Today was the day before official competition begins at the 2017 World Nordic Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. It’s cold, sunny and the snow is granular and icy. Teams from around the skiing world were checking wax, practice-jumping the 100-meter “normal” hill, and generally preparing for the biggest event of the year. Click here for a gallery from the day before the games start. Use the right-click arrow to speed things up.