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Job Description Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ski community organization in the ideal outdoor adventure town of Bozeman, Montana. BSF provides and funds educational and competitive programs for all ages, year round, in Nordic, Alpine, and Freestyle/Freeskiing. BSF works with over 800 nordic ski athletes of all ages each year, focusing on inspiring a lifelong love of skiing, athletic excellence, and personal growth. BSF also grooms an incredible network of community trails...

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Believe it or not, it is mid-May. For those following a traditional cross-country calendar, this means the start of a new training year, building toward the 2022/2023 competition season. And, for many of the top American athletes, this means it’s time to make an annual pilgrimage to Bend, Oregon for the on-snow camp of the season at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center. The weather gods were kind to the camp attendees, with nearly a foot...

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By Tom Horrocks May, 10 2022 U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced the 22 athletes nominated to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2022-23 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on the published selection criteria in the prior season. In addition to established veterans, including three-time Olympic medalist Jessie Diggins and two-time Olympians Rosie Brennan and Scott Patterson, the 2022-23 Team includes five new members. Moving up to the A Team and joining...

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Part 1 of this story details Eliška’s experience coaching through pregnancy and the birth of her son. Keep reading to learn about the challenges she, like many women, experienced during the postpartum recovery process, and what it took to navigate year one of life on the road with baby Viggo. Expectation versus reality.  When preparing to interview Eliška Albrigtsen about her experience pairing NCAA coaching with new motherhood, I expected the challenges she faced during...

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As the 54 women Olympians who have  represented our country in cross country skiing, and calling our group United States Nordic Olympic Women (US NOW), we give an annual award, The Gold Rush Award, to a female athlete that demonstrates outstanding quantities of grit and grace throughout the year.  Huge achievements give everyone the joy of celebrating the success.  We know it takes many people to realize these high goals. We congratulate and are inspired by...

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Overview The Boulder Nordic Junior Racing Team (BNJRT) is a team based in Boulder, CO which has been training 8-19 year old athletes for more than 38 years as part of the USSA Rocky Mountain West division. With an average of 45 athletes per season, BNJRT is focused on providing an environment that fosters a lifelong love for the sport of Nordic skiing. Many athletes have the opportunity to compete at the national level while...

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On April 27th, Gus Schumacher and Jessie Diggins headed to Washington, D.C. with six other winter Olympians and Paralympians as members of the Protect Our Winters (POW) athlete alliance to advocate for progressive changes in climate policy. While Diggins has been partnered with POW for several years, Schumacher only recently came on board, making the trip his first experience lobbying for climate activism; it was also his first trip to the nation’s capital.   While in...

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Skiing is a great way to get out and enjoy the winter weather. But it’s also a strenuous activity that can take a toll on your body if you’re not careful. That’s why it’s good to follow a ski diet that will help you stay fueled and energized throughout your day on the trails. This post will discuss some of the best ways to maintain good nutrition while skiing! 1. Consider your food intake When...

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The Bogus Basin Nordic Team (BBNT) in Boise, ID is seeking a full-time Head Coach and Director of Programs.  This individual would reflect the top position within the Nordic Team structure.  This person is responsible for the oversight, management, and progress of the program toward established goals and objectives. The BBNT is a non-profit ski team for athletes of all ages and abilities in Boise, ID. It is part of the Intermountain Division, and is...

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With a cohort of some of the best U23 skiers in the country, the program is setting a trend for young American skiers pursuing international-level and college skiing simultaneously.   After the first day of this year’s NCAA Championships, held at Soldier Hollow, Utah, the team scoring was close. The familiar schools were all there, the University of Utah (UU) at the front, with the University of Colorado (CU), Denver University (DU), and the University...

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  POSITION SUMMARY Sport Development Manager will lead the program operations of the Central Region using a strong athletic philosophy and methods. To lead and administer athletic programs, race calendars, policies, and procedures of US Ski & Snowboard and Central Region as they relate to increasing the quality of athletic experience and quantity of member athletes and coaches partaking in those programs. To coordinate and support the delivery of US Ski & Snowboard programs, products,...

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Whistler Nordic Ski Club is seeking a Head Coach who is highly motivated and has effective teamwork and collaborative skills and the vision to develop our youth and adult ski programs. The Head Coach will lead programming and support coaches for Whistler Nordic Ski Club’s competitive and recreational programs, including but not limited to Jackrabbits, Track Attack, Junior Racing and Masters. The Head Coach will support the long term athlete development (LTAD) at all levels,...

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Disclaimer: The author skied both days and was one member of the large S2S organizing committee. This may seem like a conflict of interest, but also allows a more detailed look behind the curtain at how a new event was built. Click here to learn more about the origins of the Sovereign2Silverstar Ski Marathon, and to take a look at the successful first year of the event. *** The motto for S2S was ‘finishing is...

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Yarmouth High School (Maine) seeks a head Nordic ski coach to continue its 30+ year legacy as one of Maine’s premier public school racing programs. The team perennially produces some of the top athletes in the Western Maine Class B Conference and the state, including recent Olympian, Sophia Laukli ‘18.  The ideal candidate for this position would have coaching experience, USSA-level racing experience, and a high level of energy and enthusiasm for coaching young athletes. ...

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It comes as no surprise that The Great White North that is Canada plays host to multiple winter sports as the country experiences plenty of ice and snow. One simply has to find some use for all of that snow and, given that people just love competition, what better use? There are plenty of winter sports Canadians engage in during the year’s colder months and some of them are easily recognizable. Ice hockey is, of...

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The ski community has known there’s a problem for awhile now. Fluorinated waxes, whose extreme hydrophobic properties make them ideal for fast skis, also are by that same property impossible to break down in the environment, allowing them to permeate through the soil into water supplies. The compounds are also known carcinogens, and frequent exposure to these compounds, particularly when heating and inhaling the fumes of waxes in which they are contained, is linked to...

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On April 13th, Rosie Brennan wrote in an Instagram post, “The world is constantly changing and I’m trying to move with it.” The post announced the launch of an online auction for a limited edition NFT, in partnership with the organizations Parity Now and VereNFT. The NFT, titled “Perseverance Trail”, was designed by artist Kerri Schiff and features a mountainous ski trail with a variety of images of Brennan racing in her Team USA suit....

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Disclaimer: The author skied both days and was one member of the large S2S organizing committee. This may seem like a conflict of interest, but also allows a more detailed look behind the curtain at how a new event was built. When the moment comes to create a new destination ski marathon, how would you compile all of your dreams and mould them into a single cohesive weekend? A group of Canadian skiers was faced...

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A look at what’s ahead for the Birkebeiner, and its former home at the Telemark Lodge. When I reached out to American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) Executive Director Ben Popp before Christmas to set-up an interview discussing the Birkie’s plans for the now-defunct Telemark Lodge property, he was already putting plans into action. An interview would have to wait until after the holidays, because that weekend ,the Birkie was hosting a SuperTour race which would...