Associated Press: Virus outbreak spreading in Norway’s cross-country ski team. “A coronavirus outbreak is spreading inside the powerful Norwegian cross-country skiing team, with double Olympic champion Simen Hegstad Kruger becoming the third skier in two days to test positive ahead of the Beijing Games.”
Eurosport: World Cup Ski Jumping Events In Japan Cancelled Over Rising Omicron Coronavirus Cases In The Country
Eurosport: World Cup Ski Jumping Events In Japan Cancelled Over Rising Omicron Coronavirus Cases In The Country. “There will be no World Cup Ski Jumping events in Japan this season, it has been confirmed. Rising omicron numbers in Japan – which has found cases in visitors from overseas – has prompted the country to reimpose a ban on foreign visitors. As such, the International Ski Federation confirmed three ski jumping events would not take place.”
Ski Racing: Colorado Snowsports Museum releases Garmisch 1978 world champs footage. “For the first installment of of the Colorado Snowsports Museum’s ‘Footage Fridays,’ the museum travels to Garmisch in 1978 for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. This film features the men’s and women’s races. Notable athletes include Cindy Nelson (Hall of Fame Class of 2002), Phil Mahre, Bernard Russi, Jean-Claude Killy, Annemarie Moser-Pröll, and Pete Patterson.”
BBC: France to impose border checks to stop skiing abroad. “Random border checks will be imposed to stop French holidaymakers going to ski in neighbouring Switzerland, Prime Minister Jean Castex has said. France, in common with Germany and Italy, is shutting its ski lifts over Christmas to stop the spread of Covid-19, but Swiss slopes are already open.”
Digital Trends: SnowSearch wants to be your one-stop shop for booking ski trips. “Planning the perfect skiing or snowboarding trip can get very complicated. Not only do you need to organize transportation to and from the destination, but you also have to book accommodations at a resort, purchase lift tickets, and figure out how to get all of your gear safely to the hill. That can lead to a lot of moving parts to keep organized, making the entire process a bigger hassle than it needs to be. But a new website promises to make it easier than ever to plan your winter escapes this year, serving as a one-stop-shop for making the ultimate ski vacation a reality.”
The 1978-1985 photo archives of The Whistler Question (Whistler, British Columbia, Canada) are being archived. “When the collection’s digitization is complete, anyone with an Internet connection will be able to explore this town’s sporting events, parades, Village construction projects, road collisions, festivals and portraits of locals from the years 1978-1985. Corresponding captions that originally accompanied the photos in each week’s published newspapers will tell the story of Whistler’s transitional years and the day-to-day lives of the people who lived here at the time, all on one snazzy website.” Seven years might not seem like much, but that’s about 35,000 photos according to the story.