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Former USST Racer Davis Finds Success in Soccer

Former USST Racer Davis Finds Success in Soccer

Skyler Davis, former USST member and SMS T2 racer, retired from skiing in 2014. Since then he’s picked up soccer and is finding success at the University of Vermont where he was recently named the team’s captain.

Participants Traverse Wilderness in 2015 AlaskAcross

Participants Traverse Wilderness in 2015 AlaskAcross

Contributor Seth Adams recounts his recent experience in a point-to-point wilderness race across the north side of the eastern Alaska Range called AlaskAcross.

Birkie Out of the FIS Worldloppet Cup for 2016, But Still Hopes to Draw Euros

Birkie Out of the FIS Worldloppet Cup for 2016, But Still Hopes to Draw Euros

The American Birkebeiner will not be part of the FIS Marathon Cup, now re-named the FIS Worldloppet Cup, in 2016. But organizers are trying other plans to draw more international racers, and will be back on the Cup schedule in 2017.

Wednesday Workout: Rowing with the Craftsbury Green Racing Project

Wednesday Workout: Rowing with the Craftsbury Green Racing Project

This week’s Wednesday Workout comes from the Craftsbury Green Racing Project, centered at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont. With professional rowers also based at the center, the GRP ski team takes advantage of the center’s facilities to partake in full-body cross training.

Johnson Takes Over as Head Coach at MSU after Trygstad-Saari Resigns

Johnson Takes Over as Head Coach at MSU after Trygstad-Saari Resigns

Matthew Perry Johnson was named the new head coach of the Montana State University nordic ski team following Kristina Trygstad-Saari’s resignation from the position this spring after one year on the job. Johnson is the third head coach in two years for the Bobcats.

Heinicke Third in Frassinoro Biathlon Festival, A Summer Party in Italy’s Hills

Heinicke Third in Frassinoro Biathlon Festival, A Summer Party in Italy’s Hills

Frassinoro, Italy, is a town of just 700 people, but it pulls international biathletes in every June for a unique festival: shooting range on the soccer field, rollerskiing through town. Canada’s Megan Heinicke, coming off her best World Cup season ever, raved about the experience.

Tahoe Cross Country Seeking Head Coach for Junior Development & Competition Team

Tahoe Cross Country Seeking Head Coach for Junior Development & Competition Team

The Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association (TCCSEA) program is seeking a Head Coach to work with its Nordic Junior Development and Competition Team, serving primarily middle school and high school age racers.

From the Pack: Chloe Levins

From the Pack: Chloe Levins

Chloe Levins has always been a skier, but it wasn’t until she started biathlon that things took off. Spending her time between two passions, biathlon and golf, the 17-year-old is looking to improve on her 18th-place finish at the 2015 IBU World Youth Championships.

Is Cross-Country Skiing Predictable?

Is Cross-Country Skiing Predictable?

A study published in December says yes – in fact, the authors write that the correlations of results from one World Cup to the next is more predictable than in any other sport they looked at.

Biathlon Canada Seeks Applications for High Performance Director

Biathlon Canada Seeks Applications for High Performance Director

Biathlon Canada is seeking a High Performance Director to supervise the national team. The position will be based in Canmore and applications close July 12th.

Stella Holt Examines Fixture of Nordic Community in ‘Fred.’

Stella Holt Examines Fixture of Nordic Community in ‘Fred.’

When Stella Holt examined the life of Fred Fayette, she got more than she bargained for. Not only did she discover the rich life of the UVM assistant coach, but also found peace with her departure from a lifetime of competing in the sport.

Wednesday Workout: Throwback Yoga with Frédérique Vézina

Wednesday Workout: Throwback Yoga with Frédérique Vézina

For this week’s Wednesday Workout we revisit an important activity that improves strength, flexibility, and recovery: Yoga. Former Canadian National Junior Development Team skier Frédérique Vézina takes us through her routine.

Bjørgen Announces Pregnancy, Plans to Skip Upcoming Season

Bjørgen Announces Pregnancy, Plans to Skip Upcoming Season

The queen of cross country skiing will have an heir to her throne come December, and if all goes according to plan she will be back to ruling the World Cup by 2017.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Seeks Cross Country Center Staff and/or Instructor

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Seeks Cross Country Center Staff and/or Instructor

Devil’s Thumb Ranch is looking for a knowledgable nordic skier to teach the general public to cross country ski and assists in all aspects of the X-Country Center operation.

Bogus Basin Nordic Team Assistant Coach Opening

Bogus Basin Nordic Team Assistant Coach Opening

BBNT is seeking to hire a Part-time Head Coach for the middle school Comp-Devo Team/Assistant Coach for the high school Comp Team.

Six Big Problems with the Beijing 2022 Olympic Bid

Six Big Problems with the Beijing 2022 Olympic Bid

From no snow to human rights and lack of any meaningful long-term legacy, there are big reasons why the IOC should not choose Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Biathlon Alberta Hiring General Manager

Biathlon Alberta Hiring General Manager

Biathlon Alberta, the provincial governing body for the Olympic winter sport of Biathlon, is seeking applications for a full‐time General Manager, based in Canmore, Alberta.

Chris Lindsay Leaves Biathlon Canada After Four Years as High Performance Director

Chris Lindsay Leaves Biathlon Canada After Four Years as High Performance Director

After four years as High Performance Director with Biathlon Canada, Chris Lindsay will be leaving the organization to take over as High Performance Advisor to summer sports at Own the Podium.

Ski Tour Canada 2016 Unveils Official Dates, Website

Ski Tour Canada 2016 Unveils Official Dates, Website

Starting with a freestyle sprint in Gatineau, Quebec and concluding with 10 and 15 k classic pursuits in Canmore, Alberta the eight-stage Ski Tour Canada 2016 will take place over the course of the first 12 days of March.

Wednesday Workout: Athletic Movement with USSA Strength Coach Tschana Schiller

Wednesday Workout: Athletic Movement with USSA Strength Coach Tschana Schiller

This week’s Wednesday Workout comes from Tschana Schiller, Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, who stresses the importance of athletic movement.