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At fifty-years-old, University of Vermont’s head cross-country ski coach Patrick Weaver is in a sweet spot. Since May 2010, the two-time Olympian has been at the helm in Burlington, Vermont guiding student-athletes on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) ski circuit. With a long tenure and accompanying success, Weaver has become a leading voice in New England when discussing reforms in the sport.  As the debate heated up this past September when FasterSkier published an...

NENSA Coach of the Year, Alsobrook on Bowdoin’s Upward Path

Building on one of its most successful seasons yet, the Bowdoin College nordic ski team, out of Brunswick, Maine, recently jumped back into training under the guidance of head coach Nathan Alsobrook. Last winter, three skiers qualified for NCAA Skiing Championships, one alumna qualified for the U.S. Olympic team (Kaitlynn Miller, class of 2014), and one visually impaired skier Maine State Championship, for example … so we’re really excited to go after that this year. We’ve come close...

‘Soch-Eph’ 2014: EISA Williams Carnival

While the world's collective attention is focused on the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, EISA racers set their sights on the 2014 Williams Carnival held at Prospect Mountain in Woodford, VT. UVM and Dartmouth continued to show strength, while the Bowdoin women made a strong statement on both days.

EISA Racing Begins: Patterson, UNH Women Excel

In the days and weeks leading up to the Nordic events of the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, snow was hard to come by. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the local community, mostly consisting of heavy shoveling and snow-moving, the Olympic races were contested, and some of the more memorable races in the history of the sport took place. Most notable may have been Thomas Wassberg’s narrow .01 second victory over Finnish skier...