Winter sports are particularly trendy this winter. Finland is experiencing a proper old-fashioned winter: snow crunching under your boots and skis while the frosty air pinches your cheeks practically everywhere in the country. In Finland, we like to ski, ice skate, snowboard and enjoy the winter weather. Many of us are currently on winter holiday or returning from or preparing for one.
Everyone seems to have fallen for skiing. Many couch potatoes have decided to give the skis a second chance and head for the ski tracks for the first time since school. The gorgeous winter, a comprehensive track network, better equipment and the example set by others encourage people to try cross-country skiing. People also want to pass on this noble tradition to their children. And, of course, you have to post at least one ski photo on social media!
Attention sports fans
The fact that skiing is so trendy right now is also good news for sports fans, which we have plenty of at Delingua. The recent decrease in the number of ski enthusiasts might be reversed with the increasing popularity. The more people that try the sport, the more talent it’s possible to find.
The state of top Finnish skiers can be analysed from the comfort of your very own couch in just a few days. The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will be held in Oberstdorf, Germany from 23 February to 7 March 2021. Finns have several athletes to cheer on, particularly in skiing. The day of the race will reveal whether the waxing was successful and what the condition of our skiers is. Which language will Iivo Niskanen use in his interviews, and will Alexander Bolshunov need an interpreter this time?
Winter sports vocabulary for small talk
Skiing is a popular sport in the Nordic countries, Russia and Canada. Central Europe and the snowy states of the US also have plenty of cross-country skiing fans. Now is an excellent time to start a conversation on winter sports and the World Championships. If you need help with the related vocabulary, check out our glossary in Finnish, English and Swedish!