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The following was written by Alayna Sonnesyn, a new member of the Stratton Mountain School (SMS) T2 Team who graduated from the University of Vermont (UVM) this past spring. Originally from Plymouth, Minnesota, Sonnesyn, 22, raced on the UVM Ski Team for four years and qualified for four NCAA Skiing Championships teams. She placed second and third in two races at 2017 NCAA Championships, and in her senior season, won the first five Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association...

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It wasn’t the delusionally fast pace he was setting, nor the hazy mist of East Coast rain playing tricks on his eyes. When David Sinclair clamored past the 35-kilometer mark of the Ragged 50K trail marathon, which served as the 2018 USA Track & Field (USATF) 50 k Trail Championships two Sundays ago in Danbury, New Hampshire, there was no denying the shape that greeted him from side of the trail: a mother black bear...

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(Job posting) The Dartmouth Ski Team is hiring a Nordic Assistant. The assistant reports to the Women’s and Men’s Head Coaches and helps with all aspects of the program to support approximately 25 student-athletes. Key responsibilities: Working daily with the Head Coaches at training sessions and competitions throughout the season. Duties will include waxing, equipment preparation, video, transportation, and other logistical support. Helping organize and run the Dartmouth Winter Carnival Nordic competitions. Identifying and organizing...

In an effort to showcase the North Americans who competed at last week’s International Ski Federation (FIS) 2018 Nordic Junior/U23 World Championships in Goms, Switzerland, we asked those qualifying athletes several questions about themselves — actually, we had them fill in the blanks. Here we have 18-year-old Sofia Shomento, of the Dartmouth Ski Team, who represented the U.S. at her first Junior Worlds.  Last week in Goms, Shomento qualified for the freestyle sprint in 26th...

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Editor’s Note: The subject of the following article, Katie Bono, spent one season as a FasterSkier reporter in 2013/2014. She also skied at Dartmouth and with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, and in June, became the fastest woman to ascend and descend Denali, North America’s highest peak at 20,310 feet. *** For close to a week, a wet nylon tent and freezing rain were Katie Bono’s world. Unzipping the door flap spared her nothing but sleet...

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Back in December of 2010, 15-year-old Patrick “Paddy” Caldwell was racing amongst grown men. He finished 17th in an International Ski Federation (FIS) classic sprint held in Craftsbury, Vt. Today, at 23, Caldwell skis for the Stratton Mountain School (SMS) Elite Team and is a newly minted U.S. Ski Team (USST) B-team member. To put things in perspective, during that 2010 Craftsbury sprint, Patrick O’Brien, Caldwell’s current primary coach and head of the SMS Elite Team, was nearly 23...

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In the fifth and final part of “The Road to Jackson” series on Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) teams competing at NCAA Skiing Championships, we hear from five out of the six Dartmouth College skiers (Abigail Drach, Lydia Blanchet, Lauren Jortberg, Fabián Štoček, Luke Brown, and Cal DeLine) that qualified for the season-ending championships in Jackson, N.H. “I’m really happy with my individual results, but it’s just so much better when your whole team is also...

In an effort to showcase the North Americans competing at this week’s International Ski Federation (FIS) 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Championships and U23 Cross Country World Championships at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah, we asked those qualifying athletes several questions about themselves — actually, we had them fill in the blanks. Here we have 22-year-old Paddy Caldwell, of the Stratton Mountain School (SMS) Elite Team/U.S. Ski Team D-team, representing the U.S. at his third...

New to the FIS Ladies Cross Country Committee, Dartmouth coach Cami Thompson-Graves is trying to understand why fewer women than men compete on the World Cup, and is this something the committee can help with? In many countries, girls and women participate in skiing at equal numbers to boys and men at younger ages, but then there is a drop-off. Is the small field size a funding problem or a participation problem?