Skiing in the summer sounds quite amazing but it can be done with today’s modern ways of gathering snow from the winter season and keeping it to the summer. The summer ski sprint tour, organized for the third time in 2009 is a unique competition for elite skiers held in China.
Around New Year of 2009, the 2nd Tour de Ski China was successfully held in 3 cities around China. The skiers endured a temperature of minus 18 degrees centigrade on the first day of competition in Xiwuqi, a 50 km long Chinese Vasaloppet in Changchun and a sprint final at 3200 m above sea level at the newly constructed Ski resort in Shangri-la.
The 2nd Tour de Ski China had over 100 participants from more than 10 countries on 3 continents; Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Switzerland, France,
2009 FIS Tour de Ski China Shangri-la stage competition was successfully concluded yesterday at Shangri-la Ski Arena. This is the second time Shangri-la hosts a Tour de Ski China stage since it did successfully last year. The skiers and FIS officials gave praise to Shangri-las folk spirit, natural beauty, high standard ski arena as well as its excellent hosting and organization. Nordic Ways International AB, competition organizer and responsible for bringing this competition to China, also gave outstanding remarks to Shangri-la.
Shangri-la, China 2009.1.6
Anders Högberg skiing for IFK Umeå looks like he is having a great time in China. On Tuesday, Anders became the total winner of Tour de Ski China which finished with a sprint in Shangri-la in southwest China, bordering on Tibet.
The tough sprint competition on Jan 6 was won by Gaudenz Flury, Switzerland before Remi Damevin, France and Johan Edin, Sweden. Because the ski arena was