- Julia Kern, Ben Ogden, Jack Lange Take Wins in Lake Placid Rollerski Race Weekend
Any time most of the SMS team shows up for a rollerski race, you’re going to have a legit competition. That was the theme in Lake Placid over the weekend, as Stratton Mountain School skiers headlined deep New England fields in the third annual Keys to the Castle sprint race and the 16th annual Climb
- Staying the Course at an Ontario Gem
At one time or another, many fervent cross-country skiers may have harbored the thought that it might be a great thing to own a ski center, and maybe a really big one. Walking out the front door onto your own groomed trails would unquestionably be fantastic. But that sunny image might blind you from seeing the other side of the equation: the hard work and the time-consuming, weather dependent stress that is the reality of...
- Inaugural Caribbean Roller Ski Festival Draws on Local Experience and Advice
The first full week of May 2024 sees the launch of the inaugural roller ski festival on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba. The event is likely the first ski festival anywhere in the Caribbean. The courses were tested earlier this year by a team comprising Jackson, NH, XC head groomer Silas Eastman, Colby College Head Coach Tracey Cote, Quarry Road, Waterville, ME, program Director Patrick Cote, and Jackson ski patroller Deeanna Eastman. In addition...
- Save the Date for the 2023 SkiErg World Sprints
Mark your calendars: The 15th Annual SkiErg World Sprints will be held November 9–12, 2023. Whether you use the SkiErg for general fitness, adaptive conditioning, cross-training, CrossFit, or to train for competitive cross-country skiing, this 1000-meter virtual race is a great goal. It gives you a chance to put down a personal best for the 1k distance, and allows you to see how you stack up with others of your age and gender around the world. How...
- Domestic Teams Preview 2023: Stratton Mountain School
What is the official name of this ski team? SMS T2 Team (aka SMS or Stratton) Where is it located? Stratton, Vermont Who’s on the coaching staff? Perry Thomas is the head coach. Maria Stuber joins the team this year as Program Director. Jason Cork continues his longstanding coaching work with Jessie Diggins. Who’s on
- The Devon Kershaw Show: Johannes Høsflot Klæbo has a lot to say. We listened.
A few weeks ago, Nat got a Facebook message from one Haakon Klæbo — father of Johannes Klæbo, also known as one of the greatest skiers of all time. What followed was a visit by Nat to Klæbo’s training camp in Park City, Utah, where he and Johannes taped this episode of the Devon Kershaw Show. Join us to hear an interview with the five-time Olympic champion from Norway about his time in the U.S.,...
- That guy rollerskiing around Utah by himself? Yeah: it’s 5x Olympic champ Johannes Klæbo
PARK CITY, UTAH — Five-time Olympic champion Johannes Høsflot Klæbo could be cross-country skiing’s answer to Michael Jordan — a bona fide sports superstar in his home nation of Norway, where photographers and fans tail him after events. But to the up-and-coming ski racers in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, and their parents? Klæbo is just another dude on the local trails. “The novelty has, sort of, worn off,” said Silvester Williams, a junior...
- A New Buyer’s Quick Guide to Picking Boots
When shopping for cross country boots, you’ll find different styles for skate and classic skiing, and touring. Combi boots can be used for both skate and classic, but like a four-season tire, they perform well enough in all conditions but don’t excel at any one thing. “With boots, the number-one thing is comfort,” says Steve… Read More »A New Buyer’s Quick Guide to Picking Boots The post A New Buyer’s Quick Guide to Picking Boots appeared first on Cross Country Skier.
- A New Buyer’s Quick Guide to Picking Skis
Nordic skis come in several flavors: skate, classic and touring. Classic skis themselves have bases that are either waxable, waxless (with a cut or molded pattern) or partially covered by a mohair or synthetic skin. If you’re new to the sport, or buying your first cross country ski setup, where should you begin among all… Read More »A New Buyer’s Quick Guide to Picking Skis The post A New Buyer’s Quick Guide to Picking Skis appeared first on Cross Country Skier.
- Two Rollerskiers Take on a Crazy Challenge: The Camino de Santiago
For many people, just getting out to rollerski on the local bike path is accomplishment enough. But rollerskiing 360 kilometers over six days along the famed Camino de Santiago in northwestern Spain? Now that’s some feat! First, some background: Since the ninth century, pilgrims have walked the Camino, which now consists of multiple routes, all… Read More »Two Rollerskiers Take on a Crazy Challenge: The Camino de Santiago The post Two Rollerskiers Take on a Crazy Challenge: The Camino de Santiago appeared first on Cross Country Skier.
- Domestic Teams Preview 2023: Gus Schumacher, JC Schoonmaker, Novie McCabe, Renae Anderson Join APU
Speaking at a press conference this February in advance of 2023 World Championships in Planica, longtime APU and U.S. Ski Team athlete Rosie Brennan observed, in discussing the logistics involved in high-level American ski training, “Our team is for the most part split between Alaska and Vermont, which couldn’t be farther apart in our country.”
- Roger Arsenault Receives NENSA’s 2023 John Caldwell Award
One of NENSA’s finest traditions is presenting the John Caldwell Award. This award annually recognizes a single individual, or entity, which embodies the spirit, dedication, innovation, and pride of John The post Roger Arsenault Receives NENSA’s 2023 John Caldwell Award first appeared on New England Nordic Ski Association.
- Orange you glad it’s fall?
Lina checking in! The leaves are… kinda, sorta…changing here, there is still a lot of green on the trees, but that is not stopping us from doing some classic fall activities! This past weekend Ava, Alayna and I went to the Mad Tom Orchard in East Dorset. It was the first time for all of … More Orange you glad it’s fall?
- Bill Koch Leader Education Details for Coaches Conference
NENSA is excited to have a robust schedule planned for our Eastern Coaches Conference in Dublin on September 30th! Anyone from a 1st year parent volunteer to a BKL club The post Bill Koch Leader Education Details for Coaches Conference first appeared on New England Nordic Ski Association.
- Sophia Laukli’s Cinderella Story Continues
When Stifel U.S. Ski team member Sophia Laukli’s foray into the world of professional trail running began, the prevailing question was when would this fairy tale string of world class domination end? The answer to that question is now clear; it will end when Sophia Laukli wants it to end. That conclusion reached a thundering crescendo when Laukli notched another victory in the Golden Trail Series competition. Laukli took first place today in the...
- Laukli Wins Again at Pikes Peak Ascent; Rémi Bonnet Takes Down 1993 Course Record in Men’s Race
Sophia Laukli wins. Again. Racing against a full international field plus some of this country’s fastest trail runners, the 23-year-old nordic skier took yet another victory in this year’s Golden Trail World Series, winning the 2023 Pikes Peak Ascent earlier Saturday in 2:35:54. She was nearly four minutes ahead of the second-place woman, Judith Wyder
- Craftsbury Seeks Part-time Youth Ski Coaches for Winter ’24
Do you like cross-country skiing? Do you like working with kids? Do you have a free hour or two on winter weekday afternoons or Sundays? The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is seeking several very part-time coaches to assist with our youth ski programs for the winter of 2023-2024. These programs serve approximately 200 skiers ages 6-18, from absolute beginners to those who are internationally competitive. Our assistant coaches help our head coaches conduct fun and safe...
- Continuing Education and Community Building – Eastern Coaches Conference
In two weeks, coaches from around the East will gather in Dublin, New Hampshire for a day filled with clinics, socialization and an opportunity to interact with an expert panel The post Continuing Education and Community Building – Eastern Coaches Conference first appeared on New England Nordic Ski Association.
- Pikes Peak Preview: Sophia Laukli Prepares to Go Uphill Fast
Sophia Laukli has proven on multiple occasions this summer that she can run uphill and downhill quickly. There was the win in the Marathon du Mont Blanc in Chamonix in June; the second in the DoloMyths Run in the Italian Dolomites in July; and the win at Sierre–Zinal, in the Swiss Alps, in August. All
- New Member Benefit: Facebook Gear Swap Group
NENSA is excited to announce a new member benefit: a virtual ski swap group through Facebook. NENSA members can request access to the group via Facebook or can scan the The post New Member Benefit: Facebook Gear Swap Group first appeared on New England Nordic Ski Association.