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Craftsbury Collegiate Training Group

This is a new residential Nordic ski training program at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center aimed at providing a structured training group for college skiers affected by the global pandemic. This program is designed for athletes who are either taking a gap year or have a flexible remote class schedule that will allow them to train full-time in Craftsbury for the fall of 2020. Athletes will have roughly five coached training sessions per week. Craftsbury coaches will work with athletes and their coll...
Tags: News, Sport, Skiing, Athletes, Craftsbury, Sponsor News, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club, Audrey Mangan, Craftsbury Collegiate Training Group, Jeff Tucker Anna Schulz Jake Barton Ollie Burruss


Family Backpacking Getaways Near Salt Lake City

It’s time to get back to the roots of being outside. The #vanlife craze has transformed the once simple joys of camping into a gear-driven lifestyle of competitive overconsumption. Before you peg me as some bitter luddite who can’t afford a tricked-out adventure van (I am), remember that the best part of enjoying the outdoors is actually being outside. So gather the family, load up the backpacks and head into the hills for an overnight backpacking getaway near Salt Lake City. “Whoa, whoa, whoa,...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Moose, Uinta Mountains, Willow Lake, Wasatch, Ruth Lake, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Red Pine Lake, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Tooele Valley, Near Salt Lake City, Wasatch Uinta, Tele Tony


Thankful For Utah Summers

 Why are we thankful for the state of Utah? Let us count the ways...   Unwittingly, I began a gratitude jar on January 1, 2020. I couldn’t have imagined how powerful this simple exercise would come to be in the tumultuous times of 2020. Each evening, I carve out a small sliver of time to write down at least one thing I’m thankful for on a small slip of paper before plunking it in my large, glass jar. As ski season terminated early and spring warmed into summer, the growing collection inside ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Park City, Wasatch Range, Great Salt Lake, Lexi, Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Island State Park, Bonneville Salt Flats, Ski Utah, International Mountain Bicycling Association IMBA, Round Valley, Beehive State Utah, Boulder Mountain, Bear River Range


Q & A: Nordiq Canada and Biathlon Canada Discuss the Nordiq Sports Strategy MOU

On Wednesday, FasterSkier reached out to two representatives from Canada potentially impacted by the announcement of the Nordiq Sports Strategy MOU. Jennifer Tomlinson, Chair, Nordiq Canada Board of Directors, spoke on behalf of Nordiq Canada, while Heather Ambery, General Manager of Biathlon Canada, spoke for Biathlon Canada. They were interviewed separately. In short, the four NGBs representing the nordic disciplines in Canada — Biathlon Canada, Nordic Combined Ski Canada, Nordiq Canada, and S...
Tags: General, News, Germany, Sport, Austria, Canada, Skiing, Switzerland, North America, MOU, Alex Harvey, Beckie Scott, Biathlon Canada, NGB, Jennifer Tomlinson, Heather Ambery


Five Fun Cross-Country Ski Centers Close to NYC  

Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Photo: courtesy of Mt. Van Hoeveberg. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most people skipped their summer vacations. We don’t know what will happen by the time ski season is open, but we hope for the best. Hopefully, we’ll be back to the old normal instead of adjusting to the “new normal.” Cross-country skiing will be possible even in the new normal circumstances. Maybe we’ll skip the after-ski parties and get-togethers. Skiing is an individual sport, which allows you to maintain...
Tags: Travel, News, Sport, Skiing, Jeremy, Hudson Valley, Smiley, Lake Placid NY, Mt Van Hoevenberg, Other News, Mohonk Mountain House, Five Fun Cross Country Ski Centers Close, NYC Cross Country Skiing, High Point State Park, Sussex New Jersey Snow, High Point Cross Country Ski Center


Nordiq Sports Strategy Frequently Asked Questions (Press Release)

Press Release  What is the Nordic Sports Strategy? The Nordic Sports Strategy is a concept that Biathlon Canada, Nordic Combined Ski Canada, Nordiq Canada and Ski Jumping Canada can improve their operations and high-performance results by doing more together. The acknowledgement that there are 90+ Winter Olympic medals between these four sports began a conversation that identified a list of possibilities, extending beyond high performance results, that could be possible through collaboration. Ca...
Tags: General, News, Coc, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Italy, Club, FAQ, MOU, Committee, Board, Olympic Committee, Team Canada, Steering Committee, Turin Italy


Canada’s Four Nordic Sports Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Explore Joint Opportunities to Achieve Performance and Operational Goals (Press Release)

Press Release New Steering Committee to guide Nordic Strategy research focused on evaluating opportunities to do more together   CANMORE, Alta.—Canada’s four Nordic sports have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin exploring ways they can work together to achieve their ultimate goals of putting more Canadian athletes on podiums and increasing participation in each of their sports. Biathlon Canada, Nordic Combined Ski Canada, Nordiq Canada and Ski Jumping Canada will work together t...
Tags: General, News, Sport, Canada, Skiing, MOU, Committee, Olympic Committee, Team Canada, Steering Committee, Turin Italy, Canmore Alta, Biathlon Canada, Jennifer Tomlinson, Heather Ambery, Ski Jumping Canada


Kangaroo Hoppet 2020 – coming soon to a trail near you (press release)

Press release Kangaroo Hoppet 2020 – coming soon to a trail near you. With the Covid-19 restrictions on social gatherings,  not to mention domestic and international travel bans, the 42km Kangaroo Hoppet, the largest annual snowsports event in the southern hemisphere, will not be staged in August this year on its usual course at Falls Creek in Victoria’s snow-covered Alpine National Park. Instead, organizers are offering a virtual event – ‘Hoppet 2020 – Do It Your Way’. Participants sign up, (f...
Tags: Usa, General, News, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Victoria, Sun Valley Idaho, Falls Creek, John Aalberg, Hoppet, Betsy Youngman, 2020 Kangaroo Hoppet


An Interview with Share Winter’s CEO Constance Beverley

FasterSkier interviewed Constance Beverley, the CEO of Share Winter, last week. Share Winter is a non-profit focused solely on providing access to snowsports to a more diverse community of children. As Beverley states in the interview, the primary goal is to share winter. Beverley was part of U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s virtual panel: “Discussing Racial Diversity In Snowsports” This interview has been edited for length and clarity.   FasterSkier: Can you tell me a bit about and its origins in the...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Skiing, Community, Boulder, Dick, Joe, Midwest, Phil, Beverley, Supreme Court Justice, Akron Ohio, U S Ski Team, Warren Miller, Nwac, Central Cross Country


5 Incredible Fly-Fishing Spots in Utah

Utah is world famous for its skiing and snowboarding, but less attention is paid to the other activities fed by the winter’s bounty. Each year The Greatest Snow on Earth melts, and that runoff feeds some of the best rivers and lakes for fly fishing you’ll find anywhere in the country. Part of what makes fly fishing in Utah so special is variety. The distinct climate and geologic features around the state make for an incredible diversity of fisheries and experiences. Whether you’re in search of ...
Tags: Mirror Lake, Utah, Sport, Earth, Wyoming, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Park City, Weber, Green River, Provo, Uinta Mountains, Great Salt Lake, Torrey, Kamas, Utah Lake


Salt Lake City Summer Day Trips

The beauty of life in Salt Lake City lies in the unparalleled access to the great outdoors.  Far and wide, across the state of Utah, there are so many scenic landscapes to enjoy. It's not even necessary to take a huge road trip to escape the city (although that is fun too) — there are plenty of adventures near Salt Lake City for nature lovers to plan an action-packed day trip. A few of our favorites are under two hours away by car and make for a manageable microadventure in the city's backyar...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Salt Lake City, North America, Park City, Sundance, Sundance Resort, Lexi, Deer Valley, Wasatch Mountains, Bridal Veil Falls, Mount Timpanogos, Provo Canyon, Ski Utah, Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest


Are Fluorinated Ski Waxes Really the non plus ultra?

Fluorine on the Periodic Table. (Photo: GLIDING) Last November, the International Ski Federation announced in a press release the banning of fluorinated waxes starting with the 2020-2021 race season.  FIS states, “The use of fluorinated ski waxes, which have been shown to have a negative environmental and health impact were banned for all FIS disciplines from the 2020/2021 season.” Behind the scenes, the transition to fluoro free racing has begun both in Europe where the majority of Wo...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Germany, Sport, Skiing, North America, Fis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Fraunhofer, International Ski Federation, Gliding, Thierry Langer, Fluorinated Ski Waxes, Fraunhofer MicroTribology Center, Grinds


Summer Training With Krista Pärmäkoski

This article is made possible through the generous support of . The best athletes are never satisfied and always looking for progress and new ways to improve. This is how 29-year-old Finnish veteran approaches the upcoming championship season in order to augment her medal collection. Krista Pärmäkoski is aiming for gold at the 2021 FIS World Championships in Oberstdorf (GER) in February. The preparations started months ago. What are you doing differently in your training program this season co...
Tags: Resources, Training, Sport, Skiing, Pyeongchang South Korea, Krista Parmakoski, Summer Training, Krista Pärmäkoski FIN, Oberstdorf GER


Nordic Nation: Post Surgery and Pre-New Start it’s Andrew Musgrave

Mid-Summer and mid-fishing session, we connected with Great Britain’s Andrew Musgrave near his home in Trondheim, Norway. Musgrave underwent surgery on both Achilles tendons recently and is on the mend. In this episode, we discuss his comparatively down season last year, his plans to remain healthy, and how excited he was during the interview to spot what he described as a weasel swim past. Andrew Musgrave of Great Britain placed 18th in the 30 k skiathlon in Lillehammer, Norway. (Photo: Nordi...
Tags: Podcasts, Scotland, Sport, Canada, Alaska, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Musgrave, Multimedia, Great Britain, Lillehammer Norway, Alex Harvey, Lahti Finland, Andrew Musgrave, Trondheim Norway


Artist For A Day: Skiing & Slinging Pottery at Sundance

Envision the sounds of a perfect winter day... The lively hiss of a small creek, snow softly billowing around boot tops, whoops of delight emanating from the chairlift, the resounding slap of wet clay, the whirr of a pottery wheel, laughter, and the clink of handblown glassware. If you’re confused, just know that these are the common soundscapes of Sundance Mountain Resort!  Tucked beneath the looming monolith of Mount Timpanogos, was purchased from the Stewart family by movie legend Robert R...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Robert Redford, Ray, Sundance, Stewart, Tim, Lexi, Mount Timpanogos, Provo Canyon, Ski Utah, Wikstrom, Evan Thayer, Deer Creek Reservoir, Re Wikstrom


A U.S. Ski & Snowboard Virtual Panel: “Discussing Racial Diversity In Snowsports”

On July 13th U.S. Ski & Snowboard held a virtual discussion titled “Discussing Racial Diversity In Snowsports“. The panel, moderated by Henri Rivers, CEO, President and Founder of Drumriver Consultants and President of the National Brotherhood of Skiers takes an unfiltered view of diversity and inclusivity across the snowsport disciplines. The voices represented are well worth the listen as we envision a safer and more inclusive sport.   Courtesy of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, bios and information ...
Tags: Minneapolis, US, Sport, Skiing, Dartmouth, Community, Ncaa, Bay Area, Pepperdine University, Dartmouth College, University of Utah, University of Oregon, USOC, Lauren, Mount Snow, Catskill


Earn Your Turns: The Best XC MTB Rides at Utah Resorts

Try to ignore the sweat dripping into your sunglasses and the thumping heartbeat that feels like it’s about to jump out of your chest. Keep your pedaling cadence high and your chest low. Embrace the grind. The twisting singletrack that awaits will feel even more refreshing after you conquer the climb. No lift bumps or shuttle rides here. Earn those turns through gear-grinding sweat equity. These pedal-powered trails make up our favorite cross-country mountain bike rides at Utah resorts. Some ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Sundance, Armstrong, Bess, Green Mile, Big Mountain Trail, Tele Tony, Flagstaff Loop, Upper Albion Meadows, Silver Fork Connector, Honeycomb Cliffs, Park City Area Deer Crest, Mid Mountain


News Round-Up for Mid-July

  The Biathlon Integrity Unit Comes Online:   Earlier this month, the website biathlonintegrity.com came online. The site is the digital interface of the Biathlon Integrity Unit, an independent arm of the International Biathlon Union. Part of the Biathlon Integrity Unit’s mandate, according to the website, is to provide a mechanism to “investigate and prosecute violations” as they relate to “integrity related matters in Biathlon, including anti-doping, ethical breaches, betting-related issues...
Tags: UK, London, General, News, China, Sport, Beijing, Daily Mail, Skiing, Who, Tokyo, Oxford University, Wada, Ioc, Pound, Doping


Summer Cocktail Recipes From Your Friends At Ski Utah

In the dead heat of midsummer, when the winter months seem so far away, the lengthy countdown to the season’s first flakes can be a depressing thought. To cheer you up, we’ve canvassed a few Ski Utah members to help us track down some cool and refreshing adult beverage recipes, featuring Utah's best local ingredients. A cocktail (or two) will help chionophiles—organisms that thrive in cold winter conditions—cool off and chill out during the endless summer wait for face shots. Plus, you'll enjo...
Tags: Utah, London, Sport, West, Skiing, Park City, Alpha, Cherry, Lime Juice, Rita, Carl, Salt Lake, Beehive State, Lexi, Utah Legislature, Utah Olympic Park


Camping at Utah’s Ski Resorts

There are several ski resorts in the Utah area that provide camping opportunities for those who would like to spend time outdoors while enjoying nature and the stunning scenery. Check out the following resorts and then decide which one you would like to visit based on different factors, including the cost, location, and additional details of these resorts. Each place has something unique to offer. No matter which one you choose, you will have the experience of a lifetime. Beaver Mountain , l...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City Utah, Bear Lake, Wasatch Mountains, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Alta Ski Area, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Beaver Mountain, UTAH COUNTY Utah, Albion Basin Campground, Sundance Mountain Resort, GARDEN CITY Utah


13 Juniors to get free GOODE Nationals entry fee

We know we said we are paying for 10 first-time Juniors’ GOODE Nationals entry fees, but 13 signed up so we’re paying for them all. Congrats to these first-time Nationals skiers and see you in Louisiana! Lexie Adamczyk, Girls 4 – Lake Lotawana, MO Loren Adamczyk, Girls 3 – Lake Lotawana, MO Jacob Bucher, Boys 1 – Syracuse, IN Joy Bucher, Girls 1 – Syracuse, IN Rhett Bucher, Boys 1 – Milford, IN Eliza Denninger, Girls 2 – Windermere, FL Adah Hardin, Girls 1 – Louisville, KY Jack Herzog, Boys 3 ...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Montpelier Vt, Ski - Water, Louisiana Lexie Adamczyk Girls, Lake Lotawana MO Loren Adamczyk Girls, Lake Lotawana MO Jacob Bucher Boys, Syracuse IN Joy Bucher Girls, Syracuse IN Rhett Bucher Boys, Milford IN Eliza Denninger Girls, Windermere FL Adah Hardin Girls, Louisville KY Jack Herzog Boys, Thorndale TX Connor Johnston Boys, Rossville TN Charlie Rose Jones Girls, Mequon WI Aaron Parr Boys, Newberry SC Camryn Reese Waters Girls


Woodward Park City is Utah’s Newest Lift-Served Mountain Bike Paradise

The new kid on the block brings some serious pedigree. The Woodward name carries a storied action sports legacy, thanks to dialed facilities at several locations across the country (and even one in Mexico!), and exceeds the hype with progressive, lift-served mountain bike terrain. Between a downhill mountain bike park consisting of several trails of varying difficulty, numerous sets of dirt jumps, an innovative pump track and abundant skatepark features, everyone from first-time mountain bike ...
Tags: Utah, Mexico, Sport, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Woodward, Nate Wessel, Woodward Park City, Action Sports Hub, West Plaza, Tele Tony, Woodward Easy Rider, Parley 's Canyon Woodward Park City, Park City Hop, Utah Speed, Hot Laps chairlift Indoor Action Sports Hub


Guiding to a New Outlook: By Clarence Feng

    (Photo: Julie Coppens/Ski For Light)   My VIP was slow and deliberate, but in control. “Okay Joanne,” I directed her, “This is a grade 1 downhill, flat camber with a slight curve to the left part way down. Move forward and then get into a snowplow.” Following her down, I called out “Ski left” as the trail curved. “OK, now straighten out”. She reached the end of the ramp without incident, but I needed to make sure she stopped before getting to a cluster of skiers chatting. “Snowplow to a...
Tags: New York, General, Virginia, US, Sport, West, Canada, Skiing, Community, North America, New England, Joanne, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Clarence Feng, New England Regional Ski for Light, Sfl.org


Best resorts for high-altitude skiing

Our favourite high-altitude resorts have long seasons and extensive slopes. They’re heaven for ski-lovers looking for good snow, especially on early or late-season trips when lower resorts might not have great cover. Here are our top picks from across Europe. Val Thorens, France (Snow range: 1,300-3,230m) Find your new favourite mountain in Val Thorens, Europe’s highest resort at 2,300m. There are 600km of well-groomed piste across the Three Valleys area, with modern lifts and unbeata...
Tags: Europe, France, Sport, Austria, Skiing, Italy, Switzerland, Alps, Resorts, Val D'isere, Zermatt, Solden, Three Valleys, Val Thorens, Chamonix, Tignes


A Conversation with Ben Popp of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation

Start of the men’s elite 50 k skate wave at the 46th Annual American Birkebeiner. (Photo: ©2020 American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation) Last week, FasterSkier connected with Ben Popp, Executive Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) based in Hayward, Wisconsin. It’s mid-July and needless to say, some of our readers are already thinking about the 2021 Birkie. Amongst the topics we discussed were the possible modifications for that marquee race and how the organization is prepar...
Tags: New York, General, News, Sweden, Minneapolis, Australia, Oregon, Boston, Milwaukee, US, Sport, Chicago, Skiing, New Zealand, Boston Marathon, Community


Utah Summer Getaway: Covid-Safe Road Trip Ideas

Itching for a change of scenery this summer? With so many National Parks, State Parks, National Monuments, and no shortage of world-class outdoor activities, Utah is the ideal locale for outdoor recreation.  We've come up with few ideas for fun activities and also taken stock of Utah's best lodging options where protocols are in place to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission.To keep you busy, here are a few of our favorite things to do in Utah.  Plan a wildflower hike in Utah's moun...
Tags: Utah, Cdc, US, Sport, National Parks, Skiing, Moab, Hilton, Marriott, Epa, Salt Lake City, Park City, Summit County, Utah State, Waldorf Astoria, Garden City


Gravity-fueled Summer Activities in Utah: Mountain Coasters, Alpine Slides, Ziplines, Tubing and More

Fun in the Utah mountains doesn’t melt away with the snow. Resorts throughout the state offer a host of gravity-fed activities all summer long to keep your adrenaline levels high. Snake through the trees at high speed on a mountain coaster. Race your friends to the bottom on side-by-side alpine slide tracks. Soar through the air above the trails on a zipline or accelerate unimpeded down the slopes on a summer tubing hill. Utah resorts in summer deliver the same thrills as your favorite roller c...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Ray, Little Cottonwood, Mount Timpanogos, Brian Head, Cliff Lodge, Tele Tony, Old Town Mountain Coaster -- Park City, Little Cottonwood Canyon Mountain Coaster, Southern Utah Avalanche Tubing, Brian Head Just, Snyderville Basin Trust


Ahead of the Game Before Winter Comes

An athlete training in Lillehammer, Norway. (Photo: NordicFocus) With the summer solstice long and gone in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s true, the amount of available daylight wanes. Some are  rollerskiing. Some stay fit through trail running or mountain biking. Behind the scenes, cross-country ski area operators are reimagining business practices during the pandemic as they prepare f0r the moment snow flies.  “Chances are we are not having anything quick-fix,” said Reese Brown of the Cross...
Tags: Utah, Oregon, Sport, Skiing, Community, Summit County, Brown, Frisco, Northern Hemisphere, Lillehammer Norway, Breckenridge, Swenson, Fort Kent Maine, Reese Brown, Cross Country Ski Areas Association, Pineland Farms


Squaw Valley Ski Resort Considering Name Change

TAHOE CITY (AP) — California’s popular Squaw Valley Ski Resort is considering changing its name to remove the word “squaw” — a derogatory term for Native American women — amid a national reckoning over racial injustice and inequality. The word “squaw,” derived from the Algonquin language, may have once simply meant “woman,” but over generations, the word morphed into a misogynist and racist term to disparage indigenous women, said Vanessa Esquivido, a professor of American Indian Studies at Cali...
Tags: News, California, Local, Ap, Skiing, National Football League, Washington Redskins, Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada, Tahoe City, Christopher Columbus, Cohen, Squaw Valley, Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Ron Cohen, Washoe


California Ski Resort Eyes Name Change Over Derogatory Term

TAHOE CITY (AP) — California’s popular Squaw Valley Ski Resort is considering changing its name to remove the word “squaw” — a derogatory term for Native American women — amid a national reckoning over racial injustice and inequality. The word “squaw,” derived from the Algonquin language, may have once simply meant “woman,” but over generations, the word morphed into a misogynist and racist term to disparage indigenous women, said Vanessa Esquivido, a professor of American Indian Studies at Cali...
Tags: News, California, Local, Ap, Skiing, National Football League, Washington Redskins, Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada, Tahoe City, Christopher Columbus, Cohen, Squaw Valley, Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Ron Cohen, Washoe