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Wednesday Workout: Throwback ‘Continuous Bounding’ with Ivan Babikov

Wednesday Workout: Throwback ‘Continuous Bounding’ with Ivan Babikov

Why use a single hill for bounding intervals when you can cover an entire 5 k World Cup loop? Ivan Babikov’s continuous bounding workout will get your heart pumping and your legs strong for winter.

Sugar Bowl Seeks Assistant Nordic Coach

Sugar Bowl Seeks Assistant Nordic Coach

Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy on Donner Summit, Calif., is currently seeking an assistant Nordic ski coach.

Plain Valley Nordic Looking for Junior Head Coach

Plain Valley Nordic Looking for Junior Head Coach

The Plain Valley Nordic Team in Plain, Washington, is looking to hire a head coach for its junior Nordic race team.

Snowless Winter Didn’t Slow Momentum Northwest’s Inaugural Season

Snowless Winter Didn’t Slow Momentum Northwest’s Inaugural Season

Momentum Northwest, a new junior racing program based in Seattle, picked a tough year to start – warm temperatures brought rain, not snow. Despite more dryland training than ski trips, the team had a great start and almost all the athletes will be back for another go next season.

FasterSkier’s Cross Country Skiers of the Year: Liz Stephen and Alex Harvey

FasterSkier’s Cross Country Skiers of the Year: Liz Stephen and Alex Harvey

Liz Stephen and Alex Harvey are FasterSkier’s cross country skiers of the year for their impressive feats in the 2014/2015 season.

WADA Sets Priorities for $12 Million Research Pot: Using Chemistry and Omics to Study Doping

WADA Sets Priorities for $12 Million Research Pot: Using Chemistry and Omics to Study Doping

With $5.9 in pledges from 12 different countries and matching funds from the IOC, the World Anti-Doping Agency is kicking off their next research push. Among the priorities are learning how to use sophisticated genomic techniques to detect autologous blood transfusions. What the heck does that mean? Read on.

FasterSkier’s International Skiers of 2015: Marit Bjørgen and Petter Northug

FasterSkier’s International Skiers of 2015: Marit Bjørgen and Petter Northug

Norwegians Marit Bjørgen and Petter Northug are FasterSkier’s international skiers of 2015 for their dominating performances throughout this past season.

A Potential ‘Legacy Transaction’: Bridger Biathlon Club Aims to Merge Bohart and Crosscut

A Potential ‘Legacy Transaction’: Bridger Biathlon Club Aims to Merge Bohart and Crosscut

It started with the renovation of a biathlon range last year. Now the Bridger Biathlon Club in Bozeman, Mont., is pushing to purchase both Bohart and Crosscut ranches within the next three years and plans to launch a $10 million dollar fundraising campaign to do so.

FasterSkier’s Cross Country Performances of 2015: Jessie Diggins, Caitlin Gregg and Alex Harvey

FasterSkier’s Cross Country Performances of 2015: Jessie Diggins, Caitlin Gregg and Alex Harvey

FasterSkier’s cross country performances of the year come from Alex Harvey at the 2015 World Championships where he won silver and bronze medals in the sprint and skiathlon. Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg are co-recipients of the women’s award for their historic 2-3 finish in the 10 k freestyle at Worlds.

Wednesday Workout: Laying the Foundation with SMS and Sverre Caldwell

Wednesday Workout: Laying the Foundation with SMS and Sverre Caldwell

This week’s workout comes from USSA’s Domestic Coach of the Year, Sverre Caldwell of the Stratton Mountain School (SMS) in Stratton, Vt. Caldwell shares a typical day in the life of a Stratton athlete in May, including general strength followed by an easy distance workout.

Widmer Punches Her Ticket to Swiss National Team

Widmer Punches Her Ticket to Swiss National Team

After a disappointing 2015 season that was unable to bring back the high points of her first Olympics and national title in 2014, Heidi Widmer regrouped – and decided to take advantage of her dual citizenship and race for Switzerland next year, not Canada. She’s moving to Davos in June.

FasterSkier’s Continental Skiers of the 2015: Brennan and Blackhorse-von Jess

FasterSkier’s Continental Skiers of the 2015: Brennan and Blackhorse-von Jess

Rosie Brennan racked up six victories in eight races in the U.S. before finishing her season in Europe, and Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess also won both national sprints and subsequently qualified for World Championships, making them our Continental Skiers of the Year.

Learning While Teaching Skiing with NANANordic in Northwest Alaska

Learning While Teaching Skiing with NANANordic in Northwest Alaska

In April, FasterSkier contributor Seth Adams joined the volunteer ranks of NANANordic and headed north to Noorvik — a remote city in the Alaska’s Northwest Arctic. The following is his editorial recapping the experience.

FasterSkier’s Coach of 2015: Louis Bouchard

FasterSkier’s Coach of 2015: Louis Bouchard

Alex Harvey’s personal coach and the head coach of the Pierre-Harvey Training Centre for more than a decade, Louis Bouchard has been recognized as one of Canada’s top coaches for some time. This year, FasterSkier picked Bouchard — the man behind two individual World Championships medals — as its 2015 Coach of the Year.

FasterSkier’s Breakthrough Skiers of 2015: Rosie Brennan and Graeme Killick

FasterSkier’s Breakthrough Skiers of 2015: Rosie Brennan and Graeme Killick

After impressive seasons and groundbreaking results at World Championships from Rosie Brennan and Graeme Killick, the American and Canadian have earned the title of FasterSkier’s Breakthrough Skiers of 2015.

Skofterud Brings Eating Disorders into the Spotlight; 1 in 9 Athletes Affected

Skofterud Brings Eating Disorders into the Spotlight; 1 in 9 Athletes Affected

Vibeke Skofterud, an Olympic gold medalist and Vasaloppet champ, is opening up about eating disorders which have plagued her career. Thirteen percent of athletes will have disordered eating at some point in their career, but Skofterud asks them to think bigger: “Do not forget why you’re doing what you’re doing… What is it that really makes you happy?”

Wednesday Workout: Throwback Cycling with Tad Elliott

Wednesday Workout: Throwback Cycling with Tad Elliott

There are workouts where you finish battered and beaten, muscles packed with lactate. And then, there are days when you just go out and ride your bike. Unlike some of the more painful sessions one might do on foot or in the gym, former U.S. Ski Team member Tad Elliott calls this road ride a “free workout” — its psychological toll is minimal.

FasterSkier’s Para-Nordic Skiers of 2015: Andy Soule and Oksana Masters

FasterSkier’s Para-Nordic Skiers of 2015: Andy Soule and Oksana Masters

Two Americans made history this past season, topping the overall IPC World Cup sit-ski podiums and bringing home a hefty load of medals over the course of the winter, making them our picks for Para-Nordic Skiers of the Year.

U.S. Ski Team Nominates 16; New Additions to B, D Teams

U.S. Ski Team Nominates 16; New Additions to B, D Teams

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced its cross-country team nominations for the 2015/2016 season on Thursday, naming 16 athletes to the team, four more than the previous year.

NENSA Seeks High Performance Director

NENSA Seeks High Performance Director

The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) is seeking a Director of High Performance to oversee its competitive programming. The current competitive programs director Janice Sibilia will be leaving NENSA this summer after nearly nine years of service.