Posts tagged der weisse ring

One click, two clicks, and my boots were binded to my skis. I found myself at the starting grit of Der Weiße Ring. Der Weiße Ring is one of the most epic ski races, in fact it is the longest ski race in the world. It is 22 kilometres long and takes the participants from the top of Lech into Zürs, through Zug and back to the bottom of Lech. Over 1000 ski fanatics dare to undertake this adventure, which includes taking eight ski lifts and covering over 5.500 meters of vertical gain. The course record had been set by Markus Weiskopf and sits at 44:10 minutes since 2010.

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Except from a short stint in London last weekend, I have spent the last three weeks in the Austrian alps. I am a passionate skier, and I believe that such is the sport that I have been carrying out the longest. Whilst people are talking about global warming and changing seasons, I can most certainly see a difference in the amount of snow from when I first came to Lech am Arlberg around 20 years ago in comparison to today. Anyways, I will keep the discussion about nature and our world for another post. 

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