Ski Community News

  • SkiErg World Sprints, November 7–10, 2019 — Start Your Training Now
    by Concept2 on October 21, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    This year’s edition of the SkiErg World Sprints takes place November 7–10, 2019. This is a virtual 1000 meter race—you can participate from your home, school or club—or you can join a physical event near you. If you are a club or box wishing to host a Sprints event, contact [email protected] for information on submitting The post SkiErg World Sprints, November 7–10, 2019 — Start Your Training Now appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • The Importance of Women in Coaching with Dr. Nicole LaVoi
    by Rachel Perkins on October 21, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    On the last weekend of September, U.S. Ski & Snowboard held the annual National Cross Country Coaches Symposium in Park City, UT. This year’s event included a keynote presentation from Nicole LaVoi Ph.D., co-director of the Tucker Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. LaVoi is a professor of sport psychology and sociology The post The Importance of Women in Coaching with Dr. Nicole LaVoi appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Preseason Discount Trail Passes Available for Yellowstone Ski Festival
    by West Yellowstone on October 21, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    *Order by October 31, 2019 for the best rate    Prepaid trail passes are available through October 31, 2019 for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Passes are valid from November 1-30, 2019.   To purchase- Discounted passes for the month of November are available now. Regularly $55 each, these passes can be purchased by any skier The post Preseason Discount Trail Passes Available for Yellowstone Ski Festival appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Larch Hills Nordic Society Trail Lighting Project Appeal for Support (Press Release)
    by FasterSkier on October 18, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Press Release Please Vote for Larch Hills Nordic Society Trail Lighting Project in the 2019 Kraft Heinz Project Play Competition   Hello Ski Friends!!   We are thrilled to announce that we are one of four finalists in the 2019 Kraft Heinz Project Play competition.  We are competing for a grand prize of $250,000! If we The post Larch Hills Nordic Society Trail Lighting Project Appeal for Support (Press Release) appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Swedish Innovation Hubs and their Push for Fluoro Free Ski Racing
    by Jason Albert on October 17, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    In our commitment to covering the wax ski wax industry, FasterSkier found it relevant to dive deeper into a press release we received on September 4. It came from Sweden based POPFREE Ski Goes Global Project. The project is a collaboration between teams at Peak Innovation and the RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. RISE is The post Swedish Innovation Hubs and their Push for Fluoro Free Ski Racing appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Jordan Fields and his FKT of the Presidential Traverse
    by Jason Albert on October 15, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    For those growing up in the East and worshiping high peaks, one stretch of ridge line is the most storied: the Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. On September 6th, former Williams College skier Jordan Fields established a new fastest known time (FKT) of the Presidential Traverse in 3:42:38 hours.  Here’s the stunner: the The post Jordan Fields and his FKT of the Presidential Traverse appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Unraveling the College Athlete Admission Process: A Look Into Post Graduate Gap Year Programs with Paul Smith of SVSEF
    by Rachel Perkins on October 14, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Deciding how to handle the “college conflict”, as aptly phrased by Alayna Sonnesyn, is a daunting and somewhat mysterious prospect, particularly for athletes and families who are unfamiliar with the process. How does a junior athlete know that they are cut out for a collegiate program? NCAA or USCSA? What about a gap year? In The post Unraveling the College Athlete Admission Process: A Look Into Post Graduate Gap Year Programs with Paul Smith of SVSEF appeared first on […]

  • Rollerski Safety Best Practices
    by FasterSkier on October 11, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Making yourself visible while rollerskiing is a must. And with a recent reminder from U.S. Ski Team (USST) World Cup coach Matt Whitcomb, the time of year has come when many skiers are training on roads in lower angle sunlight as we tip away from the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere. Below we are including The post Rollerski Safety Best Practices appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Seeks Nordic Skiing Media Intern
    by FasterSkier on October 10, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Description: The Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA), the east’s top-tier NCAA Division I Skiing conference, seeks a Media Intern to create and publish content to the EISA blog and social media feeds following each of the season’s Nordic Skiing races. The Media Intern is required to attend all conference races, as well as captain’s meetings The post Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Seeks Nordic Skiing Media Intern appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • The Women Ski Coaches Association Launches a Grassroots Mission Toward Gender Equity in Sport
    by Rachel Perkins on October 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    In August, the Women Ski Coaches Association (WSCA) set forth to balance the scales of gender equity in coaching. With Maria Stuber, head coach at the College of St. Scholastica (CSS) and former member of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project, at the helm, the WSCA strives to be “the voice and future of women in The post The Women Ski Coaches Association Launches a Grassroots Mission Toward Gender Equity in Sport appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Something on the Light Side: The Other News
    by FasterSkier on October 9, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Time to take a breath on this Wednesday. It’s a break from doping news, and the latest wax story will have to wait until at least the end of the week. Even the uptempo training spray must await. Time to slow down. Here’s just a very small sample (in four images) of the light, the The post Something on the Light Side: The Other News appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • A Possible New Anti-Doping Tool: Dried-Blood-Spot Testing
    by Jason Albert on October 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      Last week WADA sent out a press release with this catchy title: WADA leads exciting collaboration on dried-blood-spot testing.  Here’s what this means: WADA signed a memorandum of understanding with seven anti-doping agencies, including the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to further explore the viability of DBS (dried-blood-spot) testing as part of its global anti-doping The post A Possible New Anti-Doping Tool: Dried-Blood-Spot Testing appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • International Master XC Ski National Directors Impressed with Canmore’s Plans to Host the 2021 Masters World Cup
    by Alberta World Cup Society on October 8, 2019 at 5:14 pm

      National Directors from 21 countries congregated in Canmore to hold their annual meeting and make preparations ahead of the Alberta World Cup Society hosting the 2021 Masters World Cup from March 4-12, 2021. ********* The World Masters Cross Country Ski Association (WMA) held its annual meeting in Canmore, September 19-22. Hosted by the Alberta The post International Master XC Ski National Directors Impressed with Canmore’s Plans to Host the 2021 Masters World Cup appeared first […]

  • BeFAST – New RaceSport Headband
    by BeFAST on October 8, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    BeFAST Race Sport Headband Built to perform. Just enough warmth, but not too much. Super fit. Stays in place. Wicks sweat. Dries fast. Worn born by collegiate teams. Looks great. Fits great. Performs great. Get a few for you and a box full for your team at BeFAST Sportsgear. The post BeFAST – New RaceSport Headband appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Evan Pengelly Joins Pioneer Midwest
    by Pioneer Midwest on October 7, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Evan Pengelly Now on Staff at Pioneer Midwest Evan Pengelly has been hired at Pioneer Midwest as the fulltime race service manager. Pengelly was previously the Rossignol U.S. Race Director, a position he held for four years. “Evan’s experience with wax testing and product expertise further adds to our mission of serving customers, a top The post Evan Pengelly Joins Pioneer Midwest appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Early Season at Hatcher Pass: A Photo Essay
    by Gavin Kentch on October 7, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    HATCHER PASS, above Palmer, Alaska — The phrase “early season skiing” tends to evoke several things for your average skier: Dark. Cold. Rock skis. November. And so on. Think a training opportunity to be endured as much as enjoyed. Happily enough, none of these things was in evidence Sunday morning at Hatcher Pass, elev. 3,500′, The post Early Season at Hatcher Pass: A Photo Essay appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • How to Buy a Ski Lodge When You’re on a Budget
    by FasterSkier on October 7, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    We have all ben there: we’ve enjoyed the perfect family ski trip in a stunning destination, that makes it almost unbearable to leave once the vacation is over. Having your own place in a ski town that your family enjoys just seems like the next step to your ultimate vacation. However, owning a home in one of The post How to Buy a Ski Lodge When You’re on a Budget appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Mia Zutter and Kristina Trygstad-Saari: Interdependent on the Ski Tracks
    by Jason Albert on October 5, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    One skier is twenty years old, the other thirty four. Mia Zutter, the younger of the duo, and Kristina Trygstad-Saari, the eldest, exemplify interdependence on the ski tracks. One guides for the other. They met in Canmore in 2018 at a Para World Cup that served as a qualifier for the PyeongChang Paralympics.  Zutter is The post Mia Zutter and Kristina Trygstad-Saari: Interdependent on the Ski Tracks appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Open Letters from RUSADA Director Yuriy Ganus
    by Jason Albert on October 4, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Following the thread of doping allegations, WADA statements and actions, and RUSADA responses have been dizzying. This much is true: as much as we may be steaming ahead towards a final judgment and consequence for Russian sport (WADA recently gave Russia three weeks to explain discrepancies in the Moscow lab’s data handed over to investigators), The post Open Letters from RUSADA Director Yuriy Ganus appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

  • Auburn Ski Club Seeks Junior Nordic Ski Coach
    by FasterSkier on October 4, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    The ASC Training Center is a non-profit winter sports training facility located on Donner Summit, CA. We are one of the few combined Alpine Ski, Biathlon, Nordic Ski, and Snowboard facilities in the country, and operate a public cross country ski center with 25km of trails.  POSITION:                 Junior Nordic Ski Coach REPORTS TO: […]