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Cross country competition

Top foreign ski teams flock to Sweden searching for snow

Published fredag 11 november 2011 kl 16.56
"We are happy to be here..."
(7:57 min)
Last year's snow conditions were like this. Photo: Lars Pehrson/Scanpix

It's not just in Sweden that there's a lack of snow.  It's a problem for resorts in the whole of Europe.

There are no natural skiing tracks anywhere in Europe right now, that's a real problem with the cross country season about to start and skiers desperatetly chasing the white gold to get used to the feeling of training on snow.

But there is one place where the world's top athletes have gathered. In the small municipality of Östersund in the north of Sweden where teams from all of over the world go around a three kilometre long skiing track made out of old snow, saved from last year. 

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