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If you are looking to hit the slopes this season, you may be trying to opt for good timing and the best snowfall. Here are a few pointers for choosing the best skiing weather.
There are three scenarios for Toko grip wax (hard wax). Always when grip waxing, do your first few layers over the entire length of the kick zone and the last layers only in the middle (working your way shorter and shorter). The first is if the snow is normal powder snow or skied in powder. […]
RUMFORD, Maine – The final day of the United States Cross Country Ski Championship saw some controversy during the A Final of the men’s classic sprint on the trails of Black Mountain. Torin Koos (BSF) skied away from the rest of the heat, but was later disqualified for a questionable move, so the second skier […]
RUMFORD, Maine – In the wake of the 2012 United States Cross Country Ski Championship natural snow has finally started to fall and the racers move on to the next event on their schedule, but we take a look back at the final day of competition on the trails of Black Mountain. Watch how the […]
RUMFORD, Maine – For most of the racers in the men’s 30km classic mass start at the United States Cross Country Ski Championship there was one long effort, but for Noah Hoffman it was ski 20km and then race 10km as fast as he could. Watch how things played out for Hoffman and the rest […]
RUMFORD, Maine — With falling snow and six trips up Black Mountain’s infamous ‘High School Hill’ the ladies’ 20km classic mass start was exciting. Through the race the lead pack decreased from a mass to just five and by the time the skiers finally crossed the line it was the US Ski Team/CXC’s Jessie Diggins who […]
RUMFORD, Maine — Watch the action from Thursday at Black Mountain of the men’s 15 k individual start skate race, which featured four laps of a 3.26 k loop. Official results with splits
RUMFORD, Maine — In case you missed it on Thursday, check out the action from the women’s 10 k skate race at Black Mountain, which featured three 3.26 k loops. Official results with splits
RUMFORD, Maine – With a strong headwind down the homestretch, the men proved that it was all about their position into the stadium, staying low and having enough energy for the final burst to the line. When the snow settled it was Torin Koos who took his third straight sprint title. Contributing camera work by […]
RUMFORD, Maine – A cold and windy day on the trails of Black Mountain resulted in tactical sprint races on Tuesday. When the boots finally crossed the finish line it was a CXC sweep of the podium, check out how it went down. Contributing camera work by Evan Dethier.
In contrast to Friday’s freestyle, the 5 / 10 k classic in West Yellowstone, MT featured brilliant blue skis, frigid temperatures and pristine tracks. Our camera crew combated freezing batteries to bring you riveting footage of the final races of the opening SuperTour. Ladies’ 5km Classic: Men’s 10km Classic: Contributing camerawork by Audrey […]
With the weather changing drastically throughout the morning today’s West Yellowstone SuperTour was quite a spectacle. The ladies skied 10km, the men competed for 15km and the FasterSkier crew tried to keep up at several different locations on the course. Ladies’ 10km Skate: Men’s 15km Skate: Contributing camerawork by Audrey Mangan.
We may not be EuroSport, but our camera crew took some compelling footage from partway up the steep, final pitch of the sprint course at West Yellowstone on Wednesday. As Showdown men’s winner Mike Sinnott said, you had to time your final kick to the finish perfectly, or you weren’t even going to make it […]
The scene at Holmenkollen for the men’s 50km freestyle mass start today was nothing short of spectacular. With an estimated 105,000 fans packed in around the courses 8.3km lap it was an environment that the sport of Nordic skiing has never been witnessed before. Here are some images from along the course.
The dealers on the Fischer / Swix trip to Norway headed up the hill today from Oslo to Holmenkollen, like many we were part of the massive crowd. With a blue sky overhead and downtown Oslo as a background, fans piled along the course of the ladies’ 30km freestyle race today at Holmenkollen everywhere they […]
As a reward to the dealers who were able to sell the most Swix Triac poles and Fischer RCS Carbonlite boots a contest was organized; to the winners a trip to Norway. First a few days in Lillehammer then down to Oslo for the World Championships. Come on New Jersey On Monday the nine dealers […]
With temperatures in the morning around freezing, and then quickly rising, the conditions were soft and slow for this year’s Mora Vasaloppet. Matt Liebsch powered through, using smart race strategy to get clear of his competitors for the win in the 58km freestyle, while Johanna Winters waited until the very end to make her move […]
AUBURN, N.H. — Fischer Skis announced today it has launched the first Nordic skis with a natural basalt core for remarkable effects on ski weight and performance. Available on four ski models, Fischer’s new Air Core Basalight technology significantly reduces weight to deliver a superior cross country skiing experience. Furthermore, replacing conventional fiberglass with volcanic […]
FasterSkier talks with American cross country sprint star and self-proclaimed red neck Andy Newell for an update on his summer activities, spring time training philosophy, and changing goals for the 2010-2011 World Cup season. What are your travel plans like for the summer? When and where are you all getting together for camps and the […]