HomeTag Ski Orienteering

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The following was submitted by Kevin Brooker, who attended the 2018 Ski Orienteering World Cup and Ski Orienteering World Masters Championships last week in Craftsbury, Vermont. Brooker, who wrote Alex Jospe interview on Vermont Public Radio *** About the Author: Kevin began nordic skiing to keep in shape for bicycle racing at the dawn of the skating revolution.  He lives in Vermont with his wife and two kids, who are fortunate enough to have great skiing right...

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CRAFTSBURY, Vermont — This week, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is hosting the final three races of the 2018 Ski Orienteering World Cup as well as Ski Orienteering World Masters Championships. In addition to flocking from all over the United States, athletes have traveled from Bulgaria, Canada, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland for this event. For those FasterSkier readers worried about cross-country skiing being unknown here in the U.S., it...

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The U.S. Ski Orienteering Team sent seven members to the 19th Ski Orienteering World Championships, in Tänndalen, Sweden.  The team had one of its most successful championships in its history, headlined by Alison Crocker’s 8th place finish in the Long distance and the women’s 8th place relay finish.  Alison is now ranked 33rd in the world, and Alexandra Jospe is now ranked 59th. The U.S. Ski Orienteering team just returned from one of their most...

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) has applied for ski orienteering to be included in the programme of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. In the past few years, ski orienteering has grown considerably in terms of global spread. The growth has been boosted by the inclusion of ski orienteering into the Asian Winter Games and the CISM World Military Winter Games. Some 35 nations are expected to participate in the World Ski Orienteering Championships to be...

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The US Ski Orienteering team competed in the 2009 World Championships earlier this month in Japan.   This was the first world championships in ski orienteering that has ever been held outside of Europe, and the Japanese were very excited to be our hosts.  The US team had some good results and some results we’d like to improve upon, but we all had a great time while over there, and the Japanese hosts were eager to...