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Podiumwear Black Friday Sales Event to Benefit World Champion and Olympian Jessie Diggins.

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For the first time, Podiumwear Custom Sports Apparel will be holding a 4-day sales event starting on Black Friday and ending Cyber Monday. These Black Friday prices will ONLY be available during this sales event. New Gold and Silver nordic race suit designs will be available for both men and women. There will be 7 new suits options, all of which were designed by World Champion and Podiumwear Ambassador Jessie Diggins.

Low-Fluoro Craftsbury Opener on Sunday, Nov. 30

GRP and USBA athlete Hannah Dreissigacker at the Opener, 2012. The Opener field is one of our most diverse! (Photo: Craftsbury Outdoor Center)

Low-Fluoro Craftsbury Opener this weekend! (Press release) We’re excited to invite everyone to the Craftsbury Opener this Sunday, November 30. In a new twist this season, we’re making one change to this traditional early season interval start freestyle race:  we’re […]

People of West Yellowstone: Wednesday 11/26

Molly Susla and the Crested Butte Nordic Team is making a music video to Every Time We Touch by Kaskada this week.

While the Yellowstone Ski Festival is a time for team bonding, catching up with old racing buddies, and improving fitness and technique, it’s also a celebration of the nordic community. People of West Yellowstone gives insight into the people who make this yearly event truly special, whether they are nationally acclaimed athletes or employees at our favorite local businesses.

Wednesday Workout: Early Season Race Prep with MSU

MSU assistant coach Tim skis alongside his athletes during an interval as part of this week's Wednesday Workout.

This week’s Wednesday Workout comes from West Yellowstone, where skiers are adjusting to altitude in order to prepare for Friday and Saturday’s SuperTour races. FasterSkier caught up with the Montana State University Ski Team as they did their first Level 4 workout since arriving in West Yellowstone.

Østberg on Letting Up and Letting Go (Exclusive Interview)

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg in the mixed zone after the 10 k skate FIS race on Nov. 22 in Beitostølen, Norway.  FasterSkier got an exclusive interview. (Photo: Inge Scheve)

One of Norway’s rapidly rising stars, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, 24, took the time to chat with FasterSkier last weekend after her first FIS race of the season. Here she offers advice for anyone training full time: “You have to go for quality over quantity,” she says. “I used to just want to do more and more and more … but what you do really matters more.”

People of West Yellowstone: Tuesday 11/25

Steve German of Missoula, Mont. has been coming to West Yellowstone for 30 years.

While the Yellowstone Ski Festival is a time for team bonding, catching up with old racing buddies, and improving fitness and technique, it’s also a celebration of the nordic community. People of West Yellowstone gives insight into the people who make this yearly event truly special, whether they are nationally acclaimed athletes or employees at our favorite local businesses.

NNF: Thank You from Executive Director Dave Knoop

Yellowstone Ski Festival First Tracks

A Thank You from NNF Executive Director, Dave Knoop This year the Drive for 25 raised over $215k for Cross Country and Nordic Combined development programs. Every year our Nordic community says YES WE CAN and collectively we come together for our […]

Shaw on Leaving Nordic Out of Fall Update: Dismayed That He is ‘Guilty on Omission’

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association CEO Tiger Shaw (left) and Executive Vice President for Athletics Luke Bodensteiner answer questions at the 2014 USSA Congress. Photo: USSA.

USSA CEO Tiger Shaw admits he blew a chance to connect with the nordic community when he unintentionally failed to mention cross country in his Fall Quarterly Update. He regrets it – but having already befriended the national team, he wants to reach out to the rest of the nordic world too.

An Open Letter to USSA CEO Tiger Shaw from Methow Valley’s Scott Johnston

The following is a letter that Scott Johnston, the coach of the Methow Olympic Development squad that at some points included Sadie and Erik Bjornsen and Torin Koos, and who also coached Team Gregg, shared with FasterSkier. He addressed it […]

Legkov on Top, Cologna Further Back: Best of the Rest Weekend Roundup

Russia's Alexander Legkov leading into the ski exchange during the 50 k freestyle mass start at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He went on to win gold.

You heard what happened in the opening FIS races this past weekend in a couple of hotspots in Scandinavia (namely Beitostølen, Bruksvallarna and Gällivare), but what about the rest of the skiing world?

Boulder Nordic Sport West Yellowstone Ski Festival Plans

Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) is at the West Yellowstone Ski Festival. Our staff will be on-site and focused on education and helping skiers with skis, wax and equipment. BNS will not have a stone grinder on-site this year, but the BNS Mobile trailer will be located at the trailhead and BNS staff will be at the Expo for wax and ski support. BNS staff will also be collecting skis in West Yellowstone to bring back to the Boulder and Minneapolis shops for service work. To arrange pickup or drop off, contact BNS at the in-town trailhead area.

People of West Yellowstone: Monday 11/24

Todd Schmidt, US Forest Service, "pass checker," first year at the Yellowstone Ski Festival

While the Yellowstone Ski Festival is a time for team bonding, catching up with old racing buddies, and improving fitness and technique, it’s also a celebration of the nordic community. People of West Yellowstone gives insight into the people who make this yearly event truly special, whether they are nationally acclaimed athletes or employees at our favorite local businesses.

Abundant Snow, Big Smiles at 2014 Yellowstone Ski Festival

2014 West Yellowstone Ski Festival  11/24

The trails were bustling in West Yellowstone, Mont., on Monday, as skiers from across the country gathered on the Rendezvous Ski Trails for the 2014 Yellowstone Ski Festival.

UAA Upsets Two-Time Champion Nanooks for Nordic Cup (with Videos)

Junior Mackenzie Kanady led the Seawolves in Day 1 with a individual win in the women's 5K race on Saturday. (Courtesy: Sam Wasson/UAA Athletics)

This past weekend’s Alaska Nordic Cup in Fairbanks was about more than early season races: it signified the essence of in-state rivalry between the University of Alaska Fairbanks, going for its third-straight title, and the University of Alaska Anchorage nordic teams.

Bethel Outing Club Seeks Part-Time Community Nordic Coach

Bethel Outing Club

The Bethel Outing Club in Maine is looking for a part-time community nordic coach. Responsibilities include leading Bill Koch youth programs, coordinating and supporting activities and events with nordic teams and programs at local schools, communicating with local community about youth & adult nordic & other athletic events and trainings, instructing technique and waxing clinics.

Russians Go 1-2 in 15 k Classic; Canadians All Land in Top 8 in Gällivare Distance Race

Russia went 1-2 in the men's 15 k classic FIS race in Gallivare on Sunday with Evgeniy Belov (pictured) taking the win by more than 20 seconds. (Photo: SportEventGallivare)
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Sunday was for the distance racers in Gällivare, Sweden, with five Canadians — four men and one woman — getting a chance to test their form in the 10/15 k classic races. Alex Harvey notched his second-podium performance in third, Emily Nishikawa was fourth, Devon Kershaw fifth, Ivan Babikov sixth, and Graeme Killick eighth.

Kalla Completes Bruks Sweep Despite ‘Early Midlife Crisis’; Halfvarsson Tops for Men

Charlotte Kalla didn't elaborate on what her midlife crisis might be, but if it includes being totally dominant at ski racing, sign us up.

Charlotte Kalla is heading home to Sundsvall to eat some smoked salmon and prep for Kuusamo; Calle Halfvarsson survived the prologue despite breaking a pole right out of the start gate, and bested the Poland’s Maciej Starega as well as his Swedish teammates for the win.

Northug Double Poles His Way to First Win of Season in Beito Classic Sprint

Petter Northug racing to 23rd in Saturday's 15 k freestyle FIS race in Beitostølen, Norway. He was more than a minute behind winner Martin Sundby, then came back to win Sunday's classic sprint by 0.4 seconds. (Photo: Inge Scheve)

Sondre Turvoll Fossli, the runner-up of Sunday’s 1.5 k classic sprint in Beitostølen, Norway, knew Petter Northug was coming for him sooner or later. Sure enough, Northug on skate skis passed him in the final stretch before the finish for a 0.4-second FIS victory.

Barbro Kvåle, 22, Breaks Through in Beitostølen Classic Sprint

A stunned Barbro Kvåle after winning Sunday's FIS classic sprint by 0.3 seconds in Beitostølen, Norway.  (Photo: Photo NTG Lillehammer)

Barbro Kvåle, a 22-year-old Norwegian junior world champion in ski orienteering, joined the ranks of Therese Johaug and Marit Bjørgen on Sunday, winning the women’s 1.2-kilometer classic sprint by three-tenths of a second in Beitostølen, Norway.

Jones Tops Gällivare Women’s Classic Sprint; Harvey Second and Three Canadian Men in Final

Canada's Perianne Jones en route to the 1.2 k classic sprint victory at an opening FIS race in Gallivare, Sweden. (Photo: SportEventGallivare)

Regulars for the last week in Gällivare, the Canadians put themselves in the mix in Saturday’s classic sprints with Perianne Jones winning the women’s final, Alex Harvey taking second to Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov in the men’s final, Lenny Valjas placing fourth and Jess Cockney bringing it home in sixth.