Ski Community News

  • Academics and Skiing in Canada: Kate Mason Spreads the Word
    by Jason Albert on August 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Seventeen-year-old Nakkertok skier Kate Mason exemplifies a “get it done” attitude. The athlete is part of Nakkertok’s ENRG training program. Like many junior skiers, Mason found herself wanting when it came to accessing information regarding post-secondary ski opportunities in Canada. In particular, Mason was interested in combining academics with her training and racing.  In the […] The post Academics and Skiing in Canada: Kate Mason Spreads the Word appeared […]

  • Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy Seeks Nordic Coach
    by FasterSkier on August 19, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy​ is seeking a full-time, career track nordic coach for the 2018-19 season. Sugar Bowl Academy offers a year-round program for student-athletes, in grades 8-12 as well as a Post-Graduate program. The Academy offers both day and boarding options and we offer several development camps throughout the year. In addition, […] The post Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy Seeks Nordic Coach appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Spokane Nordic Ski Association Transition Team “T-Team” Coordinator
    by Matthew Voisin on August 19, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Spokane Nordic Ski Association Overview The Spokane Nordic Ski Association (SNSA) is a community nordic program and race team based at Mt. Spokane, Washington which involves children, families and teenage racers part of the USSA Pacific Northwest Ski Association. With up to 20 young skiers participating per season, the SNSA Transition Team, or T-Team, is focused on […] The post Spokane Nordic Ski Association Transition Team “T-Team” Coordinator appeared first on […]

  • Jackson Hole Seeks Assistant Coaches
    by FasterSkier on August 19, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    We are looking to hire assistant coaches that are committed to student-athlete development and that are able to bring high energy and enthusiasm to training on a daily basis.We have assistant coach openings for the following teams: Teewinot: https://jhskiclub.org/program/nordic/nordic-teewinot-team Development: https://jhskiclub.org/program/nordic/nordic-development-team Junior: https://jhskiclub.org/ program/nordic/nordic-junior-team We often hire collegiate athletes that […]

  • First Tracks as a New Parent: Caitlin Gregg (Part Two)
    by Rachel Perkins on August 19, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    The “First Tracks” series highlights the pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting experiences of noteworthy athletes in cross-country skiing in various stages of their professional careers. The sharing of these experiences can benefit athletes in any stage of their career, whether they are an elite or recreational skier, by demonstrating that it is very possible to return […] The post First Tracks as a New Parent: Caitlin Gregg (Part Two) appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Hamilton on New Boards and U.S. Team Ramps up for Toppidrettsveka
    by Jason Albert on August 15, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    By the time you read this piece, some skiers from the U.S. Ski Team (USST) will be settling in Trondheim, Norway for a two and a half week training camp. In total, five are making the journey from the U.S. The sixth skier, Kevin Bolger, no stranger to training in the region, has been in […] The post Hamilton on New Boards and U.S. Team Ramps up for Toppidrettsveka appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Skiku Names Calisa Kastning Executive Director
    by FasterSkier on August 15, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Skiku, the Alaska-based program that teaches youth and adults cross country skiing and biathlon in remote Alaska villages, has named Calisa Kastning  Executive Director. Originally from the Upper Midwest, skiing is what brought Calisa and her husband Andrew to Alaska for jobs with the ski teams at the University of Alaska and Alaska Pacific University.   She […] The post Skiku Names Calisa Kastning Executive Director appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • First Tracks as a New Parent: Caitlin Gregg [Part 1]
    by Rachel Perkins on August 13, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    The “First Tracks” series highlights the pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting experiences of noteworthy athletes in cross-country skiing in various stages of their professional careers. The sharing of these experiences can benefit athletes in any stage of their career, whether they are an elite or recreational skier, by demonstrating that it is very possible to return […] The post First Tracks as a New Parent: Caitlin Gregg [Part 1] appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • SkiTrax Magazine Closes after 30 Years of Serving the Industry
    by Editor on August 13, 2019 at 2:15 am

    August 12, 2019 (Toronto, ON) – After 30 years of serving both the Nordic ski and cycling industries, we regret to announce that despite our best efforts, and due to circumstances beyond our control, ... READ MORE → 1 comment

  • Welcome to the Women Ski Coaches Association (Press Release)
    by FasterSkier on August 12, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Press release Welcome to the Women Ski Coaches Association   WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE’RE DOING According to a recent U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership newsletter, men outnumber women by 2:1 in cross country ski coaching positions in the United States. At the head coach and program leadership levels, that ratio skews even further […] The post Welcome to the Women Ski Coaches Association (Press Release) appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • News Roundup for 8/12/19
    by Jason Albert on August 12, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    New IBU Secretary General Named On August 6th, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) announced Sweden’s Niklas Carlsson as its new Secretary General. At 44-years-old, Carlsson comes to the position with considerable experience in the world of alpine ski racing. According to the IBU press release, Carlsson served as the Secretary-General of the Swedish Ski Federation […] The post News Roundup for 8/12/19 appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Michigan Tech to Host 2020 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships
    by Editor on August 12, 2019 at 12:45 am

    August 11, 2019   – The 2020 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships, hosted by the Michigan Tech Huskies, return to Houghton, Mich., Jan. 2-7 with four days of classic and freestyle competition. “We are thrilled ... READ MORE → 0 comments

  • Great Glen Trails Opens New 68-room Hotel
    by Editor on August 11, 2019 at 12:18 am

    August 10, 2019 (New Hampshire) – New England’s Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center in the White Mountains of New Hampshire has built a great reputation as day-ski area. With the opening last fall ... READ MORE → 0 comments

  • Updated FIS Anti-Doping Rules
    by Editor on August 10, 2019 at 12:12 am

    August 09, 2019 (Oberhofen, SUI) – The FIS Anti-Doping Rules 2019 have been updated and published on the FIS website and take effect immediately. The updates reflect the following modifications: – the decision of the ... READ MORE → 0 comments

  • Pacific Yurts Celebrates 40+ Anniversary
    by Editor on August 8, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    August 08, 2019 (Cottage Grove, Oregon) – More than 40 years ago, Alan Bair, founder of Pacific Yurts, first saw the traditional Mongolian round-tent structure that would change his life. And he has ... READ MORE → 0 comments

  • Fischer 2019/2020 – Preview and Picking with Pioneer Midwest
    by Pioneer Midwest on August 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm

                                  This June we had our first ski picking trip of the summer. It was a little early for us, as Adam is still in mountain bike mode and I am enjoying some roller skiing. But traveling for ski picking requires […] The post Fischer 2019/2020 – Preview and Picking with Pioneer Midwest appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Website Launch of U.S. Cross Country Championships (Press Release)
    by FasterSkier on August 8, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Press Release   HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech will host the 2020 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships at the Tech Trails from January 2-7. For all U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships information please visit USNationals.mtu.edu. “We are thrilled to bring the U.S. Cross Country Championships back to Michigan Tech,” head coach Tom Smith said. “This will […] The post Website Launch of U.S. Cross Country Championships (Press Release) appeared first on […]

  • From Half to Full with Kris Freeman
    by Jason Albert on August 8, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    This is the third story following Kris Freeman as he prepped for his first Ironman triathlon. You can read part 1 here, and part two here. *** The half is now full. In an often over-corporatized scene blazed with the Ironman logo, thirty-eight-year-old Kris Freeman added a deeply human element as a finisher in the […] The post From Half to Full with Kris Freeman appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Quick Wrap from Blink
    by FasterSkier on August 7, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    If you didn’t burn your Sunday watching the 2019 Blink Ski Festival re-runs you can still do that here. If you’d rather invest less time, here’s a rundown from some of Friday’s and Saturday’s rollerski racing. (Need a refresh on the festival’s earlier racing? You can find a link to last Wednesday’s distance classic race, and Thursday’s Lysebotn […] The post Quick Wrap from Blink appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • BOULDER NORDIC JUNIOR RACING TEAM HEAD COACH
    by FasterSkier on August 7, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Overview The Boulder Nordic Junior Racing Team (BNJRT) is a team based in Boulder, CO which has been training 8-19 year old athletes for more than 35 years as part of the USSA Rocky Mountain West division. With an average of 60 athletes per season, BNJRT is focused on providing an environment that fosters a […] The post BOULDER NORDIC JUNIOR RACING TEAM HEAD COACH appeared first on FasterSkier.com.