Wednesday Workout: Live High, Train Low in (Smoky) Sunny California

This Wednesday Workout came to us just over a week ago from Gus Johnson, nordic program director and head coach at the Auburn Ski Club Training Center (ASC-TC) on Donner Summit in California. Have a workout of your own (or one of your club’s) that you’d like to share? Send submissions to info@fasterskier.com with the subject line “Wednesday Workout”. *** August proved to be smoke season in California for the Auburn Ski Club Training Center athletes, but...

It’s Been a Bad Combo Out West: Wildfire Smoke and Training

This week’s featured articles are made possible thanks to the generous support of Masters World Cup 2018. The Canadian AQI is based on particulate matter 2.5 microns or smaller, but uses a 1-10+ scale with “1” being low health risk and “+” very high.) Gareth Williams, a member of Canada’s national U25 Team and a native of Kelowna, B.C., wrote in an email that the smoke was a near-constant companion this summer. “Summer has been...

2016 AXCS National Masters Coming To Royal Gorge March 19-20 With several feet of recent fresh snowfall to replenish the trails, the world-famous Royal Gorge ski resort is ready and waiting for master skiers from across the USA to visit for the 2016 National Masters coming up March 19-20. Racing will start off on Saturday, March 19 with a 10km classic race. Skiers will start in various waves based on age category registration. An open...

Photo Gallery: SuperTour Finals Training Day

There was plenty of sun and snow to go around at the backup course SuperTour Finals at Auburn Ski Club on Wednesday. Professional, junior and college athletes from all over the country were out training and testing skis to dial in their game plans before the races series gets underway at 9:00 a.m. Thursday with the 3.3 k freestyle prologue. A few trailside images.

Facing Driest Winter on Record, Organizers Get Creative For SuperTour Finals

Snow trouble at major championships is the new normal, apparently. Race organizers for the 2013 SuperTour Finals and Distance Nationals, faced with driest winter on record and insufficient snowpack on the newly-homologated courses at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center, were forced to move three events to higher ground last week. The 30/50 k will now take place at Royal Gorge and the freestyle prologue and 10/15 k classic will be at Auburn Ski Club.