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Today I did my first intensity session on snow since the spring. It was a 4 x 6 minute zone 3 classic workout with some sprints at the end. It felt so good to do something fast on snow! The snow is so much more forgiving then rollerskiing on pavement (...

August has come and gone... actually... so has September too. What that means is this blog post about August has been sitting on my computer for the last month, just waiting to be finished and posted. Usually things get better with age, I am afraid tha...

 Well, today wraps up an amazing week on the Haig! 30 hours of training since Monday, and almost all of it was above 2400m. A pretty solid week! We were very lucky with weather and snow conditions. As you can see below, today was an incredible way...

 Well, today wraps up an amazing week on the Haig! 30 hours of training since Monday, and almost all of it was above 2400m. A pretty solid week! We were very lucky with weather and snow conditions. As you can see below, today was an incredible way...

 Today was one of those days on the glacier that is hard to explain in words, so here are some pictures from this morning! The view on the mornings hike.Ben and Stefan heading up.

The Haig Glacier. One of my favorite spots to come and do some big volume. This week has been pretty spectacular so far. As you can see from the pictures below we have had lots of sunshine, and most recently 20cm of snow. Winter is definitely on its wa...

Next up, crust skiing in Sunshine meadows at the end of May! Opportunists like this is one of my favorite parts of being a skier. One of the most spectacular days I have had on snow!   Groomed trail...Perfect crust  Citadel Pass, our des...

The next few posts are going to be of pictures throughout this spring and summer. Hopefully the pictures tell the stories, there may be a few words here and there to string things together.First up, my motorcycle adventure from Canmore to Rossland, Ros...

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Note: This article has been updated to reflect the correct time between Holly Brooks and Alysson Marshall, and include quotes from Pate Neumann. One was a native. Another was a ringer. Both Brian Gregg and Holly Brooks found themselves at the front of the pack in the first of the The Bellingham Herald. It was Gregg’s second year on the competitive-open team. “The other guys on the team are really fast and it is fun...

Minutes before the NorAm freestyle interval starts on Saturday, three Alberta World Cup Academy coaches scrambled to get into position. In the women’s race as well as the men’s, they had several athletes starting one after another, many of which they knew would be competing for top spots. Earlier that morning in the wax room, AWCA head coach Chris Jeffries jokingly told sprint coach Stefan Kuhn that the men’s team had not swept a distance...

Today's 10km classic was the race I was looking for. I went into this race hoping my body would be able to handle the tough 3.3km course, and it seemed to do just that. I was still a little further down the results list then I would have liked, but 14t...

This is what I had to ask myself on Wednesday night when I was contemplating starting the 30km pursuit yesterday. If you look at the results from the race you will see that I started, skied 3.75km, and then pulled out. It was pretty clear that my body ...

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ROSSLAND, British Columbia — It’s not that Kevin Sandau’s not a team player. He just puts the pedal down when he feels like it. One of four Alberta World Cup Academy skiers seeded in the top eight of Sunday’s NorAm 15 k freestyle mass start, Sandau pushed the pace early as he tried to break free of the 73-man field. It didn’t exactly work at first, but the man in the green leader’s jersey kept...

 Today I am sitting out the 15km classic. It was tough decision, but after last weekends 10km classic in Canmore, I was pretty run down. I woke up Monday morning with a tickle in my throat, (every skiers worst nightmare upon waking up!) but after ...

 Check out these pictures of yesterdays 15km Skate from Fasterskier.com. Some of the pictures give you a pretty good idea of how stormy it go in the middle of the race.Check out the full article HEREPhoto: Fasterskier.com Photo: Fasterskier.com

West Yellowstone, it's a pretty cool place. Lots of snow, sunshine and some really fun ski trails. West Yellowstone is the Silver Star of Canada. Not in the colorful elvish village sort of way, but in the "it's the first time everyone gets together for...