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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...