HomeCategory Sponsor News

Press releases from FasterSkier’s sponsors.
https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/09/img-8765-1266x720.jpeg

  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...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/09/pioneer-midweast-abby-1280x720.jpeg

Catching up with Team Birkie from their summer altitude camp thanks to the generous support of Pioneer Midwest.  I have just returned from a long hiatus from the shop on a trip out west with Team Birkie. For the latter half of July we planned on spending two weeks in Bozeman to work on a base volume block and add in a little bit of altitude training. One of the most important races this season...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/03/kent-45k-finish-vesa.jpg

The Alberta World Cup Society is pleased to announce to the International Masters Cross Country Ski Community that the Masters World Cup 2022 is just over six months away. We invite all Masters Cross Country skiers to join us in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. At this time, the Organizing Committee for the Masters World Cup 2022 (MWC 2022) and the World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association are confident that the event will go forward as planned on...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/09/Renaud-Jay-2021-Martin-Fourcade-Nordic-Festival-Annecy-680x-680x720.jpeg

Madshus racers shine at the Martin Fourcade Nordic Festival in Annecy (FRA) this weekend. Biathlon prodigy Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) won the prestigious biathlon roller ski mass start event on Saturday, sharing the podium with Benedikt Doll (GER) in third place. For Lægreid, the huge and enthusiastic crowd at the Martin Fourcade Nordic Festival made the experience particularly exciting: The 24-year-old raced his first World Cup event in March 2020, and had his first World Cup season last winter, when all events...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/09/IMG_20181122_104015286_HDR-1280x720.jpg

Come and join our professional coaching staff to get a “jump start” on your 2021 – 2022 ski season during the Yellowstone Ski Festival, November 23-27, 2020.  The staff provides a solid understanding of cross country fundamentals, and gives you the tools and drills to gain efficiency and strength at the camp and throughout your ski season. The coaching staff is composed of an elite group of XC ski professionals which includes retired world class skiers,...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Rossignol Group appoints new U.S. Alpine Race Manager World Cup veteran Shawn Gaisford to bring a wealth of race experience to U.S. market   Park City, UT – Aug 31, 2021 – Rossignol Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn Gaisford as the new U.S. Alpine Race Manager, effective immediately. Gaisford will be responsible for working with Alpine Race coaches, athletes, and clubs across the country; overseeing the Group’s Junior...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/08/Elena-Rise-Johnsen_Toppidrettsveka_Knyken-Martin-Riseth-Toppidrettsveka-680x.jpeg

Madshus racers take home a handsome bouquet of podiums from Toppidrettsveka, including the overall victory for the weekend, looking promising for the upcoming Olympic season. The annual summer roller ski festival in northwestern Norway featured four races in three days, and was once again open for international racers. Toppidrettsveka 2021 opened with a marathon race on Thursday, August 19, where Madshus racers parked the competitors: Astrid Øyre Slind truly set the standard, winning the 55-kilometer...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/08/Sturla-Holm-Laegreid-2021-World-Championships-Nordic-Focus-680x.jpeg

Check out how the new king of biathlon Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) prepares for his first Olympic Winter Games. Four gold medals from his first World Championships will be hard to match at the upcoming 2022 Olympics. Add to that ten World Cup podiums at the IBU World Cup level. The expectations are sky high for Lægreid, who rose from national team rookie to king of biathlon in just one single season. Madshus caught up with Lægreid...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/06/Edvin-Anger-XC-Sprint-Qual-2020-YOG-Photo-Joel-Marklund-IOS-680x-1.jpeg

For the next generation of Swedish World Cup racers, the upcoming winter is well underway. Make a note of these names: Edvin Anger, Måns Skoglund, Tilde Bångman, Nils Bergström, and Erik Larsson. These young racers are training hard, aiming high, and will put Sweden on the map. Anger, Skoglund and Bergström are all part of the Swedish junior national team this season, while Bångman was on the junior national team last year and is now...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/03/0000346415_HiRes_09HJP4X0D0HPQ90PDU0OW0EVED8H-1200x720.jpg

When the 2021 Cross-Country World Championships drew to a close, 31 year-old Sadie Maubet Bjornsen announced that she would retire from international competition to pursue a career in accounting. Bjornsen, who grew up in Washington’s Methow Valley has called Alaska home since moving there to attend the University of Alaska at Anchorage in 2008. Bjornsen attended her first World Championships in 2011 and has been a member of the U.S. Ski Team on the World...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/04/Salomon-rocks.png

Our ski picking trips are right around the corner this summer and we are looking forward to getting you out onto a new rocket-fast pair of skis this upcoming season! We will be traveling to each of our manufacturer’s major warehouses and sorting through thousands of skis to find the best available options to fit your needs. Whether it be a warm specific skate ski, cold weather classic ski, or anything in between; we have...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/02/Mt-b-LR-4.jpg

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,...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/07/Testing-Redline-3.0-March-2020-Stefano-Zatta-680x-2.jpg

    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...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/03/Madshus-Skin-680x.jpeg

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...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/03/NYSEF-lake-placid-1280x720.jpeg

    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...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/01/US-Nats-10K-1.3.19-5-e1578088867160.jpg

  GRP Ski & Biathlon are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 training year as well as for their summer U23 training program. Applications for what is likely to be limited spaces in either the ski or biathlon program will be due by end of day March 31 and decisions will be made by April 15. buy chantixventolininhalers In exchange for coaching, travel support, room & board, year-round GRP skiers, biathletes and summer athletes are...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/03/Harald-Ostberg-Amundsen-15km-F-VM-2021-Nordic-Focus-680x.jpeg

Harald Østberg Amundsen won the bronze medal in the 15-kilometer skate race at the FIS Nordic World Championships in Oberstdorf (GER) on skis with a cutting-edge new base technology. Despite a brutal crash on the final lap of the 15-kilometer skate race, the 22-year-old Norwegian national team rookie impressed from the first pole plant and cruised onto the podium in his first ever World Championship at the senior level – on skis with a revolutionary...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/03/Christer-Skog-cold-Vasaloppet-2021-Photo-Submitted-500x.jpeg

Former Swedish national ski team director and coach Christer Skog skied Vasaloppet ten times in ten days with his buddy and comedian Måns Möller. The corona virus forced Vasaloppet to organize this year´s events differently. One of the changes was keeping the Vasaloppet track groomed and open for 23 consecutive days in order to spread out the participants and avoid crowning. “With the corona situation being what it is, and the Vasaloppet arena open for...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/02/Sturla-Holm-Laegreid-2021-IBU-World-Championships-Nordic-Focus-680x.jpeg

From rookie to king of Pokljuka: Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) takes home no less than four – FOUR – gold medals from his first ever IBU World Championships at the senior level. “Four gold medals… that’s just sick. I mean, just listen to it: Four gold medals. Honestly, I secretly dreamt about earning an individual medal,” Lægreid said on Sunday, after winning his fourth World Championships gold medal. First, Lægreid set Norway up for GOLD...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/02/Sturla-Holm-Laegreid-mixed-relay-Gold-2021-IBU-World-Championships-Nordic-Focus-680x.jpeg

Madshus racers snagged two gold medals and a bronze in two days to open the 2021 World Championships season. On the first day of the 2021 IBU biathlon World Championships, national team rookie Sturla Holm Lægreid skied the opening leg for Norway in the mixed relay, delivered a solid race and set the stage for GOLD in the very first eventof the 12-day championship in Pokljuka (SLO). As always, Lægreid was cool as a cucumber...