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  The newest edition of the FIS Homologation Manual was published this month and two changes are significant for North American venues. Major A-climbs now require five fewer meters of elevation gain, and courses that reach above 1800 m have been clarified as eligible for certification (and always have been) at the Continental Cup level and below. According to John Aalberg, a FIS homologation coordinator for North America, the elevation clarification and A-climb reduction were...

Holding elite level events, whether World Cup races, National Championships or just FIS points competitions, pose numerous challenges for organizers and National Governing Bodies in the US and Canada. Over the course of the summer FasterSkier will examine the various issues at hand. Today we start with a piece on homologation, with future topics to include snowmaking and prize money, among others. Until this year, the U.S. and Canada have had reprieve from the International...

The FIS Newsflash had a chance to catch up with John Aalberg, the Sports Director for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo, who embarked on his new challenge in May 2010. Just prior to joining the Oslo 2011 team, he completed a multi-year stint with VANOC as Nordic Director of the 2010 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games in Vancouver. Q. You worked at the Vancouver Games as the Nordic Director. Which part...