Why Galtür Nordic Night Race Should Be Event You Spend Your Easter Vacs At Next Year

Why Galtür Nordic Night Race Should Be Event You Spend Your Easter Vacs At Next Year

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
At the Daily Skier we happened to believe that the best way of promoting skiing – is getting more people to watch it. In that spirit the visit to the inaugural Galtür Nordic Night Race was organized. And here are the impressions https://www.instagram.com/p/BhMCRxyh47u/ [caption id="attachment_7406" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Skiing through town? Doable![/caption]   If you do it – do it right. Paznaun valley where Galtür is located, is one fancy place, seeing steady influx of well-heeled downhill skiers throughout the winter season. ( " We don't need to advertize or share profits with online booking systems – we are more than 85% full most of the time" opens up a proprietor of one of the Galtür hotels). How is it relevant to cross country skiing? Well, directly – to bring/lay the…
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Up Close & Personal With Yelena Vyalbe: Part I

Up Close & Personal With Yelena Vyalbe: Part I

Newsfeed
...as previously explained, we here at the DailySkier are not huge fans of loooong interviews and thus nearly always making a conscious decision to split them into 2-3 parts, depending on the original length of conversation. Today, in Part 1 Yelena Vyalbe, head of the Russian XCSki Federation and manager of Team Russia ( yes, she sits on two chairs, so to speak) talks about disqualifications of the Russian skiers , relationship with sponsors and touches upon the recent Olympics ( more on that in Part 2) ... Says Vyalbe: ...I have had very mixed feelings throughout the Olympics. Was happy for our youngsters were performing so well yet I felt bad for the guys who were not allowed to the Games – especially for ( Sergey) Ustiugov and (…
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Coming Up: Up Close & Personal With Yelena Vyalbe

Coming Up: Up Close & Personal With Yelena Vyalbe

Leaders, Newsfeed
It's hard to find a more recognizable figure in the “paddocks” of any international cross-country skiing competition than that of Yelena Vyalbe. To get the idea of how impportant that athlete & manager is to modern skiing we would have to remind you about her - truly milestone - achievements - Career 81 FIS Cross-Country World Cup podiums - 2d only to Marit Bjorgen - Of which 45 wins - only tBojorgen and  Bjørn Dæhlie won more times - Five overall crystal globes of World Cup winner. Triple Olympic champion and 14 ( that's 14, folks!) times world champ. In 1997 in Trondheim won 5 golds in all 5 races she took part in. - president of the Russian Cross-Country Ski Association since 2010 - manager of the Russian cross-country team…
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Ustiugov Not Invited To Participate in Olympics?

Ustiugov Not Invited To Participate in Olympics?

Leaders, Newsfeed
Sergey Ustiugov might miss the Olympic Games in Pyeonchang. That follows from leaked contents of the International Olympic Committee letter to the Russian Olympic Committee The document allegedly contains provisional list of Russian athletes that the IOC will invite to participate in the Games. After Russia was suspended last month, the IOC reserved the right to send personal invitations to Russian sportsmen it deems fit to partake under a neutral flag. Ustiugov, a double winner of the World Championships in Lahti in 2017 is absent from the list – along with the two other leading Russian athletes – Anton Shipulin, biathlon and Viktor Ahn , short-track speedskating. Neither of the three were ever mentioned in either the McLaren Report or Rodchenkov testimony as suspects. Neither of the three were ever…
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UpDated: Dude, Where Is My SkiBee?

UpDated: Dude, Where Is My SkiBee?

Gear News, Newsfeed
What we wrote last year: The prize for one of the more original innovations in cross country skiing goes to Donald Steeg, a "tool and dye maker from the Detroit area," and, by all accounts, an avid skier. Back in 1970, Steeg had unveiled his SkiBee, "a propulsion unit for motorized skiing". Equipped with an eight-horsepower engine and a 24-inch propeller, SkiBee could accelerate the skier along the trail at the speed human propulsion is not quite capable of - neither then nor now. The Detroit Free Press newspaper put it thus at the time: "Now It's the Super Fan To Aid the Uphill Skier! If you have $300, earplugs, a strong back, and the urge to go your own way, call Steeg Industries in Redford Township. The company sold…
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