Quick Hits
Lahti 2017: Turning old skis into decorations

With less than 30 days until the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti (FIN), old skis have been turned into lamps, benches and other decorations in a design workshop organised by the Lahti University of Applied Sciences and its Institute of Design and Fine Arts. During autumn, people from all over Finland have donated old skis to the Lahti 2017 Organisers. The Lahti 2017 Organising Committee encouraged people to donate old skis also last year before the test event and the response was overwhelming, leading to this year’s expansion of the project.

The decorations build an essential part of the Lahti 2017 experience and atmosphere and for instance the lamps will be used to light up the atmosphere in the festival arena.

“Sustainability, recycling and togetherness are all important themes in our event organisation. In addition, we invest especially into atmosphere and comfortability of the event. In this design project, we were able to combine both”, explained Marketing Director Esa-Pekka Nykänen.

Highlights of the FIS Alpine European Cup races in Val d'Isère

Enjoy some of the highlights of the FIS Alpine European Cup competitions in Val d’Isère (FRA) from 19th-20th January 2017, which were streamed live online.

Win VIP tickets to a FIS Cross-Country World Cup

Polar, the pioneer of wearable sports and fitness technology and the leader in heart rate monitoring, wants to inspire Cross-Country skiers across the world to take part in a fun competition: the Ski-off Challenge 2017, powered by Polar.

The competition will run from 1st-28th February 2017 and brings together six athletes, (three from Cross-Country Skiing and three from Biathlon). Participants can team up with their favourite athlete and start racking up skiing kilometres for a chance to win VIP tickets to a FIS Cross-Country World Cup competition of their choice. 

Find out how to participate here.

Inside the Fence: The calm before the storm in Ulricehamn

Ulricehamn (SWE) near to Gothenberg hosted a FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann for the first time, managing the logistics of having 30,000 spectators in a town of roughly 8,000 inhabitants.

Behind the Scenes: The Laax Open explained

Laax (SUI), one of the iconic Snowboard destinations hosted FIS Snowboard World Cup events in slopestyle and halfpipe. Insiders explain why the Laax Open is one of the world’s top Snowboard events.

A look at the PyeongChang 2018 venues

As the countdown to PyeongChang 2018 continues, the IOC takes a look at some of the venues that will stage events during the next Olympic Winter Games.

Click here.