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Season start for cross-country skiers

Published on 02.10.2018

Despite the warm summer, a four-kilometer-long snowfarming cross-country trail will be ready tomorrow in the Flüelatal. Cross-country skiers start the new season early in Davos Klosters, as our video shows.

At the moment the summer snow is being spread out on the snowfarming trail in the Flüelatal. Just in time for the opening on Saturday, 27 October, the pile of snow covered with sawdust will be transformed into a four-kilometre-long trail. The warm summer temperatures have not left the Schneeberg unscathed: "Despite the warm summer, around 15,000 cubic metres of snow remain. That's enough for a four-kilometer-long track," explains Norbert Gruber, head of the Davos works. 

Early training opportunity for top athletes and amateur athletes
"In addition to the Swiss cross-country cracks around Dario Cologna, national teams such as the German women's biathlon team have registered," says Gruber. And he continues: "The track with its ascents and descents is exactly what the top cross-country skiers are looking for shortly before the start of the season".  But not only the top pros benefit from the early training opportunities in Davos: the snowfarming cross-country ski run is open for amateur sports at noon and in the evening. Later, when the rest of the trail network is open, everyone can use the Flüelaloipe again at any time.

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