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While those of us in the US were ramping up our New Year’s Eve celebrations, the first race of the China Tour de Ski (CTDS) was underway at the new Changbaishan Luneng four-season resort. Located in the rolling hills of Jilin Province – less than 50km from the North Korean border – the resort offers Alpine skiing, a nature park, and a Manchurian cultural village. It also enjoys cold winter temperatures and reliable snow. Maybe...

Casper, Wyoming might not be the first place that comes up in a discussion of world-class Nordic skiing in North America. Rob Rosser – a 5-time US national biathlon champion, and 1998 Olympian – and his colleagues at the Casper Mountain Biathlon Club (CMBC) are working hard to change that perception. In the past two years they have built 15km of race trails designed by the Morton Trails team to meet FIS, IBU, and World...

The winter of 2013-2014 has been big for Morton Trails. Ski racers and recreationalists alike are getting out and experiencing vastly different natural landscapes and competitions through the lens of our ski trails. From the newly minted 5k race course at the Dublin School in New Hampshire – where New England Prep School Athletic Championships took place with great success in February – to the NCAA Tormondsen Family Race Course at Middlebury College’s Rikert Touring Center, our trails are being benefited from at the highest levels of the sport.