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Bend Camp—Building the Team Dynamic:  Part II

This coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award, or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage, please contact info@fasterskier.com. In part one of our interview with U.S. coach, Matt Whitcomb, about Bend spring training camp he told us about training regimens and the team building approach. In part II, Whitcomb talks more...

Team Birkie Announces 2024-25 Regional Team

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN)  – Emma Stertz, Dolcie Tanguay, Connor Roberts, and David Ronnevik, will join Team Birkie’s Regional Team. The Regional Team is an opportunity for athletes to continue their development of high level ski racing, as post-graduate high school and post-graduate collegiate skiers. “It’s exciting to have a strong group of experienced post-collegiate skiers join Team Birkie’s Regional Team,” said Development Coach Jake Stiele. “All four of these athletes bring with them unique experiences and...

Bend Camp—Building the Team Dynamic:  Part I

This coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award, or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage, please contact info@fasterskier.com. May 4th through the 17th marked the return to the unofficial start of serious cross-country ski training for Team USA with their annual return to Bend, Oregon for their spring camp held at...

Crested Butte Nordic Team Seeks Head Coach

Job Description The Head Coach oversees all competitive youth programming, including the Comp and Devo Teams. The Head Coach works closely with the Programs Manager and the Youth Recreation Program Coordinator to achieve program goals and promote program continuity. The Head Coach works toward the program’s achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, and strategies. Areas of Responsibility Comp & Devo Team Coaching: Lead competitive youth skiing in Crested Butte by directing the Comp and Devo...

Harvard University Seeks Head Coach

Job Summary This position serves as the leader of the men’s and women’s Nordic skiing and embraces the vision of principled leadership, academic integration, and competitive excellence. The Head Coach leads by developing a vision, setting team goals, and building a healthy and transformative culture. The Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of the program, including student-athlete development, planning and preparation for practices and contests, managing team staff, identifying and recruiting prospective student-athletes, budget,...

Lake Placid’s Bid: What It Took to Get Another American World Cup

This coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award, or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage, please contact info@fasterskier.com. After the smash success of the Minneapolis World Cup, a question being asked by American cross-country fans was whether Minneapolis was a one trick pony, or would we see other World Cup events...

UNH Seeks Ski Director & Head Coach

  Administer a Division I Alpine and Nordic Ski program consistent with the policies of the University of New Hampshire, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA), and other appropriate organizations or governing bodies. The Director of Men’s and Women’s Alpine and Nordic Ski will lead all aspects of a highly competitive Division I Ski program and will be responsible for facilitating the academic, athletic, and overall growth of every ski...

Methow Valley Seeks Biathlon Director and MVNT Coach

  Programs: Methow Valley Nordic (MVNT) Youth Team, Methow Valley Biathlon (MVB), MVNSEF programs and events Commitment: Full-time seasonal or part-time hourly; can expand depending on experience and interest FLSA Status: Non-exempt Compensation: $30-55k annually, including salary and overtime Benefits: Paid vacation and sick leave Reports to: MVNSEF Executive Director Primary Location(s): Methow Valley, WA, variable Summary of Position: The Methow Valley Nordic Ski Educational Foundation (MVNSEF) is a dynamic organization looking for our next...

The EnjoyWinter Strava Challenge — Win a Pair of Hand-Picked Skis

Win a pair of hand-picked skis. Introducing the EnjoyWinter Strava Challenge! Follow the steps below to be entered in for a chance to win a pair of hand-picked Peltonen skis. The contest will run from May 17th through June 14th. The winner will be announced on Instagram on June 15th! 1. Follow us on Strava: Link to Strava 2. Follow us on Instagram: Link to Instagram 3. Sign up for our newsletter. Link to Ski Post signup...

USSS Congress Highlights: Lake Placid to Host 2026 World Cup Final

This coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award, or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage, please contact info@fasterskier.com. Skiing is an activity divided into seasons of the year: summer is when fast skiers are made; winter leaves us feeling like it went by all too fast; spring is for politics....

Higher Elevations, More Skiathlons—World Cup Schedule and Rule Changes Announced

This coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award, or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage, please contact info@fasterskier.com. Last week, the International Ski Federation (FIS) held its annual spring meeting. Among the topics were finalizing next year’s calendar and fine tuning of some of the sport’s rules. All actions taken...

U.S. Biathlon Announces Women’s Coaching Initiative 

Midway, UT – U.S. Biathlon announced today the implementation of its Women’s Coaching Initiative, designed to increase the number, experience and visibility of female biathlon coaches in the U.S. and internationally and inspire future generations of female coaches and athletes. This new initiative, building on the coaching apprenticeship opportunities available over the past several years, will provide formal mentorship and professional development opportunities for female coaches from all Nordic backgrounds to gain biathlon coaching experience across...

Happy Mother’s Day!

Calling all Parents & Adult Children: Ski in Europe together in 2025 (plus savings from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day!) Leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re taking an opportunity to reflect on the special time that adult children and parents can spend together on a ski vacation. In a world with busy work schedules and obligations, time together is often squeezed into a meal, a weekend or the holidays. Recently, we have found that Lumi...

The Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Team Seeks Head Coach

  Head Coach Position Are you looking for a unique opportunity to lead a program, build upon current success and use your vision to infect the youth of our community? The Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Team in partnership with the Eastern Sierra Nordic Association are seeking an energetic and passionate individual to lead its Nordic programs. The programs include middle, high school and junior competition teams. Athletes train at Tamarack Cross Country center in...

Cory Schwartz—An Icon Takes a Bow:  Part II

Part I of FasterSkier’s interview with Cory Schwartz—retiring Head Coach at the University of New Hampshire—looked back at how Schwartz started in coaching, and the foundational events that drove his coaching philosophy. Here’s more of FasterSkier’s interview with Cory Schwartz. Our discussions with Schwartz focused on the development of the UNH team culture, and how it evolved from his own experiences in trying to keep the ski program alive. “As I progressed through my early...

ABR Trails Foundation Seeks Executive Director

Calling All Visionary Leaders!  Shape the Future of a Nordic Ski Paradise! Do you have a passion for the outdoors and a drive to lead? ABR Trails, the Midwest’s premier Nordic ski destination, is searching for a dynamic Executive Director to join our newly formed foundation! ✨ This is your chance to: Oversee all operations: From managing staff to maintaining trails, you’ll ensure ABR continues to provide an exceptional skier experience. Champion our vision: Lead...

NSAA Seeks Events Manager and Office Administrator

  OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR   Job Description/Title: Office Administrator FLSA Status: Regular Part-time, non-exempt position Reports to: Executive Director Salary/benefits: DOE Location: NSAA Office, Anchorage, AK Position Summary:  The Office Administrator is a highly visible and important position within the organization, ensuring our administrative office’s smooth and efficient operation. In addition to serving as the first point of contact with the public, the Office Administrator oversees office supplies and equipment, merchandise, membership and donor databases, and incoming and...

Boulder Nordic Junior Racing Team Seeks Head Competition Coach & Program Manager, and Head Development Coach

Overview The Boulder Nordic Junior Racing Team (BNJRT) is a team based in Boulder, CO which has been training 8-19 year old athletes for more than 38 years as part of the USSS Rocky Mountain Division. With an average of 35 athletes per season, BNJRT is focused on providing an environment that fosters a lifelong love for the sport of Nordic skiing. Many athletes have the opportunity to compete at the national level while others...

Ask Them One Question . . .

As a snow-starved winter turns to blustery and reticent spring, an ill wind blows across our empty ski trails. What tumbles on that breeze brings relief and celebration to uncounted families; however, the changing season marks a sorrowful loss for the Nordic community. The gusts of April and May whip into mailboxes and under doors, leaving in their breathless wake college decision letters—for so many high school seniors, the start of an exciting next chapter;...

Cory Schwartz—An Icon Takes a Bow:  Part I

Let’s jump into our FasterSkier time machine and go back to 1982. Ronald Reagan was President, the internet hadn’t been invented, and social media wasn’t even a concept. The Berlin wall would still be standing for another seven years, and therefore East Berlin and the Soviet Union were still a thing. Americans were looking back fondly at the 1980 winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, where the miracle on ice—the U.S. hockey team winning...