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