FasterSkier

HomeAuthor FasterSkier

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/Kornfield26120vt130.jpg

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 over 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 Tyler Kornfield (29), a 2018 Olympian and 3x National Champion who was born and raised...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2019/07/News-Round-Up-3-e1562869411452.png

Although time may have felt like a stand still since mid-March, the news has continued to flow. Emily Nishikawa:  Emily Nishikawa stepped away from elite level competition announcing her retirement at 30 years old. Having grown up Whitehorse, Yukon she spent nine years as a member of the Canadian National Team, was a two-time Olympian (2014 and 2018) and six-time national champion. For several years running, Nishikawa was the distance skier to beat in Canada....

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/IMG_3178.jpeg

   Ross McKinnon, Physiotherapist.  Kelowna Manual Therapy Centre Nordic athletes will be transitioning to running over the next few weeks as the snow disappears and/or the ski trails shut down.   Overuse injuries from running were the most commonly reported injuries in British Columbia Ski Team athletes in injury surveys completed in 2018 and 2019.  The vast majority of these overuse injuries occurred in the General Preparation phase of the yearly training plan. Ski coaches...

Last month we were contacted by Lilo Bean, an undergraduate at Bowdoin College, to inform readers about her research project. Bean and a faculty adviser are collecting data from an anonymous survey to investigate eating disorders in cross-country skiing. The survey is open to those 18 and older and is linked below. This study is being conducted by Lilo Bean, a student at Bowdoin College. The Faculty Advisor for this study is Professor Crystal Hall of the Digital and Computational...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2019/07/News-Round-Up-3-e1562869411452.png

Here’s a news brief from around the Inter-webs.  Unofficial thoughts on next season’s World Cup  On April 9, Nowegian news outlet VG published an interview with International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross-Country Race Director Pierre Mignerey. The interview created some mild buzz, as Mignerey discussed some 2020-2021 World Cup scheduling scenarios. Still seven months away, but with the Covid-19 pandemic impacting global sport, it is no surprise FIS officials are discussing contingency plans.  VG’s article was...

“Get whatever you want. I’m buying.” “It’s ok. I’ve got a card with me.” “No. You’re over here working for us. The least I could do is buy you a coffee and a bun.” Conversation over. Jessie Diggins bought my cinnamon bun and cappuccino. The same Jessie Diggins who won Gold at the last winter Olympics and is a regular on World Cup podiums just refused to let me buy my own snack at the...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/Screenshot-2020-04-09-at-5.16.43-PM.png

Press Release For Immediate Release April 9, 2020   Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is pleased to announce our application process for the 2020/21 season Elite and Post-Graduate Team. After a successful first season we are excited to take our next step forward in working with and developing Elite athletes.  Who is Crosscut? ‘Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is a community non-profit dedicated to conserving the 500+ acres adjacent to Bridger Bowl Ski Area as a year-round...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/Andrew-Newell.jpeg

PRESS RELEASE April 6, 2020  BOZEMAN, MT – Bridger Ski Foundation is pleased to announce that Andy Newell is their new Nordic Elite Team Coach, effective April 1, 2020.  He’ll work with the competitive Nordic racers, collegiate skiers, and the incoming Elite Team to help these athletes bridge the gap between domestic racing and international success. “BSF is excited to rebuild the Nordic Elite Team under the leadership of four-time Olympian Andy Newell,” said BSF...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/JessieDigginsGraphic.png

Press Release    The University of Minnesota Press is thrilled to announce a LIVE virtual workout and book talk with Jessie Diggins for her new memoir Brave Enough next week, April 7, 2020 at 11 am CST/12 PM EST/ 6 PM CET! Jessie’s event is kicking of the The Loft Literary Center’s virtual book festival, Wordplay, and is in partnership with NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley powered by ArtReach St. Croix. In...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/image-1.png

Press Release   DOWNLOAD DESCRIPTION Position Description  The primary role of the U.S. Biathlon Team Assistant Coach is to support a professional training environment for U.S. Biathlon Team Senior, Development, and Junior team athletes training daily out of team headquarters in Lake Placid, NY.  The Assistant Coach will work closely with head coaching staff to understand and support the training goals of each athlete. Duties may include, but are not limited to: collecting data for...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/News-Round-Up-1.png

We’re the first to admit that a focus on results and not the process has major pitfalls. There were many great outcome goals this season, we know these as the results: Frida Karlsson’s reel-in of distance skiing’s white whale — Therese Johaug — comes to mind. This time of year we often ruminate on great performances, and they categorically revolve around results. Top-20s, top-10s, podiums — you get the drift. Whether through the camera lens,...

Press Release This week a healthy gathering of the US Nordic Olympic Women, (US NOW), came together in a virtual meeting organized by group members Kikkan Randall, Alison Bradley and Sue Wemyss.  The group had planned to meet up at this year’s Minneapolis World Cup, after having met and enjoyed their first reunion last March, at the Quebec City World Cup. Determined not to be deterred by the World Cup cancellation, modern day technology and...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/Gould-Academy-logo.png

  Gould Academy seeks a talented, engaging, and experienced Nordic Ski Coach to oversee the school’s competitive Nordic skiing program. The head coach is responsible for the direction, instruction, supervision, and coaching of a Nordic skiing program that prepares student-athletes for Division I and national-level competition. Bethel and the surrounding mountains of Western Maine are a haven for Nordic skiing, and Gould Academy has a long, rich history of developing Nordic skiers by focusing on...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2019/12/FS-podcast-DEVON_KERSHAW-dd-3kx3k-e1575252302366.jpeg

  Kershaw is free from quarantine and back at home in Lillehammer. As we all know, the race season has been shut down. That means it’s time to discuss news items of note. Like…the “flexing” of some skiers as they ski an un-godly number of kilometers, Stina Nilsson’s switch from cross-country to biathlon, the Norwegian Ski Federation’s financial crisis, and, the retirement of Norway’s Eirik Brandsdal. (The U.S. Ski Team’s Erik Bjornsen also announced his retirement...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/03/Group140320cm183.jpg

A year ago Martin Fourcade was coming off the worst showing of his career, a cataclysm of a season leaving everyone who follows the sport scratching their heads. While he had two victories and another podium by Christmas, something was apparently wrong; his results declined after New Year’s and he wasn’t on the podium again for the rest of the season. He skipped the North American leg of the World Cup, raced World Champs, where...

While an athlete is training for a ski competition, the stress that the muscles undergo leads to adaptation and improved performance. However, the muscles also suffer from physical strain and prolonged wear that result in injuries and pain. CBD has been seen to be a safer and more effective pain reliever and enhances sports recovery. It is far better because it barely has any side effects while the other methods have adverse effects. The main...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/03/Craftsbury-Outdoor-Center-logo-sq.jpg

Please note: with the current global pandemic and its unknown impact on our programs, the details of this position are somewhat speculative. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is seeking an assistant coach/intern to work with its Junior & BKL Nordic skiing programs for the summer of 2020, with the potential to continue the position through the following fall and winter season. This coach/intern would join the Center’s current coaching staff and help manage summer programming while...

The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy (AIAWCA) and the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre (BATC) are excited to announce a new partnership for the 2020-21 season as they work together to launch a new biathlon program designed for athletes pursuing post-secondary studies in Calgary. This new program will see the BATC deliver biathlon specific training in Canmore, while the AIAWCA will deliver cross-country skiing training in Calgary. Programs will be designed on an individual basis...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/03/logo-2014.png

Press Release from the Finnish Ski Association Ville Oksanen, cross country skiing coach of the Finnish Ski Association, has been in quarantine since Wednesday last week due to exposure and infection with corona viruses. The Finnish team traveled to Québec City to Canada on Tuesday for the World Cup. The next day, Oksanen became aware of the exposure. “When I woke up on Wednesday morning, I had received calls and messages from Finland. The wedding I attended this weekend had...

Every new ski season comes with numerous wintry adventures that a keen cross-country skier simply must indulge in. A hectic daily grin may impede your skiing routine, so helpful advice is to get prepared and ready for a ski season diligently in advance. For mild or vigorous cross-country skiing you need to engage and prepare your whole body and muscles. Therefore, to make the most out of your ski season this year, here are some...