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As I approached Len Valjas for an interview during a recent junior training camp at his home club in Southern Ontario, I couldn’t help but think something was a bit off – I caught him in the middle of the buffet line, about to load up his plate with pizza. The newest member of the Canadian National Ski Team (CNST) World Cup team was wearing baggy shorts, a big t-shirt, and sunglasses perched atop his...

Tommy Krenz in action at the 2011 Seeley Hills Classic      Recently I caught up with Cyclova XC team member  & Elite Birkie skier Tommy Krenz and interviewed him about his Birkie experience this year.  Tom is as professional about his training as anyone I have ever met and in my opinion, athletes of any level could learn much from him - so here is your chance!  There is much fun stuff and

Tommy Krenz in action at the 2011 Seeley Hills Classic      Recently I caught up with Cyclova XC team member  & Elite Birkie skier Tommy Krenz and interviewed him about his Birkie experience this year.  Tom is as professional about his training as anyone I have ever met and in my opinion, athletes of any level could learn much from him - so here is your chance!  There is much fun stuff and

“Driven,” “opinionated,” and “uncompromising” are probably three of the best words to describe U.S. Ski Team (USST) coach Pete Vordenberg, but you can’t forget “thoughtful,” too. Vordenberg, the team’s head coach from 2006 until this spring, is one of the few ski coaches out there who can claim to have authored a book. With his blend of pragmatism and passion, he sat at the helm of USST for four years, during which the program went...

Rhonda Jewett was recently appointed to the Cross Country Canada Board of Directors and hopes that she will be able to help shape  the future of Canada’s athletes. As a former racer, she realized how many hours were put into the Canadian ski racing program by volunteers and staff alike. “Now that I’m done ski racing, I feel that I have the time to give back so that younger skiers can have even more opportunities...