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FasterSkier’s Canadian Breakthrough Skiers of 2016: Dahria Beatty and Knute Johnsgaard

FasterSkier’s Canadian Breakthrough Skiers of 2016: Dahria Beatty and Knute Johnsgaard

Canada had several breakthrough skiers of 2016, but FS had to decide on just a few. The awards go to two athletes who scored their first World Cup points, and honorable mentions to two more breakout skiers at the Ski Tour Canada.

FasterSkier’s U.S. Breakthrough Skiers of 2016: Kaitlynn Miller and David Norris

FasterSkier’s U.S. Breakthrough Skiers of 2016: Kaitlynn Miller and David Norris

The FS awards continue this week with domestic Breakthrough Skiers of the Year, starting with two winners and two honorable mentions from the U.S., several of which surprised themselves.

An American(s) in Paris, er, Switzerland

An American(s) in Paris, er, Switzerland

A group of Americans, including USSA president and CEO Tiger Shaw, explains why Switzerland’s 42-kilometer Engadin freestyle marathon should be on your bucket list, and why you should do it sooner than later.

Biathlon Canada Seeks Head Ski Technician

Biathlon Canada Seeks Head Ski Technician

Biathlon Canada is seeking an employee in the role of Head Ski Technician with the National Team (NT). This position is the lead role in a dynamic high performance team committed to developing and sustaining Canada’s international excellence in biathlon.

FasterSkier’s Para-Nordic Skiers of 2016: Oksana Masters and Andy Soule

FasterSkier’s Para-Nordic Skiers of 2016: Oksana Masters and Andy Soule

With the conclusion of the IPC World Cup season, FasterSkier presents its nominations for the Para-Nordic skiers of the year. Oksana Masters was undefeated in cross-country races to win her second-straight overall World Cup, while her veteran teammate Andy Soule, placed fourth overall in the Cross-Country World Cup.

FasterSkier’s Nordic Combined Skiers of 2016: Bryan Fletcher and Jasper Good

FasterSkier’s Nordic Combined Skiers of 2016: Bryan Fletcher and Jasper Good

This year’s nordic-combined award winners are Bryan Fletcher, who led the U.S. in 20th overall on the World Cup, and U.S. development-team member Jasper Good, who notched 11th and 12th at Junior World Championships in Romania.

Wednesday Workout: Keeping It Fun and Real with Katharine Ogden

Wednesday Workout: Keeping It Fun and Real with Katharine Ogden

Young, talented and keeping it fun. Katharine Ogden’s Wednesday Workout takes us on a stroll up and a schuss down Stratton Mountain. “This is generally level one unless you are a very enthusiastic hiker,” she explains.

Strafford Nordic Center Accepting Applications for Coach, Summer and Year-Round Athletes

Strafford Nordic Center Accepting Applications for Coach, Summer and Year-Round Athletes

The Strafford Nordic Center in Vermont is establishing a senior training groups on a summer (3-month) and year-round basis in central Vermont. The program is now accepting applications for up to eight athletes and a coach.

FasterSkier’s Biathletes of 2016: Susan Dunklee and Tim Burke

FasterSkier’s Biathletes of 2016: Susan Dunklee and Tim Burke

Landing 14th and 15th in biathlon’s World Cup Total Score, Americans Susan Dunklee and Tim Burke are FasterSkier’s 2016 Biathletes of the Year. Dunklee placed second in the Presque Isle World Cup sprint on home soil, while each also collected two sixth-place finishes this season.

FasterSkier’s Collegiate Skiers of 2016: Mads Strøm and Linn Eriksen

FasterSkier’s Collegiate Skiers of 2016: Mads Strøm and Linn Eriksen

Looking back at the 2016 college season in review, we couldn’t ignore two standouts and NCAA championships: Mads Strøm of the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Denver’s Linn Eriksen, both originally from Oslo, Norway.

FasterSkier’s Juniors of 2016: Sean Doherty and Katharine Ogden

FasterSkier’s Juniors of 2016: Sean Doherty and Katharine Ogden

Doherty became the winningest youth and junior biathlete of all time, from any country, after picking up one last gold at Junior World Champs — and also tallied three World Cup top 20s. Ogden secured her place on the U.S. cross-country scene by winning a SuperTour and notching third- and fourth-place finishes in the senior division at U.S. nationals.

‘Equal and Reasonable Access': The Issue of Trail Use at Mt. Bachelor

‘Equal and Reasonable Access': The Issue of Trail Use at Mt. Bachelor

Is there room at one ski center to support two junior development programs? In central Oregon, it depends on who you ask. In February 2015, Bend Endurance Academy requested to use the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center during periods of low snow. The resort denied the request, citing it was already at capacity.

Durango Nordic Ski Club Seeks Nordic Program Director/Head Coach

Durango Nordic Ski Club Seeks Nordic Program Director/Head Coach

Durango Nordic Ski Club (DNSC) in Durango, Colorado, has an opening for a Nordic Program Director (NPD) / Head Coach (HC) for cross country skiing. The position is a year-round position with April and May off from training.

IBU Delays Decision on Abramova & Tyshchenko Meldonium Cases

IBU Delays Decision on Abramova & Tyshchenko Meldonium Cases

The IBU Anti-Doping Hearing Panel has deferred judgement on the meldonium cases of Ukrainian biathletes Olga Abramova and Artem Tyshchenko until WADA completes a report on how quickly the drug leaves athletes’ bodies.

Wednesday Workout: Crust Cruising with CU’s Petter Reistad

Wednesday Workout: Crust Cruising with CU’s Petter Reistad

Sunscreen, sunglasses, and snow. When it comes to spring workouts, it’s not just the freeing feeling of skiing around in Ray Bans and beach-like weather that makes crust skiing an essential workout for this time of year, it’s also the satisfaction that spontaneous skiing provides after a season of structured ski training.

US Biathlon Seeks Newbies for Third-Annual Talent ID Camp

US Biathlon Seeks Newbies for Third-Annual Talent ID Camp

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.

Bjørndalen to Continue Biathlon Career; Expecting Child with Domracheva in October

Bjørndalen to Continue Biathlon Career; Expecting Child with Domracheva in October

42-year-old Norwegian biathlon star Ole Einar Bjørndalen made three big announcements on Tuesday: that he will continue his career, despite rumors of retirement; that he’s stepping down from his position with the International Olympic Committee; and that he and Belorussian biathlete Darya Domracheva are expecting a child together.

Legkov Admits Past Meldonium Use, Calls Drug Ban a ‘Political Game’

Legkov Admits Past Meldonium Use, Calls Drug Ban a ‘Political Game’

The Olympic gold medalist said that he had used mildronate, also known as meldonium, in the past, but “[did] not even remember” the last time he had taken it and had seen in September that it would be added to the WADA Prohibited List.

Outhouse #2: A Ski Race for People Who Love Skiing in Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley

Outhouse #2: A Ski Race for People Who Love Skiing in Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley

The Race to the Outhouse #2 is a funny name for an excuse to ski up a big hill, according to author and racer Jeff Kase. This year’s overall runner-up describes his experience on April 2 (and in the months leading up to it) and why it’s much more than an late-season 7.5 k race.

Dartmouth is Hiring: Men’s Head Coach

Dartmouth is Hiring: Men’s Head Coach

Dartmouth College seeks a full-time, Head Coach for its Men’s Nordic program.