#573 | WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2015
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Freestyle Ski World Cup season opens in Northern Hemisphere Freestyle Ski World Cup season opens in Northern Hemisphere

While the 2015/16 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup season officially got underway in August with ski halfpipe and slopestyle contests in Cardrona (NZL), the season takes off in the Northern Hemisphere with the first ski cross competition in Montafon (AUT) this weekend.

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Windy Nordic Opening in Ruka Windy Nordic Opening in Ruka

As part of the traditional FIS Nordic Opening, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined came together from 26th- 29th November 2015 in Ruka (FIN) where the wind huffed and puffed and blew the entire weekend of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined competitions off the calendar.

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Countdown to FIS Ski Flying Worlds in Kulm, new App and World Championship song released Countdown to FIS Ski Flying Worlds in Kulm, new App and World Championship song released

To celebrate the 50-day milestone until the FIS Ski Flying World Championships in Kulm (AUT) from 14th-17th January 2016, a press conference was held in Vienna (AUT) last week.

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Longines Countdown clock inaugurated in St. Moritz 2017 Longines Countdown clock inaugurated in St. Moritz 2017

The 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships recorded yet another step milestone as the official Longines Countdown Clock was unveiled in the main town square in St. Moritz (SUI) at 432 days until the Championships.

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Youth Olympic flame lights up for Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic flame lights up for Lillehammer 2016

The flame for the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer (NOR) was lit on 1st December in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens (GRE). This marks the start of the Torch Relay which will travel across all of Norway.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

The 2015/16 FIS Telemark World Cup season kicked off last weekend in Hintertux (AUT) with two classic and one parallel sprint competition.

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INSIDE FIS
Takahiro Kitano new President of Japanese Ski Association Takahiro Kitano new President of Japanese Ski Association

Takahiro Kitano was recently elected as new President of the Japanese Ski Association following in the footsteps of Yoichi Suzuki who held the position for five years.

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FIS Development Programme Alpine Training Camp in Hintertux FIS Development Programme Alpine Training Camp in Hintertux

With excellent snow conditions, the programme involved intensive on-snow training in the mornings with focus on giant slalom and slalom, followed by dryland sessions in the afternoon to focus on speed, muscular endurance and coordination.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day registration closes 15th December World Snow Day registration closes 15th December

There are less than 15 days to go until World Snow Day registrations closes. With many stakeholders now in the planning stages with winter activities, now is the time to act.

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Snowsports alive and well in the Netherlands Snowsports alive and well in the Netherlands

Despite the geographical challenges of not having mountains, snow sports in the Netherlands have flourished.

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