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  Sponsored Content A certain amount of pre-race nerves can be beneficial. A sharpened central nervous system can rev the body for a 34-kilometer skate race. But the jitters can distract. There’s the possibility of low-quality sleep. Time wasted on variables out of your control, or, perhaps, beyond your budgetary control — cross-country ski racing can get pricey fast.  In this guide, catering to BMT neophytes, we attempt to take the edge off and foster fun...

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Washington’s Methow Valley is the literal end of the road in winter. There’s one way in from the south.  There’s route 20, a sinuous side spur plunging down from Omak in the Okanogan Highlands to the Methow’s eastern edge. Otherwise, travel by car terminates just beyond Mazama — the small town nestled in the valley’s north.    The Methow’s charm remains its solitude and mellowed pace. Despite the wifi and cell service, there’s the real...

Complete e-blast) Testing and Choosing Race Skis at the Boulder Mountain Tour 2017 On a typical day in the Wood River Valley, you can pretty much bet on sunny days, cold nights, firm new snow and amazing grooming. But so far, this hasn’t been a typical year in Ketchum. Last week it didn’t seem to stop snowing, with about 20 inches accumulating on Friday and Saturday, it made for some interesting ski testing, and racing!...

Original e-blast) Boulder Mountain Tour Wax Reports Testing up at Galena Lodge on Friday conditions were new soft snow with temperatures in the mid twenties, just a couple degrees cooler than were forecast for race day of the Boulder Mountain Tour. We found Toko LF Red running better than black waxes for a base layer, and HF Red also running very well. So that’s what we ran for base layers. The Red has a great...

With the 2016 Boulder Mountain Tour just weeks away, it is not too early to start getting race skis ready for their final layer of race wax before the big day. Doing a little work on your skis now makes a big difference in time spent waxing the night before the race. Below are some tips to save time, energy and stress the night before the BMT.

The 2013 AXCS National Masters overlaid on the Boulder Mountain Tour weekend in Sun Valley, Idaho, wrapped up on Saturday, February 2 with the naming of the honorary 2013 U.S. Masters XC Ski Team. Based on the top individual in each masters age group, the team is selected using a modified World Cup point system over the best 2 of 2 individual events at the National Masters. The skiers named to the U.S. Masters XC...

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  In the absence of a SuperTour last weekend, many elite skiers on the domestic circuit chose to contest one of several marathons taking place around the country—notably the Boulder Mountain Tour on Saturday in Sun Valley, Idaho and the City of Lakes Loppet in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sunday. You didn’t have to take a close look at the results to notice that at least one person entered both races: Matt Liebsch (Team Strong Heart/Team...

The Boulder Mountain Tour (BMT), along with the Sun Valley Nordic Festival has secured a substantial prize money package. With the help of the city of Sun Valley, nearly $13,000 in prize money will be paid to the top ten finishers in the men’s and women’s races for the 2011 BMT–as well as the second annual Thursday night co-ed sprint relays in downtown Ketchum, ID. The BMT is the centerpiece of the nine-day Sun Valley...

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By Zack Simons, 2010 Boulder MT Tour Champion This past weekend marked another spectacular weekend in Ketchum, Idaho- home of the Boulder Mountain Tour.  The BMT is an exceptional race. The weather is typically perfect, the snow abundant and the scenery is unbeatable.  The 32km, point-to-point course, trends downhill and the gradual terrain provides ample challenge for the novice and an exciting, high-speed finish for many of the country’s top racers. This past weekend I...