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It’s the kind of event that explains Norwegian’s love for cross country skiing – it represents all they want to represent about themselves, and nothing else. In the humid, green summer, some of the world’s best winter athletes come to the coastal town of Sandnes in the country’s south for four days of roller skiing racing – the Blink Festival – in which spectators will pack nearly every inch of town center, mountainside, or arena...

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The ASC is a non-profit organization operating a snow sports facility that offers Alpine, Snowboard, Nordic and Biathlon programs, clinics, competitions, recreational activities and a Nordic Center to the communities across Northern California. Position:  Cross Country and Biathlon head coach Employer:  Auburn Ski Club Inc. Reports to:  Nordic Program Director and Executive Director Employment:  11 Month, Full-time, Year-Round Compensation:  Competitive Compensation Package, DOE Benefits:  Per employee handbook and employment offer Deadline:  September 1st Function: Under...

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Logan Diekmann, Nina Seeman win on the streets of Bozeman, and BSF’s Rollerski races look to harness the momentum of summer training out West. Featuring Results and Video Highlights. BOZEMAN – Jim Bridger was a mountain man. One of those figures born firmly entrenched in the old ways back East, before he split for the Mountain West for something new. A character to chart a theme pervasive through the American vision of the West –...

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While it’s difficult to get exact numbers, the general distribution of coaches and service staff on the World Cup level is largely male dominated. The recently announced Trail to Gold Fellowship aims to help change that. Following the publication of the Trail to Gold book in November of 2021, members of the book committee began discussing how to use the net proceeds generated by book sales. After bouncing around various proposals, they settled on the...

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  Head Coach Job Description The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club is seeking a highly motivated and skilled coach available for full time year-around employment effective September, 2022. The position will lead and / or oversee programming from the Learning to Train through to Training to Win phases of athlete development. This position offers an annually renewable contract with a fair compensation package, including full benefits, phone plan coverage, and support to ensure a balanced work...

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A Q and A with Amy Cichanowski, Executive Director of the Minnesota Youth Ski League, on developing a more robust, diverse, ski community from the bottom-up. The State of Minnesota has always been good at getting its citizens on skis. Throughout the last century, people with names – some of them specific – Grace Carter Lindley, George Hovland, and Charlie Banks – and others more of a metonym for a kind of spirit – Ole...

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Always wanted to be a part of FS? Now’s the time! We’re looking to fill the position of Managing Editor – to start mid-August or early September.  Working for FasterSkier is a unique and exciting opportunity for highly motivated individuals. This is a great opportunity for emerging editors and those passionate about cross-country skiing to dive right into covering all aspects of the sport and work with a great team, dedicated to pushing the envelope...

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  Madshus athlete Kevin Ramsfjell polished off the 2,600 kilometers from Nordkapp to Lindesnes in amazing 10 days and 10 hours. Kevin Ramsfjell literally demolished the previous world record for roller skiing Norway lengthwise, which was 21 days. The 22-year-old Norwegian did it in 10 days and 10 hours: 2,600 kilometers and more than 30,000 meters elevation gain. And he didn’t even have a single blister or injury. “I’m so impressed with my equipment. I...

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ANCHORAGE — Watching training sessions at a Regional Elite Group camp, the summer training series held around the country for the nation’s top junior skiers, is one part tantalizing glimpses of the future of American skiing, ten parts the cumulative reality of a lot of focused work in the present. These kids are fast, they are committed, and they are strong. But long-term success in endurance sport takes time, and they know it. Judging from...

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After years of disruption because of the pandemic, the 2022/23 Ski Jump World Cup will return to normal at the end of this year. Kicking off in Wisla on they 5th of November, fans will be welcomed back to the competition and the venues will be much more spread out than they have been in recent years. The tournament will be held across Finland, Poland, Germany, Japan, USA, Norway and Romania, and looks set to...

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Recently I’ve become rather obsessed with the Tour de France. Having never watched a bike race previously, I now find myself glued to Eurosport for upwards of five hours a day. There are a number of factors contributing to this shift on my part: an increased familiarity with the landscape and culture of the host nation, some covid-induced couch time, and a newfound respect for the insane feats of athleticism on display day after day. ...

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The 2022/23  FIS Cross-Country World Cup will be the 42nd competition organized by the International Ski Federation.  The International Ski Federation (FIS) has run the competition since 1981. Men, women, and teams will compete in cross-country skiing events from November 2022 and conclude in March 2023.   Groups and individuals from across the globe will compete, making it another as thrilling season for competitors and fans as the online blackjack games. The qualification system for the...

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The Kimberley Nordic Club is seeking a coach with the vision, motivation and collaborative spirit to assist in further developing our thriving Nordic community. The Head Coach will lead programming for youth development and masters training groups. This role will also support program growth, coach and instructor training, school outreach, and general membership communication to collectively unify the club. The Kimberley Nordic Club (KNC) is a registered not-for-profit, full-service ski club whose goal is to...

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Biathlon for beginners One of the most popular winter sports is biathlon. However, understanding what is happening in the TV broadcast can be difficult for a beginner.  Biathlon is a sport that combines ski racing and rifle shooting. The first official competitions, resembling biathlon, took place in the late 18th century. Border guards on the Swedish-Norwegian border organized them. However, biathlon became a full-fledged sport only in 1954. About biathlon, there are some exciting online...

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If you’re like many other outdoor enthusiasts, you may have found yourself newly enamored with cross-country skiing over the past few years. Perhaps that sounds random. Nothing could be further from the truth. The global coronavirus pandemic, which was marked by economic shutdowns worldwide, forced people to get more creative with how they went about their leisure activities. Cross-country skiing provided a safe haven, since it’s outdoors and easy to social distance. It is also...

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The NNF Online Summer Auction is open until July 15th at 10:00pm EST. With 24 hours to go, supporters of US Nordic skiing still have the chance to help build the foundation for next winter’s successes while taking a unique piece of US skiing home by participating here: https://www.32auctions.com/NNF2022 The NNF Summer Auction is a crucial component in setting up all of US Nordic Skiing for a successful winter. By participating, supporters make individual dreams...

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Despite the fact that all the major ski competitions and sporting events usually take place in winter, there is no reason to give up skiing in summer. The best thing about it is that you don’t have to fly to the North Pole to go skiing, instead you can easily combine beach vacation with the winter sport. In case you don’t believe us, now we would like to share with you 6 places with the...

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The Colorado triple nine challenge is an amusing experience for sports enthusiasts. You want to get involved if you are up for an adrenaline rush and a challenge. It gathers nine ski runs, nine golf holes, and nine innings of baseball. Hence the name is triple 9. MLB fans that keep track of the MLB lines will find this event amusing. And so does every sports fan that loves adventure and amusement.  The event happens...

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Skiing fans know that football and their favorite sport are connected. Their seasons overlap, which is one of the ways they feel connected. Many sports enthusiasts enjoy and spread ski lodge during nfl week 1. On the other hand, we can notice some NFL players enjoying themselves on the mountain slopes. However, skiing isn’t a common practice. Not many NFL players will try skiing because they want to keep their health in excellent condition. After...