(Press release) Jackson, NH: After leading the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (JSTF) for 38 years, Thom Perkins has announced his retirement from the organization. As its Executive Director since 1976, Perkins has been instrumental in transforming the small village of Jackson, [...]
Everywhere else flowers are blooming and thoughts are turning to spring. But here in West Yellowstone, we got over a FOOT of new, amazing snow in the last couple of days. The trails are in amazing condition and no longer require trail fees (donations are always welcome though). We’re still grooming, though it’s intermittently and with the ginzu. As you can see from the pictures, the skies are blue bird and the smiles are huge!
At Gear West we have a strong understanding of flex data and how it relates to glide properties of skate skis. Looking at classic skis has been more involved because there are more variables compared to skating, both kick and glide. Over the past year we have spent considerable time looking at bad, good and great classic skis. We look at how the flex pattern changes with load and the static shapes at a given skier body weight. We take the gathered flex data and draw a parallel to how the ski actually performs on the trails.
Swix is a long time champion of the Nordic community, supporting programs, athletes, venues and retailers at all levels of the sport. Their long-standing sponsorship of New England Nordic Ski Association likewise supports NENSA programing along the entire pipeline, from the Bill Koch Festival to the New England Junior National Team and beyond.
The Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon will take place on Saturday March 8. Cash prizes for the top five men/women in the 42K. Age group awards in both races, 3-deep/5-year age groups. Skier banquet and huge raffle in Resort Ballroom. Online registration is open through Wed, March 5 at www.SkiReg.com; register now to save $20 over day-of-race entry.
Birkie Classic Women’s Champion Natalja Naryshkina on the Immune Health Benefits of Vector450 ‘Egg Pills’
The winter of 2013-2014 has been big for Morton Trails. Ski racers and recreationalists alike are getting out and experiencing vastly different natural landscapes and competitions through the lens of our ski trails. From the newly minted 5k race course at the Dublin School in New Hampshire – where New England Prep School Athletic Championships took place with great success in February – to the NCAA Tormondsen Family Race Course at Middlebury College’s Rikert Touring Center, our trails are being benefited from at the highest levels of the sport.