28 november, 2016
SkiProAm is a professional cross-country ski team for girls only, consisting of 6 elite athletes. They compete in the SWIX Ski Classics series, which is a long distance cup for cross-country skiers.
SWIX Ski Classics events and races are broadcasted live in more than 18 countries. Among the most well-known races are Marcialonga, König Ludwig Lauf, Birkebeinerloppet and Vasaloppet. The team also competes in the famous girls’ race in Sweden, Tjejvasan, which even is being broadcasted in Swedish national TV.
Long distance cross country races are unique because both professionals and amateurs compete in the same race. The professional teams start in front and the amateurs further behind. However, all participants, amateurs and elite, ski in the same tracks. They are part of the same competition, each and everyone with their own goal.
To get in time – in style – to all the races around Europe, they ride Mercedes-Benz V-Class.
I shot this in november 2016 in Idre, just in time for the first snowfall of the season.
Agency: Genberg & Co.