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We’re almost as old as the SNS Pilot binding system: FasterSkier turns 20 years old this season. The site went live on February 1, 2002, a week before the Winter Olympics began in the Salt Lake City backyard of site founders Torbjorn Karlsen and Cory Smith. While the first few months worth of coverage has been lost to the sands of time, or at least to the ravages of our CMS system (2002 Olympics coverage...

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This Tuesday, October 26th we will be hosting a rollerski clinic with Wisconsin native and US Ski Team athlete Kevin Bolger! Kevin will be doing a meet and greet with a clinic and workout focusing on technique at Elm Creek Park. After the clinic, follow us back to the shop for food/drinks and a small get-together, we will be following social distance guidelines as well as requiring masks in the store for the event. The clinic...

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Perhaps the only downside of a love for cross country skiing is the general inability to slide on snow year-round, without significant travel. Consequently, those looking to keep the spirit (and specific strength) alive are bound to find themselves with a pair of wheels strapped to their feet during the snow-free months of the year. The frequency of this phenomenon exists on a spectrum.  For athletes training to race, rollerski sessions are an integral part...

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When you’re out exercising, the last thing you want to be thinking about is your clothing. There are any number of more important thoughts that should be occupying your mind, like: “Don’t trip on that rock;” “Look at that beautiful view;” “What’s my heart-rate?” and so on. Unfortunately, all too often, clothing malfunctions can get in the way of a perfectly good outing. Maybe your shorts are chafing, or maybe they keep riding down as...

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CANMORE, Alta.—Eight Canadians are readying themselves to head to Europe in the coming weeks to open the highly-anticipated Olympic and Paralympic season while bringing the maple leaf to the World Cup cross-country skiing start line. Nordiq Canada will send a dynamic group of four women and four men who are determined to climb up the international rankings in the first three weeks of World Cup action before returning to Canada for the holiday break followed...

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Finland is a magical place to be in the winter months. You can admire the northern lights and immerse yourself in the Finnish culture. Of course, it is also a great place to enjoy skiing, dog sledding, Actic swimming as well as snowmobiling. It is also a great place for people looking for adventures. You can also enjoy some interesting meals and sip coffees at Nordic cafes. Finns are some of the world’s biggest coffee...

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If you are like many skiers and love to follow risk-taking in the mountains by enjoying a spot of gambling in the evenings, then this article was created for you. European countries have enjoyed some of the best snow in recent years, making it an incredible ski season for many resorts. But if you head to the Alps in a season when the snow is a little poor, you might want to find other ways...

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Whether you find yourself with some free time on your hands at a ski resort, or just sitting at home pining for a trip to the mountains, you have plenty of options available to entertain you during this time. Most of us enjoy skiing and the slopes, so when we are away, playing video games based on our favourite sport is something we enjoy. New ski video games are coming out on an annual basis,...

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Ski resorts are a fantastic way to enjoy a breath of fresh air and most importantly, enjoy your favourite sport. However, if you are unable to ski for some reason or another, such as an injury, how can you make the best of the trip without spoiling it for the other people you are with? Whether you have a close group of friends or a partner who loves to ski, you may wonder how you...

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For many persons, spending months or even weeks, going down the slopes or at a ski resort is a fantastic opportunity that some of us can only dream of. You can spend a great time enjoying the natural environment, meet like-minded persons and get fit all in your own time. Naturally, there are some things you will love and others which you don’t.  For example, not everyone enjoys being far from their friends and family...

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The World Cup season is around the corner, and it’s adding a new stop. Already the site of the annual Transjurassienne ski marathon and recent host of the nordic combined and ski jumping events at the Youth Olympic Games in 2020, Les Rousses, France is ready to put on the country’s first cross-country World Cup since 2016. As stated in a FIS press release, recently, the FIS cross-country World Cup team met up at the...

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Skiing, particularly cross-country skiing, is one of the most popular winter activities. In this sport, the skier uses their own locomotion to navigate a snow-covered terrain. However, although it can be a fun and enjoyable winter activity, skiing may also result in accidents and injuries. Depending on the extent and severity of the injuries, this unfortunate incident may change your life and that of your family forever.  If you’ve been involved in a ski accident,...

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The cost of providing World Cup athletes with competitive skis is mounting at an alarming rate for teams without deep pockets.  This spring, coaches of US National Team athletes and staff from the Center of Excellence in Park City huddled around zoom for their annual meeting, called “Moving USA Skiing Forward.” Among the topics discussed were plans for the US Ski Team to keep pace with what Head Coach Matt Whitcomb calls the “waxing arms...

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The Assistant Nordic Ski coach will assist the Coordinator of Skiing in planning and organizing all phases of the NCAA Division 1 Ski Team program including but not limited to Assist Head Coach with planning and organization of practice sessions, Assist in set up and administration of home meets, Attend all practices as designated by head coach, Assist head coach in organizing community service projects, Assist Head Coach in recruitment of prospective student-athletes, Assist Head Coach in...

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While no one would wish for the circumstances, a fall running of the Boston Marathon is perhaps a skier’s dream. The iconic foot race is on many a bucket list; however, the third Monday in April is early for those who spend the winter strapped to skinny skis rather than pounding pavement.  After cancelling the April, 2020, running in light of the descending COVID-19 pandemic, and deciding against an April date for the 2021 event,...

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This summer, the U.S. Ski Team announced that it had hired Greta Anderson as the new Development Team Coach. FasterSkier caught up with Anderson on the afternoon of the official announcement to delve deeper into her coaching philosophy, precise job description, and only sort of tongue-in-cheek plans for world domination. Anderson’s hire was widely praised by both current and former athletes. Here’s Luke Jager, who’s known Anderson for nearly a decade starting in Alaska junior...

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Location Geneva, NY Description SUMMARY The Head Alpine Ski Coach is responsible for the development, organization and management of a collegiate men’s and women’s skiing program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In the fall of 2022, the programs will be in their first varsity intercollegiate season. HWS has had a long-standing, successful ski club. The responsibilities of the position include teaching and coaching student-athletes for successful competition; monitoring and supporting student-athletes’ academic success; recruiting;...

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The rain stopped just long enough for Caitlin Patterson and Jake Brown to savor their wins at the 2021 edition of the Climb to the Castle last Saturday in Wilmington, NY, near Lake Placid.  Craftsbury Green Racing Project (CGRP) swept the women’s podium; Caitlin Patterson edged Margie Freed for the win in 46:48.8, with her teammate just .7 second back in 46:49.5. Tara Geraghty-Moats placed third in 47:35.0. Brown, skiing for US Biathlon / CGRP,...

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  PAID CONTRACT: November 15th – March 31st HIGHLIGHTS:  Work from home in a dynamic environment to cover the sport of cross country skiing from the World Cup to recreational level.  Support North American coverage of prestigious international events including the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the FIS Tour de Ski.  Feature and share the lifestyle of cross country skiing through product reviews, analysis of sport science, and interviews with key athletes, coaches, and professionals...

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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. In fall 2021, following last-minute revelations that a long-promised fluoro-detecting device did not, actually, work as efficiently as planned, FasterSkier previewed an upcoming domestic race season in which U.S. Ski & Snowboard-sanctioned races would ban the use of fluorocarbon waxes, but anything would be fair game at FIS races. (For an overview of the difference between the sanctioning bodies and the rankings lists they generate, see...