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City of Valdez Aims to Showcase Local Trails with the Qaniq Challenge

City of Valdez Aims to Showcase Local Trails with the Qaniq Challenge

The Valdez Qaniq Challenge in Alaska may be in its inaugural year, but race organizers have big plans for its unveiling in January, including $10,000 in total prize money.

Put to Work in Nicaragua, Nine Canadians Got Dirty for Skiers 4 SchoolBOX

Put to Work in Nicaragua, Nine Canadians Got Dirty for Skiers 4 SchoolBOX

Nine Canadian skiers, headed by Olympian Perianne Jones, were involved in the fundraising and on-site construction work of a school in Nicaragua. Fasterskier talked earlier this month with Jones and a couple of her “Skiers 4 SchoolBOX” accomplices about their experience this spring.

Norway’s 10,000-Meter Champ, Steira Taking One Step at a Time

Norway’s 10,000-Meter Champ, Steira Taking One Step at a Time

Kristin Størmer Steira’s in the game for another season, but she’s not so sure what the next four years hold — definitely some school and not another Olympics. “I learned from my earlier mistakes saying this is my last year, but I don’t think longer than Falun … we’ll see,” she says in an exclusive interview.

The Hungry Skier: Oat Bran with Cherries & Almonds

The Hungry Skier: Oat Bran with Cherries & Almonds

Good Monday morning! Hungry? We’ve got you covered. How about a nice bowl of Oat Bran with Cherries & Almonds to get you started?

An Editor’s Report of the Bridger Ridge Run

An Editor’s Report of the Bridger Ridge Run

FasterSkier’s Associate Editor Lander Karath recently ran the Bridger Ridge Run in Bozeman, Mont. This is his account of the 20-mile running race.

Back from Blink, U.S. Biathletes Talk About Reentry (Video)

Back from Blink, U.S. Biathletes Talk About Reentry (Video)

JERICHO, Vt. – No matter how you slice it, last weekend’s race efforts at the North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships were hard. For Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke and Susan Dunklee — three U.S. Biathlon national-team members who competed for the first time […]

Review: Pursuit T6004 Rollerskis and Pursuit Skate Rollerski Brakes

Review: Pursuit T6004 Rollerskis and Pursuit Skate Rollerski Brakes

FasterSkier staff’s review of the RollerskiShop’s T6004 Pursuit skate rollerski and its accompanying brake.

Team Hardwood Seeks Beach Time, Beneficial Training in Tobermory

Team Hardwood Seeks Beach Time, Beneficial Training in Tobermory

Team Hardwood President Patricia MacDonell recaps her team’s annual junior camp on Bruce Peninsula in southern Ontario.

Wednesday Workout: APU’s Chelsea Holmes Breaks Down Strength Training

Wednesday Workout: APU’s Chelsea Holmes Breaks Down Strength Training

One of APU’s newest members, Chelsea Holmes explains what exactly she does for strength training and how she tackles her weaknesses. “My strength sessions often address numerous muscle groups and modes of training and development within a single session,” she says.

Pettersen, Alsgaard Amongst Those in Serious Rollerski Crash

Pettersen, Alsgaard Amongst Those in Serious Rollerski Crash

A group of 10 to 12 rollerskiers including acclaimed Norwegian skiers Øystein Pettersen and Thomas Alsgaard are OK after a group-rollerski crash Tuesday in Akershus, Norway. Three skiers from the group were sent to the hospital, and two required stays in the ER.

Pros of Tomorrow: Two-Time NCAA Champion Gruber Aims to ‘Blow Them Away’

Pros of Tomorrow: Two-Time NCAA Champion Gruber Aims to ‘Blow Them Away’

Anja Gruber thought she was done with skiing after finishing high school in her native Germany. However, she received a call from Partrick Weaver of UVM that changed everything. Now, Gruber is a two-time NCAA Champion with eyes on the World Cup.

Ultimate Refueling Contest Winners and Other Entries

Ultimate Refueling Contest Winners and Other Entries

The results are in for the Ultimate Refueling Contest! We had some pretty amazing submissions which made the task of choosing three winners incredibly tough. However, after much deliberation we have chosen the Katrina Howe and her “Energy Bombs” as our grand prize winner!

North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships in Photos

North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships in Photos

Lowell Bailey went 2 for 2 on the weekend in Jericho, and two different U.S. women edged Canada’s Rosanna Crawford for victories at the North American Rollerski Championships at the Ethan Allen Firing Range.

U20 National Training Group Camp Underway in Park City

U20 National Training Group Camp Underway in Park City

The U20 National Training Group Camp began in Park City August 13 and serves as a strengthening and team building experience for the country’s best U20 athletes.

As IBU Congress Nears, Many Rule Changes Up for Debate

As IBU Congress Nears, Many Rule Changes Up for Debate

Up for voting at the IBU Congress in September will be proposals for how to deal with mid-race cancellations, whether to amend the penalty in youth individual races, and whether age limits are appropriate at Open European Championships – as well as the creation of an entirely new junior racing circuit.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Seeks Instructors

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Seeks Instructors

Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado is seeking Nordic Ski Instructors for the 2014/2015 ski season.

This Month in Journals: Does Birthdate Matter in Winning, or Staying In, Youth Sports?

This Month in Journals: Does Birthdate Matter in Winning, or Staying In, Youth Sports?

In the 2013 World Junior Championships sprint, half of the male competitors in the final were born in the last five months of the eligibility window. Is this a case of a relative age effect – and what are the implications for elite sports on the whole, or retaining youngsters to be recreational athletes for life?

A Match Made in the Himalayas: Kershaw and Steira Engaged on Nepal’s Mera Peak

A Match Made in the Himalayas: Kershaw and Steira Engaged on Nepal’s Mera Peak

Devon Kershaw’s friends said he’d never make it to the summit of Mera Peak — not without popping the question to his girlfriend Kristin Størmer-Steira first. But he didn’t crack in Kathmandu, like they predicted, before their three-week climbing trek in April.

Interview: 1985 Overall World Cup Champion Anette Bøe

Interview: 1985 Overall World Cup Champion Anette Bøe

Norwegian skiing star Anette Bø discusses her introduction to skiing, being the first woman to skate ski on the international racing circuit, her mountain bike World Cup podium, her two national championships in hockey, and a possible move to the U.S.

Ultimate Refueling Contest: Submit Your Favorite Recovery Food and Win Equipment from Rottefella

Ultimate Refueling Contest: Submit Your Favorite Recovery Food and Win Equipment from Rottefella

One More Day! Do you have an amazing pre or post-workout food? With a quick submission you can win the respect of the ski community in addition to some Rottefella swag! Submit a recipe and photo of your favorite training food by THIS Friday for your chance to win Rottefella bindings and more!