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2022-23 U.S. Cross Country Team Announced

By Tom Horrocks October, 17 2022   (Left to right) Cross Country Program Director Chris Grover, Kevin Bolger, Scott Patterson, Gus Schumacher, Luke Jager, and head coach Matt Whitcomb all return to the 2022-23 U.S. Cross Country Team to kick off the season next month in Ruka, Finland. U.S. Ski & Snowboard is proud to name 22 athletes to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2022-23 season. The 2022-23 team includes those active athletes...

The women Ski Coaches Association is excited to announce our new GearUP program. This program is designed to help reduce barriers for women ski coaches by partnering women coaches with an equipment brand rep to outfit them with gear, provide brand specific knowledge, and create industry connections. Madshus, Fischer, Rossignol and Salomon will each work directly with two women coaches for the duration of the 2022-23racing season.* The eight coaches selected for this program will...

Mt. Bachelor Seeks Nordic Supervisor

Nordic Supervisor Delivering memorable experiences, enhancing people’s lives, and having fun while doing it. This shared mission of POWDR and Mt. Bachelor creates a fun and inspiring culture that we live every day. Our vision drives us to deliver exceptional guest experiences at all touch points, requiring our employees to be natural communicators, problem solvers, and have a passion for sharing mountain culture – all while having a positive attitude to support best day experiences....

Mt. Bachelor Seeks Nordic Manager

Nordic Manager  Delivering memorable experiences, enhancing people’s lives, and having fun while doing it. This shared mission of POWDR and Mt. Bachelor creates a fun and inspiring culture that we live every day. Our vision drives us to deliver exceptional guest experiences at all touch points, requiring our employees to be natural communicators, problem solvers, and have a passion for sharing mountain culture – all while having a positive attitude to support best day experiences....

Vermont Academy Seeks Head Nordic Coach

Summary: Nordic Ski Coach Vermont Academy is nestled on four hundred fifty acres at the foothills of the Green Mountains in Saxtons River, Vermont, and has provided a supportive community and close personal attention to its students for 146 years. Vermont Academy is accepting applications for Head Coach of our Nordic Ski Program. The Nordic Ski Program has been a tradition at Vermont Academy since its inception. The winter season is a long one in...

Surprisingly Wonderful Spanish Ski Resorts that Cannot Be Ignored

Whenever we think of the Iberian Peninsula and Spain, the largest country within the southern European landmass, our minds usually conjure images of sunshine and sangria, flamenco dancing or fantastic beaches and coastal destinations. However, often overlooked is the fact that Spain is also home to more than 30 ski resorts, each of which boast their own unique charms and excellent slopes. Indeed, the Spanish culture for winter sports is actually more pronounced than people...

Best Places to Go Cross-Country Skiing in Canada

Cross-country skiing is one of the most satisfying winter sports. It’s an activity that thousands of enthusiasts from Canada and abroad enjoy practicing. If you have a pair of skis and some snow, you can go out and explore the world around you. There are so many places to ski in Canada that it can be hard to decide where to go first. We’ve put together this list of Canada’s best cross-country skiing locations, so...

9 Things to Know Before You Go for Your First Ski Holiday Trip to France

With the holiday season just around the corner, families, couples and even solo travelers would be preparing for their upcoming trip. France is definitely among the top choices for many families and couples that would want to spend a memorable time and even witness white Christmas, if possible. The best part about France is that it has something to offer to everyone and therefore you can make the most of the time you have. While...

9 Tips on How You Can Make Your Family Ski Holidays Better

Time is the most precious thing you can gift your family. Hence, even when you are busy with your professional and work commitments you need to take some time out to be with your loved ones and family. Holidays are the best time when you can be with your loved ones and therefore you need to look for ways to spend quality time with your family. Choosing a ski trip for your holiday is unique...

(Press Release) NNF Announces Inaugural Trail to Gold Fellows

  The National Nordic Foundation (NNF), Women Ski Coaches Association (WSCA), and Olympic Women’s Cross-Country Book Project are excited to announce the selection of the inaugural Trail to Gold Fellows. The selection committee determined that the following Fellows represent extraordinary coaching talent, and will have the opportunity to gain international experience and credentials while working with the US Ski Team coaching staff over the course of the upcoming 2022-23 World Cup season: Trail to Gold...

Soldier Hollow Hiring Multiple Positions in Nordic Operations

The Olympic and Paralympic Center at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah is looking to build and expand its venue and event operations team! Preparations are underway for major international Nordic and Biathlon World Cup events, including the 2023 IPC World Cup, the 2024 IBU World Cup and future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid efforts. We are looking for team members with a passion for trail infrastructure to work in maintenance, daily preparation, development and...

ASC Training Center Creates A Place to Shine

The ASC Training Center on Donner Summit has a long history of promoting winter sport. Founded in 1928, the Auburn Ski Club played a vital role in developing California’s ski culture with initiatives such as lobbying the state legislature to plow Highway 40 during the winter to enable increased tourism. ASC also hosted a 1939 ski jumping exhibition at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay with snow shipped 160 miles by rail car. More recently,...

Free Fall 2022 Race Recap

  SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 BY NENSA photo Paul Bierman   This past weekend 114 hearty humans braved the wet weather at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, VT and competed in Sunday’s Free Fall Rollerski Race! The FreeFall has become a staple of NENSA’s roller series and always draws a competitive and fun crowd. Open racers were slated for a 15km and juniors a 5km — both utilizing the same full 5km race loop which includes...

John Farra Named Director of Sport Development for U.S. Biathlon

U.S. Biathlon has taken yet another step to fortify its athletic position for the future, naming Olympian John Farra to the newly-created position, director of sport development. Farra, an NCAA cross country skiing All-American with the University of Utah and a 1992 Olympian, has built a highly-successful career in sport development across multiple Olympic and Paralympic sports organizations. Farra’s new role will focus on talent identification among junior and collegiate cross country skiers and providing a...

2nd Annual Schutzenski Festival at Soldier Hollow Oct. 10th-16th

The 2nd annual Schutzenski Festival is set to be held at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah from October 10th-16th. This year’s Schutzenski celebrates the culmination of a full offseason calendar for Soldier Hollow and beyond, offering a full weekend of cross-country and biathlon rollerski racing on the world-class Soldier Hollow course. Held amid the beautiful Heber Valley fall colors, and featuring US Ski Team and US Biathlon Team members competing on home soil one more...

Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy Launches Search for New Executive Director & Head of School

  California’s Only Ski-in/Ski-out Ski Academy and Ski Team Seeks New Leader to begin July 1, 2023 Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy announced today a global search for its next Executive Director & Head of School. The Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy (SBSTA) Board of Trustees has appointed a Search Committee, which has just published a Position Statement highlighting SBSTA’s history, strategic plan, and key opportunities and challenges, and the qualities and experiences...

(Press Release) Registration Now Open for Yellowstone Ski Festival Clinics

Press Release Come and join West Yellowstone’s professional coaching staff to get a “jump start” on your 2022 – 2023 ski season during the Yellowstone Ski Festival, November 22-26, 2022.   The staff provides a solid understanding of cross country fundamentals, and gives you the tools and drills to gain efficiency and strength at the camp and throughout your ski season. The coaching staff is composed of an elite group of XC ski professionals which...

The Formula One Star Who Loves Cross Country Skiing

  Throughout the years, there have been strong ties between the racetracks and the slopes. The need for speed has attracted many drivers to downhill, with Kitzbuhel and Madonna di Campiglio being the scene of many press conferences and driving displays. Lindsey Vonn revealed she had seriously considered switching sports were it not for restrictions around pregnancy being necessitated for a chance at an F1 ride. As we’ve recently profiled, Nordic skiing is one of the fastest growing...

Why Ski Jumping is a Sport Which You’ll Love

If you are looking for a new sport to fall in love with then ski jumping maybe exactly the option for you. The recent winter Olympics in China brought a huge number of new fans to so many of the disciplines, including ski jumping. Some of the world’s most respected sports are those which we are not able to do ourselves, and ski jumping falls right into that category. Most of us cannot even ski,...

Great Tips for Cross Country Skiing with Kids

A great trail, skis, and snow are all you need for a fun outdoor winter experience. Owing to the accessibility of trails and the fun nature of the sport, skiing makes for a great family bonding time. However, competitive downhill skiing is not the safest way to give your child an adrenaline rush. Cross-country skiing, on the other hand, is a safe way to break your daily monotonous routine and guide your kids in mastering...