New Year in China for many years means international skiing at a high level and it won’t be any different in 2019 when the China Tour de Ski opens with a great ski sprint in Changbai Mountain on the first of January. Changes within the Board of the national Chinese Ski Association have resulted in a smaller-than-usual tour this season, but the highlight remains Vasaloppet China in Changchun’s Jingyuetan Park and this for the 17th edition already. The classic-style ski marathon is now also part of the World Loppet Series on 4 January.
The 2018 Summer Ski Sprint started today on the slopes of Phoenix ski resort in Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia with a fast ski sprint. Swedish skier Jennie Oeberg has firmly established herself as the queen of the Summer ski sprint in Yakeshi today. On the other hand, the Olympic gold medal winners Nikita Kriukov failed to do the same in the men's. He got eliminated in the semis and Swedish Teodor Peterson took top honours.
After a hiatus of a few years, Nordic Ways is proud to announce the return of the Summer Ski Festival in Yakeshi, close to Hailar in Inner Mongolia. The event features a long list of world class skiers from several countries including some of China’s own elite. Date of the summer ski clash: 23 June.