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During some conversations, there’s a moment of clarity. Talking to Corinne Prevot, the founder and CEO of Vermont based Skida Headwear, I had such a moment. Like many other companies skilled in prototyping and working with fabrics, Skida — an advertiser with FasterSkier —  has retooled to make cloth masks. That’s the story to tell – but the fact that Skida is positioned to help Vermonters acquire masks has as much to do with the...

Over the last eleven years, Skida has taken off from its humble beginning as cross-country skier Corinne Prevot’s side hustle. Prevot began sewing hats and headbands for her teammates and friends in 2008 while attending Burke Mountain Academy. While at Middlebury, she continued to squeeze in production around her classes and ski training, with some help from her mom. After graduating in 2013, she officially started Skida in Burlington and her hats, headbands, neck warmers,...

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Once again the FasterSkier staff has weighed in on their favorite gift ideas for the 2011 holiday season.  Today’s installment of the Holiday Gift Guide features items priced from $20 to $50. Previous 2011 Holiday Gift Guide Suggestions: Sauce Headwear and Gear West.   08: Rubber Encased Dumbbells. Price: starting from ~$25.00. It’s winter so the days are short and it is hard enough to find time to get out for a long ski, let alone...

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L.L. Bean.   09: Bag Balm.  Price: starting from $5.00.  Yup, we’re recommending you rub something that was created for the treatment of dry, cracked cow udders all over your face.  Bag Balm works great to keep your face warm and frostbite-free! Keep a 10-ounce box of this in your ski bag for whenever sub-zero temperatures strike, plus it will give you a jolly glisten as you cruise down the trails. Available at most pharmacy/drug stores or online...

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Note: This is the first profile of an ongoing series on junior and collegiate racers in the U.S. and beyond. The nordic sports are certainly not the largest, but there are still thousands of  great stories that most of us are not familiar with. We will be picking athletes out of this pack to feature – nominations for outstanding or interesting nordic skiers can be sent to business journal’s website. “I was shocked at first,”...