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Tignes Ticks all the Boxes Tignes: a resort with many great qualities. Snow-sure, convenient, sporty and cosmopolitan to name a few. The list could go on as this high-altitude resort offers something for all tastes and abilities. Individuals can truly experience the mountains their own way.
Pipestone is open If you're thinking of going to Pipestone for the first time this winter, Chuck's photos will show you which section of the trails is closed, and where to start. Loppet Update. Results have been posted for today's Nipika Loppet. The skate goes tomorrow.
Leinan Lund and Eiksund Sæthre win for Norway - FIS Nordic Combined Marte Leinan Lund and Jakob Eiksund Sæthre made it two home victories for Norway at the FIS Continental Cup in Rena. See their reactions after the event. Thank you for watching, don’t forget to like, subscribe and hit the bell if you want to be kept up to date with all our latest content!
The Devon Kershaw Show: From Oberstdorf with Love - Day 1 Skiathlons Next season the 2021 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships will be hosted by Oberstdorf, Germany. On Saturday, the women raced a 15 k skiathlon, the men 30 k on what is now a gut-punch of a course. It is championship-worthy. In today's episode, we cover all the striding, all the gliding, and the ski-exchanges in between.
Medals Galore At The 2020 IOC Youth Olympic Games Madshus' cross-country skiers sweep up the hardware at the third Winter Youth Olympic Games, which took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, from January 9-22. Among the women, Siri Wigger first won the both the qualifier and the final in the cross-country cross competition on Saturday, January 18.
With Arms Raised: It's a Johaug Win in Oberstdorf - Brennan in 17th, Diggins 22nd Here at FasterSkier, we do not play the odds. Some contributors we know play Noah Hoffman's Fantasy League - but we steer clear of rolling the dice on cross-country skiing. But the women's skiathlon events on the World Cup may not be the biggest payouts since in recent history they have been a lock.
New Beach and Snow Festival A new "boutique adventure festival" has been announced that will combine days on the ski slopes with partying on the beach.
This $15 Sticker Could Save Your Life Knowing slope angle is a critical factor in assessing avalanche hazard. The PoleClinometer slope meter is the quickest and easiest way to get accurate "on the go" slope angle measurements. It's a sticker you put on your ski pole that lets you measure slope angles by line-of-sight.
Mountain Madness The Mountain Madness relay race happened yesterday in Banff. It is a fun, multi-sport race with teams of five competing in a five-leg relay from the top of Mount Norquay to the finish line in town.
Washington State DOT Posts Images Of Big Foot Spotting The official twitter account for the Washington State Department of Transportation has posted images of what they believe to be Big Foot. The Twitter account for the agency shared a traffic camera&…
Third Consecutive Distance Win for Bolshunov in Oberstdorf; Norris 28th And the World Cup beat goes on. Nearly 70 men lined up in Oberstdorf, Germany for a 15/15-kilometer skiathlon, battling across techniques in front of a Bavarian Alp backdrop. The venue will be the home of the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
No One Is Better At Buttering Than Henrik. NO ONE! Henrik Harlaut is one of the most entertaining skiers of all-time. Part of Henrik’s amazing ability to entertain on skis is his unreal skills at buttering his bread.
Therese Johaug - "It was a great race" - Women's Skiathlon - Oberstdorf - FIS Cross Country Thank you for watching, don’t forget to like, subscribe and hit the bell if you want to be kept up to date with all our latest content.
Alta, UT Report: Small Storm, Big Fun Report from January 24th, 2020. Location: LCC backcountry, Alta Ski Area. We started off the morning long before Alta's ticket windows opened by hitting the Little Cottonwood backcountry. Dawn patrol heavy. We took two backcountry laps on Scottie's Notch and Red Right Returning and were back at the car by 11:30 am.
British Man the First Person to Swim Under Melting Antarctic Ice Sheet - In Just a Speedo Lewis Pugh, 50, became the first person ever to swim under the Antarctic ice sheet, braving waters that were just hovering above 32°F. And he did it with nothing more than a swim cap, goggles, and his speedo. Pugh, from Plymouth England, managed to survive the freezing Antarctic waters for ten minutes and seventeen seconds.
Public Access Now Allowed For One of Lake Tahoe, CA's Best Backcountry Ski Routes: The Donner Lake Run One of the Lake Tahoe area's most iconic backcountry ski tours, the Donner Lake Run, which descends from Mount Judah to Donner Lake, has lifted access and parking restrictions for the first time EVER, according to the Sierra Sun.
Craftsbury SuperTour Classic Sprint Rundown The US SuperTour kicked off the first races of the new year at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center with a classic sprint. The event, dubbed the 2020 Lost Nation Cup, brings together senior athletes, EISA carnival teams, developing NENSA skiers, and citizen racers for a weekend of racing in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
It's Official: Jumbo Valley, BC Will Stay Wild! After decades of fighting for the protection of the Jumbo Valley in British Columbia, the battle is finally over. Over the past 30 years, plans to develop a year-round ski resort, Jumbo Glacier Resort, have been threatening the sacred area of Qat'muk to the Ktunaxa Nation.
Day 1-2 IBU World Cup Rundown from Pokljuka: Egan 6th, Lunder 10th in 15 k Individual The traveling IBU World Cup roadshow stops in Pokljuka, Slovenia this week and began the individual races. The women's 15 k individual ran on Friday. The individual race format places a heightened premium on clean shooting; each missed shot amounts to an automatic minute penalty.
New BeFAST Website Means Easier Custom Orders To keep up with fast-paced growth, the team at BeFAST Sportgear has just launched a new website. This new website brings customer usability to the forefront. It features an easy to use format for product search, offers more in-depth product descriptions, and more importantly, provides easy and secure online ordering.
Best Defogging Goggles Wintry conditions provide unique challenges when it comes to your vision on the slopes, often fogging up lenses or blocking sight lines.
Hot Laps, Hotter Takes: You're Not A Real Skier If You Don't Ski The East Unofficial Networks brought me on as an intern 6 months ago, and what a ride it's been. I've had the chance to share my voice and write about my passion for skiing. In the spirit of sharing my voice, I thought there would be no better platform for me to share my "Hot Takes" when it comes to the ski/snowboard industry, culture, and lifestyle.
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