Skiing Of Tomorrow: Indoor, With Wall Projection Panels Instead Of Dreary Looking Walls

Skiing Of Tomorrow: Indoor, With Wall Projection Panels Instead Of Dreary Looking Walls

Gear News, Newsfeed
We have two revelations to make: A - in the foreseeable future most of cross country skiing will move indoors. Yes, indoors - into those purpose-built ski tunnels. If you're optimistic enough to think otherwise - or lucky enough to live in certain areas in the mountains - our compliments. The rest of the humanity, spurred by the (correct) assumption that cross country skiing is the next-to-none cardiovascular and strength-building activity, will have to practice it indoors. B - skiing in tunnels as a way of receiving pleasure currently sucks. First ski tunnels were built far away from big cities but close to traditional training centers: Vuokatti, Torsby and Oberhof all fit that description. Practical? Check! Convenient? Depends on your idea of convenient, but generally no. No more. Toksovo is…
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Norwegians To Build Their First Ski-Tunnel: World’s Longest, Most Expensive

Norwegians To Build Their First Ski-Tunnel: World’s Longest, Most Expensive

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Ski-tunnels are rapidly becoming an integral part of the sports infrastructure. There are several ski tunnels each in Sweden and Findland, while Germany and Russia have recently built their first. Even in Dubai one can exercise on narrow skis these days - Johannes Klaebo and Niklas Dyrhaug had already tested a ski-complex this spring. What a surprise – there aren’t ski-tunnels in Norway, world leader in cross-country skiing. Norwegian skiers, including National Team members, are forced to do their training sessions on snow in Swedish Torsby. However, Swedes didn’t stop on one ski-tunnel: last week another one, called MidSweden 365, was opened near Oestersund (and not so far from Norwegian Trondheim). Once the last touches applied, it will have the length of ski tracks of some 1400 meters, making it…
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