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Stratton Mountain School T2 Seeking Coach

Stratton Mountain School T2 Seeking Coach

The Stratton Mountain School is seeking to hire a full-time coach for their SMS T2 program.

Kowalczyk to Stay in the Game, Train Less, Focus on World Champs

Kowalczyk to Stay in the Game, Train Less, Focus on World Champs

Justyna Kowalczyk announced at a recent Polish press conference that she’s going to continue racing at the highest level for another season, but with some changes to her training. “Sixteen years of training left marks on my body and I need a rest,” she said. “The training will be aimed for the World Championships in Falun.”

In Cutting Ski Team, Gustavus Adolphus Discounts High-Achieving Students, Alumni – And Risks Losing Future Enrollees

In Cutting Ski Team, Gustavus Adolphus Discounts High-Achieving Students, Alumni – And Risks Losing Future Enrollees

Current and former members of the Gustavus Adolphus ski team – which has a strong tradition of D-III excellence, having qualified a full team of three women to the 2008 NCAA Championships – were shocked when the team’s varsity status was removed last week. They don’t believe there is a compelling social or financial reason for the cuts, and say that without a ski team, they wouldn’t have picked Gustavus.

Wednesday Workout: Rollerskiing Intervals + All-Out Sprints with Aku Nikander

Wednesday Workout: Rollerskiing Intervals + All-Out Sprints with Aku Nikander

The Wednesday Workout is back with featured contributor Aku Nikander sharing some of his secrets to success while skiing for the University of New Mexico.

Johnny Klister Found in Fairbanks (Exclusive Interview)

Johnny Klister Found in Fairbanks (Exclusive Interview)

A FasterSkier investigation has revealed that Johnny Klister, the former internet cross-country ski publishing sensation, has fled his former life and is now living off-the-grid in Fairbanks, Alaska. “Trying to keep up with the output of Noah Hoffman’s blog was impossible,” Klister says. “I was drinking 12 cups of coffee a day, pounding a dozen gels, and huffing xenon gas before bed to keep from losing my edge.”

USSA Touts Competitive Tubing as Latest-and-Greatest American Sport

USSA Touts Competitive Tubing as Latest-and-Greatest American Sport

In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, USSA’s new CEO Tiger Shaw announced a major change in the association’s mission with the addition of Competitive Tubing its growing list of sports.

IBU Introduces ‘Stand Your Ground’ Format; NRA Excited for International Exposure

IBU Introduces ‘Stand Your Ground’ Format; NRA Excited for International Exposure

Biathlon is about to get a lot more interesting with IBU’s incorporation of a new “Stand Your Ground” format, in which relay anchors can take aim at competitors who outshoot them in the range. “If you have a reasonable belief that another team is going to beat your team, of course you are going to do everything you can to stand up to them,” IBU’s Ulrich Untersee says. “Usually this has just meant skiing fast or playing head games. We’re putting more tools on the table.”

New York City’s Lincoln Tunnel to be Converted into Ski Mecca

New York City’s Lincoln Tunnel to be Converted into Ski Mecca

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.

Team Gregg Gets Own Wax Truck, Signs Deal with Reality TV Show

Team Gregg Gets Own Wax Truck, Signs Deal with Reality TV Show

The Greggs will be a force to be reckoned with this coming season, both on snow and on the road with a decked-out wax truck that’s all their own and courtesy of a reality TV show.

Soldier Hollow Seeking Assistant Coach

Soldier Hollow Seeking Assistant Coach

Soldier Hollow is seeking to hire an assistant coach for Team Soldier Hollow, a club program serving youth skiers in Midway & Heber Valley, Utah. Team Soldier Hollow is based out of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Nordic Venue and consists of 3 different levels of youth programs from the entry level Youth Ski League, Devo and Comp Teams.

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Spring Series Photos: U.S. Distance Nationals 50 k Classic

Spring Series Photos: U.S. Distance Nationals 50 k Classic

A look back at the men’s 50-kilometer classic mass start at U.S. Distance Nationals in Anchorage last Friday.

Spring Series Photos: U.S. Distance Nationals 30 k Classic

Spring Series Photos: U.S. Distance Nationals 30 k Classic

Scenes from the front of the pack during the women’s three-lap, 30-kilometer classic mass start at U.S. Distance Nationals last Friday at Hillside trails.

Mysterious Man in Red, New Mexico’s Nikander Out-Double Poles Hoffman in 50 k

Mysterious Man in Red, New Mexico’s Nikander Out-Double Poles Hoffman in 50 k

Aku Nikander was somewhat an unknown in the men’s 50-kilometer classic mass start on Friday at U.S. Distance Nationals. As far as Noah Hoffman was concerned, he was the guy that stood between him and a shot at his second individual victory of 2014 Spring Series.

Sadie Bjornsen Tops Stephen, Randall in Season-Ending 30 k Classic

Sadie Bjornsen Tops Stephen, Randall in Season-Ending 30 k Classic

Sadie Bjornsen rose to the occasion for the final race of the season on Friday, going hard even when she had hoped she wouldn’t have to, working with Liz Stephen to drop the pack, then attacking to leave Stephen behind in the final kilometers of the 30 k classic at U.S. Distance Nationals.

Gustavus Cuts Ski Team: ‘We Offered to Fund Ourselves, and That Got Shot Down’

Gustavus Adolphus College shocked current skiers and alumni alike, announcing the end of cross-country skiing as a varsity sport. The team will compete as a club for the 2015 season.

Spring Series in Photos: Mixed Relay

Spring Series in Photos: Mixed Relay

Photos from Tuesday’s 4 x 5 k mixed relay, a new event at U.S. Distance Nationals, which was held at 5 p.m. in Anchorage and included 26 teams, 18 of which were vying for a national title.

Business First, But Fun Throughout: APU Dominates Inaugural Mixed Relay at Distance Nationals

Business First, But Fun Throughout: APU Dominates Inaugural Mixed Relay at Distance Nationals

The 4 x 5 k relay made its way back into U.S. nationals for the first time in about 16 years, but with a new twist of two men and two women per team. APU showed its strength and depth early on, and its winning anchor, Kikkan Randall said she’s hoping the format makes it into the World Cup. She’s not alone.

Ammar Gets Coveted Gold at Canadian Nationals in 30 k Classic; Babikov Tops Sandau in 50 k

Ammar Gets Coveted Gold at Canadian Nationals in 30 k Classic; Babikov Tops Sandau in 50 k

Canadian Nationals came to a close last Saturday, with Ivan Babikov rolling to a 41-second victory over Kevin Sandau in the 50 k classic and Amanda Ammar notching a coveted senior title with a 54-second win over Emily Nishikawa in the 30 k at Blow Me Down Trails.

Ultimate Team Event: Anchorage Hosts Coed Relay at National Championships

Ultimate Team Event: Anchorage Hosts Coed Relay at National Championships

It’s sure to be an exciting day at Kincaid Park on Tuesday for the first team event at U.S. nationals in at least a decade, and unlike most relays, this one’s coed. Stay tuned for a showdown between APU, Stratton, Craftsbury, Sun Valley and several college teams.