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For many years, top Norwegian and Swedish athletes have ventured north at the end of spring for extensive on snow training at the Sognefjell  glacier in Norway.   This spring, more US skiers have made the trip to Sognefjell than at anytime before.  Sognefjell is becoming more than a backyard training facility for top Scandinavians, it is evolving into the premier place for all nationalities to come to early in the summer.  It only makes sense...

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Good Gracious Almighty! What Has Atomic Gone And Done Now? Atomic is to classic marathons what Ferrari is to Formula One. For the last thirty years, the long distance events have been dominated by Atomic athletes and the tenacious Austrian ski company is not about to let that change. Atomic’s racing focus has always been on the Marathons because these are the races that have proven to be the best testing ground for equipment. For...

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Atomic’s International Race Director, Roman Toferer, will return to the Midwest to fit US consumers at major sales in the Twin Cities September 16 – 18 and he will attend a special Team Night in Ely, MN on September 20.  He will then fly to Montana for a special presentation at Nordic Ski Source in Bozeman.  Roman has selected, fitted and tuned skis for dozens of Olympic, Worldcup and World Loppet medalists including Claudia Kuenzel,...

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The 2012 Nordic World Championships proved to be one of the best championships in Nordic history.  Great crowds, spectacular racing and beautiful tracks.  The nordic community expected nothing less when the event took place in the acclaimed birth place of skiing.  We called Atomic’s Nordic Race Director, the outrageous Roman Toferer, to get his perspectives on what it is like to be a technician at the World Championships. RICK HALLING: Congratulations, you turned in some...

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The first Worldcup of the new season is November 20th in Gallivare, Sweden.  It begins with the Women’s 10K Skate in the morning and the Men’s 15K Skate in the afternoon.  The next day is followed up with relays.  Sit in a room right now with a few coaches, athletes and industry folk and you can feel the anticipation.  The coaches and athletes are excited, but not tense.  The extensive hours spent on glaciers, in...

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There is an eternal conflict shared by car, bike and ski companies. At what point do you unleash a new design unto the public? How much testing, how many races, does a ski or a bike or a car need to undertake before it is ready for the market? The Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo had a race director named Enzo Ferrari who left Alfa and started his own company over this very issue. Atomic...

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There is no question that the Tour de Ski grows in interest and popularity every year.  It is also true that the Nordic World Championships are highly prestigious as the Nordic community gathers to watch its best.  However, the Olympics are still number one as the event that Nordic athletes and their supporters want to win most.  We have to admit that Nordic skiing is one of those sports that only receives truly extensive worldwide...