrough construction where a metal bar, a key element of all NNN-compatible boots, is integrated into the actual platform. The new platform is produced utilizing a brand-new technology of heat multi-component molding developed in-house by Spine Sports. Says Dmitry Vargin, Spine Sports founder & CEO: " The creation of the new…
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