Jake Ellis

Eccentric collector of quality ski equipment, Jake Ellis should have been born in Norway or Japan, but Northern Michigan is third best! If you see him on the trails, LOOK OUT, he's out of control 90% of the time.
Wednesday Workout: Skiing Fat-Bike Singletrack (Like Eli Brown)

If you are craving a challenging ski workout that will train your agility, boost your strength, and add variety to your skiing, you should look no further than your local fat-bike, singletrack ride. Have you ever tried to keep up with the fat bikes? On their trail? “Hardest workout out there!” said Eli Brown, a longtime U.S. Ski Team volunteer wax tech from Michigan, who is doing the majority of his skiing this season on singletrack....

Alsgaard on the Advent of Double Poling and FIS’s ‘Stupid Rule’

Thomas Alsgaard is fired up. Having challenged the International Ski Federation (FIS) regarding rules he considers arbitrary and insensitive to other venues for nordic skiing besides the World Cup, a potential divide may be opening up between the Ski Classics marathons and World Cup racing. With 15 Olympic and World Championships medals, Alsgaard is considered by many to be the most apt pupil of the skating technique, and has the palmares to corroborate that claim. As a veteran of...