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Snow is only one of the unpredictable factors you have to consider before hitting the ski resort this year. It’s better not to invest in a vacation or ski pass this season because there’s no point gambling whether resorts will stay open or skiing will be safe at one. Here’s how you spend your quality time without going crazy about safety norms at skiing resorts or last-minute booking. Streaming your favorite web series It is...

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The Great Bear Chase is planning to hold an in-person/on-snow race March 13, 2021 on the beautiful Swedetown Trails in Calumet, Michigan! Things are going to look different, much like everything else this past year, but one thing that will not change is the top-quality grooming and friendly nature of the Great Bear Chase. The 2021 Great Bear Chase will continue to feature seven races: the popular 50km Skiathlon, and freestyle and classic events with...

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Race day speeds, without fluorocarbons? Yep! For the entire world of ski waxing, the King is dead but there’s no one in line for the throne. Long established as a crucial ingredient for top performance, the use of per- and poly- fluorocarbons in ski waxes is being phased out and in some cases outright banned. While there’s general agreement that continuing to use fluorocarbon containing ski waxes in a personal stock is acceptable – ultimately...

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CBNT Assistant Coach The Crested Butte Nordic Competitive Team is looking for an assistant coach to work with Head Coach Molly Susla and 15 middle and high school athletes from January through the end of March of 2021. The job is about 20 hours/week, plus occasional travel weekends where all expenses are covered. Starting salary at $3,600 for three months, with opportunity for more money depending on experience. We are looking for candidates with a...

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Foothills Nordic Job Posting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Job Opportunity: Cross Country Head Coach Reports To: Cross Country Director Closing Date: 8:00PM, MST. December 15, 2020 IMPORTANT MESSAGE  Foothills Nordic Ski Club is currently seeking to fill the full time position of Cross Country Head Coach. The position will lead and/or oversee programming from the Learn 2 Train phase through to Training 2 Win. Foothills Nordic is an active full service Nordic ski club based in...

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Montana State University is looking to hire a new Head Nordic Coach for their NCAA Division-I Ski Team.  Bobcat Skiing is one of the longest standing ski teams in the country with a history of All-Americans, National Champions and excellent team results.  Join the Montana State University’s Athletics Department. A dynamic working environment for persons seeking a student-centered learning environment distinguished by innovation and discovery. Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley offer outstanding ski training and competition venues and...

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These are times for daydreaming. Times to stay grounded. Times to remain socially distant when appropriate — but, still, daydream. We’re prone to daydreaming here at FasterSkier. There’s the eventual skiing, solitude, and winter light to distract from daily tasks. Fun stuff to imagine. Along those lines, we are starting a new series: The Escape. Think of the series as an opportunity to daydream along with the rest of us, or be inspired to book...

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  With a kowtow to Zach Caldwell and Noah Hoffman, we are repurposing their recent video conversation about anti-doping reform. On Nordic Nation, you’ll find just the audio. If you are more visual by nature, you can find the video here. Hoffman is a former longtime U.S. Ski Team member. Caldwell is Hoffman’s former coach and runs Vermont based Caldwell Sport. In this conversation, you’ll get solid details about anti-doping policy in the U.S. and abroad....

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The International Biathlon Union posted a press release Friday with the following key take aways. We will post the full press release below. “The IBU is planning to hold a full BMW IBU World Cup.” “The IBU Executive Board will meet on 26-27 September to take a decision on whether adjustments need to be made to the planned World Cup programme in the first trimester (November-December 2020).” “The World Championships Biathlon in Pokljuka (09-21 February...

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  Kate Boyd Named High Performance Director of Nordiq Canada High performance team focused on rebuilding Olympic pathway at all levels, maintaining Paralympic excellence   Press Release CANMORE, Alta.—On the eve of the organization’s 2020 Annual General Meeting, Kate Boyd will be first-ever woman to take the reins of Nordiq Canada’s high-performance program. A quiet, yet confident leader from Ottawa who is passionate and driven, Boyd’s goals as Nordiq Canada’s new high-performance director are completely...

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  the full-length article here.   Abstract: “With physical/chemical surface analytics the layer thickness of wax was measured. The measurements prove that wax as block or powder penetrates the ski base only a few 100 nm and as spray only a few 10 nm. The wax does not use any pores in the ski base but entangles with the molecules of the polymer to form a compact sliding layer. The durability of this layer depends...

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It’s hard to believe that we are already looking ahead towards the next set of winter sports world cups. Opening stages of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup begin late this November in Ruka, Finland, and finally, in March, we’ll see the Finals over in Beijing, China. Martin Johnsrud Sundby At this point, the early favorite as the overall winner is Sundby at 24/13 or +185 at GTBets, read their review. The Norwegian is at the...

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  Mansfield Nordic Club (Jericho, VT) is seeking a Masters Program Coordinator to help lead our adult programs in both training and racing.  The MNC Masters program meets regularly over the summer and fall months, with coach-led workouts ranging from trail running and gravel riding to rollerski and strength training sessions. In the winter, our Masters train together twice weekly on snow, with additional “Mini Camps” and weekend clinics, along with competition in local and...

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Be the first to know about job opportunities in your inbox. Scroll down for current jobs openings. Our Hiring Practices Tahoe XC is committed to inclusive excellence by striving to advance equity and diversity in all that we do. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community....

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Response needed by August 15, 2020 TITLE: GMNC OPERATIONS MANAGER The GMNC Operations manager leads the team that provides world class groomed Nordic ski trails for thousands of skiers in Western Colorado. This is a unique and demanding year-round position, that requires excellent grooming, communication, and management skills along with some mechanical skills. EMPLOYER: Grand Mesa Nordic Council, a 501c3 non-profit organization. REPORTS TO: GMNC President or other assigned board member. This is a part...

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Ford Sayre, a growing ski club that supports nearly 300 Nordic skiers of all ages in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont, is seeking a Nordic Skiing assistant coach for the winter season. Ford Sayre Memorial Ski Council is a 501(c3) established in 1950 to promote the sport of skiing in the Upper Valley.  Ford Sayre Nordic primarily skis at Oak Hill in Hanover, NH, the ski venue of Dartmouth College.  The club...

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This series comes to FasterSkier from the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Club. A Day in the Life: APUNSC is checking in with Elite Team members of the course of the next few months to get a glimpse into what life looks like for elite athletes as training starts up again during a global pandemic. Today we check in with Thomas O’Harra (24), an APUNSC member since 2007 when he joined the APU DEVO program....

Press Release PARK CITY, Utah (June 15, 2020)  – National Governing Body’s and National Sport Organizations (NGB/NSOs), and snow sport organizations from the United States and Canada today are announcing the formation of a Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group. With representation from U.S. Ski & Snowboard, USA Nordic, U.S. Biathlon, USA Para Nordic, USA Para Alpine, Alpine Canada, Canada Snowboard, Freestyle Canada, Nordiq Canada, Biathlon Canada, Nordic Combined Canada and Ski Jumping Canada in addition...

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Momentum Northwest is seeking a Head Coach for our year-round Nordic program based in Seattle, Washington. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to coach athletes ages 12-18, assist with training of volunteer assistant coaches for our youth Mavericks program, and handle managerial and administrative functions with support from our dedicated volunteer base. We wish to fill this open full-time, year-round position immediately, and are actively interviewing candidates. PLEASE REPLY TO: Coert Voorhees (206) 331-0004...