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FeatureNewsRacingRegional / LocalA New Push for Equal Distance Racing

Jason AlbertMay 14, 2021
The debate to run equal race distances for men and women remains. Molly Peters, the head cross-country ski coach at Vermont’s St. Michael’s College, has led a grassroots campaign to make equal distance racing commonplace at the NCAA level and beyond. She’s the lead voice for The Ski Equal Team. The group sent a letter to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Sport Committee, its Equity and Inclusion Committee, and CEO Tiger Shaw asking...

CommunityOpinionRacingUS Ski TeamWorld CupSupporting Norris Strengthens the Ski Racing Community

Ben LustgartenMay 12, 2021
  I have been racing against David Norris for the past 10 years. We have battled head to head trying to crush each other. The end game was to earn valuable points on the domestic SuperTour circuit to qualify for World Cups. There have been many times we have swapped podium places at U.S. National Championships and U.S. SuperTours. As a one-time peer of David’s, I understand the need for funding and support to compete...

FeatureNewsRacingUS Ski TeamWorld CupBalanced to the End, Sadie Maubet Bjornsen Retires (Part I)

Gavin KentchMay 12, 2021
To classic ski, and to do so well, requires an athlete to perform an almost stupidly large number of tasks at the same time. You have to move two arms, two legs, and two ankles in alternation, in almost infinite variations depending upon the snow, the wax, the course, and your remaining energy. You have to mediate between power and finesse, kick and glide, stimulus and weight transfer. In short, you have to balance a...

FeatureNewsRacingWorld CupLooking at France: a Conversation with Delphine Claudel

Ella HallMay 11, 2021
Living in France for the past year, and with ski racing never far from my mind, I was interested in learning more about the athletes and system here, particularly for the women. While the French men’s team is a force to be reckoned with, both in sprinting and distance, results, or even athletes, on the women’s side are sparse. For example, at the Oberstdorf World Championships in Germany this past season, the French men’s relay...

NewsOther NewsCross-Country Skiing – Health Benefits and Reasons to Try

FasterSkierMay 10, 2021
Skiing is one of the greatest thrilling sports in the world that is played on the ice. Cross-country skiing is a type of game where the players do not take help from any machine to play the game. In this type, the players use their momentum. Unlike the computer games like online roulette, cross-country skiing helps get better physically. Health Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing The cross-country skiing is a healthy sport, but it is also a...

NewsOther NewsHow to Develop Endurance. Four Best Endurance Exercises

FasterSkierMay 8, 2021
How to get hardy? How to Build Endurance with Exercise? Are there any exercises you can use to develop endurance so that it becomes a part of life, like checking a casino promotions in Canada with your favorite bookmaker?  You will find answers to these questions in this article. What is Endurance? Endurance is the ability to perform physical work without compromising its effectiveness. A hardy person can perform a certain movement for a long...

MultimediaPodcastsThe Devon Kershaw ShowThe Devon Kershaw Show: Seeking Continuity in Canada

Devon KershawMay 6, 2021
  There was a time when the Canadian National Cross-Country Ski Team was the North American team to watch. As skiers like Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins found their footing, Becky Scott, Chandra Crawford, and Sara Renner were medaling at the Olympics. Alex Harvey and Kershaw won team sprint gold at the 2011 World Championships. And Harvey continued to romp – winning the 2017 World Championship gold in the 50k. Along the way, like many...

FeatureNewsRacingWorld CupMaking her Mark in 2020-2021: Rosie Brennan

Jason AlbertMay 6, 2021
Last fall, one thing was certain — the pandemic would worsen. And it did. Rosie Brennan, summed up her feelings about traveling to Finland for the first round of World Cups by jumping in head first, masked, of course. “I don’t believe anyone knows the answer [to if we should or should not have a World Cup] as we are all experiencing this pandemic for the first time and still don’t have a full grasp...

CommunityGeneralNewsRossignol Group a proud supporter of the Share Winter Foundation (Press Release)

FasterSkierMay 5, 2021
  Rossignol Group a proud supporter of the Share Winter Foundation  The partnership will further Share Winter’s mission to increase participation and diversity in snow sports      Park City, UT – May 5, 2021 – Reinforcing the pillar of ‘Community’ within its broad-reaching Respect program, the Rossignol Group is proud to announce its support of the Share Winter Foundation.  A 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Share Winter Foundation works with local and regional programs to help foster...

NewsRacingUS Ski Team2021-22 Davis U.S. Cross Country Team Nominations Announced (Press Release)

FasterSkierMay 5, 2021
Press Release U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced the Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team nominations for the 2021-22 Olympic season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season. The 2021-22 team is highlighted by an experienced group of World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic athletes, including Olympic gold medalist and 2021 FIS Overall Champion Jessie Diggins; two-time World Cup winner Rosie Brennan; and 2020 FIS Junior...

Book ReviewCommunityBook Review: Going the Distance: Piecing Together a Life of Adventure by Elspeth Ronnander

Rachel PerkinsMay 4, 2021
For those immersed in the ski marathon racing scene, particularly in the Midwest, you’ve likely shared tracks with Elspeth Ronnander. A member of the Vakava Racing Team, a competitive masters group based in the Twin Cities, 36-year-old Ronnander has racked up over 50 marathon finishes in the last 18 years, sometimes within weeks of one another. Outside her rigorous training schedule and full time job as a nurse practitioner, Ronnander is a passionate writer who...

NewsRacingWorld CupItaly’s Pellegrino and De Fabiani to Work With Marcus Cramer and Russian Ski Team

Ella HallMay 3, 2021
In a recent press release from FISI (Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali), the Italian Ski Federation, announced some coaching changes for the upcoming season, notably that this year’s World Cup Sprint Globe winner, Federico Pellegrino, and his teammate, Francesco de Fabiani will join the training group of Marcus Cramer who works with the Russian Ski Team. Cramer’s current squad includes Sergey Ustiugov, Gleb Retivykh, Artem Maltsev and Evgeniy Belov on the men’s side and Yulia Stupak,...

FeatureHealthResourcesStrengthMaking a Healthy Transition to Running as the Seasons Change with Jessica Yeaton

Rachel PerkinsApril 30, 2021
Last year at this time, I was primarily gym-ridden. After roughly five months on snow, my fitness was high but my tolerance for the impact and specific demands of running were low. Throwing better judgement to the wind, I gave in to the allure of warm days, rapidly drying trails, and beloved road loops around town, and paid the price.   Despite running between zero and ten miles total between December and the end of February,...

Job PostingsNewsCrosscut Mountain Sports Center Seeks Assistant Biathlon Coach

FasterSkierApril 30, 2021
Crosscut Mountain Sports Center (CMSC) provides year-round recreation, sports training, and outdoor education opportunities for everyone through our simple yet exceptional facilities and trails. CMSC is now welcoming applications for a full time assistant biathlon coach. The purpose of this position is to assist current coaching staff in the workload associated with running an Elite/Development Team. In 2020/21, Crosscut ran Nordic programming for over 60 local athletes and received 15 invitations for international competitions. This...

Job PostingsNewsBiathlon Canada: Hiring Next Gen Coach

FasterSkierApril 29, 2021
Are you interested in working with Canada’s future Olympic Biathletes and having the opportunity to lead Team Canada at international events? Biathlon Canada is targeting an energetic coach to lead our next generation of athletes to international podiums! This position provides an incredible opportunity for growth working directly with the national team coaches. The exciting position is based out of the home of Biathlon Canada in the beautiful Canadian Rockies community of Canmore, Alberta. Biathlon...

NewsOther NewsImproving Body Posture And Strength For Better Performance

FasterSkierApril 28, 2021
A mix of endurance and resistance training, skiing is a fantastic full-body workout offering plenty of cardio-metabolic benefits, including improved insulin resistance, leaner body composition, and lower blood pressure. Skiing also works your body in unique ways, thanks to the variety of highly-coordinated movements involved, such as quick turns, skidding, jumping and carving. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced skier, improving your posture is one of the best things you can do to improve your...

Job PostingsNewsCastleton University Seeks Head Coach for Nordic Skiing and Cross-Country Running

FasterSkierApril 28, 2021
  Castleton University is seeking a head coach for men’s and women’s Nordic skiing for its USCSA Nordic Ski programs, and a head coach for its NCAA Division III men’s cross-country running team. The successful candidate would oversee all three programs. Both Nordic ski programs are perennial National Championship contenders, with the men’s program claiming back-to-back USCSA National Championships in 2019 and 2020, while the women won the USCSA National Championship in 2020 as well....

NewsNordic CombinedRacingSki JumpingUSA NORDIC ANNOUNCES TEAM NOMINATIONS (Press Release)

Jason AlbertApril 28, 2021
  Press Release USA NORDIC ANNOUNCES TEAM NOMINATIONS Group of 45 nordic combined and ski jumping athletes earn spots USA Nordic has nominated 45 American athletes to its 2021-22 national and junior nordic combined and ski jumping teams. Athletes achieved the nominations based on selection criteria. They will have the option of being a part of the 2021-22 U.S. Nordic Combined or U.S. Ski Jumping Team. The nominations were made after the conclusion of the...

FeatureNewsRacingSki JumpingSki Flying’s Glass Ceiling

Jason AlbertApril 27, 2021
Let’s start with some basic gender equality facts in skiing. The first women’s downhill at the Olympics was in1948. Women were awarded Olympic medals in combined (one downhill run and two of slalom) beginning eight years earlier in 1936. FIS has awarded a women’s World Championship in downhill since 1931. The FIS database marks 1967 as the first year for an official FIS World Cup downhill race for both men or women. It’s a different...

NewsOpinionResourcesWaxingA Look at SWIX’s Responsible Waxing Project

Jason AlbertApril 26, 2021
Some skiers have tossed them, some have squandered them, some have disposed of them according to specific guidelines for toxins at their local landfill. Some have donated their speed-goods to the U.S. Ski Team as it burns through its supply of high-quality fluoros. Some have simply stored them in a wax cabinet, a symbol of what was. We’re talking fluorinated wax, powders, gels, liquids, and yes, small-batch slurries. U.S. Ski and Snowboard has banned fluoros...