Celebrating some Power
by FasterSkier on April 3, 2020 at 4:19 pm
We’re the first to admit that a focus on results and not the process has major pitfalls. There were many great outcome goals this season, we know these as the results: Frida Karlsson’s reel-in of distance skiing’s white whale — Therese Johaug — comes to mind. This time of year we often ruminate on great The post Celebrating some Power appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
US Nordic Olympic Women Name Caldwell and Maubet Bjornsen as 2020 Gold Rush Award Recipients (Press Release)
by FasterSkier on April 2, 2020 at 8:45 pm
Press Release This week a healthy gathering of the US Nordic Olympic Women, (US NOW), came together in a virtual meeting organized by group members Kikkan Randall, Alison Bradley and Sue Wemyss. The group had planned to meet up at this year’s Minneapolis World Cup, after having met and enjoyed their first reunion last March, The post US Nordic Olympic Women Name Caldwell and Maubet Bjornsen as 2020 Gold Rush Award Recipients (Press Release) appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Sun Valley: Hot Spot
by Jason Albert on April 2, 2020 at 3:21 pm
This story could be about many things; developing coping mechanisms when a stay at home order is in effect; finding ingenious ways to elevate the heart rate in a small space; fighting the urge to deem outsiders as outsiders; knowing when to check the urge to be selfish. Obvious disclaimer here, I live in The post Sun Valley: Hot Spot appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Gould Academy Seeks Head Ski Coach
by FasterSkier on April 2, 2020 at 5:00 am
Gould Academy seeks a talented, engaging, and experienced Nordic Ski Coach to oversee the school’s competitive Nordic skiing program. The head coach is responsible for the direction, instruction, supervision, and coaching of a Nordic skiing program that prepares student-athletes for Division I and national-level competition. Bethel and the surrounding mountains of Western Maine are The post Gould Academy Seeks Head Ski Coach appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
The Sun Has Set: Norway’s National Cross-Country Team Experiences Deep Financial Cuts
by Peter Minde on March 31, 2020 at 9:26 pm
On Tuesday morning, the Norwegian Ski Federation (NSF) and announced a new sponsorship agreement, set to begin on 1 May. Sparebank will remain the federation’s title sponsor for 10 million kroner, approximately US $950,000. It’s a two-year agreement with an option for a three-year extension. The amount is a reduction from the 15 million The post The Sun Has Set: Norway’s National Cross-Country Team Experiences Deep Financial Cuts appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Meet Siri Wigger
by Madshus on March 31, 2020 at 7:14 pm
As reliable as a Swiss watch and as versatile as a Swiss army knife: From sprints to distance races and relays, the talented Swiss junior has dominated the podiums since the first race of the season. She won three medals at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne (SUI) in January. Six weeks later, she followed The post Meet Siri Wigger appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Au Revoir Martin Fourcade by William Timmons
by FasterSkier on March 30, 2020 at 2:26 pm
A year ago Martin Fourcade was coming off the worst showing of his career, a cataclysm of a season leaving everyone who follows the sport scratching their heads. While he had two victories and another podium by Christmas, something was apparently wrong; his results declined after New Year’s and he wasn’t on the podium again The post Au Revoir Martin Fourcade by William Timmons appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
CBD for Endurance Athletes
by FasterSkier on March 29, 2020 at 7:31 pm
While an athlete is training for a ski competition, the stress that the muscles undergo leads to adaptation and improved performance. However, the muscles also suffer from physical strain and prolonged wear that result in injuries and pain. CBD has been seen to be a safer and more effective pain reliever and enhances sports recovery. The post CBD for Endurance Athletes appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
FS Gear Review: Swiftwick Flite XT
by Jason Albert on March 27, 2020 at 2:22 pm
We’ll be publishing a few select gear reviews moving forward. It’s not business as usual for FS or readers: we are posting gear reviews as a brief respite from grim news. We know minds are on more serious Coronavirus related issues. The sock drawer: part no-person’s land, part nod to orderliness with pairs folded using The post FS Gear Review: Swiftwick Flite XT appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Craftsbury Seeks Junior/BKL Assistant Coach/Intern for 2020
by FasterSkier on March 27, 2020 at 12:46 pm
Please note: with the current global pandemic and its unknown impact on our programs, the details of this position are somewhat speculative. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is seeking an assistant coach/intern to work with its Junior & BKL Nordic skiing programs for the summer of 2020, with the potential to continue the position through the The post Craftsbury Seeks Junior/BKL Assistant Coach/Intern for 2020 appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy and the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre Join Their Efforts in Promoting Post-secondary Training for Athletes
by FasterSkier on March 26, 2020 at 5:28 pm
The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy (AIAWCA) and the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre (BATC) are excited to announce a new partnership for the 2020-21 season as they work together to launch a new biathlon program designed for athletes pursuing post-secondary studies in Calgary. This new program will see the BATC deliver biathlon specific training The post Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy and the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre Join Their Efforts in Promoting […]
The Switch: Stina Nilsson Switches to Biathlon
by Jason Albert on March 23, 2020 at 9:51 pm
Swirling around social media yesterday was the announcement that Swedish ski star, Stina Nilsson (26) has swapped cross-country for biathlon. She has yet to make the national biathlon team, yet she is committed to pursuing biathlon at the highest level. On the World Cup, she was feared as a sprinter, winning the sprint cup in The post The Switch: Stina Nilsson Switches to Biathlon appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
UVM’s Patrick Weaver on the Waxing and Waning of Fluoro Use
by Jason Albert on March 21, 2020 at 2:37 am
At fifty-years-old, University of Vermont’s head cross-country ski coach Patrick Weaver is in a sweet spot. Since May 2010, the two-time Olympian has been at the helm in Burlington, Vermont guiding student-athletes on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) ski circuit. With a long tenure and accompanying success, Weaver has become a leading voice in The post UVM’s Patrick Weaver on the Waxing and Waning of Fluoro Use appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
How About A Spring Adventure?
by Madshus on March 19, 2020 at 2:47 pm
It’s March, it’s spring, and skiing is not at all over! While the corona virus pandemic cut the race season short this year, and group events are discouraged in order to prevent spreading the virus, this is perfect time for skiing and exploring with your closest family. Spring offers some of the best skiing of The post How About A Spring Adventure? appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Finnish Team Coach Tests Positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus (Press Release)
by FasterSkier on March 19, 2020 at 2:12 am
Press Release from the Finnish Ski Association Ville Oksanen, cross country skiing coach of the Finnish Ski Association, has been in quarantine since Wednesday last week due to exposure and infection with corona viruses. The Finnish team traveled to Québec City to Canada on Tuesday for the World Cup. The next day, Oksanen became aware of the exposure. “When The post Finnish Team Coach Tests Positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus (Press Release) appeared first on […]
Getting Ready for a Ski Season
by FasterSkier on March 18, 2020 at 12:59 pm
Every new ski season comes with numerous wintry adventures that a keen cross-country skier simply must indulge in. A hectic daily grin may impede your skiing routine, so helpful advice is to get prepared and ready for a ski season diligently in advance. For mild or vigorous cross-country skiing you need to engage and prepare The post Getting Ready for a Ski Season appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Finding A Career As A Ski Instructor
by FasterSkier on March 17, 2020 at 11:11 pm
Approximately 10 million Americans hit the slopes on a regular basis. For this number to increase, many more ski instructors should become available to the public. A good ski instructor is the difference between a student skiing once and a student finding a lifelong passion, and there’s room for more instructors in the skiing sector. To become one, The post Finding A Career As A Ski Instructor appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Snow Activities for the Entire Family
by FasterSkier on March 17, 2020 at 1:25 pm
Playing outside during winter months has a positive effect on the health and development of the child and is a great joy for the whole family. You will be amazed at how quickly your children can jet down the slopes. But if they are still too small for skiing, sledding or romping around is a The post Snow Activities for the Entire Family appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
4x National Champion Kyle Bratrud Retires From Professional Skiing (With Audio Interviews)
by Rachel Perkins on March 16, 2020 at 2:08 pm
On February 18th, four days before the American Birkie, Kyle Bratrud (SMS T2) announced that the race would be his final competition as a professional skier. The news caught many by surprise as Bratrud seemed to be having a strong season, following a solid season in 2018/19. Last season, the 26-year-old Minnesota native won the The post 4x National Champion Kyle Bratrud Retires From Professional Skiing (With Audio Interviews) appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Tour d’Uncertainty 2020: A Personal Journey
by Gerry Furseth on March 15, 2020 at 6:39 pm
Road Trip Day 1 (Tuesday) It all started at home, grinding out quality training hours in spectacularly good ski conditions. The plan was simple: A skiing road trip with three World Cup events, followed by Nationals/SuperTour finals at home, culminating in a 50km against the best skiers in North America. Start Wednesday March 11th, arrive The post Tour d’Uncertainty 2020: A Personal Journey appeared first on FasterSkier.com.