Funkadelic In my classic whap stick review, I chided readers for not knowing the “Keeping it 100” reference and noted that if you didn’t know it that you were officially out of touch because you were too old. Now...
We hear a lot about the details of a cross-country ski racer's day on race day, but what about those four or five days in between? What do World Cup racers do then, in the middle of the week? FasterSkier Norwegian...
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...
Moms are famous for multitasking, but how do these World Cup mommas do it? We recently heard from Kikkan Randall on her return to the circuit after a year off to have her first child in mid-April, and we got a second...
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...
Looking for a workout that will not only bring you individual NCAA Champions, but the national title? After taking the overall at the 2016 NCAA Skiing Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Denver University (DU) provides a workout that--perhaps to no surprise--combines an alpine skier’s agility and strength along with the cardio-fitness and adventure-loving-attitude often exhibited among nordic athletes.
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...
Double poling in the offseason ... it's not just for nordies. Athletes like US Biathlon team member Tim Burke incorporates it into his offseason routine. Skate ski exclusively? Then this Wednesday "double pole" workout might be for you.
The defending champ of the CXC Marathon Cup (who's going for another title this season), Chris Pappathopoulos shares a "kill-two-birds-with-one-stone" workout. "While this workout certainly isn't limited to athletes trying to balance family and sport, it does work very well for that," he writes.
Quotes, observations and photos from the Frozen Thunder freestyle distance, classic sprint and skate-sprint qualifier last week in Canmore, Alberta. “Frozen Thunder is definitely a huge asset to western North America. There is no doubt that it helps get you into ski shape long before the season starts,” local skier Russell Kennedy states.
Who says work and play can't be mixed? Team Hardwood Head Coach Ron Howden shares a friendly hockey workout, played on rollerskis, that includes an agility drills warmup followed by a classic game of puck-chasing.
You've been waiting, and here it is: FasterSkier's comprehensive rollerski review of some of the best "whap sticks" out there for offseason classic training. Don't do much classic rollerskiing? You should change that.
Need to train hills, but you don't live in the mountains? Caitlin Gregg and Loppet Nordic Racing are here to show you how to get a killer interval workout off just 175 feet of vertical.
After a month of sending emails and sifting through footage, Hannah Halvorsen produced a five-minute video seeking to bring awareness about body image and disordered eating among cross-country skiers. Since she published it last Friday, it's accumulated more than 3,000 views.
U.S. Ski Team and Alaska Pacific University skier Sadie Bjornsen has seen a few changes this summer including an increase in monthly training hours and the number of those sessions with her teammate Kikkan Randall. "It was definitely a new level of training for me, but I felt like I was able to absorb it, so that was cool," Bjornsen said.
It's back to school and the World Cup for U.S. Ski Team A-teamer Ida Sargent. Based out of Craftsbury, the Vermont native has been mindful to keep her training quality high. As she readies for the first World Cup in late November, she'll also keep her mind sharp while taking online classes in public health.
Nordic has upstaged tubing in North Creek, N.Y., where a state-operated alpine area has made FIS-homologated, cross-country ski trails a priority. Along with 2.5 k and 3.3 k race loops, the Ski Bowl also has snowmaking, lights, and coming soon, Wi-Fi.
Not such a great summer for the Norwegian Ski Federation and Martin Johnsrud Sundby; now add Therese Johaug to that list. In this podcast episode, FasterSkier Editor-at-Large Chelsea Little discusses these doping cases and the recent IOC meetings where much was discussed, but perhaps not so much decided upon. Have a listen.
Often associated with Scandinavian culture, the concept of friluftsliv has helped shaped the nordic ski communities we all know. In Bend, Ore., a museum exhibit called "Winter Comes" celebrates the legacy of friluftsliv.
It’s not just a truism that one of the best ways to get good at going fast is to practice going fast. At least that’s the principle that Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center (APU) coach Galen Johnston brings to bear when working with his athletes, no matter their age level or experience.