After being business-run for the last 40 years, the Weston Ski Track is now in the hands of the state of Massachusetts after the DCR decided to assume management this summer. Local skiers talk about the impact and potential implications of the decision.
A day after turning 58, FasterSkier contributor Peter Minde shaved 6 seconds off his time in the insanely tough Climb to the Castle. Here, Minde shares three workouts that have helped him get the most out of each week, while balancing work, family and training for skiing in New Jersey.
Note: Two photo captions in this article have been corrected to identify Sun Valley’s Rogan Brown as the men’s race leader around mile four.
When it comes to matters involving Petter Northug, Jr., one of Norway’s greatest skiers, reactions are mixed, but the controversy surrounding the 29 year old and his decision to opt out of the national-team’s terms remains. As of Tuesday, both parties were still standing their ground.
The Casper Mountain Biathlon Club has broken ground on an ambitious plan for a 30-point biathlon range and 10 kilometers of new homologated trails — at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level — for both adaptive and able-bodied skiers.
It started with the renovation of a biathlon range last year. Now the Bridger Biathlon Club in Bozeman, Mont., is pushing to purchase both Bohart and Crosscut ranches within the next three years and plans to launch a $10 million dollar fundraising campaign to do so.
In a surprise move, USSA President Tiger Shaw announced Wednesday that the state-of-the-art Center of Excellence in will be put up for sale and rhythmic movements, known as Prancercise, will replace traditional strength training for all USSA athletes.
The Weston Ski Track just outside of Boston is a busy place, with 1,100 season-pass holders and 25,000 to 30,000 skiers each winter. So when the lights went out last year, the community sprang into action.
An idea from Williams’ associate athletic director came to life with the help of one of the college’s skiers: Will Wicherski. By 2016, Williams could be hosting its Carnival on a homologated 5-kilometer loop at Prospect Mountain in Woodford, Vt.
Construction is underway on the eight-mile Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, the upper five miles of which the U.S. Ski Team, US Biathlon and NYSEF use for the annual Climb to the Castle rollerski race, set for Sept. 6.
“When I look at a trail, I look at it as a big earth sculpture,” Thom Perkins says. It’s the old joke: what do you do with a fine-arts degree? For Perkins, who spent the last 38 years as executive director of the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, degrees in sculpture and photography led to sculpting land.
This interview with 19-year-old Austin Huneck gives a glimpse of what it’s like to be a postgraduate skier and make the transition to full-time training and racing after high school. Huneck liked it so much, he’s onboard with the MWSC for the second-straight year.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today that New York City’s Lincoln Tunnel will be converted into cross-country ski tunnels, expected to open on April 1, 2015.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Riley Douglas, a junior at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School, and Colin Delaney of the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) won the women’s and men’s 7.8-kilometer Harry Eldridge Memorial classic races on Jan. 11 at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. Both men and women skied three laps on the 2.6 k […]
A follow-up article regarding the improvements ORDA has made to its Mt. Van Hoevenberg property, specifically its lodge, in the last two years and what could still be in store for the Olympic cross-country facility in Lake Placid, N.Y.
A World Cup cup race in the United States? Not impossible, but significant logistical and perhaps more importantly, financial barriers stand in the way. Still, Central Cross Country has been exploring the possibility, and there is also the dream of a Central Park sprint.
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Twenty-two years after the 1988 Winter Olympics, the Canmore Nordic Centre remains a model of legacy planning for Olympic cross-country venues. When it was built in 1986, Canmore set a new standard for nordic facilities, and when it was refurbished in 2005, the ski area redefined that standard. In his masters’ thesis, John-Christopher Reid called […]