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was on a roar. SuperTour wins, World Cup starts, and a 30-kilometerFjellbarn Fund. For those non-Norwegian speakers out there, Fjellbarn is Norwegian for “mountain child”. The new nonprofit based near Vail is dedicated to helping athletes from families in need pursue their athletic dreams.  Our conversation with Ellefson was recorded on Sept. 10. Along with learning about the inspiration for his nonprofit work, we’ll get some insight into how Ellefson’s ski career informs his coaching...

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LAHTI, Finland — Tuesday at Lahti’s venue for the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships, the sun sets early. Although technically sunset was 5:22 p.m., the sun on this clear-sky day was still wintertime reluctant. It seemed too short a time for the sun’s transect to thaw Lahti. Temps were in the mid-to-low 20 degrees Fahrenheit. But a brisk wind called for down coats and insulated pants for those not actively skiing — in the shade, it...

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While you're tipping back a beverage of choice this Memorial Day weekend, here's a look at Sylvan Ellefson's new enterprise with the 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company in Vail, Colo., which pays tribute to the members of the 10th Mountain Division in the form of locally sourced whiskey, bourbon, vodka, and cordials. Ellefson retired from full-time nordic racing this spring.

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Thousands of miles from the U.S. mainland on the northern island of Hawaii, Sylvan Ellefson tweeted photos from his honeymoon in Kauai. He wrote Ellefson, the 25-year-old defending SuperTour champion. Friends and family tweeted back in retaliation. Training? They should be relaxing for crying out loud! Ellefson responded two days later. “She made me,” he tweeted. “All I want is another Piña Colada.” Between kicking back at luaus and happy hour, riding zip lines and...