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This is part II of an interview with U.S. biathlete Susan Dunklee. In her final season racing World Cup, Dunklee has decided to take on a leadership role, as an Athlete Ambassador for gender equity, with the International Biathlon Union. You can find part one of the interview here. This portion of the interview focuses on an incident that crystalized Dunklee’s resolve to foster cultural change in her chosen sport. Dunklee posted a two-Instagram post...

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ANCHORAGE — As allegories for skiing development go, the uphill run time trial is tough to beat. It’s hard to start with, it gets harder as you approach your goal, and success requires pushing all the way to the finish. “Paying the tax on the road to the podium,” as Sadie Maubet Bjornsen once wrote of a photo of her on Gasline. Tuesday morning in Anchorage, a group of the state’s top juniors took on...

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Nakkertok Nordic is hiring a full time, enthusiastic leader to be the new high performance coach of the Equipe Nakkertok Racing Group (ENRG), U20 and older athletes.  We have a successful high performance racing program with 250 athletes, 3 paid full time coaches, 4 part time paid coaches, a strong volunteer coach/ admin support structure and excellent facilities, including snowmaking.  We are offering a competitive salary with benefits.  Competitive Development certification is requested. Bilingualism would...

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*This is the third piece in a multi-part series on photographing skiing, ranging from capturing skiing on your smartphone to taking a deep dive into how professionals capture skiing on the World Cup. Take a look at Smartphone Photography and Manual Camera Basics in case you missed them.  The first step to manual camera photography is understanding the parts of your manual camera. Once you have a basic understanding of how a manual camera works, the functionality built into...

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Whichever sport you are in, there’s something beneficial you eat; if you have appropriate supervision, it will assist you with getting results. Proper intake of nutrition would help you stay healthy and fit in daily life. Whereas, you can consult a nutritionist for good nutrition to help you be active during sports. You have a pet, go for taking care of them with dry food and profit them. Eating right is crucial to perform effectively....

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Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club (TCNSC) is seeking a head coach to lead and oversee programming from the Learning to Train through to Learning to Compete phases of athlete development. Our head coach will share our passion for Nordic skiing and inspire, support, and provide leadership to all of our athletes, with a primary focus on coaching and developing our older teenage athletes. They will inspire and engage all athletes in a safe, fun, inclusive,...

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Athletes need to be in peak physical condition to compete at their best and get the most out of it. They also need to be as healthy as possible when traveling or competing internationally. Your sport probably means a great deal to you, and you know that your performance will be critical to the success of your team. You’ve trained long and hard for this big game. But what can you do to make sure...

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The University of Denver is looking for Assistant Nordic Ski Coach for the upcoming 2021/22 season. The link below has the job’s description and instructions on how to apply for the position. For more information or questions, interested applicants can reach me at rogan.brown@du.edu and (970) 769-6980. https://jobs.du.edu/cw/en-us/job/494082/assistant-coach-nordic-skiing

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Back in 2008, Susan Dunklee chose to become a biathlete after finishing her collegiate ski career. This was a solid decision both for Dunklee and for the US Biathlon program. With two World Championship silver medals, she is the most decorated biathlete from the U.S. women’s team. Born and raised in Vermont, Dunklee finds comfort in familiarity. During the offseason, she is based near Craftsbury and can often be found training with her Green Racing...

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  Madshus USA is excited to announce that we are looking for a Race and Service Manager who will continue to build on our recent global success.  As a successful, global brand we always strive to provide the best products and service to the Cross-Country community.  We believe that investing in racing is a great way to continue to develop the highest performing products across all of our categories, and we look forward to adding...

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Many readers will consume energy the next few weeks determining how and when to watch the Tokyo Olympics. The summer games feature 339 events in 33 different sports. Its Exhausting on many levels. FasterSkier covers the winter side of the Olympics, which begin on February 4th, 2022 in Beijing, China. But, we’re here to glance at the Olympics in the news. The news coming out of Tokyo are the Covid-19 cases popping up here and...

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Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for an Assistant Ski Coach. The position will assist the Head Ski Coach with all assigned duties associated with the Intercollegiate Ski Programs. Minimum qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. NCAA learning portal proficiency, or passing within one month of hire. Possess a current CPR certification or the ability to obtain upon hire. Demonstrated successful skiing coaching or racing experience at the collegiate or comparative...

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Las Vegas is known for its bright lights, untold secrets and exciting evening entertainment. But fewer people realize that Vegas is also a fantastic destination with opportunities to go skiing. If you like skiing and like an evening out with friends, it doesn’t get much more perfect than Las Vegas. Read on to uncover the best skiing trails near Sin City. Can you really go skiing near Vegas? Most people don’t realize there are skiing...

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After a year of postponement caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the summer Olympics are going ahead, with the opening ceremony on Jul 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Setting opinions aside about the lingering threat of COVID or other Olympic-related controversies, the coming weeks will provide countless moments of great sport. Although we are a winter-focused publication here at FasterSkier, we’ve done a little research into how you can best view the upcoming games. NBC is...

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Have you ever experienced a tense, painful coil in your stomach or abdominal area? This can also be accompanied by severe cramping, diarrhea, or vomiting. If two or more of these symptoms are present, you may be experiencing a stomachache (read more) with underlying causes. These causes can range from gastroenteritis, stomach ulcer to related conditions, like a ruptured appendix or diverticulitis. However, some upset stomachs aren’t so serious and can be easily remedied by...

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Over the weekend, it was reported that Gian-Franco Kasper, the former president of the International Ski Federation (FIS), died. Kasper stepped down from his role at FIS after serving the organization as president for 23 years. In total, Kasper worked 46 years for the organization. Newly elected FIS president, Johan Eliasch, memorialized Kasper in a press release. “Gian Franco Kasper was unique in the international sports community,” Eliasch said. “He built FIS from a small...

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Men’s race Most athletes pay their dues as they work their way up the results list for Mount Marathon, the grueling 5-kilometer, 3,000-foot-gain out-and-back race in Seward, Alaska, that dates to 1915. There is no substitute for experience on the technical course, and most people need to get their rookie run out of the way before they can even think of challenging for the overall victory in subsequent times on the mountain. David Norris is...

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The Fort Kent Outdoor Center is now accepting applications to our Post Graduate training program for Nordic and Biathlon Programs. There are currently openings for 4 full time athletes at this time to live in the Jalbert Athlete Residence Please follow this link for information about the program and how to apply https://www.fortkentoc.org/programs/ The University of Maine at Fort Kent has just announced that 5 scholarships will be given to five athletes that are enrolled...

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Ready to travel again? Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and Italy are now open to vaccinated US & Canadian travelers! You can visit all four countries THIS SUMMER on the Lumi Experiences Ski Picking Trip, August 30 – September 5, 2021. This unique trip is a skier’s dream: behind-the-scenes tours of the Fischer, Salomon & Atomic ski factories in Austria with Birkie Champion Matt Liebsch, owner of Pioneer Midwest. Skiing on the Dachstein Glacier above Ramsau. Skiing in...

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As the Western US experiences unprecedented early summer temperatures FasterSkier reached out to some U.S. Ski Team athletes to get their tips and tricks for training in the heat. (Dehydration is serious. Look out for these signs that your fluids need to be replenished: Extreme thirst, infreqent urination, dark urine, fatique, and lethargy.   We reached Kevin Bolger in Bozeman, Montana (the temperature at the time of writing: 94°F) where he was training before heading...