You should be in Bend. Bend, Oregon. Right now. For all of my “shallow readers” in the audience, those unable to focus on any piece of written work longer than 140 characters (you know who you are), you can stop...
To kick off this World Cup season, Cross Country Canada (CCC) had planned to send four women for Period 1. After its men’s team has gathered most of the attention in recent years, the Canadian women are now in a...
As promised, the Canadian version of "Where the (Skiable) White Stuff Is" (a.k.a. November skiing) is here, minus the bit about where to ski at Thanksgiving. Canada doesn't usually have much snow at Thanksgiving, mostly...
Natural snow is where it's at, unless there's none to be found. In high-elevation places like West Yellowstone, Mont., (roughly 6,600 feet above sea level) and Crested Butte (nearly 9,000 feet), November skiing is almost...
Eleven Craftsbury Green Racing Project skiers and three coaches took their training to Slovenia and Austria this month to check out Planica's new ski tunnel (in a three-level parking garage) then more snow time 9,000 feet above sea level at the Dachstein glacier.
Race results and records from the last 10 year of the Climb to the Castle rollerski race up Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid, N.Y., courtesy of the New York Ski Educational Foundation. Guess who's won it five times?
For the Canadian World Cup Team, September entailed a trip to the Italian Alps for altitude training. Alex Harvey, Devon Kershaw, Lenny Valjas, Graeme Killick, and their coaches ventured to Livigno and Stelvio Pass, and joined the Norwegian men's team for some workouts.
Everything's better with a group -- at least in terms of threshold interval workouts. In this "Throwback Workout" from three years ago, U.S. women's coach Matt Whitcomb explains why this was one of the best workouts he had seen back then. “It doesn’t need to be incredibly hard — today was roughly threshold and above during bursts of speed — but it was about the terrain that helped push the pace for us,” he said.
After recently returning from a training camp with the Norwegian women's team, Jessie Diggins describes how the opportunity came about and one of her favorite workouts from her week in Norway. "I’m always looking for ways to make summer training exciting, new and adventurous," Diggins said.
France's Anaïs Bescond has been training with Biathlon Canada for the past two weeks and next two to come. “I think what is really interesting for me is to share our different experience about training,” Bescond said.
US Biathlon is looking for "talented endurance athletes who are interested in becoming world-class competitors" to attend its third-annual talent identification camp June 19-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Sure, West Yellowstone's the biggest and one of the longest-standing annual November ski camps in North America, but there are several other options across the U.S. and Canada for early season skiing. Start planning next year's trip now.
Hailey Swirbul of the Aspen Valley Ski Club takes us through a workout her team recently did in West Yellowstone, one designed to prepare them for this weekend's races and the season ahead: Level 3/ Level 4 combination skate-intensity.
With more than half of the World Cup races being stages this season, the U.S. Ski Team has decided to incorporate the mini-tour format into its training and is ending its annual Park City camp with a three-day rollerski series.
Rocky Mountain Racers recently returned from its annual fall camp in Park City, Utah. Athlete Maya MacIsaac-Jones recaps the team's two weeks there, including a sprint time trial with the local Wasatch Nordic Ski Academy.
After the second set of US Biathlon trials in Jericho, Vt., three athletes have been selected to join five others at the national team's upcoming camp in Utah, preceding the World Cup team naming later this fall.
With at least a dozen workouts in six days, including back-to-back interval sessions one grueling day, the U.S. Ski Team completed its annual dryland camp in Lake Placid, N.Y, and shared a collection of photos from last week.
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.
This week, eight USST members returned to Lake Placid, N.Y., to kick off the fall with an intensity camp. They are joined by the SMST2 team, the Sun Valley Gold Team, the NTG and NEG, making for a large group of elite skiers. But because of the shortened camp, the USST will not participate in the Climb to the Castle.