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Craftsbury Splits Camp Between Slovenian Ski Tunnel and Dachstein Glacier

Craftsbury Splits Camp Between Slovenian Ski Tunnel and Dachstein Glacier

Eleven Craftsbury Green Racing Project skiers and three coaches took their training to Slovenia and Austria this month to check out Planica’s new ski tunnel (in a three-level parking garage) then more snow time 9,000 feet above sea level at the Dachstein glacier.

Wednesday Workout: Moosehoofing for Speed and Capacity with Chris Mallory

Wednesday Workout: Moosehoofing for Speed and Capacity with Chris Mallory

“The goals of the workout are to increase classic striding leg speed and explosiveness, make neuromuscular gains, and increase aerobic capacity,” explains Chris Mallory, new head coach of the SVSEF Gold Team. “The workout is fairly short and sweet, but very effective, and it helps to sharpen the athletes up as we near race season.”

Spies and Survival on Skis: ‘The Winter Fortress’ Book Review

Spies and Survival on Skis: ‘The Winter Fortress’ Book Review

Biathlon, like many Olympic sports, began as a way for soldiers to practice their skills. Neal Bascomb’s new book, “The Winter Fortress”, tells the tale of Norwegian and British soldiers on skis fighting the German occupation of Norway in World War II. This book is interesting, historically accurate, scientifically accurate, and well written. Even without the skiing, this would be my favorite nonfiction book of the year.

Jumping Explained: A Podcast with Bryan Fletcher and Clint Jones

Jumping Explained: A Podcast with Bryan Fletcher and Clint Jones

In this FS podcast, it’s time to learn about jumping, the other half of nordic combined many might lack an understanding of. To help guide us through the sport, we spoke with U.S. Nordic Combined Team leader Bryan Fletcher and jumping coach Clint Jones. Get ready to fly.

Troubling Data: 1 in 5 Norwegian Junior Women Show Disordered Eating

Troubling Data: 1 in 5 Norwegian Junior Women Show Disordered Eating

New research shows that nearly 20 percent of female junior skiers and biathletes in Norway display disordered eating, with the percentage even higher at elite sports high schools.

Climb to the Castle Archive: Top Results from the Last 10 Years

Climb to the Castle Archive: Top Results from the Last 10 Years

Race results and records from the last 10 year of the Climb to the Castle rollerski race up Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid, N.Y., courtesy of the New York Ski Educational Foundation. Guess who’s won it five times?

Wednesday Workout: Elliott Out East at ‘Bird Camp’

Wednesday Workout: Elliott Out East at ‘Bird Camp’

Tad Elliott explains, “Sometimes you need a good OD, have some fun with friends and enjoy hiking in the mountains. Also where else can you bag three peaks in three hours?” The answer, he found, is in Waterville Valley, N.H., where he’s been training with Kris Freeman.

USST Returns From New Zealand Training Camp (with Photo Gallery)

USST Returns From New Zealand Training Camp (with Photo Gallery)

Earlier this month, the U.S. Ski Team returned to New Zealand’s Snow Farm for on-snow training and racing. “The primary goal was extended time on snow working on group and individual technique needs,” head coach Chris Grover explained. “Another goal of the camp was to touch base with racing.” Ten U.S. skiers started 2-4 races, and several racked up podiums.

Alaska NCAA Skiing Remains in Limbo as Fall Approaches

Alaska NCAA Skiing Remains in Limbo as Fall Approaches

The University of Alaska president has recommended two options that could preserve the future of intercollegiate skiing at one or both of Alaska’s NCAA member schools – but both options may be without precedent in modern NCAA history. The final decision will be made by the Board of Regents in mid-November.

Win #3 for Duncan Douglas, Hannah Rieders Top Woman at Wide-Open Climb to the Castle

Win #3 for Duncan Douglas, Hannah Rieders Top Woman at Wide-Open Climb to the Castle

The “Jacked Up Old Man” won his third Climb to the Castle up Whiteface Mountain on the race’s 10th anniversary, edging Russell Currier by eight seconds, and a 17-year-old CSU skier held off her twin sister and an SMS junior in the women’s race.

Doping News: Sundby Defends Asthma Meds; WADA Hacked; IBU Clears Meldonium Athletes

Doping News: Sundby Defends Asthma Meds; WADA Hacked; IBU Clears Meldonium Athletes

Martin Johnsrud Sundby blamed his poor performance at 2015 World Championships on stress from his positive doping test, while WADA’s scientific director is now commenting that asthma drugs are performance-enhancing at high doses. In addition, Russian hackers released athlete medical records from a WADA database.

Ski-Lines.com is Hiring

Ski-Lines.com is Hiring

Ski-Lines.com is hiring sales reps to help grow its e-commerce marketplace! This job is perfect for a motivated individual looking to earn extra money on the side of school, full-time ski training, or even a regular full-time job.

Rio Highlights: McFadden Breaks Paralympic Record; Putney’s Dana Takes Silver in TT (Updated)

Rio Highlights: McFadden Breaks Paralympic Record; Putney’s Dana Takes Silver in TT (Updated)

This article has been updated to include results from Thursday’s road cycling and evening track races, as well as Tatyana McFadden’s selection as recipient of the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award.

A New Chapter for GMVS with Rodgers, A New Start for SVSEF’s Gold Team with Mallory

A New Chapter for GMVS with Rodgers, A New Start for SVSEF’s Gold Team with Mallory

Colin Rodgers has left Sun Valley to take charge at Green Mountain Valley School in his native Vermont, while his good friend Chris Mallory, also from Vermont, parted ways with UVM and is moving West to head up the SVSEF Gold Team.

Wednesday Workout: Warmup/Wake-Up with Justin Freeman

Wednesday Workout: Warmup/Wake-Up with Justin Freeman

If you’re looking to be faster in speed workouts, 2006 Olympian Justin Freeman suggests adding some technique drills and accelerations to your warmup. “We do ten to fifteen minutes of running technique drills, focused on sort of generating power, quick foot strike, kind of getting off your feet,” he says of his Netherlands-based running club.

The Canadians at Altitude: Livigno to the Stelvio and Back

The Canadians at Altitude: Livigno to the Stelvio and Back

For the Canadian World Cup Team, September entailed a trip to the Italian Alps for altitude training. Alex Harvey, Devon Kershaw, Lenny Valjas, Graeme Killick, and their coaches ventured to Livigno and Stelvio Pass, and joined the Norwegian men’s team for some workouts.

Rio Highlights: McFadden Takes Gold, Silver in Opening Paralympic Track Races

Rio Highlights: McFadden Takes Gold, Silver in Opening Paralympic Track Races

In the first three days of the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Tatyana McFadden, a seasoned wheelchair racer with 11 Paralympic medals (including silver in sit-skiing in Sochi), racked up silver and gold in her first two track-and-field races.

Summer Grand Prix: Fletcher 15th Overall, Berend and Loomis Jump into Contention (Updated)

Summer Grand Prix: Fletcher 15th Overall, Berend and Loomis Jump into Contention (Updated)

On the final days of the FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix, Taylor Fletcher raced to 15th overall for the U.S. while teammates Ben Berend and Ben Loomis proved they can fly. “Throughout the two-week Grand Prix Tour I had some of the furthest jumps on the hill,” Berend told FS. “By the time we got to Oberstdorf my confidence was through the roof.”

Living the Dream: 2016 Skate Rollerski Review

Living the Dream: 2016 Skate Rollerski Review

At long last, a top-to-bottom review of some of the best-known rollerski brands on the market, with a no-BS approach and review team of seasoned skiers, including an Olympic gold medalist, world champion and veterans of World Cup ski-testing protocols.

Wednesday Workout: ‘The Dirty 30′ with Matt Liebsch

Wednesday Workout: ‘The Dirty 30′ with Matt Liebsch

Dubbed “The Dirty 30” by Drew Holbrook, this L4/5 rollerski workout (with repetitions of 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off) comes from Gear West’s Matt Liebsch. “Between 20-40mins the workout will feel unbearable at times… this is where mental fortitude comes into play,” he explains.