Trek to the top of the course in Vars

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There’s a ton of work involved in ski racing, and putting on a ski race and participating in speed skiing is no exception. Behind the scenes, the organizers must present the event, register the participants, specify course grooming, build safety fences, pay insurance, print accreditation, hold racer meetings, advertise, secure accommodation, get … [Read more...]

Faster, faster, faster

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Since the first skiers recorded their speeds way back in the late 1800s, enthusiasts from around the globe have been trying to see how fast a human can really go on a pair of skis. The first barrier of 200 km/h was broken in the late 1970s and the speeds have just increased since then. The current world record is held by Italy’s Simone Origone at a … [Read more...]

Zero to 175 km/h in 8 seconds

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Over 40 racers from 10 countries will be in Sun Peaks this week with one goal in mind — to go as fast as they can on skis. The 2014 Sun Peaks FIS Speed Skiing World Cup commandeers Headwalls ski run once again this year from March 5 to 8. The event, formerly known as the Velocity Challenge, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and its 12th year … [Read more...]