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Pros of Tomorrow Presented by Fischer: Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt

Pros of Tomorrow Presented by Fischer: Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt

At 22, Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt hasn’t taken the most conventional road as an up-and-coming Canadian skier, but she’s developed training smarts through experience and is now working toward U23 World Championships, Canada’s 2016 World Cups and the 2018 Olympics with Rocky Mountain Racers in Canmore.

Wednesday Workout: How to Get It Done When You’re Out Straight

Wednesday Workout: How to Get It Done When You’re Out Straight

Fresh off his wedding day, Bryan Fletcher gives some advice for how to keep your energy levels high, stay productive and get the most out of your workouts even during the busiest of times.

Biathlon World Cup Preview: Ladies’ Landscape Changes

Biathlon World Cup Preview: Ladies’ Landscape Changes

Retirements were expected after an Olympic season – but the women’s biathlon field will be shaken up even more, as several top competitors are taking the season off for babies or injuries. Plus, Darya Domracheva has switched her coach and Ukraine stars face a funding crisis. All the updates inside – the World Cup is on in less than two months!

U.S. Paralympics Stoked But Not Quite Satisfied: Sights Set on Korea

U.S. Paralympics Stoked But Not Quite Satisfied: Sights Set on Korea

While the three medals U.S. Paralympics Nordic won in Sochi are still fresh, the team’s moving on and doing everything it can with the money it has to be a leading force in Paralympic cross-country skiing and biathlon. “Medals are good, but they’re not critical,” director John Farra explains. “I think they’re going to be more critical in Pyeongchang.”

What Separates the U.S. From Scandinavia? An American Coach in Sweden Weighs In

What Separates the U.S. From Scandinavia? An American Coach in Sweden Weighs In

A former top World Junior Championships competitor from Vermont, Kevin Cutts now coaches a ski gymnasium in Sweden. He chatted with FasterSkier about how he sees U.S. skiing, now that he’s living abroad – and concludes that North America isn’t as far behind as we think we are.

The Hungry Skier: Fall Single-Serving Smoothies

The Hungry Skier: Fall Single-Serving Smoothies

Beets, kale, apple crisp, maple syrup — these are ingredients you could be using in your smoothie this morning, afternoon or evening — before or after your workout. Check out some creative ideas from Runner’s World.

One Wild Ride: U.S. Paralympics Innovates Sit-Ski Treadmill Technique Training (Video)

One Wild Ride: U.S. Paralympics Innovates Sit-Ski Treadmill Technique Training (Video)

Last week, the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Team toyed with a new kind of training at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center: technique on a rollerski treadmill using live-video feedback. Oksana Masters was nervous before, but ramped it up to 10 mph at a 10-percent incline before the workout was over.

Newell Rallies Alongside 400,000 at World’s Largest Climate March

Newell Rallies Alongside 400,000 at World’s Largest Climate March

400,000 demonstrators gathered on the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21. Amongst the crowd was USST member Andy Newell who has been working to raise awareness surrounding climate change with his organization, Athletes for Action.

This Month in Journals: Aerosol Particles and Wax Tech Health

This Month in Journals: Aerosol Particles and Wax Tech Health

A new study assessed the exposure to airborne particles by 45 different World Cup wax techs across three disciplines – cross country, biathlon, and nordic combined. The results are scary, but the team also demonstrated that a custom-built ventilation system can reduce exposure by 95%.

‘Midwest Might Not be the Most Sexy Training Site’ But It’s Got the Athletes, Says New CXC Team Coach Keller

‘Midwest Might Not be the Most Sexy Training Site’ But It’s Got the Athletes, Says New CXC Team Coach Keller

You might say the CXC Team is rebuilding, but that wouldn’t sum up what’s entirely going on. “All the coaches agreed, the team needs to get back to the roots of developing athletes,” executive director Yuriy Gusev said. A new head coach, Andy Keller, has been tasked with leading that effort.

Wednesday Workout: 100 k Ski-A-Thon with SMST2

Wednesday Workout: 100 k Ski-A-Thon with SMST2

Saturday marked Stratton Mountain T2 Team’s third annual 100 k Ski-A-Thon. A clever mix between a fundraiser and an over-distance workout, the event is a way for the team to reap both physical and financial benefits over the course of 62.1 miles.

After Two-Year Apprenticeship, Lemieux Takes Reins from Fisher at Williams

After Two-Year Apprenticeship, Lemieux Takes Reins from Fisher at Williams

Jason Lemieux was happy living in Oregon. But he took what he considered the opportunity of a lifetime and came East to coach his alma mater, Williams College. Traditions remain in place but Lemieux has added variety to the Williams program, which he hopes will help the Ephs rise to new heights.

USST Seeks Staff for U23/Junior Worlds and U18 Championships

USST Seeks Staff for U23/Junior Worlds and U18 Championships

The U.S. Ski Team and National Nordic Foundation are looking for applicants to staff the 2015 Junior World Ski Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, as well as the U18 trip in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Please see the two press releases below.

Pros of Tomorrow Brought by Fischer: Nichole Bathe

Pros of Tomorrow Brought by Fischer: Nichole Bathe

Heads turned when the first American across the line in the women’s 5-kilometer classic race at the 2014 NCAA Championships in March was an 18-year-old freshmen from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This year, Nichole Bathe has her sights set on even better results at NCAAs and qualifying for another Junior World Championships.

Bryntesson’s Söckertoppen Camp Takes ‘Best from the Athletic World and Puts That in the Diabetic World’

Bryntesson’s Söckertoppen Camp Takes ‘Best from the Athletic World and Puts That in the Diabetic World’

Despite being diagnosed as a diabetic when he was a kid, Robin Bryntesson is still one of the top skiers in the world. And one of the busiest: in the summer he runs a camp for children with diabetes, he’s constantly producing funny videos, and his downloadable technique app just went live.

GRP Finds Stellar Conditions at On-Snow Camp in Austria

GRP Finds Stellar Conditions at On-Snow Camp in Austria

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project traveled to Ramsau, Austria Sept. 8 for a roughly three week on-snow training camp on the Dachstein Glacier. The 12 member squad has found excellent conditions and an abundance of international skiers on the glacier’s 9 k groomed loop.

With Tour Win Under Belt, Hamilton Looks to Improve in 2015

With Tour Win Under Belt, Hamilton Looks to Improve in 2015

FasterSkier caught up with Simi Hamilton during the USST Lake Placid Training Camp to talk with him about his summer training and the winter season ahead. While Hamilton doesn’t plan to change much in his routine, several “gear changes” might allow him to achieve even higher results in the coming months.

Burke, Dunklee Edge Teammates in Whiteface Footrace (with Photo Gallery)

Burke, Dunklee Edge Teammates in Whiteface Footrace (with Photo Gallery)

“You know we do other workouts,” Tim Burke says with a laugh more than halfway up the 4,867-foot Whiteface Mountain. Minutes before, the U.S. biathlete completed Tuesday’s big effort in 13 minutes, 21 seconds, finishing about 1,300 feet higher than he started for a new record in the hill climb named after him.

Wednesday Workout: Challenging the Pros

Wednesday Workout: Challenging the Pros

Looking for some extra motivation, what author Francois Léger Dionne calls “a simple spark so many endurance athletes tend to lose along the rocky road to personal gratification”? How about racing against the pros on your schedule and with home-gym advantage?

Despite Post-Olympic Blues, Stephen Motivated to Conquer the ‘Next Step’

Despite Post-Olympic Blues, Stephen Motivated to Conquer the ‘Next Step’

“If you are always getting what you set out to achieve it’s way too easy. [Last season] has motivated me and the team is definitely motivated to go out and kick some butt,” Liz Stephen told FasterSkier. After her team failed to realize its Olympic-year goals, Stephen says that she’s ready to reach for the next level, and it certainly looks like she’s headed in that direction.