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A recently promised revival of the nordic program at Vermont’s Burke Mountain Academy (BMA) now seems to be on hold, following a recent change in leadership and what appears to be the school’s subsequent decision to cut ties with its describes itself as “the preeminent ski academy” was bright. A a May 26 article on FasterSkier. “We felt really welcomed there,” Sweetser said of the Burke community. He dismissed concerns that the school’s nordic program...

Join us for these free training sessions, all winter long! Head Coach Kate Barton and BMA Nordic will host free training sessions for any local athlete who is interested in getting in an extra cardio session during the winter, learning some Nordic technique, or experiencing BMA Nordic training firsthand. These sessions will include the Alpine Junior Weekday program athletes. Everyone is welcome! When: Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30/5 p.m.  Where: BMA Soccer Field  Who: Middle/High School Athletes  What: Nordic Skiing,...

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Life at Sognefjell centers around skiing twice a day; skating in the morning and classic in the afternoon. There are four great meals a day. We add in a trip down to the Sognefjord, and we complete the “Willie’s” uphill roller ski time trial in honor of our friend Willie Neal. A lot of top US skiers have enjoyed this one. US Team members Simi and Liz Stephen have both gone twice. Each year is...

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For many Nordic skiers, April marks the end of the season and May starts the new one. With some variation, the Nordic year is made up of 13 four-week-long periods. Each period has a different training emphasis and within each, training rhythms weave through the choices of intensities, training methods and forms, and time spent. April to May and May to June are a transition period; a time for relaxation, the return to dry land...