“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.
This interview with 19-year-old Austin Huneck gives a glimpse of what it’s like to be a postgraduate skier and make the transition to full-time training and racing after high school. Huneck liked it so much, he’s onboard with the MWSC for the second-straight year.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today that New York City’s Lincoln Tunnel will be converted into cross-country ski tunnels, expected to open on April 1, 2015.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Riley Douglas, a junior at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School, and Colin Delaney of the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) won the women’s and men’s 7.8-kilometer Harry Eldridge Memorial classic races on Jan. 11 at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. Both men and women skied three laps on the 2.6 k […]
A follow-up article regarding the improvements ORDA has made to its Mt. Van Hoevenberg property, specifically its lodge, in the last two years and what could still be in store for the Olympic cross-country facility in Lake Placid, N.Y.
A World Cup cup race in the United States? Not impossible, but significant logistical and perhaps more importantly, financial barriers stand in the way. Still, Central Cross Country has been exploring the possibility, and there is also the dream of a Central Park sprint.
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Twenty-two years after the 1988 Winter Olympics, the Canmore Nordic Centre remains a model of legacy planning for Olympic cross-country venues. When it was built in 1986, Canmore set a new standard for nordic facilities, and when it was refurbished in 2005, the ski area redefined that standard. In his masters’ thesis, John-Christopher Reid called […]