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The following opinion article was originally published on FasterSkier on June 20, 2015. It was written by Chelsea Little, who contributed sterling ski reporting to this site for nearly a decade before ultimately retiring from nordic ski journalism, though not from nordic skiing. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Simon Fraser University outside of Vancouver, B.C., where her research interests focus on community and meta-ecosystem ecology. The article was published roughly...

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By U.S. Ski & Snowboard January 25, 2022 U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced 24 athletes to represent the United States at the FIS Junior & U23 World Cross Country Championships Feb. 22-27 in Lygna, Norway. “Following a year filled with constant changes, I am so pleased to see a team fielded with such depth among our roster,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Head Cross Country Development Coach Greta Anderson. “We have several spots on...

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The 21-year-old Norwegian crushed her competitors by nearly 1.5 minutes in the 10-kilometer classic race at the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer on Thursday, January 13. Vilde Nilsen is back on the course on Tuesday, January 18, for the 15-kilometer skate event, and again in the sprint race on Saturday, January 22. The World Para Snow Sports Championships conclude with cross-country relays on Sunday, January 23. At the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Rupholding, Germany,...

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Three-time Olympian, gold and silver medalist, long-time chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athlete committee, Officer of the Order of Canada, company founder and CEO, the list of Beckie Scott’s achievements is both lengthy and remarkable, and those included here only scratches the surface. In the nordic world specifically, Scott made history as the first North American woman to earn a medal at the Olympics in cross-country skiing. She has also been a long-time advocate...

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CANMORE (January 21, 2022) – Team Canada will now have five women and four men on the cross-country skiing start line as Olivia Bouffard Nesbitt and Rémi Drolet are heading to Beijing for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Bouffard Nesbitt (Morin Heights, Que.) and Drolet (Rossland, B.C.) were the final two athletes nominated by Nordiq Canada to the Canadian Olympic Committee after an additional two quota spots were handed down to Canada by International Ski Federation...

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Annual classic ski race features 30k, 15k, & 5k distances Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is delighted to announce the “first” annual First Security Bank Sacajawea Classic on Saturday, February 12. Three distances are available: 30k, 15k, and 5k. Additionally, kids 12 and under ski free in their own race. Crosscut’s facilities will open at 7:30am on race day, with the first racers starting at 9am. Registered racers are welcome to stay and ski free on...

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  Looking for a perfect addition to your endurance diet? Discover the top superfoods that will help you maximize your energy and overall health. Best Food for Athletes to Improve Endurance If you are engaged in sports and constantly do physical exercises, you should definitely pay more attention to what you eat. Regardless of what sports activity you do, you will need to boost your endurance by incorporating special food for athletes into your diet....

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What are the Best Nutritional Practices of Endurance Skiers? Endurance athletes have different nutritional needs than does the general population. It’s important for endurance athletes to maintain optimum energy levels for peak performance before, during and after training and events. You can’t leave your diet up to a Sloto Cash casino gamble if you’re involved in endurance skiing or any other sport. You have to weigh balance your proteins and carbohydrates carefully while being careful to take vitamin...

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With so many skiing resorts on offer, choosing the best one may be a real challenge, but not with this in-depth guide.  Europe’s Best 5 Ski Resorts for Cross-Country Skiing that Are Totally Worth Visiting Europe boasts the best ski resorts in the world (at least this is what Europeans say). Whether you prefer sprawling ski areas with ground-breaking lifts or cozy and small resorts to spend time with kids, you will definitely find something...

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Venture out to the OO trailhead on Tuesday Nights after dark and you’re likely to encounter a group of lively skiers practicing their skills out and about the Korte gateway. While learning and leaps of faith are taking place, there is also a lot of laughter. This is the Trail to the Prince Haakon group—a guided ski experience geared toward new and returning recreational skiers who want to give eventing a try. The program was...

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This article originally appeared on Wednesday January 19th, 2022 in the Anchorage Daily News. Reposted with permission. The organizers of next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing have imposed a rigorous regime of testing, quarantines and isolation for incoming athletes and staff. Among the casualties is Steve Patterson’s pickleball game. Patterson has two adult children, Scott and Caitlin, who grew up in Alaska and are both Olympic hopefuls in cross-country skiing. They’re planning to prepare for...

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PARK CITY, UTAH (January 20, 2022) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today its nominations for the U.S. Olympic Cross Country Team to represent Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 from February 4-19, 2022. Nominations are to be confirmed by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee when it formally announces the U.S. Olympic Team. Fourteen athletes were nominated to Team USA, including the 2018 Olympic gold medalist and defending World Cup overall and...

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For true skiing connoisseurs, cross-country skiing is where it is at. Downhill skiing might be a little more glamorous, more flashy, and make for the best GoPro videos, but nothing can beat the glorious joy and aerobic challenge of cross-country skiing. A far cry from the gravity-assisted ease of downhill skiing, your first attempt at strapping on cross-country skis might leave you baffled at the physics-defying skills required. But with a little perseverance (and a...

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Cross-country skiing, also known as Nordic skiing, is an exciting physical activity you can do on different terrain aside from the usual snow. It’s a daunting sport for many beginners due to the equipment. You need skis, boots, and of course, poles to keep you steady on the ground. You don’t have to feel pressured to get the perfect gear for a grand and safe time if you’re starting skiing. Let this list be your...

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When I began skiing halfway through high school, I remember my coach telling our team that cross-country skiing was a “lifelong sport”. Now, more than a decade and a half later, I don’t have to look far to see the truth in that statement. While out for a ski on local trails, I might see a 65 year old retiree who is training for the Korteloppet, a 50 year old former bike racer who has...

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The season’s biggest races start in less than a month at a venue that is by all accounts well-designed, but also has yet to host an official FIS race. Here’s some of what is currently known about the National Cross-Country Skiing Centre in Zhangjiakou, 100-plus miles northwest of Beijing in the Hebei province of China. The Courses The races will be held at altitude. The stadium is located at an elevation of roughly 1,650 meters...

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Hannah Rudd recaps her racing experience at 2022 Senior Nationals in Soldier Hollow. Pioneer Midwest sends a big congrats to Hannah for excellent results throughout the week! (Photo by Jackie Schneider) Hello! Hannah here, checking in with a U.S Nationals recap from this past week! This year, I traveled out to nationals a bit earlier than usual and spent Christmas in Park City with one of my teammates. Doing this allowed me to stay at...

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Quick Recap: We’ll have a full race report up tomorrow, including athlete comments and photos, but here is a quick recap of the action in the men’s 10k and women’s 5k interval start skate, which took place this morning in Ketchum, Idaho.   After just over a week off from racing, the Period II western swing of SuperTour racing continued this morning in Ketchum, ID. The SuperTour races were part of the 2022 Sun Valley...

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CANMORE (January 13, 2022) – Nordiq Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced the four women and three men who will form Canada’s cross-country skiing team nominated to compete at Beijing 2022. Two Olympic veterans will lead a new generation of cross-country skiers loaded with potential into the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The athletes nominated are: Dahria Beatty (Whitehorse, Yukon) Cendrine Browne (Saint-Jérôme, Que.) Antoine Cyr (Gatineau, Que.) Laura Leclair (Chelsea, Que.) Olivier Léveillé...

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Here’s a quick and non-exhaustive look at some recent news in the world of nordic sports.  World Cup Cancellation in Les Rousses, FRA and Planica, SLO Earlier this week, the FIS announced the cancellation of the final World Cup stop before the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, which were scheduled for the 21st to 23rd of January in Planica, Slovenia. This news arrives a week after the cancellation of the Les Rousses, France mini tour,...