My name is Nikola Kalistrin (Niki). I was born in Bansko, Bulgaria,which is a small town in the bottom of the Pirin mountains in southwest of Bulgaria. I have begun skiing since 3 years old. I was met with SKIMO at the age of 18, when I started doing it every day in winter and the mountain running in summer.
My biggest passion is the mountain, where I spend maximum of my time training and working as a mountain guide. My huge dream is that SKIMO will be included into Olympic Games in 2026 in Italy.
I wish to participate in the whole World Cup circuit, as well as in the World and European SKIMO Championships. In addition, I desire to take part in some races of the LGC.
Out Of Seasons Training
In summer I do different kinds of sports like mountain running (which is my prior activity), roller skiing, road and mountain biking, swimming.
I consider the SkiTrab skis are the best for my sport. Gara Aero WC skis work perfectly during uphills because of their light weight, and during downhills at all snow conditions because of their accomplished structure.