We purchased FasterSkier.com from Cory Smith and Torbjorn Karlsen in the summer of 2007. Cory and Torbjorn started the site because they saw a need for an informative resource for cross country racers, run by cross country racers. Our goal is to continue to provide high quality Nordic news and information and to grow FasterSkier into a vibrant community resource. Here is a sampling of what sets us apart.
We offer high quality training articles and other information by knowledgeable experts for ambitious skiers and coaches. Sometimes just the basics, other times it will be something cutting-edge or controversial. But it will always be interesting.
We are all cross-country skiers, but within the sport there are a lot of specific interests: World Cup races, ski adventures, training plans, rollerskiing, local races, etc. We cover all aspects of the sport because we know our readers are interested in all aspects of the sport.
A Place for You to be Heard
We will try to be a place where you, the racer, can have a voice. We have a long list of athlete and team blogs, a community forum, and all with a comment system to keep the voice of the community heard. If your favorite race deserves more publicity or if you just got home from an amazing backcountry tour, tell us about it! Conversely, if the grooming at a certain ski area was sub-par, or the shuttle bus that was supposed to take you to the start of an important race didn’t show up – we want you be heard!
We want the people who are directing the ski movement in this country to hear the voices of skiers out there like you.
Please read our Commenting Policy for further details.
Race Reports & Results
We also strive to give you the most complete race results and reports available for cross-country skiing. We cover events from your local clubs races to the Olympics. We try to cover as many as we can, but with so man races we can’t be everywhere at once. So we encourage you to share race reports and results from the races you attend.
An International Site for Everyone
We are based out of Western Massachusetts. However, we are trying to make this a place where XC skiers of all ages from around the World can benefit from our content, seek inspiration, or present and discuss their viewpoints.
You can help us achieve this balance. We want to hear your stories: how you are training, how you view your lifestyle, what you are getting out of doing this sport. Whether you live in America, Australia, Europe, Asia, or some other place, share your story with us!