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A Multi-Day Nordic Wonderland: How to Make the Most of Your Time in Whistler

Just a two-hour drive from Vancouver along the awe-inspiring Sea to Sky Highway and immersed in the depths of the west coast temperate rainforests, you’ll find a Nordic mecca. Offering an extensive network of over 160km of Nordic cross-country ski trails, there’s no shortage of pristine mountain wilderness in Whistler. But that’s not all you’ll find. Whistler attracts adventurous travellers from around the world with its unparalleled access to world-class recreation and outdoor experiences. From...

What happens when you bring World Cup technology to everyday racing?

Editor’s note: FasterSkier is fortunate to have the partnership support of Madshus. The answer: the lightest, most advanced performance equipment to fuel your ambitions. At Madshus, we firmly believe in trickle-down technology, because everyone should be able to enjoy the pinnacle of engineering, material science, research and development regardless of what their dreams are. Madshus engineers are constantly working on innovative solutions and experimenting with new constructions, materials and methods to build the lightest, fastest...

Pacific Northwest Loppet Series

Editor’s note: FasterSkier is fortunate to have the partnership support of The Sovereign 2 SilverStar Ski Marathon. The Sovereign 2 SilverStar Ski Marathon is proud to announce the forming of the Pacific Northwest Loppet Series combining 4 events into one amazing event series. The events are located in Washington State and British Columbia and are structured in a manner that any age can win the series.  The various event organizers are intending to join forces to...

Cross-Country Skiing in Whistler: Everything You Need to Know

Uncover a Nordic mecca in Whistler, British Columbia. Just a two-hour drive from Vancouver along the awe-inspiring Sea to Sky Highway. Featuring over 160km of trails sweeping across pristine mountain wilderness, Whistler’s extensive cross-country ski trail network means plenty of variety for all ability levels. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in and explore Whistler’s three world-class Nordic locations all easily accessible from the vibrant Whistler Village. Lost Lake – Winter Wonderland in...

Lumi Trip Giveaway

LUMI TRIP GIVEAWAY! As the world’s premier cross country ski travel company, Lumi Experiences is excited to announce their continued partnership with the Worldloppet international ski marathon series as an official tour operator. You can travel to 8 different Worldloppet events on Lumi trips, including support from local trip leaders, race waxing, transportation, accommodation and meals that reflect the tastes of the region where you’re traveling.  To celebrate, Lumi is giving away a trip for...

NNF Invites Ski Community to new Speaker Series, First Virtual Lecture November 11th

The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) today is announcing a new virtual speaker series, and invites skiers, coaches, and supporters from across the country to attend its first offering with renowned American physiologist Dr. Stephen Seiler on Friday, November 11th at 1:00pm EST. This inaugural lecture will be free to attend, with a recommended $25 donation going directly to NNF to support our Pillar Projects this winter, and beyond. Donation and registration for Dr. Seiler’s talk...

“Coming Together Gives Us All A Lift.” The Power And Purpose Of Bob Rosso

TR factor. It’s facing all of us. It is just that not all of us factor in time remaining in our day-to-day lives. For Bob Rosso, the TR factor has been a constant and longtime motivator in how he lives his life. And since receiving a diagnosis of dementia three years ago, Rosso leans hard into this formula, endeavoring to live, love, and enjoy life. We could say even more than he did before, but...

Learn about Cross-Country Ski Structure, the Why and How

SRB World Cup Hand Structures – When only the best is good enough. Learn about the future of ski preparation from the minds behind the leading World Cup hand structures. Webinar presenters: Toni Escher & Frank Schmidt From SRB Germany Click here to browse SRB Hand structure manual and products. Mark your calendars: October 27th, 12pm CST Link to sign up for Webinar: http://www.formpl.us/form/6474118864175104

(NNF) A Special Invitation with Lumi Experiences to Experience the 2023 World Championships

  The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) and with Lumi Experiences are excited to extend a special invitation to support US skiing at the 2023 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica, Slovenia. This unique, 7-day trip features grandstand seating for the first week of World Championships, including the classic sprints, skiathlon and skate team sprints – some of the best medal events for the US (the full schedule can be found here). When you’re not trailside...

The women Ski Coaches Association is excited to announce our new GearUP program. This program is designed to help reduce barriers for women ski coaches by partnering women coaches with an equipment brand rep to outfit them with gear, provide brand specific knowledge, and create industry connections. Madshus, Fischer, Rossignol and Salomon will each work directly with two women coaches for the duration of the 2022-23racing season.* The eight coaches selected for this program will...

The Evolution of a World Championship Venue

“Passport, prosim.” The dense fog on top of the pass hung over the border crossing as night settled. A bright spotlight illuminated passengers in the small van as the border control agent matched passport photos with faces. “Whitcomb, Matt. Casey, Pat. Stephen, Liz, …” Our passports disappeared with the agent into the small hut. A few minutes later, a stack of freshly stamped passports was returned. “Welcome to Slovenia.” After driving all day from Oberstdorf,...

Soldier Hollow Hiring Multiple Positions in Nordic Operations

The Olympic and Paralympic Center at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah is looking to build and expand its venue and event operations team! Preparations are underway for major international Nordic and Biathlon World Cup events, including the 2023 IPC World Cup, the 2024 IBU World Cup and future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid efforts. We are looking for team members with a passion for trail infrastructure to work in maintenance, daily preparation, development and...

2nd Annual Schutzenski Festival at Soldier Hollow Oct. 10th-16th

The 2nd annual Schutzenski Festival is set to be held at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah from October 10th-16th. This year’s Schutzenski celebrates the culmination of a full offseason calendar for Soldier Hollow and beyond, offering a full weekend of cross-country and biathlon rollerski racing on the world-class Soldier Hollow course. Held amid the beautiful Heber Valley fall colors, and featuring US Ski Team and US Biathlon Team members competing on home soil one more...

BeFAST Sportsgear Hangs Up Their Hats

We’re hanging up our hats (and headbands). We’ve had a great time creating fun quality winter headwear for over 10 years but it’s time to move on to new adventures. Owner, Diane Schember is retiring to pursue her passion for bike touring; daughter Paige continues her successful career in the financial sector. We would like to thank say a big thank you to our customers. We’ve been fortunate to work with so many awesome athletes,...

(Press Release) Registration Now Open for Yellowstone Ski Festival Clinics

Press Release Come and join West Yellowstone’s professional coaching staff to get a “jump start” on your 2022 – 2023 ski season during the Yellowstone Ski Festival, November 22-26, 2022.   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...

Ramsfjell Crushed the World Record for Roller-Skiing Norway Lengthwise

  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...

Skiers are Born in the Summer

Elite skiers generally put in from 80 to more than 100 hours of training per month from June through September, in order to build a solid endurance base for the ski season and every mile matters. However, logging big hours for weeks on end makes it even more crucial to pay keen attention to the balance between easy distance and intensity, as well as variety to keep things fresh and prevent injury and overtraining. So...

Edvin Anger Earns the Prestigious Sixten Jernberg Award

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...

Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy Announces Coaching Team

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...

Pioneer Midwest 2022 Ski Picking

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...