Skiing the land of Santa Claus, reindeers and unique landscapes - Behind the Scenes Men

21 November 2013 15:03

While in beautiful Levi, Finland we went to visit the reindeer farm which will be taking care of the the two baby reindeers, Rudolf and Ferdinand, which Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher won and named at the first slalom races of the season. 

After visiting the farm, we met the real Santa Claus and got his thoughts on the event! Don't miss it!
We also had a chat with Croatian Ivica Kostelic about what makes the Levi Black such a unique slope and with surprise podium finisher, Henrik Kristoffersen about the excitement of his best result so far. 


The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing together with the quadrennial Olympic Winter Games and the biennial FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Some experts event consider winning the World Cup to be athletically a more valuable title than winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games or the World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several events throughout the season, and not just in one race. Today, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races are held primarily at famous ski resorts in the European Alps, along with regular stops in Scandinavia, North America, and Far East Asia. Competitors attempt to score a maximum of points during the season in five events: slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill and super combined. The fifth event, super-combined, was introduced in 2005 and generally consists of a shorter downhill race and a one-run slalom. Sometimes the downhill is replaced by a super-G. Alpine was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1936.
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