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The origin of the American Birkebeiner dates back to 1973, when 53 hearty skiers traveled 52 kilometers from Hayward, Wisconsin to Telemark Resort in neighboring Cable. Today, the American Birkebeiner is the largest, most prestigious cross country ski marathon in North America… second to none! Skiers from around the world gather every February to celebrate the “Birkie,” a race which has become a tradition in the cross country ski world. The Birkie is a member...

Starting just miles from the headwaters of the Great Mississippi River, in the land of the legendary Paul Bunyan, the 25km loop is more or less in two parts, the 15km on the East side of the highway has very gentle terrain after a somewhat steep climb from the start area. Then after skiing through a tunnel to the West side of the highway, the next 10km has sweeping downhill curves and some respectable uphills,...

The Mora Vasaloppet is a special race in the hearts of thousands of skiers who have experienced it. The colorful mass start, the separate 58K and 35K courses, the wooded trails, and the exciting finish line in downtown Mora are reasons why the race is the largest in Minnesota and one of the biggest participation winter athletic events in the United States. buy chantix online, buy ventolin inhaler buy albuterol inhaler,buy combigan online,buy chantix,buy voltaren...

  Starting precisely 32km from the edge of the Sun Valley/Ketchum community at the rustic Galena Lodge, the Tour parallels the Galena Pass Highway as it flows steadily down to the finish. One of the shortest American Ski Marathon Series events, the Tour is also the easiest to navigate featuring a gently flowing course over a series of meadows and grass-covered foothills. Spectacular views of the surrounding mountains unfold continuously with each and every turn....

33K Freestyle, 25K Hoigaard’s Classic, cross country ski festival featuring snow sculptures, skijoring, the Luminary Loppet and much more. The City of Lakes Loppet is a cross country ski festival featuring the beautiful trails and lakes of the Twin Cities. Join us on the first weekend in February for this celebration of winter in Minnesota. buy chantix online, buy ventolin inhaler buy albuterol inhaler,buy combigan online,buy chantix,buy voltaren gel online

The Marquette General Health Systems Noquemanon Ski Marathon is a 51K cross country ski race taking skiers on a journey from Ishpeming (home of the National Ski Hall of Fame) to Marquette where the finish line is right outside the Superior Dome, the world’s largest wooden dome stadium. It’s sister event, the mBank Half Marathon is a 25K race that utilizes the second half of the Noquemanon course sharing the finish line outside of the...

January 30, 2010.  The Craftsbury Marathon, with 50 and 25 kilometer classic races, traverses some of Vermont’s most scenic countryside. The Center located on Lake Hosmer in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom has put this popular event on each year since 1981 and offers accommodations for 90 . The marathon is a point to point event featuring food stations provisioned with delicious soups and fresh baked goodies by local inns. Contact: stay@craftsbury.com     buy chantix online,...

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The Burke Mountain Academy kicked off its Fall training camp a week ago in Sun Valley Idaho. The plan for the camp was to have a quality training block, taking advantage of the SVSEF facilities and surrounding hiking, biking, and roller-skiing trails. While we were excited to find miles and miles of perfect rollerskiing and hiking, we weren’t expecting to find ourselves training on snow at the beginning of October!  Yesterday morning we did an easy two hour...

VAL di FIEMME, Italy – The Americans struggled on the jumps Sunday in a DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Val di Fiemme. Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) had the second fastest cross country time to finish ninth, after coming in 21st in jumping, to lead the USA. Norway’s Magnus Moan picked up the win to sweep both events in Val di Fiemme. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) was 14th, with Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs,...

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Oberhof, Germany – Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) could have been happier, but not much. Hitting nine out of ten targets in world class time, Hakkinen finished 17th in the ultra competitive Oberhof World Cup Sprint, with a time of 26:55.8, one second behind 15th place and just ten seconds out of tenth. The result moves Hakkinen into 26th place in the overall World Cup ranking and qualifies him for the Mass Start competition on Sunday....

VAL di FIEMME, ITALY – Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) just missed the podium finishing fourth in a mass start Saturday as the DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup opened a two-event weekend in Val di Fiemme. Germany’s Bjoern Kircheisen took the win, moving into second in the World Cup standings as Demong dropped to third. The mass start reverses the normal routine, with skiers first taking on a 10K course with a mass start, followed...

Justin Easter is the Editor for SkiPost and Head Coach for Summit Nordic Ski Club, CO. This article first appeared in SkiPost – http://www.enjoywinter.com I’ve been sitting in my basement office for the last week thinking of how nice and warm it was compared to what was being experienced in Alaska at US Nationals. It didn’t take long for my mind to wonder back to my days of racing in, but more importantly dealing with,...

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Oberhof, Germany – The American Team Head Coach, Per Nilsson, is looking forward to seeing his squad of men back on the Biathlon World Cup circuit after the holiday break. “We had some sickness with a couple of the men in December, but they got in some good training over the break and seem to be back in form now. The whole team got a good mental break and have come back very focused.” Oberhof...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Alka-Seltzer Plus® cold medicine will help keep athletes on the slopes this winter season as part of a two-year deal to be the official cold medicine of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the parent organization of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding, Bayer HealthCare, the makers of Alka-Seltzer Plus (BHC) announced. “We are thrilled to partner with the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding,” said Jay Kolpon, Vice President...