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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.