Three reasons why Andrea Eskau loves skiing

Germany´s Nordic skiing Paralympic champion is hoping to top the podium at her home World Championships in Finsterau, from 10-19 February. 09 Feb 2017
German sit skier Andrea Eskau pushing herself forward.

Andrea Eskau - Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

By Louise Wood | For the IPC

Andrea Eskau will be one of Germany´s main medal hopes at her home World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Finsterau, where she seeks to defend her three women´s cross-country sitting titles from 2015 and hopefully add more golds to her haul in biathlon.

The 45-year-old, who claimed two Paralympic titles at Sochi 2014, launched her season in spectacular way as she sealed five wins at a World Cup in Western Center, Ukraine.

As she enters the final preparations for Finsterau 2017, she explained which the three reasons she loves skiing are.


“In cross-country skiing, I especially love the contact with nature.”


“It is also possible to enjoy the winter landscape even as a wheelchair user.”


“Nordic skiing is a challenging sport that requires a lot of work.”


The Finsterau 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships will gather 135 of the world’s best biathletes and cross-country skiers from 25 countries between 10-19 February.

All races will be shown live alongside live results at

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