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07 March 2018 22:55
Martti Jylhä
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Lap Chat with Martti Jylhä

In its latest episode of Inside the Fence, FIS takes a look back at last weekend’s sprint course at the Lahti Ski Games and goes for a loop around the track with FIS Athletes’ Commission member Martti Jylhä in his home nation Finland.

 

Andreas Nygaard and Lina Korsgren win Vasaloppet 2018

Vasaloppet, the oldest cross-country ski race in the world, and traditionally held on the first Sunday of March in Sweden offered exciting upheavals in both the men's and ladies’ class.

Norwegian Andreas Nygaard sprinted his way to victory after 70km of classic skiing ahead of Swedish surprise Bob Impola in the men's class, and Lina Korsgren ended up winning the ladies’ event almost five minutes ahead of Astrid Öyre Slind.

Click here to find out more.

 

The Jury Tower

In the latest Behind the Scenes video, FIS Ski Jumping Race Director Walter Hofer explains what happens in the jury tower during competition.

 

Behind the Results with Bryce Bennett

Bryce Bennett has been on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team for seven years. In that time, he has won a national downhill title, competed in one FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, made his Olympic debut in PyeongChang and become one of the top performing American downhillers on the World Cup.

Get to know the speed specialist in the latest episode of Behind the Results.

 

Two more indoor snow centres to open in China

Two more major indoor snow facilities will be opened next year in Guangzhou and Wuxi.

The Wanda Group, which last year opened the world’s biggest indoor snow centre at Harbin (CHN), has announced it will open a new centre at Guangzhou, located in the south of China, that will be about 5% smaller than Harbin with 75,000 square meters of skiable area and a 460m long main slope and a 66-metre vertical drop. It will have a capacity of 3,000 skiers at a time.

Wuxi will be smaller with a 17,500m2 indoor snow area offering a mixture of snow sports and snow play activities.

The indoor centre at Harbin has 80,000-square-metres of indoor snow.