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Jan Kirsten Biener

Jan Kirsten Biener was on skis and snowboard as a juvenile, and really anything ski related always came naturally to him. Today, he is a passionate and ambitious backcountry skier and road cyclist. He is working as a freelance journalist in Munich, Germany.

TEXT Jan Kirsten Biener | ILLUSTRATIONS Ludwig Haslberger
Updated on 03.02.2021 in Bits & Pieces from Jan Kirsten Biener
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These days you are likely to find more different types of skis on offer in your local sports shop than the toppings available at your favourite pizzeria. So when it comes to winter sports, like good pizza, is it all just a question of taste? Not quite. Only if you know what you want and what you need will you end up getting the perfect pair of skis. We have put together a few tips for your next ski purchase.
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TEXT Jan Kirsten Biener | PHOTOS Robert Pupeter
With Innsbruck-based startup SPURart, ski manufacturing is going back to its small-batch roots. Small is better. Small means ash cores and wood veneers. Small means the people building the boards also ride them. We checked in with co-founder Peter Pfeifer to find out more.
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Viele Wanderungen  eignen sich ideal für eine Anreise mit Zug, Bus und Bahn.
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Combining environmental protection with physical exercise in the heart of the Alps, walks and hikes accessed by public transport bring together the best of both worlds. These nine routes in Tirol cover all levels of fitness and ambition, from easy strolls in the valley to challenging summit ascents and hair-raising ridgetop adventures.
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plansee-tirol
Tirol has more to offer than "just" mountains. The region is home to many gorgeous lakes, including the turquoise Plansee. This body of water, the second-largest in Tirol, is ideal for family adventures together in a canoe – no experience required.
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Langlaufen-Selbstversuch Seefeld in Tirol (112)
There are things in life that pull out the rug from under you. Cross country skis, for example. Which shook me hard.  After all, I’m an ambitious skier, and anything ski related always came naturally to me. Up to now.
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