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Wednesday Workout: Old School Biathlon with Lex Treinen

Wednesday Workout: Old School Biathlon with Lex Treinen

What could be more fun than going for a trail run or backcountry ski with a primal purpose, like bringing home dinner? Lex Treinen shares his love of what he calls “old school biathlon,” a hunting-and-gathering workout off the beaten path.

Show Must Go On in Stratton: Head Coach Kaeding Leaving for Grad School

Show Must Go On in Stratton: Head Coach Kaeding Leaving for Grad School

SMST2 Head Coach Gus Kaeding, 29, came to the striking realization this winter that he couldn’t see himself coaching in 10 years. With that in mind, he decided to plot a new future, which could include a master’s in finance. His contract is up at the end of June, but Kaeding plans to help Stratton transition to a new elite-team coach.

This Winter in Journals, Part One: Climate Change Adaptation and the Ski Industry

This Winter in Journals, Part One: Climate Change Adaptation and the Ski Industry

This winter, three teams of researchers investigated attitudes towards climate change within the ski industry. They found huge cultural differences between how Austrians, Finns, and New Zealanders perceived the threat – with the Austrian industry having no adaptation strategy, while New Zealand is ramping up snowmaking – as well as between CEO’s and the skiers themselves.

Skimeisters Iverson, Randall Master Alaska Downhill-XC-Bike Race

Skimeisters Iverson, Randall Master Alaska Downhill-XC-Bike Race

Mark Iverson and Kikkan Randall pulled away from their competition in the AK Skimeister Challenge last Saturday at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska, proving they can run, alpine ski, nordic ski, and bike on snow better than anyone else in the second-annual race.

Northug and the Future of the Norwegian National Team

Northug and the Future of the Norwegian National Team

This FasterSkier series will examine the growing challenge to the national team model by privately funded ski teams and independent sponsorship agreements. Will national teams be able to support themselves in the future, or will corporate teams take over cross country skiing? This first article in the series will look at Petter Northug’s record deal with Coop and the implications it has for the Norwegian National Team and the sport as a whole.

Treinen Keeps Competition Season Rolling with Victory in Ski to Sea

Treinen Keeps Competition Season Rolling with Victory in Ski to Sea

Unlike most of the SuperTour field that likely crashed and burned after the last day of the U.S. domestic season in Anchorage, APU’s Lex Treinen packed up the hot tub and headed to Homer for the three-part Ski to Sea race last Sunday. Treinen won it, and his brother placed second.

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.