Crush the Competition
by Madshus on January 21, 2020 at 5:17 pm
Marathon racer Astrid Øyre Slind (NOR) demolished her competitors in the Ski Classics, Madshus cross-country skiers cleaned up the podiums in the U23 Norwegian Championships, while Madshus biathletes claimed victories and podium finishes both at the IBU Cup and the IBU World Cup. Starting with the Ski Classics, Øyre Slind literally crushed her competitors in the The post Crush the Competition appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Hannah Halvorsen with a New Plan
by Jason Albert on January 16, 2020 at 5:45 pm
The news came trickling out of Anchorage on November 2nd. U.S. Ski Team athlete Hannah Halvorsen was hit by a car while crossing a street in downtown Anchorage. “I was crossing a one way street, and a woman was turning into the lane, so she looked left where cars would be coming from and didn’t The post Hannah Halvorsen with a New Plan appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Reflecting on the Tour de Ski and How I Got There
by FasterSkier on January 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm
The author, Katharine Ogden, is a Junior at Dartmouth College. She recently completed the 2019-2020 Tour de Ski. Ogden is a decorated skier. You can read more about her ski career here. By: Katharine Ogden 01/06/20 The Tour de Ski is an iconic set of world cup races. It tests athletes in every way and The post Reflecting on the Tour de Ski and How I Got There appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Eat Your Way to Fitness at these Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Food Events
by [email protected] (Roger Lohr) on January 12, 2020 at 2:35 am
Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? Cross country (XC) skiing and snowshoeing are some of the best forms of aerobic exercise, but if you go on a "Gourmet Ski Tour" on your XC skis or snowshoes, you may very well eat your way to fitness at a number of trailside food stops. What a grand time so go ahead, eat, ski, and be merry - appetizers, wine, champagne, fondue, entrees, desserts, and more.
BeFAST Supplying Custom Headbands for the 2020 Coop FIS Cross Country World Cup
by BeFAST on January 9, 2020 at 3:09 pm
BeFAST Sportgear has made custom headwear for the hosts of the first World Cup Nordic Ski event hosted on American snow in 19 years. In cooperation with the Loppet Foundation, BeFAST has designed two headbands to be sold for the Minnesota World Cup events to be held at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both The post BeFAST Supplying Custom Headbands for the 2020 Coop FIS Cross Country World Cup appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
The Winter Park Competition Center Seeks Lead Coach
by FasterSkier on January 8, 2020 at 7:51 pm
The Winter Park Competition Center in Winter Park, Colorado is currently seeking a Lead Coach available Wednesday-Sunday through March 22, 2020 with a possibility of continuing to year-round. This coach will work primarily with 10-14 year old skiers and assist the Head Coach at races as needed. As a recently reinstated Nordic program within the larger Competition The post The Winter Park Competition Center Seeks Lead Coach appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
“When I Started Nordic Combined 5 Years Ago, I Never Thought We Would Come This Far”
by Madshus on January 8, 2020 at 7:28 pm
From January 9-22, Tara Geraghty-Moats (USA) will be an ambassador for girls at the first IOC Youth Olympics with Nordic Combined competitions for girls. The 26-year-old US Nordic Combined racer is looking forward to the opportunity, and points out the significance of the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland. “I am so proud to The post “When I Started Nordic Combined 5 Years Ago, I Never Thought We Would Come This Far” appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Get Ready to Race this Winter at Jackson XC
by Jackson XC on January 8, 2020 at 6:41 pm
JacksonXC.org Training, racing and fun on skis for all. Jackson Jaunt Technique: Classic Date: January 12 Register: https://www.skireg.com/jackson-jaunt-10k-classic Freeman Frost White Mountain Classic Technique: Classic Date: Jan. 26 Register: https://www.skireg.com/white-mountain-classic-30k Long Hall Loppet Technique: Freestyle Date: March 14 Register: https://www.skireg.com/long-hall-loppet The post Get Ready to Race this Winter at Jackson XC […]
Won By Over A Minute: “I Guess I’m In OK Shape These Days”
by Madshus on January 7, 2020 at 1:28 am
Junior Helene Fossesholm (NOR) crushed the elite women at the FIS Scandinavian Cup; Madshus Team Beijing 2022 racers delivered on several arenas on the first race weekend of the new decade. Although this was Fossesholm’s first time racing a 20-kilometer, the 18-year-old won the women’s 20-kilometer skate event in Nes (NOR) on Saturday by more than The post Won By Over A Minute: “I Guess I’m In OK Shape These Days” appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
U.S. Senior Nationals Distance Classic Rundown
by Gavin Kentch on January 5, 2020 at 11:18 pm
This post will be updated throughout the day with additional information. The last time Erik Bjornsen (APU/USST) raced at mid-season U.S. Nationals, it was January 2014. Competing at Soldier Hollow in a series of races designed to choose the American team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Bjornsen captured his last mid-season national title The post U.S. Senior Nationals Distance Classic Rundown appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Nationals Notes: Distance Course Preview
by Gavin Kentch on January 5, 2020 at 12:12 pm
Midway through the 2020 U.S. Cross-Country Championships in Houghton, Michigan, a couple of things are becoming clear. SMST2 skiers are skiing very well, with podium finishes for Ben Saxton, Alayna Sonnesyn, Sonnesyn again, Kyle Bratrud, and Ian Torchia. APU skiers are skiing well, with podiums for Hailey Swirbul, Erik Bjornsen, and Swirbul again. And 19-year-old Gus Schumacher The post Nationals Notes: Distance Course Preview appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Did Santa Bring You Skis For Christmas?
by Madshus on January 3, 2020 at 5:08 pm
Lucky you! Here is how to make sure you get the most out of your new equipment. The short version: Go ski on them! While new skis are ready to be enjoyed right out of the box, there are a few additional steps that will make them even better, prolong their life expectancy and increase The post Did Santa Bring You Skis For Christmas? appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Paralympic Trailblazing with the Bogus Basin Nordic Team
by FasterSkier on December 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm
Bogus Basin Nordic Team (BBNT), based in Boise, ID, became a Paralympic Sports Club this year, the first cross-country ski team in the United States to do so. Paralympic Sports Clubs are partnerships between US Paralympics and community organizations across the country that, according to the US Paralympics website, “provide local sports programming for individuals The post Paralympic Trailblazing with the Bogus Basin Nordic Team appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Cross Country Skin Skis Improve the Recreational Experience
by [email protected] (Roger Lohr) on December 28, 2019 at 6:14 pm
The cross country ski waxless “skin” base, uses inserted mohair strips on the ski base, which is extremely effective for all temperatures and snow conditions. It is high-performance waxless base technology for the classic skier, who prefers to use a waxless ski.
Ski With Olympic Medalists this Winter at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, NY
by Mirror Lake Inn on December 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm
After successful alpine experiences with Andrew Weibrecht last season, Nordic skiers can also join Andrea Henkel Burke this winter on local cross-country trails Last winter, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid successfully debuted Ski With Andrew, an exclusive opportunity for hotel guests to cruise the trails of nearby Whiteface Mountain with The post Ski With Olympic Medalists this Winter at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, NY appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
BeFAST Sportgear to Provide Headwear for U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships
by BeFAST on December 26, 2019 at 2:33 pm
The custom headwear company, based out of St. Paul, Minnesota, signed a promotional deal with the host of this year’s Senior National host Michigan Technical University. As a sponsor of the event, BeFAST will be providing each athlete participant a headband from their ever-popular RaceSport Headband line. In addition, the company will be donating knit The post BeFAST Sportgear to Provide Headwear for U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Borah Teamwear Announces 2020 Brand Ambassador Program
by Borah Teamwear on December 23, 2019 at 9:58 pm
Borah Teamwear, a leader in high-performance custom team apparel since 1997, is seeking energetic athletes to join its 2020 Borah ambassador team. The brand ambassador team will be comprised of 25 athletes from across the USA to promote Borah’s Wisconsin-made custom cycling apparel and the Borah advantage. Ambassadors will have a unique opportunity to share The post Borah Teamwear Announces 2020 Brand Ambassador Program appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
The Devon Kershaw Show (Audio Short): WADA, Russia, and FIS
by FasterSkier on December 20, 2019 at 7:19 pm
To the point: thoughts and opinions on WADA’s decision to ban Russia from major international competitions for four years. The post The Devon Kershaw Show (Audio Short): WADA, Russia, and FIS appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Vacation Destinations for XC Skiers
by [email protected] (Roger Lohr) on December 20, 2019 at 1:13 pm
Plan to gather up the kids and head to the hills during the school breaks next winter. No need to head to warmer climes - winter can be snowy, yet mild, and perfect for a family vacation with plenty of activities such as cross country (XC) skiing and snowshoeing. According to the experts, who regularly update XCSkiResorts.com, the nation's top XC ski resorts are exceedingly family-friendly with lots to enjoy together both on the snow and off. What families want and need is exactly what an xc […]
FasterSkier Holiday Gift Guide – 2019
by FasterSkier on December 18, 2019 at 10:19 pm
If you are still looking for some last minute holiday gift ideas we have some suggestions for you and that passionate cross-country skier on your list. Dermatone Dermatone is a waterless skin protector and frost guard made in Sweden. It is the best skin protection against winter drying, chapping and frostbite we’ve ever found and The post FasterSkier Holiday Gift Guide – 2019 appeared first on FasterSkier.com.