After six years, the end is in sight: construction is underway for The Loppet Foundation’s Trailhead. The Trailhead is an ambitious project to improve skiing infrastructure at Theodore Wirth Regional Park in Minneapolis, Minn. The year-round facility will feature a strength-and-conditioning area, a bike-and-ski rental shop, locker room, and food service. Outdoor amenities include a tubing […]
FAYSTON, Vt. — This past Sunday, July 23, Kam Husain and Alex Lawson won the 2017 App Gap Challenge and set some of the fastest times on the grueling course in the process. Husain, a 19-year-old Vermont native and former Stratton Mountain School skier, set a new men’s course record of 30 minutes, 28 seconds. […]
Winter closed with a bang at Casper Mountain Biathlon Club (CMBC) in Casper, Wyo., as the nordic center hosted World Para Nordic Skiing NorAm & U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Biathlon Nationals with four races in three days earlier this month. “Although the event was small, the competition was quality,” CMBC Managing Director Cathy Rosser wrote in […]
When it came to investing in snowmaking, New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) went with the go-big mentality, leasing a TechnoAlpin Snow Factory for the Mount Van Hoevenberg nordic center and using the technology throughout the 2016/2017 winter season. Following the previous 2015/2016 season, in which Mt. Van Hoevenberg, “Van Ho” for short, was open 37 days, according to […]
With Kuusamo’s sudden cancellation of the season-opening Ruka Triple in November, FIS formally announced a schedule change for the start of the 2017/2018 World Cup season. The season’s first event will be a mini tour in Thailand. Yup, Thailand. A dedicated committee of ski enthusiasts recently committed to organizing a three-stage mini tour on the outskirts of […]
Note: In addition to the Dublin School, at least one other private school in New Hampshire has FIS-homologated trails. Proctor Academy, with 360 students in Andover, N.H., built FIS-approved trails (also designed by John Morton) two years ago. Proctor has two FIS-homologated loops of 2.5 k and snowmaking on 1.4 k. […]
Soldier Hollow and Park City are as ready as they’re going to be to host the first Junior/U23 World Championships in the U.S. in 31 years. “If we did nothing from now to January 30, facility-wise, we’re ready to go,” Greg Porier said in early August. “If athletes showed up tomorrow, we’re ready.”
The “Jacked Up Old Man” won his third Climb to the Castle up Whiteface Mountain on the race’s 10th anniversary, edging Russell Currier by eight seconds, and a 17-year-old CSU skier held off her twin sister and an SMS junior in the women’s race.
Is there room at one ski center to support two junior development programs? In central Oregon, it depends on who you ask. In February 2015, Bend Endurance Academy requested to use the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center during periods of low snow. The resort denied the request, citing it was already at capacity.
After being business-run for the last 40 years, the Weston Ski Track is now in the hands of the state of Massachusetts after the DCR decided to assume management this summer. Local skiers talk about the impact and potential implications of the decision.
A day after turning 58, FasterSkier contributor Peter Minde shaved 6 seconds off his time in the insanely tough Climb to the Castle. Here, Minde shares three workouts that have helped him get the most out of each week, while balancing work, family and training for skiing in New Jersey.
Note: Two photo captions in this article have been corrected to identify Sun Valley’s Rogan Brown as the men’s race leader around mile four.
When it comes to matters involving Petter Northug, Jr., one of Norway’s greatest skiers, reactions are mixed, but the controversy surrounding the 29 year old and his decision to opt out of the national-team’s terms remains. As of Tuesday, both parties were still standing their ground.
The Casper Mountain Biathlon Club has broken ground on an ambitious plan for a 30-point biathlon range and 10 kilometers of new homologated trails — at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level — for both adaptive and able-bodied skiers.
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.
In a surprise move, USSA President Tiger Shaw announced Wednesday that the state-of-the-art Center of Excellence in will be put up for sale and rhythmic movements, known as Prancercise, will replace traditional strength training for all USSA athletes.
The Weston Ski Track just outside of Boston is a busy place, with 1,100 season-pass holders and 25,000 to 30,000 skiers each winter. So when the lights went out last year, the community sprang into action.
An idea from Williams’ associate athletic director came to life with the help of one of the college’s skiers: Will Wicherski. By 2016, Williams could be hosting its Carnival on a homologated 5-kilometer loop at Prospect Mountain in Woodford, Vt.
Construction is underway on the eight-mile Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, the upper five miles of which the U.S. Ski Team, US Biathlon and NYSEF use for the annual Climb to the Castle rollerski race, set for Sept. 6.
“When I look at a trail, I look at it as a big earth sculpture,” Thom Perkins says. It’s the old joke: what do you do with a fine-arts degree? For Perkins, who spent the last 38 years as executive director of the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, degrees in sculpture and photography led to sculpting land.