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    U.S. Biathlon Team Assistant Coach Opportunity Position Description The primary role of the U.S. Biathlon Team Assistant Coach is to support a professional training environment for U.S. Biathlon Team Senior, Development, and Junior team athletes training daily out of team headquarters in Lake Placid, NY. The Assistant Coach will work closely with head coaching staff to understand and support the training goals of each athlete.  Duties may include, but are not limited to:...

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The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is seeking a coaching intern to work with its Junior & BKL Nordic skiing programs for the summer of 2021. This coach/intern would join the Center’s current coaching staff and help manage summer programming. Summer job responsibilities include but are not limited to: Running regular practices for various groups: summer programs serve ~60 participants ages 8-20, split into 2 BKL groups, 2 junior/high school groups, and one collegiate group. Helping develop...

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  The Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation, located in Bend, Oregon is currently looking to hire a Nordic Program Director to lead, motivate, educate and provide direction to athletes, staff and parents of the Nordic program. Job Qualification:  4-year college degree in a sport or related field.  USSS Professional licensed coach.  5-10 years national coaching experience. Salary & Benefits:  Salary depends on experience approximately $50-58K.  Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, eligible for...

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The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy (AIAWCA) is growing and has a current opening for a High Performance Coach for the 2021/22 training year. As a designated National Team Development Centre, the Academy is part of Nordiq Canada’s national network of training centres. This full-time position will be part of the team assisting a talented and dynamic group of athletes that includes members of the Canadian National Ski Team and Next Gen athletes. The...

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In some mountain communities, the transition from winter to spring is known as mud season. That’s not the case in Bend, Oregon where transitions are welcome and mud is relatively scarce. Jesse Thomas, dad, partner, entrepreneur, and world-class triathlete remains a Bend local – the kind whose roots extend to an upbringing in Bend back when the myths of this outdoor mecca barely filtered beyond wetter parts of the Pacific Northwest. In endurance sports circles,...

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Let’s dial back to mid-March and the close of the 2021 World Championships with the men’s 50-kilometer mass start classic race. Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov and Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo came into the final corner and finish-straight in close quarters for the win. In the real-time fast-paced moment, Bolshunov and Klæbo tangled, with both skiers barely maintaining balance. To summarize, Bolshunov used all available real-estate coming around the final turn. Klæbo, as he had been doing...

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  With great pride, I will admit to being an unabashed fluoro powder addict. After finding an affordable source of the stuff (200 grams for $50.00) my use might be considered reckless. I have unapologetically sprinkled powder on skis with the same vigor and arrogant nature as Samuel L. Jackson drops F-bombs in Tarantino films. Powder made my skis slick and fun. I LOVE the feeling of dusted sticks. I also love the planet and...

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In a rare twist of events, the International Ski Federation (FIS) has modified the results of the men’s 50-kilometer mass start classic from the 2021 World Championships. FasterSkier reported on the topsy turvy nature of the final two hundred meters. Here’s what we reported on race day: “Swooping around the left-hander into the straight, it was Bolshunov in the lead and going wide up against the edge of the right-hand V-boards. (Reminiscent of Lahti where Finland’s...

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    Madshus Elite Team Seniors – US Ski Team member, World Cup skier, World Championships member, or Super Tour Top-5 overall season ranking U23s – Top-10 at NCAA Championships, or U23 World Championships Team Member U20/U18/U16s – World Junior Championships Team Member   Madshus Select Team Seniors – Top 20 on the USSA Overall Points List or Super Tour Top-10 overall season ranking U23s – Qualify for NCAA Championships or Top-25 at the USSA...

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  Team Soldier Hollow is looking for ambitious skiers and biathletes who want to train and race at a high level collegiately or professionally and who will contribute to our growing club and vision of “Developing Champions in Sport and Life.” We invite you to spend your summer training at Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Olympic venue for XC skiing and Biathlon and more recently, host of the 2017 XC World Junior Championships and 2019 BMW...

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    The primary role of the Development Team Coach is to implement and assist in management and delivery of all aspects of the Development Cross Country and Biathlon Programs while ensuring Team Soldier Hollow’s vision of Building Champions in Sport and Life is implemented. This position also helps facilitate mission oriented public engagement and education programs during certain times of the year. This is a year round position that reports to the Senior Manager...

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Yet another “best in test” stamp of approval to Madshus skin skis, this time the winner is the Nordic Pro Skin model. In a large test of the most versatile skin skis for the 2020-21 season from all the major manufacturers, Madshus Nordic Pro Skin was rated best in test. “Versatile, all-round skis for training and recreational skiing account for the largest volume of skin ski sales. Accordingly, we have put a lot of effort into...

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Press Release As the 54 women Olympians who have represented our country in cross country skiing, and calling our group United States Nordic Olympic Women, we give an annual award to the female athlete that demonstrates outstanding amounts of grit and grace throughout the year. We call our award: The Gold Rush Award. The past two years have seen three recipients of our award: Rosie Brennan,  Sadie Maubet Bjornsen and Sophie Caldwell Hamilton  When asked if...

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Starting With Skiing: Tips and Tricks for Beginners in Cross-Country Skiing Back in the day, the places in the world located in the northern hemisphere have always considered snow as a huge hindrance when it comes to travel and transportation. The accumulation of snow on the ground and along the mountain paths thickens as the winter season goes by and it becomes almost impossible to traverse the terrain on foot or on horseback. Luckily, the...

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    Mission: It is the mission of the NYSEF PG Program to bridge the gap between high school/ collegiate/national teams for athletes who have demonstrated a desire to focus on cross country ski racing preparation and competition at an elite level.     Program Overview: The NYSEF PG Program provides the opportunity for post-graduate athletes to strive towards reaching their full potential on the race circuit regionally, domestically and internationally. Sport becomes the primary focus...

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This article is part of a series regarding female athlete specific physiology and nutrition. To get started, you can find a primer on the menstrual cycle here and listen to this podcast on Nordic Nation discussing female athlete specific nutrition with registered dietician and professional runner Maddie Alm. The survey analyzed here is an extension of the conversation with Guro Strøm Solli on her research on female athlete specific physiology and effects that the menstrual cycle has on training...

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The Bulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club in Smithers British Columbia is seeking a paid head coach to lead our Athlete Development Program. The head coach will foster a motivated and capable team of volunteer coaches in delivering year-round training opportunities for U14 to U18 athletes and will support program and coach development for younger skiers during the fall and winter. We seek an individual with strong leadership and team building skills who can provide...

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Seasonal Full Time Park City, UT, US APPLY U.S. Ski & Snowboard is on the hunt for a World Cup Wax Ski Technician. This seasonal position will work from November through March to assist our Cross Country team in the World Cups. Are you an expert-level skier with a passion for XC skiing and ski racing?  Are you naturally curious, industrious, and willing to push hard to make the best skis possible for each athlete?...

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How you prepare and what you pack to bring with you on a cross-country ski trip can have a big impact on how much you enjoy it. Not having the right clothing and equipment can leave you cold, tired, sore, hungry, and grumpy by the end. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Chances are you already know what clothing and basic equipment works best for you, but there are other little things that...

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The cross country ski industry wants to hear from you.  It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned skier or new this year, your input is important.  Please complete the short survey and help us learn a bit about you, the customer, so we can deliver a better ski experience in the future.  Your participation will enter you in a drawing for some great gifts.   Take the Survey