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In his very first senior national championships, Edvin Anger pulled off a series of impressive performances. In the sprint race at the 2022 Swedish national championships, Anger won the qualifier and every subsequent heat before winning the final by four seconds. He thereby became the first ever junior racer to win a national championship title in the men’s category. Next, the national sprint champion capped his first senior national championships with another gold medal, securing...

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The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy announced today that Nicole Gilman will be leading its program as the Head Coach of its NDTC in Canmore. In addition, continuing the success of its post-secondary Calgary based training program, the Academy is  pleased to welcome Jouni Pitkänen as its Development Coach in Calgary. Lastly, after a tremendous 2021-22 season, the Academy is thrilled to welcome back Tormod Vatten as High Performance Coach in Canmore. With NCAA...

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Ski picking trips are on the calendar and the list of hand-selected skis is growing this spring as customers bring in their skis for analysis. Here at Pioneer Midwest, there is no charge for ski analysis as we are happy to help you figure out what skis are working well for you and what sort of ski you would benefit from most. Send us an inquiry via our ski request form to learn more about our...

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They say it ain’t over till it’s over, and for the Madshus racers that was true in a couple of different ways this weekend. Check out the late-season action. Starting off with the Ski Classics long-distance series, Astrid Øyre Slind posted her second impressive victory in a row. The 33-year-old Norwegian fought tooth and nail to the finish line in Birkebeinerrennet, beating two-time Olympian Therese Johaug by a second in a thrilling sprint finish – and...

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Elevate Your Summer Training with Support from Great Coaches, a World Class Olympic Venue to Call Home, and a Lifetime Worth of Amazing Places to Explore! ​ 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 con-tribute to our growing club and vision of “Developing Champions in Sport and Life.” We invite you to spend your summer training at Soldier...

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GRPSki & Biathlon are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 training year as well as for their summer U23 training programs. Applications will be due by end of day April 10 and decisions will be made by April 17. In exchange for coaching, use of training facilities and travel support, GRP year-round and summer U23 athletes are asked to do work that contributes to the mission and operation of the Center. Projects include: coaching youth and...

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While new skin skis are factory-ready to be enjoyed right out of the box, three simple steps will help maintain the perfect kick and rocket glide on your skin skis: prep, clean and glide. And none of this is rocket science or time consuming. Curious about different types of skin skis and how skin skis work? Let’s go skin deep With a lineup of no less than 13 different skin ski models, there’s a Madshus skin...

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Registration is Open at https://www.skireg.com/stowederby The Mount Mansfield Academy’s annual Stowe Derby is fast approaching on February 13. As it has since its beginning in 1945, the race will run from the top of Mansfield’s Toll Road and finish 20km later in the Stowe Village. The event, which is in its 77th year, benefits Mount Mansfield Academy’s commitment to educating and training its student-athletes.  This year’s event is presented by MVP Healthcare. “MVP Health Care...

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The 21-year-old Norwegian crushed her competitors by nearly 1.5 minutes in the 10-kilometer classic race at the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer on Thursday, January 13. Vilde Nilsen is back on the course on Tuesday, January 18, for the 15-kilometer skate event, and again in the sprint race on Saturday, January 22. The World Para Snow Sports Championships conclude with cross-country relays on Sunday, January 23. At the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Rupholding, Germany,...

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Venture out to the OO trailhead on Tuesday Nights after dark and you’re likely to encounter a group of lively skiers practicing their skills out and about the Korte gateway. While learning and leaps of faith are taking place, there is also a lot of laughter. This is the Trail to the Prince Haakon group—a guided ski experience geared toward new and returning recreational skiers who want to give eventing a try. The program was...

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Hannah Rudd recaps her racing experience at 2022 Senior Nationals in Soldier Hollow. Pioneer Midwest sends a big congrats to Hannah for excellent results throughout the week! (Photo by Jackie Schneider) Hello! Hannah here, checking in with a U.S Nationals recap from this past week! This year, I traveled out to nationals a bit earlier than usual and spent Christmas in Park City with one of my teammates. Doing this allowed me to stay at...

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  We have seen a huge influx in liquid paraffin waxes from all of the major waxing manufacturers over the last few years since their introduction to the industry. The draw to liquid waxes is simple: less time waxing your skis = more time out on the snow. After a long day of waxing and preparing skis for customers at the shop I have warmly welcomed liquid waxes myself and have appreciated the speed boost...

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For Team Madshus the World Cup opener proves to be business as usual, picking up where they left in March. Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) skis like a bullet, shoots clean at the range and goes straight for the podium in the 20-kilometer normal competition at the IBU World Cup opener in Östersund on Saturday. Additionally on Saturday, Sivert Bakken (NOR), who won the national season opener in Norway two weeks ago, pulls off an impressive sixth place in the World...

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Madshus racers delivered a handsome collection of solid performances in biathlon and cross-country, including two stellar victories. First, Sivert Bakken (NOR) set the standard both at the range and on the course, winning the biathlon season opener at Sjusjøen (NOR) on Saturday by ten seconds. “What a way to start the season. It was huge for me to win in front of a huge crowd and with such a strong field,” says Bakken, who is thrilled to...

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The Season Opener to be held at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park will welcome the world’s best skiers from around the world to compete for 6 days in December 2021. The world’s best para athletes are back in the Canadian Rockies, as the Canmore 2021 World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup returns to the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park on December 4 – 12, 2021, hosted by the Alberta World Cup Society. Building from...

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Join the SkiErg World Sprints! You can do this 1000m race solo on your home SkiErg, with your friends, at your club or at an in-person event near you. Wherever you do it, it makes a great training goal, a good chance to discover your personal best, and a chance to see where you stand up against others around the world! This year’s edition of the SkiErg World Sprints takes place November 11–14, 2021. You can...

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Madshus USA is excited to announce the hiring of Lina Hultin as the new Race and Service Manager. Lina will work towards finding, developing, and retaining the most talented and influential Nordic athletes in every age category. She will also work closely with the rest of the Madshus team to develop, and execute, a club and coach program that supports the brand and its dealers throughout the country. Lina has accumulated an immense amount of...

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  With hand-picked skis arriving and heading out the door to customers, we are prepping a high percentage with a grind on our Tazzari Stonegrinder followed by a Thermo Box and Race Hardening treatment. This may seem like overkill for a brand new product but there are countless reasons why we take the time to grind your brand new skis before they see the snow. Buying a new pair of race skis without grinding them is a little like buying a...