I definetly feel a thread about skiing is necessary around here. The alpine world cup started last weekend with the Austrian team at the front both for the women's and men's races. The cross country world cup has had some sprint races and this weekend the longer distances start off in GÃ¤llivare. We still have to wait some weeks for the ski jumping and nordic combined world cups to take off though. Also this winter there is the world championships in Ã…re, Sweden, for alpine skiing and Sapporo, Japan, for Nordic skiing. Since it was the Olympics last year it's a question if there's going to be any changes in the teams with more younger people coming to the front. In the alpine world cup Janica Kostelic is taking a break this winter and that will be a gap to fill for some hungry athletes. So anyone else following the skiing circus during the winter?