Hello everyone! My name is Konstantinos Lyketsos and I am a professional skier. I was born in Athens, Greece on October 24th 1982. I have studied Business Administration at Deree College in Athens and when I am not skiing I create websites. I have won the Alpine Ski Hellenic Championship 3 times until the age of 18 in both disciplines Giant Slalom/Slalom and I have been competing in many World Cups for teenagers and the Winter Olympic Games under 18 yr in Poprad, Slovakia. At the age of 20 I started freestyle ski which I haven’t stopped since now.
I compete in FIS Halfpipe ski competitions in world cup level and many other European level events when I have the chance. Besides the competitions my passion is to create ski videos with my friends. When I ski, I live in a different world full of creativity and happy thoughts! The best part in skiing is that you can enjoy the sport with your friends. I would recommend skiing to everyone without second thought!!!
- 1996: Winner 1st place Hellenic Championship Alpine Ski Giant Slalom/Slalom
- 1996: Bambi Cup Serbia 7th place
- 1996: Abetone World Cup competitor Alpine Ski Giant Slalom/Slalom
- 1999: Poprad - Tatry Slovakia Youth Olympic Games Giant Slalom/Slalom/Super G competitor
- 2000: Winner 1st place Hellenic Championship Alpine Ski Slalom
- 2005: 4th place Winner Hellenic Championship Alpine Ski Giant Slalom
- 2007: European Open Freeski Laax Switzerland Halfpipe/Slopestyle competitor
- 2008: European Open Freeski Laax Switzerland Halfpipe/Slopestyle competitor
- 2010: European Open Freeski Laax Switzerland Halfpipe/Slopestyle competitor(halfpipe semi-finals)
- 2011: Europa Cup Halfpipe Saas-Fee Switzerland (knee injury)
- 2013: World Cup test Event Sochi Russia 40th place
- 2013: World Championship Halfpipe Oslo Norway 33rd place
- 2013: North American Cup Halfpipe Copper Colorado USA 31st place
- 2013: World Cup Halfpipe Copper Colorado USA (injury)
- 2014: World Cup Halfpipe Calgary Canada 31st place
- 2014: World Cup Halfpipe Breckenridge Colorado USA 34th place
- 2014: North-American Cup Halfpipe Copper Mt. Colorado USA
- 2014: World Cup Halfpipe Calgary Olympic Park Canada
- 2014: European Open Freeski Halfpipe/Slopestyle Laax Switzerland
- 2014: Member of the Hellenic Freeski Team
Every year I’m trying to become better on my sport and be as competitive as I can against the other riders. A big accomplishment for me is to be able to land perfect all my tricks in my halfpipe run. In the long run I’m trying to accomplish personal satisfaction and lots of good memories in what I do.
My greatest achievement will be to be able to pass all the ski knowledge I have to the new generations through coaching.
For countries like Greece that has no real snowparks and halfpipes to train, the only way to become a freestyle ski competitor is to spend a lot of money in ski trips around Europe and the US for proper training. If we had the facilities in our country I believe that the level of the Greek riders would be the same as the European ones.
The atmosphere around the competition. The speaker saying your name. All competitors know each other and the environment is super friendly. In some comps music is the key factor for better performances. The crowd at the bottom watching you perform. I think it is a great feeling.
During training I have to be focused in what I have to accomplish that day. If I want to learn a new trick I will focus only on that trick instead of just skiing around the park. I will find the right jump of wall in the halfpipe and try my new trick all day. Repetition is key to success.
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For the next 4 years I will be training and competing in halfpipe comps mostly and the final goal is the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea 2018. There is also the coaching part of the sport that fascinates me and I have plans to get some certification on that.
One of the most CLEANER rivers in Greece for Rafting is Voidomatis!
Start: Bridge Aristi – Bridge Kleidonia, Class: I-II degree of difficulty, Duration: 1.30-2.00 hours (6-7km)
Raft in the cleanest rivers in Greece. The Voidomatis is a gentle river with unprecedented beauty, green natural scenery, and temperature of water 8°C classifying it the coldest river in Greece. Voidomatis is a river everyone can experience rafting with no difficulties. The Voidomatis area is classified as a national park. In the middle of the Rafting route we stop to visit the monastery of Saints Anargiron 16th century, we continue the Rafting cross the canyon Voidomatis and end at the bridge Kleidonia. At the bridge we pass throw a small waterfall with the Rafting boats very easy and fun!!
Meeting point Bridge- Kleidonia
Included: Transfer with mini-bus, Rafting boats, uniforms , shoes neoprene, helmets Rafting life-jackets, paddles, waterproof gloves and neoprene Rafting (in winter periods), dressing rooms, photos on CD, GoPro video camera for extreme sports (bring USB 8GB with you).
Canyoning is a complex activity (extreme) that combines hiking, climbing, snowboarding rocks, passing river and swimming. When encountered waterfalls, including jumping from a height into water. According to the dictionary, “a canyon is a narrow, deep and steep ravine formed between two mountains or hills due to the continued erosion of the soil by the waters of the impetuous torrents.”
In Greece, canyoning is a relatively new activity but grows quickly, winning many fans.
Conditions for canyoning: Always in small groups led by an experienced guide and after proper planning. The individuals involved must be physically fit and know swimming.
How are canyoning: It starts at the entrance of the gorge, which is usually the highest point. The output is at the lowest point of the gorge, following the river flow. Many times you need to walk in the river, and even swim. There are natural barriers, such as, small waterfalls and potholes, which descend with the help of climbing equipment and ropes. Their height range from 5 to 20 m.
Canyoning Gorge-Papadima: The tour starts from the village Charokopi and ends in Tsimpovo Bridge Charokopi.
Moderate route, Duration 1.5 hours, Area of Tzoumerka Ioannina