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CANMORE (January 21, 2022) – Team Canada will now have five women and four men on the cross-country skiing start line as Olivia Bouffard Nesbitt and Rémi Drolet are heading to Beijing for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Bouffard Nesbitt (Morin Heights, Que.) and Drolet (Rossland, B.C.) were the final two athletes nominated by Nordiq Canada to the Canadian Olympic Committee after an additional two quota spots were handed down to Canada by International Ski Federation...

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Antholz, ITA – US Biathlon Team and Craftsbury Green Racing Project athlete Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) grabbed the second-best finish of her career with a fourth place in Friday’s 15km Women’s Individual competition in Antholz, Italy. The result comes after Egan went home for Christmas and skipped the Oberhof World Cup to prepare for the Beijing Games. “The biggest challenge with my preparation has been staying positive and patient while I try to get my physical shape...

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U.S. Biathlon Team and Team Crosscut athlete Paul Schommer (Appleton, WI) on Thursday added to his already stellar season with the first top-10 performance of his career. Schommer, who earlier this season qualified for his first Olympic Winter Games, placed ninth in the 20km Men’s Individual race in Antholz, Italy under gusting conditions and on one of the more challenging 20km courses on the IBU World Cup. “Today’s approach was the same as it’s been...

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For true skiing connoisseurs, cross-country skiing is where it is at. Downhill skiing might be a little more glamorous, more flashy, and make for the best GoPro videos, but nothing can beat the glorious joy and aerobic challenge of cross-country skiing. A far cry from the gravity-assisted ease of downhill skiing, your first attempt at strapping on cross-country skis might leave you baffled at the physics-defying skills required. But with a little perseverance (and a...

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By Rachel Bachman Perkins and Ella Hall The 2022 Sun Valley Nordic Invitational continued Sunday with 10/15-kilometer mass start classic races, featuring SuperTour, RMISA collegiate, and Intermountain junior national qualifier divisions. With overnight temperatures in the low teens which rose to roughly 20 degrees Fahrenheit by start time, tracks looked ideal for kicking and gliding on the meticulously groomed trails at the Lake Creek Ski Center in Ketchum, ID.  Today’s races featured four laps each,...

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By Rachel Bachman Perkins and Ben Theyerl  The final weekend of SuperTour racing in Period II, and the final weekend within the Olympic qualification window, kicked off Saturday at the Lake Creek Nordic Center in Ketchum, Idaho. Part of the 2022 Sun Valley Nordic Invitational, the SuperTour races were held in conjunction with a Montana State University RMISA event and an Intermountain XC junior national qualifier.  Highlighting the size of the event, there were 157...

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CANMORE (January 13, 2022) – Nordiq Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced the four women and three men who will form Canada’s cross-country skiing team nominated to compete at Beijing 2022. Two Olympic veterans will lead a new generation of cross-country skiers loaded with potential into the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The athletes nominated are: Dahria Beatty (Whitehorse, Yukon) Cendrine Browne (Saint-Jérôme, Que.) Antoine Cyr (Gatineau, Que.) Laura Leclair (Chelsea, Que.) Olivier Léveillé...

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The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee nominated the final three athletes for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team roster on Sunday following completion of the final trials events at the IBU Cup competition in Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia. Nominated were Olympic veterans Leif Nordgren (Hinesburg, Vt./National Guard Biathlon & USBA) and Joanne Reid (Grand Junction, Colo.), along with Olympic newcomer Deedra Irwin (Pulaski, Wis./National Guard Biathlon & USBA). The trio joins previously nominated athletes Jake Brown (St. Paul, Minn./Craftsbury Green Racing Project & USBA), Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H./National Guard Biathlon...

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P.E. lessons, where you were forced to put on creepy black boots with square toes, stand on worn wooden skis and run for miles for a grade, are not likely to be remembered pleasantly. Put those terrible things out of your mind. In skiing, everything is different for a long time and categorically not like that Modern skis are fast and light, poles are almost weightless, boots are as comfortable and stylish as trainers, and...

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By Rachel Bachman Perkins, Ella Hall, and Gavin Kentch Thursday marked the final day of racing at the 2022 U.S. Cross Country Championships in Soldier Hollow, UT. (Friday’s classic sprint is a SuperTour only, not part of the National Championship series.) After prime conditions in Sunday’s freestyle sprint and Tuesday’s 20/30-kilometer freestyle distance races, warm and wet weather made its way into the forecast just in time for the 10/15k interval-start classic races. Temperatures that...

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By Gavin Kentch, Ella Hall, and Rachel Bachman Perkins Tuesday brought distance races to Soldier Hollow, in the second full day of racing at 2022 U.S. Cross Country Championships. The story at the front of the field was strong performances by athletes who had begun the year racing on the World Cup, as Rosie Brennan dominated the women’s field to win by over a minute, and Scott Patterson took the men’s race by roughly twelve...

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We’ve stated before on this site that we aren’t doctors, but we do attempt to find health information that we feel affects cross-country skiers as a group and do our best to pass this information along to you. You have probably heard the mantra ‘breaks make breakthroughs’ and although that seems like something you’ll find on a motivational poster, it doesn’t make it untrue. All the best cross-country skiers ensure they’re getting enough downtime and these...

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Spring break in college is just around the corner. You might be studying right now, desperately trying to finish your assignments or you might be looking for some thesis help to make sure it’s done professionally and quickly, so you could start planning your spring break. Well, if you wanna go on a cross-country skiing trip during the vacation, then now is the perfect time to concentrate on preparing for it. What’s good about cross-country...

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Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H./National Guard Biathlon & USBA) became the fifth biathlete to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The discretionary selection was announced by the U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee on Monday following Doherty’s dominating performance in the sprint and pursuit races at the U.S. Biathlon Olympic Trials held in Arber, Germany, Jan. 2-3. “Sean performed really well and kept his focus during two really challenging races,” said U.S. Biathlon Director of High Performance Lowell...

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Seventeen youth and junior athletes have been selected to represent Team USA at upcoming international events, including the 2022 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah, Feb. 23-March 2. The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee announced the team selections on Friday following three days of trials at the Soldier Hollow venue in Midway, Utah, Dec. 28-31. “I want to thank Soldier Hollow for doing a great job in hosting these trials,” said U.S. Biathlon...

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Take Preventative Action, Use Safe Glacier Travel Techniques When glacier skiing, carry rescue equipment and know-how to use it. Building a z-pulley or rope rescue system to get someone out of a crevasse takes skill and practice. Mountaineers routinely rope up to travel on a glacier. If appropriate glacier travel techniques are used, a deep crevasse fall can normally be prevented. However, in winter and spring, skiers access glaciated slopes for skiing, typically roping up...

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Try out cross-country skiing during your alpine college ski holidays to save money, get a good workout, and experience family fun at a less-crowded ski area. Thinking of taking the family on ski holidays? Why not try a day or two of cross-country skiing so your family can be together on quiet trails, get good exercise, and have some affordable family fun? Cross-country ski centers are typically located close to alpine ski areas, which makes...

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You don’t have to be rich—or even middle-class—to see the world. You can go on as little as ten bucks a day, get to your destination for up to 50 dollars, and pay zero for accommodation. Yes, you read that right. And you don’t have to be a travel hacking guru to keep your travel costs low. You just need to be in the know about some things, but they are hardly heavily guarded secrets....

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The state of Michigan is one of the unsung gems of global skiing. Famed more for its lakes and valleys than for its peaks, the Wolverine State has a lot to offer anyone with a pair of skis. Not only does it boast the highest vertical drop in the US Midwest, but it also has highly boast-worthy downhill trails by the names of Kingdom Come, Voodoo Mountain, and Sidewinder. As detailed in the comprehensive guide...

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Have you ever wondered what do sportsmen and sportswomen do when they are on the road as they are heading to the next tournaments and championships? Well, who hasn’t? If you want to spend a day on the road with an athlete, you might not have a chance to do this, but there are other ways to find out. Keep reading, and you will get to know how do athletes spend time when traveling. Traveling...