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Tahoe Donner Cross Country and Downhill Ski Areas Open for the Winter Season; Snowplay Open Daily for Holidays

All three of Tahoe Donner’s winter venues are now open for the 2014-2015 season.

Crested Butte: The 29th Annual Alley Loop


The 29th Annual Alley Loop presented by Western State Colorado University will take place on Saturday, February 7th. Part of the American Ski Marathon Series and an American Birkebeiner qualifying race, the event is also Crested Butte’s largest costume party.

Lake Placid Nordic Festival Feb. 27 – March 1

Lake Placid, N.Y. has a well-deserved reputation for world-class alpine skiing, but it also has some of the best Nordic skiing in the United States. The Lake Placid region has plenty to offer Nordic skiers and winter enthusiasts of all ages and abilities with its vast array of groomed and set to its backcountry trails. So whether you’re a beginner skier or an experienced racer, the place to be February 27-March 1, 2015 is in Lake Placid for its first-ever Nordic Festival.

4 Olympian Skiers that Moonlight as Poker Players

Sweden's Marcus Hellner.

Skiing and poker seem like an unlikely pair, but there are actually several Olympian skiers that play poker for sport, too. Poker doesn’t require the same type of athleticism as skiing, but there is a mental component to both games that pushes these players to outsmart their competitors. Take a look at these four Olympian skiers that moonlight as poker players when they’re not on the slopes.

BeFAST Sportsgear Named Ski Industry Partner for the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships

BeFast Sportsgear Senior Nationals Partner

BeFAST Sportgear is proud to announce that we will be a Ski Industry Partner for the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships, held in Houghton, MI from January 2-9.

Stowe Derby XC Ski Race Introduces New Fatbike Competitor Class

For the 70th edition of the Stowe Derby an unprecedented class of competitor will be introduced. In addition to classic nordic skiing and skate ski categories a new fatbike class will be added for winter cycling competitors and enthusiasts.

Swix Presents Cera Novax Speed Tour

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In the wake of Swix’s release of the Cera Nova X line, Swix National Racing Director Chris Hall is embarking on a year long clinic and outreach tour to educate people on the new waxes, lineups and products available through the redesigned system.

BeFAST demonstrates that “no two snowflakes are alike”

BeFAST - Saint Paul Academy Nordic Team

BeFAST Sportgear recently created custom performance headbands for the Saint Paul Academy Nordic Team. Challenged with the mission to set the team apart from other Nordic race teams across the state of Minnesota, BeFAST design services created a custom, one of a kind snowflake logo.

Shake It Off

Introducing Toko JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0

OK, so you ski, snowboard, and cross country ski – or at least 2 of those three. What to do for a tuning set up? A combination of a Ski Vise World Cup ($MSRP $21) and a Universal Adapter (MSRP $50) is a great solution that addresses Alpine skis, snowboards, and Nordic skis alike. The Universal Adapter is made of metal and will last as long as you do!

Woodski – winter holiday sale!

  Everything at Woodski is on sale until 12/24 – 10% off everything in the shop! Order it all and use the coupon code “winterholiday2014” to get the discount! Now is a great time to experience the amazing foot clamp […]

Gear West’s 20-Second Video Contest


Gear West’s 20-Second Nordic Ski Video Contest Win a Birkie Entry or $100 Swix gift card. Grab your camera (or phone) shoot a race, your favorite trail, tell a story, make it funny or serious – just keep it to […]

Madshus Integrates Wearable Tech into 2014 Ski Line


SEATTLE, Wash. (December 8, 2014) — Madshus, the world’s leading performance Nordic ski company, has created a paradigm shift in the world of fitness with the release of its new empower program. Madshus Empower, recently featured in the New York […]

TripAdvisor Names Traverse City One of 10 “Choice Destinations on the Rise” For 2015

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TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has listed Traverse City as one of 10 U.S. winners of its 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards for “Destinations on the Rise.” The awards highlight spots in the country and around the world that have shown the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest from TripAdvisor’s online community from one year to the next.

Craftsbury Demo Days – this Weekend


Join us at Craftsbury for our annual Demo Days event Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, from 9am to 3pm both days. If you want to try out this year’s brand new skis, poles, wax, clothing and all the […]

Borah Teamwear Nordic Race Suit Giveaway


Sign-up for your chance to win your own custom Nordic race suit! TWO lucky winners will be drawn on Friday, December 12. Each will have the opportunity to design their very own custom Nordic race suit with Borah’s Individual-Custom design center.

West Yellowstone Report and More


(Press release) In case you didn’t thoroughly check out the eBlast where I explained about the new JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0 products, here is a link where you can read and learn about them. They are fantastic! Photos from […]

APU Nordic Team Outfitted in New Custom Race Suits From Craft

The Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center has started testing its new high-end custom race suits, body mapped with carbon fibers to enhance temperature management in all conditions. Thanks to a partnership with CRAFT Sportswear North America, APU will benefit […]

Black Friday Sale All Weekend at Gear West

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Take advantage of great prices all weekend at Gear West:

Podiumwear Black Friday Sales Event to Benefit World Champion and Olympian Jessie Diggins.

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For the first time, Podiumwear Custom Sports Apparel will be holding a 4-day sales event starting on Black Friday and ending Cyber Monday. These Black Friday prices will ONLY be available during this sales event. New Gold and Silver nordic race suit designs will be available for both men and women. There will be 7 new suits options, all of which were designed by World Champion and Podiumwear Ambassador Jessie Diggins.

Low-Fluoro Craftsbury Opener on Sunday, Nov. 30

GRP and USBA athlete Hannah Dreissigacker at the Opener, 2012. The Opener field is one of our most diverse! (Photo: Craftsbury Outdoor Center)

Low-Fluoro Craftsbury Opener this weekend! (Press release) We’re excited to invite everyone to the Craftsbury Opener this Sunday, November 30. In a new twist this season, we’re making one change to this traditional early season interval start freestyle race:  we’re […]