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The Phenom Next Door: Gus Schumacher Looks to Lahti

The U.S. men’s silver-medal relay last February at 2018 Junior World Championships in Goms, Switzerland, with (from left to right) Luke Jager, Hunter Wonders, Gus Schumacher, and Ben Ogden. (Photo: Julia Kern) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gus Schumacher spent last winter traveling the world for ski racing, including laying down the season’s most dramatic anchor leg, non-Jessie Diggins edition, to bring the U.S. men’s relay team from fourth to a historic second at World Juniors. The then-high school sen...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Instagram, Interviews, France, Russia, America, Bill Roth, Sport, Racing, Alaska, Skiing, Aws, Ncaa, Norway


Scoring the Best Deal on Daily Lift Tickets

Not everyone has enough time to utilize a season ski pass. But paying full price at the ticket window can add up...fast! The good news is, with a little planning, there are ways to save on daily lift tickets. Some of the tips below are perfect for a single day, while others offer a flexible mid-point between buying a day at a time and a full season pass. The key point I want to make is that planning ahead saves money. Combine some of the ideas below and you'll save even more. For example, buy a...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Liftopia, Salt Lake Area, Ski Mid Week


Thursday Race Rundown from Ruhpolding, Germany (Updated)

The brothers Bø. Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Bø (right) of Norway with the sprint in Ruhpolding, Germany. His brother Tarjei (left) placed second. (Photo: biathlonworld.com screen capture) IBU World Cup Biathlon Ruhpolding, Germany 10 k / 7.5 k spr int Cutting to the chase: it has been dumping in certain regions of the alps. Ruhpolding, Germany, site of this week’s International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup’s has been no exception. The men’s 10-kilometer sprint that went off today under c...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Norway, Doherty, Rosanna Crawford, Leif Nordgren, Susan Dunklee, Sean Doherty, Biathlon


WHEN IS IT TOO COLD TO SKI?

There’s nothing like brisk mountain air to wake you up and get you going for a day’s skiing But whether it’s a bluebird day or -20°C , it’s never too cold to ski. 6 top tips for keeping cosy 1. Wrap up warm We’re talking all the layers – thermal base layers, jumpers and hats along with your waterproof ski jacket and salopettes. Get the right gear and you’ll be toasty all day. Have a read of our ultimate guide on what to wear when you ski. 2. Pack the right accessories Hand...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Finland


Watch fantastic night freeskiers illuminated by fiery flares

Swiss freeskier and filmmaker Nico Vuignier of Centriphone fame, delivers "Heatseeker," an exhilarating night skiing adventure illuminated by fiery shots from a flare gun. Edited by Nicolas Vuignier & Jules Guarneri; Shot by Jules Guarneri; Riders: Jeremie Heitz, Nicolas Vuignier, Samuel Anthamatten, Laurent DeMartin, Florian Bruchez, Mathieu Schaer
Tags: Video, News, Sports, Snow, Filmmaking, Skiing, Flares, Lighting, Flare Guns, Nico Vuignier, Nicolas Vuignier Jules Guarneri, Jules Guarneri


Wednesday Workout: What’s the Prescription for “Flooding” Legs?

Now retired from competition, Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (bib 1) skates away as he earned his second national title at the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Championships 1.5 k freestyle sprint in Houghton, Mich. You don’t need to look too closely to see Blackhorse-von Jess is a skier with flood-proof quads in the sprints. 2014 is when a relatively green Patrick O’Brien took charge of the Stratton Mountain School’s elite team, otherwise known as SMS T2. In a relatively short time, by way of juggling ath...
Tags: Resources, Training, Sport, Skiing, Flooding, Workouts, Houghton, Jack, Lactic Acid, Jess, O'Brien, Stratton Mountain School, Patrick O’Brien, Wednesday Workout, Matt Whitcomb, Dakota Blackhorse


Mikaela Shiffrin Wins World Cup Giant Slalom in Kronplatz

After finishing fifth in 2017 and failing to complete the first run in 2018 at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Kronplatz (ITA), American Mikaela Shiffrin proved that the third time was the charm on Tuesday as she claimed a decisive 1.21-second victory over Tessa Worley of France. It was Shiffrin's first win at the Italian resort, and she was thoroughly pleased to have finally mastered the demanding Erta slope.Tessa Worley gave the closest challenge in order to collect her third podium in the past thr...
Tags: France, Sport, Skiing, Fis, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ski Italy, Worley, Shiffrin, Federica Brignone, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Giant Slalom, Audi FIS, Tessa Worley, Marta Bassino, Kronplatz


Your guide to airline baggage policies while traveling with skis and snowboards

Now that you have finished your research about the various locations you will be hitting for satisfying your passion for skiing and snowboarding, have you thought about how you will be carrying your equipment to the locations? There is a lot of gear required to hit the slope, and the task of carrying your equipment might seem to be daunting. So, if you are looking for that ideal New Years ski weekend break and have no idea how to go about it, all you need to do is read on! Pack your stuff in ...
Tags: Travel, Skiing, Travel Blog


Strong January Storm to Bring DEEP Totals for MLK Weekend

It’s the heart of winter, and statistically, the snowiest month of the year. This year is no exception as January has already started with a good storm last week that delivered up to three feet of snow!  After bluebird conditions this past weekend, we have another storm on our doorstep. This system is parking itself off the Pacific coast and tapping into sub-tropical moisture.  Because of this, we will see several waves of snow between now and the holiday weekend. The first wave has alre...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Pacific, Northern Utah, Great Basin, Southern Utah, Evan Thayer, Wasatch Mountain Range, All Utah


World Junior Ski Championships from the Comfort of Your home; The Viewing Basics

This season’s International Ski Federation (FIS) World Junior Ski Championships will be held in Lahti, Finland beginning Jan. 20. If you’re interested in streaming any of the events live, the organizers in Lahti have you covered. But it will cost you. Link to Live Stream : this is a fee-based streaming site costing 8.99 € for a day pass and 29.99 € for a comprehensive “Event Pass” to stream every race and jump. The official broadcasting website claims “full videos” and “live streams” are avai...
Tags: News, Sport, Skiing, Finland, Lahti, International Ski Federation, Lahti Finland, Gundersen, Juniors, Eastern Standard Time EST, Dustin Satloff, Ben OGDEN, Gus Schumacher, Goms Switzerland, Luke Jager Hunter, 2019 Lahti World Junior Ski Championships


Mountainside Yoga

The answer to the burning question, "why should I stretch?" And where to do it! When it comes to prioritizing our to-do lists, stretching is usually found very low on the list or is even absent. I feel guilty for not stretching enough, but I know how good my body feels and how well it performs when I do get an adequate amount of stretching in. Having tight muscles after skiing is a good reminder for me to attend more yoga classes, or unroll my mat more often to start increasing my mobil...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Park City, Willow, Alyssa, Tadasana, Montage Fitness Center, Yoga Kula Project at Canyons Village, Park City Yoga Adventures


Monoskier Trevor Kennison Is Racing Toward The 2022 Paralympics

One of the most intriguing aspects of parasports is the way the mechanics of the sport change on an individual basis, depending on the person’s physical limitations. Often the sports include specialized equipment that allow the athletes to leverage their athleticism to the fullest extent. Monoskiing—also known as sit…
Tags: Video, Science, Skiing, Paralympics, Monoski, Trevor Kennison


New Trip for 2020: Dresden to the Dolomites

Lumi Experiences is excited to announce the launch of its 2020 cross country ski vacations. First on the line-up Dresden to the Dolomites, an 11-day vacation in Germany, Italy and Austria. 2020 is an exciting winter on the World Cup. There are no World Championships or Olympics, so athlete focus is 100% on the overall World Cup title. 2020 is also the first World Cup in the US since Soldier Hollow in 2001. To celebrate and give North American skiers and ski fans an opportunity to see a live Euro...
Tags: News, US, Sport, Austria, Skiing, Dresden, Elbe River, Germany Italy, Sponsor News, Lumi Experiences, Cortina Toblach, Dresden City Sprint, Ferrovia railroad


Flashback to the Weekend: Dresden Sprint Photos

This morning we’re running a few remaining Dresden, Germany city sprint images sent to FS from former U.S. Ski Team athlete and Lumi Experiences founder Garrott Kuzzy. The post Flashback to the Weekend: Dresden Sprint Photos appeared first on FasterSkier.com.
Tags: News, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Photo Gallery, Dresden Germany, Lumi, Sophie Caldwell, U S Ski Team, Andy Newell, Maiken Caspersen Falla, Erik Bjornsen, Ida Sargent, Julia Kern, Hannah Halvorsen


Sometimes It Sucks

If you believe everything you see on social media, then your friends are living the most amazing lives ever, full of clifftop sunsets, James Beard-worthy dinners and knee-deep powder days. Social media is like a well-curated highlight reel of our lives. But listen, sometimes life sucks. Meals are occasionally lackluster, hikes are sometimes boring and there are more hard crust days than powder days in any given ski season. We just don’t fill our Instagram feed with those sort of mundane detail...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Skiing, South, Snowsports, James Beard, Go Outside


01142019 – Ski

We met some friends at the Trailhead for dinner, games, and skiing. It was a fun night and fun to see how many people are out enjoying the trails on a week night. There were also a few high school groups which overall were pretty nice. We didn’t have any issues with them in the building or on the trails. We had 6 kids of varying ski ability and 4 adults. We skiied up to the meadow and skiied around there a few times before coming back into Lower Stadium and playing around a bit. A few a...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Running, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, Trailhead, Lower Stadium, Classic Ski


Four Resorts, One Pass

We like to think of Salt Lake City as the biggest base area in the world.  It’s unmatched access to four of storied resorts—Brighton, Solitude, Alta and Snowbird—is coupled with the urban vibe of one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.  We call it Ski City. You can access it all and create a ski vacation like no other with the Ski City Super Pass, a discounted ticket to the city’s four famed resorts. With this pass, you can bypass the ticket line and go straight to the lifts (which ar...
Tags: New York, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Broadway, Nba, Salt Lake City, Alta, Salt Lake, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Ski City, Salt Laker, Brighton Solitude Alta


7 Amazing Alberta Ski Resorts

Perfect Powder Makes Alberta Ski Resorts Incredible The Canadian Rockies have legendary light airy snow and there’s no shortage of places to enjoy it. You’re actually spoiled for choice when it comes to Alberta ski resorts. Whether you’re a novice skier, a mogul maven or a backcountry buff, you’ll find plenty to love – both on the slopes and off. Here are seven amazing Alberta ski resorts to put on your hit list this season. Banff Sunshine Village With an annual snowfall of up to 9 met...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Skiing, Jasper, North America, Ski Resorts, Snowboarding, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Rockies, Western Canada, Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Kananaskis, Canyon


Explorer: A Family Ski Adventure in the Himalayas

Why can’t we go skiing in Austria, like everybody else? the writer’s wife asked. Instead, they were in Kashmir, where the powder’s thick, the crowds are thin and the territory is, well, disputed.
Tags: News, Austria, Skiing, Himalayas, Kashmir, Gulmarg, Kashmir Valley (Kashmir and Jammu


BLUE RUN MONDAY

There’s nothing like a good blue run to build your confidence, warm up your ski legs or just cruise along and enjoy the scenery. Take a look at our pick of the best blues across Europe and North America. Les Cascades, Flaine, France Like the waterfalls it’s named after (‘cascades’ means ‘waterfalls’ in French), this one is a natural beauty from top to bottom. It’s the longest blue in France, stretching 14km from the summit down to the village of Sixt. Take the gondola to the peak in Fl...
Tags: Europe, Winter, France, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Italy, La Plagne, Andorra, Piste, Blue Run, Lake Louise, Les Deux Alpes, Breckenridge, Victoria Glacier, Tignes


9th win for Marcel Hirscher in Adelboden

The slalom showdown from Adelboden took place today under continuous snowfall but whatever the conditions, Marcel Hirscher seems to master the Chuenisbärgli the best. He took his 67th World Cup win ahead of Clément Noel and Henrik Kristoffersen.Like in the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Zagreb, Marco Schwarz laid down the fastest second run but couldn't bring it down in the second leg. This opened the door for the podium, and as usual, Marcel Hirscher pushed hard to ski the fastest splits from t...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Fis, Zagreb, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Pyeongchang, Ski Switzerland, Adelboden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Kitzbuehel, Marco Schwarz


01132019 – Bike & Ski

I was excited to take my new fat tire bike out for its inaugural spin. We haven’t had hardly any snow lately so the tread of the mountain bike trails are pretty much straight ice. I don’t have studded tires but I thought I would ride out and see how bad the trails were. So I rode down the Luce Line and rode fine over some rougher patches of ice. Right before the ski trails cross the Luce Line (right by the mountain bike entrance) I hit a patch of smoother ice and I felt my rear tire sliding. ...
Tags: Winter, Sport, Skiing, Running, Plymouth, Bike, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, Fat Tire Bike, Cedar Lake trail, Classic Ski


Spills and Thrills as Norway I wins Men’s Team Sprint in Dresden

The men’s team sprint podium from the Dresden, Germany World Cup team sprint: From left to right, Norway II in second, Norway I first, and Russia I third. (Photo: fis-ski.com screenshot) A strip of imported snow along the Elbe river, iconic architectural reminders of old-world Europe’s city-scape in Dresden, Germany, Lycra, speedy skiers, and teams of two: all the ingredients for the men’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle team sprint. With tight pack skiing a function of the the relatively flat Dres...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Australia, France, Russia, Sport, Austria, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Switzerland, Norway, Dresden


By A Boot String, U.S. Finishes Dresden City Team Sprint in 4th, Sweden For the Win

American Sophie Caldwell (far left) lunges to the line with Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla and Sweden’s Jonna Sundling. Caldwell ended up fourth, while Sundling took second and Fall third. Sweden’s Maja Dahlqvist 9not shown) crossed first for the win. (Photo: Garrott Kuzzy /LumiExperiences.com) If the Grand Prix were to host a ski race, it might look like the Team Sprint in Dresden, Germany. With 10 teams racing the 6 x 1.6-kilometer final and the racetrack style, three-lap loop situated in t...
Tags: Sweden, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Results, Slovenia, Norway, Fis, Sargent, David Brown, Julia, Kern, Dresden Germany, Caldwell


Sunday Race Rundown

Racing in bib 4 for the U.S., Julia Kern keeps pace in the women’s team sprint during the Dresden, Germany World Cup on Sunday. (Photo: Garrott Kuzzy). FIS World Cup Dresden, Germany 6 x 1.6 k Freestyle Team Sprin t The first World Cup team sprint of the season was run amidst drizzle and the Dresden, Germany city-scape as the women raced a total of six 1.6-kilometer laps. Round and round on the looping course, the pace was a mix of tactically subdued speeds with sustained bursts of energy to b...
Tags: News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Sargent, Dresden Germany, Sophie Caldwell, Halvorsen, Andy Newell, Biathlon, Bob Thompson


Sunday Race Rundown: Dresden Team Sprints & Oberhof Relays (Updated 2 x)

Racing in bib 4 for the U.S., Julia Kern keeps pace in the women’s team sprint during the Dresden, Germany World Cup on Sunday. (Photo: Garrott Kuzzy). FIS World Cup Dresden, Germany 6 x 1.6 k Freestyle Team Sprin t The first World Cup team sprint of the season was run amidst drizzle and the Dresden, Germany city-scape as the women raced a total of six 1.6-kilometer laps. Round and round on the looping course, the pace was a mix of tactically subdued speeds with sustained bursts of energy to b...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Germany, Russia, Sport, Czech Republic, Austria, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Sargent, Dresden Germany, Sophie Caldwell


Skar Takes First Win of the Season in Dresden; Newell 25th, Bolger 29th

Norwegian Sindre Bjørnestad Skar (c) after taking first in the men’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle race on Saturday. Russia’s Gleb Retivykh placed second, while Norway’s and Erik Valnes placed third. (Photo: Garrott Kuzzy /LumiExperiences.com) The white ribbon of snow created a stark contrast to the green grass and gothic architecture along the bank of the River Elbe for the second year of city sprints in Dresden, Germany. As is typical in these events, the 1.6-kilometer out and back course was predo...
Tags: News, France, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Dresden, Fis, River Elbe, Andy, Dresden Germany, Pellegrino, Newell


Marcel Hirscher Wins World Cup GS in Adelboden

It was a very exciting race, full of goosebumps moments, on the Chuenisbärgli in Adelboden. The Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom race ended with Marcel Hirscher grabbing a 4th win in this discipline on this course, winning ahead of Henrik Kristoffersen and Thomas Fanara.After the first run, Norwegian tech whiz Henrik Kristoffersen was leading a tight field, with Marcel Hirscher (+0.12) and Alexis Pinturault (+0.18) not far behind. So all racers had to push hard in the second round, and the...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Fis, Oslo, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Alta Badia, Thomas Fanara, Ski Switzerland, Adelboden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom, Alexis Pinturault


Sweden takes 1, 2 and 3, with Nilsson Leading the Way in Dresden City Sprint; Caldwell 5th

  An all Swedish podium, from left to right: Jonna Sundling, Stina Nilsson and Maja Dahlqvist after the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint in Dresden, Germany. (Garrott Kuzzy /LumiExperiences.com) With the 2019 Tour de Ski complete, World Cup athletes returned to competition on Saturday for a 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint. The race took place in the city of Dresden, Germany–an icy, two lap sprint course along the Elbe river  offered racers the non-traditional backdrop of cathedrals and o...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Switzerland, Slovenia, Beatty, Dresden, Fis, Elbe, Sargent, Nilsson, Lillehammer, Julia


01122019 – Ski

I went out for my first skate ski endeavor. The basic motion came somewhat easily. However, getting up the hills was a struggle! I almost lost my balance several times on the flat, but only fell on the one hill that I usually fall on! I ended up doing just over 5K. I stayed in the Lower Stadium and Twin Lakes area doing a couple loops of the flat in the Twin Lakes and only doing the longer loop once. I need to work on the hills part before I do the full loop! 5k in 40:45
Tags: Sport, Ski, Skiing, Running, Skate Ski, Lower Stadium