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UAA Ski Team Receives Continued Funding Through 2017

UAA Ski Team Receives Continued Funding Through 2017

There will be a fully funded cross-country ski team at the University of Alaska Anchorage this school year, but all bets are off when it comes to evaluating priorities across the athletic department for next year. That’s the word from University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) officials as the Alaska Legislature drags through its latest special session with no final budget yet approved.

An Emerging Leader in the Ski World, Nelson Takes Over at BEA

An Emerging Leader in the Ski World, Nelson Takes Over at BEA

Amidst a health scare in Canmore and a job opening in Bend, former Bridger Ski Foundation coach Bernie Nelson takes over as head nordic coach at Bend Endurance Academy in Oregon.

Vancouver Preparation Implicated as Russian Doping Allegations Continue (Updated)

Vancouver Preparation Implicated as Russian Doping Allegations Continue (Updated)

Russian whistleblower Vitaliy Stepanov initially met with World Anti-Doping Agency representatives at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and said he had heard of a list of athletes who were “protected” in the leadup to those Games and which RUSADA was told not to test.

St. Paul Academy Seeking Head Nordic Coach

St. Paul Academy Seeking Head Nordic Coach

St. Paul Academy and Summit School in the Twin Cities recently announced an opening for a Head Nordic Ski Coach for its combined middle school and high school teams.

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Names 2016/2017 National Team

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Names 2016/2017 National Team

Seven athletes, including five U.S. Paralympians, were announced to the 2016-2017 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Team by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee. The lineup includes two A-teamers, Oksana Masters, coming off her second-straight World Cup overall title, and Andy Soule.

Celebrating 27 Years of College Coaching, Patterson Departs Dartmouth

Celebrating 27 Years of College Coaching, Patterson Departs Dartmouth

After 27 years of leading the Dartmouth men’s nordic team and 10 years coaching with the U.S. Ski Team, Sun Valley native Ruff Patterson is venturing into the next chapter of his life and heading back west.

Wednesday Workout: Emily Hyde’s Not-So-L1 Homecoming

Wednesday Workout: Emily Hyde’s Not-So-L1 Homecoming

East Coast, West Coast … most often it’s a toss up. But for Dartmouth skier and Bend, Ore., local, Emily Hyde, she’s awaiting a bit of crust-cruising shock therapy when she heads into Broken Top in the Three Sisters Wilderness just outside her hometown. Here’s a Wednesday Workout for those about to “up” the training loads and intensities.

Randall to Resume Training, Cautious but Excited: ‘I Feel Refreshed’

Randall to Resume Training, Cautious but Excited: ‘I Feel Refreshed’

On Wednesday, June 1, U.S. Ski Team veteran Kikkan Randall plans to resume training, six weeks after giving birth to her first child. While she’s admittedly antsy, she also knows it’s wise to ease back into things with a goal of peaking for 2017 World Championships. “I’m really curious to see how it feels,” she said of racing. “My body is refreshed from a little break, my mind is refreshed and that could open totally new doors.”

Faster Skiers in Summer Mode: MDW Photos

Faster Skiers in Summer Mode: MDW Photos

The Memorial Day photos are in, and we can say one thing — from Texas to New Hampshire — you made the most of it. Check out our gallery of reader and staff submissions.

Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend, FS Style

Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend, FS Style

Whether you’re kicking back relaxing this weekend or doing something epic and adventurous, we want to see it. MDW is the unofficial start to summer (we know, it’s not winter, but try to enjoy it) and we’re seeking photos of skiers in hot-weather mode.

Durango Nordic Ski Club Seeking Nordic Program Director/Head Coach

Durango Nordic Ski Club Seeking 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.

Changing Times and NCAA’s: (Part II) Women, Men and the Distance Debate

Changing Times and NCAA’s: (Part II) Women, Men and the Distance Debate

Do gender equality in sport and race distances go hand in hand? We asked a multitude of skiers and coaches who raced (or are currently involved in racing) at the collegiate level, as well as FIS Cross-Country Committee Chair Vegard Ulvang: should men’s and women’s distances be the same, and if so, how do you go about doing that at every level?

Wednesday Workout: Brotherly Bonding with Adam and Ben Loomis 

Wednesday Workout: Brotherly Bonding with Adam and Ben Loomis 

Adam Loomis moved from Wisconsin to Utah when he was 17. His brother Ben was 11 at the time. Together again in Park City, the two U.S. Nordic Combined B-team members try to sync schedules on the weekends whenever possible. “There’s definitely a special competition that provides extra motivation between brothers!” Adam explains.

Johaug, Weng and Teammates’ Physiology, Training Described in New Paper

Johaug, Weng and Teammates’ Physiology, Training Described in New Paper

Want to know everything about the training and physiology of the top Norwegian women? A new paper tells all, using training diaries and test data from Marit Bjørgen, Therese Johaug, Heidi Weng, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Ragnhild Haga, and Maiken Caspersen Falla.

Back in Bend, U.S. Team Builds Volume, Analyzes Technique (Videos)

Back in Bend, U.S. Team Builds Volume, Analyzes Technique (Videos)

At the first on-snow camp of the season at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Ore., the U.S. Ski Team aims to jumpstart its training year with high-volume training loads and a series of technique sessions. On Wednesday, they targeted uphill striding and herringboning, using instant videos to provide trailside feedback.

Dear WADA: The Nordic World Needs Answers

Dear WADA: The Nordic World Needs Answers

For Throwback Thursday, we’re reposting a November editorial calling for WADA to investigate doping in winter sports and irregularities at the Sochi Olympics. How many of our questions have been answered in the last six months?

Park City Nordic Ski Club is Hiring

Park City Nordic Ski Club is Hiring

The Park City Nordic Ski Club, located in Park City, Utah, is seeking a Comp Team Assistant Coach and Kickers and Gliders Lead Coach for the upcoming winter of 2016/2017.

Crested Butte Nordic in Need of Operations Manager/Groomer

Crested Butte Nordic in Need of Operations Manager/Groomer

Crested Butte Nordic is looking for an operations manager/groomer who can oversee staff, trail and equipment maintenance, and manage our grooming operations. This is a full-time seasonal position mid-October to mid-April.

FIS Treads Carefully But Confidently in Latest Doping Scandal

FIS Treads Carefully But Confidently in Latest Doping Scandal

“There needs to be an investigation by WADA,” International Ski Federation (FIS) Secretary General Sarah Lewis told FasterSkier in a phone interview on Monday. “FIS totally supports it and we have already expressed that anything we can provide, we will do. And it needs to be done [quickly], but carefully.”

The Delicate Case of Russia: Who’s Speaking Out and Why

The Delicate Case of Russia: Who’s Speaking Out and Why

When news broke last week that 14 Russian cross-country skiers may have doped at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, stakeholders in the sport reacted around the globe. Some, like Canada’s then head coach Justin Wadsworth, essentially predicted that two years ago at the Games. Others, like French skier Robin Duvillard, tried not to get too caught up in it, but he might by default.