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By Rachel Bachman Perkins and Gavin Kentch After a successful opening weekend of SuperTour racing in Duluth, Minnesota, athletes, coaches, and techs made the short trek down to Birkieland for three days of racing out of the Birkie Trailhead in Cable, Wisconsin. APU skiers Rosie Frankowski and Tyler Kornfield came into Friday morning as the points leaders for the early-season SuperTour races. By Sunday afternoon, the leaders were, unofficially, Alayna Sonnesyn of SMS and Zak...

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This World Cup coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and the A Hall Mark of Excellence Award.  To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. By: Ben Theyerl It was “going to be a new adventure for sure.” That’s how Rosie Brennan framed the new 10- kilometer course that was laid out in Lillehammer...

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This World Cup coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and the A Hall Mark of Excellence Award.  To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. By: Ben Theyerl For ski fans whose parents were smart enough to record the 1994 Winter Olympics on VHS tapes, Lillehammer will forever be a World Cup venue carrying...

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Written in collaboration by Gavin Kentch and Rachel Bachman Perkins.   We’re excited to announce some additions and changes to the FasterSkier staff as we approach the next World Cup season. Read on for more. First, after many quality years on the team, Jason Albert has moved on from the managing editor position. He now writes about wider skis, higher elevations, and deeper snow as the editor over at WildSnow, a backcountry ski publication; we...

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This World Cup coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and the A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. By Ryan Sederquist It was another very cold day in Ruka, Finland. Temperatures hovered between -19 and -23.2 degrees Celsius around the course, rising to -18.6C by the start...

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Cross-country skiing is considered one of the top Nordic sports. In a nutshell, it is very similar to regular skiing, which involves navigating through mountainous terrain covered in snow and surrounded by stunning views. The only difference is that cross-country skiing implies relying solely on your own body’s strength instead of using the force of the gravity created when you are going downhill. This distinctive feature makes cross-country skiing an excellent form of physical fitness...

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Could skiing become widespread in collegiate competition? Despite the fact that skiing doesn’t receive loads of media attention at the collegiate level, it does currently exist. Of course, professional skiing is covered in much greater detail, and people even bet on professional events, as can be done with the Caesars sportsbook promo code. This then begs the question, should skiing not receive better financial backing to become as high-profile as other collegiate sports? That’s a...

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  This World Cup coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and the A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. By Ryan Sederquist If Friday’s sprint signaled a potential changing of the guard, with 22-year old Alexander Terentev displacing Johannes Høsflot Klæbo atop the podium, the men’s 15-kilometer...

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  This World Cup coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and the A Hall Mark of Excellence Award.  To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. By Ben Theyerl Friday in Ruka, under the dim lights of an Arctic Circle sky, was the moment that potential energy – a new season and new names...

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The end of the semester draws closer for students. They try to spend more time with family and friends. To finish all assignments, students may have to pull all-nighters and bury themselves in books. In some cases, they turn for help with mathematics homework to be home for Christmas and New Year. Of course, not everybody loves the idea of staying locked up with relatives. Many students prefer spending vacations and holidays in the cold...

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  Winter is a time of magical seasonal holidays and joyful outside activities. For those who enjoy cross-country skiing but are low on budget, consider skiing in Eastern Europe. Yes, the Alps are not the only destination for experienced skiing fans.  Eastern Europe has the best off-piste places to offer skiing-savvy lovers. Not a fan of remote roads? Then visit the most famous family resorts or take the company of friends with you. Meanwhile, check...

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The Season Opener to be held at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park will welcome the world’s best skiers from around the world to compete for 6 days in December 2021. The world’s best para athletes are back in the Canadian Rockies, as the Canmore 2021 World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup returns to the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park on December 4 – 12, 2021, hosted by the Alberta World Cup Society. Building from...

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The Sandpoint Nordic Club is a non-profit organization located in Sandpoint, ID. The SNC provides a variety of programs for cross-country skiing; adult and youth clinics, competitions and social events. The SNC also operates a ski rental program in Pine Street Woods, Sandpoint’s public trail system.  Position:                    Head Nordic Race Team Coach How to Apply:             Email resume and cover letter...

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For many people, the idea of a holiday is the chance to relax and unwind, to get away from the stresses of everyday normal life, and take a good few days to rest. This could involve a beach holiday to somewhere like the Carribean or the South Pacific, Bora Bora or Maldives, which offer glorious sunshine, and picturesque views.. For others, it could be a city break, to explore the culture of somewhere like Rome,...

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Canadian ski resorts don’t get much notice apart from Whistler Blackcomb yet there are several top resorts that would seem like a skiers’ paradise. Blackcomb, which is the first venue on this list, is known as one of the best in the world as it is the largest ski resort in all of North America. This hardly means it’s all Canada has to offer, however. The 2020/21 ski season was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Let’s cut to the chase first. With so many regulations in the US regarding sports betting, and each state having its own set of rules, the average bettor can easily get confused. Bettors in “The Evergreen State” are no exception to this rule. Most of them are confused and literally have only one question on their minds – is sports betting legal in Washington, or should I  go to the neigburing state to place bets?...

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On the face of it, it seems the most ridiculous suggestion going. The thought of taking toddlers to a treacherous mountain, skis in hands, seems utterly irresponsible. Of course, for those of you who have been on a skiing holiday, you’ll know the truth. In short, the kids love it – and quite often they become much better than the grown-ups themselves. While children do seem to pick skiing up a little easier, there’s still...

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Spend this winter season working and living the mountain dream! Snow Mountain Ranch’s Nordic Center is located next to Rocky Mountain National Park on 120K of groomed track and trails. Choose between a variety of jobs; Nordic Center Instructor/Worker, Nordic Shop Supervisor, Nordic Trail Groomer, or Head Nordic Trail Groomer (up to $25/hour with room & board available). The trails at Snow Mountain Ranch go through thousands of acres of pine forest and wide meadows, while passing through occasional historic...

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This press release, written by Bill Kellick, was originally posted at TeamUSA.org. Oct. 27, 2021, 8:47 a.m. (ET) (NEW GLOUCESTER, MAINE) – US Biathlon has announced the roster for the Pre-World Cup On-Snow Camp in Obertilliah, Austria, as well as the roster for the first two IBU Cup competitions of the 2021-22 season. The Pre-World Cup Camp will begin November 11 with athletes joining National Team Coaches Armin Auchentaller and Vegard Bitnes for on-snow training ahead of the first BMW IBU...

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Long gone are the days of needing actual snow to go skiing. Yup, that’s right, you can actually ski year-round with or without snow. However, there are some pretty basic things you will need to know before you can go skiing whether you want snow or not. Any budding skier will want to make sure they have all the right ski equipment and know some of the basics they will need to try once on...