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Larger-Than-Life Statues of Diggins, Gregg Unveiled at Mall of America

A family snaps a photo in front of the Mall of America with "Jessie and Caitlin," two 20-foot statues designed to honor the silver-and-bronze medal performances of Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg at 2015 Nordic World Ski Championships in February. (Photo: Tara Gregg/Team Gregg)

The Twin Cities honored their World Championships medalists with the unveiling of a pair of 20-foot “silver and bronze” statues on Wednesday morning at the Mall of America, Minnesota’s No. 1 tourist destination.

USSA to Shutter Center of Excellence, Enlist Prancercise Methods

The USSA Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah

In a surprise move, USSA President Tiger Shaw announced Wednesday that the state-of-the-art Center of Excellence in will be put up for sale and rhythmic movements, known as Prancercise, will replace traditional strength training for all USSA athletes.

April Fool’s!

We know it’s a bit maddening, but the two stories posted in the main column of FasterSkier today, April 1, are in jest: USSA to Shutter Center of Excellence, Enlist Prancercise Methods  and Larger-Than-Life Statues of Diggins, Gregg Unveiled at Mall of […]

L.L.Bean and CRAFT Sportswear Official Suppliers of the U.S. Ski Team 

L.L. Bean and Craft announced a multi-year partnership with the U.S. Cross Country and Nordic Combined teams on Tuesday, March 31. (Courtesy photo)

L.L.Bean and CRAFT to design and develop new technical and active outerwear for the U.S. Cross Country and Nordic Combined Ski Teams FREEPORT, ME. and BEVERLY, MA (March 31, 2015) — L.L.Bean, a leading outdoor equipment and apparel designer and merchant […]

What’s Up North… News and Information from Traverse City, Michigan

What’s Up North…  News and Information from Traverse City, Michigan

There’s Still Time for a Spring “True Escape” to Traverse City! Spring is a gorgeous time in Traverse City, with millions of cherry trees in bloom! It’s a great time to enjoy shopping, dining, walking and wine tasting… or just hanging […]

Toko International Race Service Report: Final eBlast of Season

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(Press release) International Race Service Report Click HERE to read a PDF report from the spring World Cups from the Toko international race service. This is the final Toko eBlast of the winter season.  We will send out an eBlast or two […]

Mansfield Nordic Seeks Development Team Leader

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Mansfield Nordic seeks to hire a Development Team Leader to drive our top youth skiers toward higher level skiing on our Competition Team. This Team Leader will be a high‐energy skier with strong communication abilities among individual athletes, groups, parents and volunteers.

Photo Gallery: U.S. Distance Nationals

Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg) hugs her husband, Brian, after her large win in the 30 k freestyle mass start at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Relive the action at the 2015 U.S. Distance Nationals with our photo gallery of the 30- and 50-kilomter freestyle mass starts that took place at Galena Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho as part of the 2015 SuperTour Finals.

Six U.S. Women Make Year-End Red Groups, a Record High

Americans Jessie Diggins (l) and Caitlin Gregg (r) share the women's World Championships 10 k freestyle podium with Sweden's Charlotte Kalla (c), who won the race by 41 seconds for her first individual gold on Tuesday in Falun, Sweden. Diggins took second while Gregg took third, 46.9 seconds back. Both finishes were the best distance result in history for a U.S. woman at a World Championships. (Photo: Fischer/NordicFocus)

Despite having eight different women score World Cup points this season and a record six end up in the Red Group (top 30) after period IV, the U.S. women slipped from fourth to sixth in the Nations Cup standings. Alex Harvey, Andy Newell, and Simi Hamilton were the only North American men to attain Red Group status at the end of the season.

Endurance United Accepting Applications for Executive Director 

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ST. PAUL, MN – On Monday, Endurance United announced that it is accepting applications to fill the position of Executive Director.  The position is full time and requires a passion for communities, endurance sports and a vision for how to […]

Mens and Women’s One-Piece Suits Available March 30th

Jessie Diggins (SMS T2). (photo: flyingpointroad.com / NNF).

World Championship Silver Medalist Jessie Diggins and Bronze Medalist Caitlin Gregg were both testing Podiumwear one-piece racing suits at this year’s Spring Series in Sun Valley, Idaho. In addition to the women’s one-piece suit, the men’s one-piece suit was also […]

Babikov, Gregg Ski to 50/30 k Victories at U.S. Distance Nationals (Updated)

Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg) leads the start of the women's National Championships 30 k freestyle mass start at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Thursday’s SuperTour Finals action welcomed the 30 and 50 k U.S. Distance Nationals, where Canada’s Ivan Babikov won over Colorado’s Rune Malo Ødegård and USST/SSCV’s Noah Hoffman, who claimed the title of national champion. Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) won the 30 k by just under three minutes over USST/Burke’s Liz Stephen.

Patterson on Her World Cup Leap: ‘Nothing is Quite the Same’

Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project) racing to 51st the classic-sprint qualifier on March 11 in Drammen, Norway. (Photo: Fischer/NordicFocus)

Coming off her European World Cup debut, Craftsbury’s Caitlin Patterson reflects on her races and experience in Finland and Norway, her 2014/2015 season in general, and what she’s aiming for next year.

APU Shows Depth with 1-2 Mixed Relay Finish at SuperTour Finals (with Gallery)

Erik Bjornsen (APU) celebrates his relay team's victory in the 4 x 5 k mixed relay at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho. (Photo: flyingpointroad)

Alaska Pacific University’s first and second teams overcame deep, new snow to claim the top two spots in Tuesday’s 4 x 5 k mixed relay at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho. Stratton Mountain School T2 skied to third behind the two APU teams.

Photo Gallery: 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley

1.2 k freestyle sprint at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho

Check out our photo gallery from the classic individual starts and freestyle sprints at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Jackson Ski Touring Celebrates Spring with 2015-16 Season Passes on Sale Now

Jackson Ski Touring is celebrating the arrival of spring with their early bird season pass rates.

What Smith’s Win Means in Terms of the Green for Biathlon Canada

Nathan Smith celebrates after becoming just the second Canadian man to ever win a biathlon World Cup, after winning Saturday's 12.5 k pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. (Photo: Biathlon Canada/NordicFocus.com)

We caught up with Canadian biathlon staff and athletes to chat about the significance of Nathan Smith’s World Cup in on Saturday, just the second in history for a Canadian man. It’s good for Smith and good for the program – but Own the Podium is unlikely to reward it with money, because the funding body only considers World Championships and Olympic medal performances.

Bjornsen Powers to Another SuperTour Finals Title; Phinney Earns First Major Podium

Sadie Bjornsen follows the University of Colorado's Petra Hycicova in first women's semifinal at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Sadie Bjornsen (APU/USST) claimed her second victory in two days in the 1.2 k freestyle sprint at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho. She was followed by a strong performance from Middlebury College’s Kelsey Phinney, who earned her first podium at the domestic elite level.

Newell Claims Tactical Win Over Teammate Hamilton in SuperTour Finals Sprint

Sunday's 1.2 k freestyle sprint podium at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho. Andy Newell (1) claimed victory over teammate Simi Hamilton (2) and Bend Endurance Academy's Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (3).

Stratton Mountain School T2 teammates Andy Newell and Simi Hamilton overcame changing conditions and a flat course to go 1-2 in Sunday’s 1.2 k freestyle sprint at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho. Rounding out the podium was Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess in third.

Hudak, Masters and Soule End Season with Overall IPC World Cup Crowns

Brittany Hudak (Canadian Para-Nordic Ski Team) at 2015 IPC World Cup Finals in Surnadal, Norway. Hudak took silver in Saturday's 5 k cross-country sitting to clinch the 2014/2015 World Cup Overall Cross-Country title. (Photo: IPC Nordic Skiing/Facebook)

Three North Americans — a 21-year-old Canadian, a 25-year-old former rower and a 35-year-old Army veteran — topped the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Overall World Cup podiums for 2014/2015, ending their seasons on Sunday at IPC World Cup Finals in Surnadal, Norway.