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The Devon Kershaw Show: Stage 6 Ski Tour 2020 — Waxing for Hell or High Water

Stage 6 of the Ski Tour 2020 was, by any stretch of the imagination, a steamroller for Norway. A clean sweep on the men’s and women’s podium. On the men’s side, that’s not exactly what we expected. Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov looked like a sure thing for the overall win. A 30 k classic for the 23-year-old, I mean who would have predicted anything different? The weather was all over the place. As Devon has said several times, the weather in Trøndelag can be a mix of everything unpleasant. And t...
Tags: Podcasts, Russia, Sport, Skiing, Devon, Norway, Multimedia, Trøndelag, Hans Christer Holund, Devon Kershaw, Trondheim Norway, Alexander Bolshunov, Pal Golberg, The Devon Kershaw Show, Stage 6 Ski Tour 2020, Therese Joahug

Freeride World Tour 2020. Third Stop: Ordino Arcalís, Andorra

In a few days, The Freeride World Tour is back for another action-packed event! FREERIDE WORLD TOUR VALLNORD ARCALIS - ANDORRA Date: February 28 - March 4, 2020; Location:  Vallnord Arcalis, Andorra [Author: Ski Paradise]
Tags: Japan, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Kicking Horse, British Columbia, Andorra, Verbier, Fieberbrunn, Hakuba, Ski Paradise, Arcalis, Freeride World Tour, Vallnord

My boyfriend’s wedding dress unveiled my own shortcomings over masculinity

I’m quick to blame men for their toxic behavior, but in this case, I, the woman, was part of the problemMy gaze scanned the colorful racks of clothing and stopped abruptly on something I’d never expected to see: my boyfriend was clutching a wedding dress – that he wanted to buy for himself.“Emily!” he cried with victorious glee. “I’ve found the one!” Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Gender, Relationships, Life and style, Skiing

Federica Brignone Wins Second Alpine Combined of the Season in Crans Montana

Today, under warm temperatures and difficult conditions, Federica Brignone repeated her performance from last season with an impressive Super-G and Slalom runs to claim her third career Alpine Combined victory at Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Skiing from first place after the Super-G, the Italian attacked Mont Lachaux with the fastest slalom run to finish 0.92 seconds ahead of an impressive Franziska Gritsch from Austria and 1.82 seconds ahead of third-place finisher Ester Ledecka. Federica Brigno...
Tags: Sport, Austria, Skiing, Fis, Crans Montana, Federica Brignone, Ski Switzerland, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Super-G, Alpine Combined, Mont Lachaux, Crans Montana Switzerland, Ester Ledecka

All Norway: Pål Golberg takes the Ski Tour Overall as Bolshunov Stymied by Tricky Conditions

Yellow bibbed as the overall leader of the World Cup, out first on Sunday’s 30 k classic pursuit in Trondheim, and Norway’s Pål Golberg starting 34 seconds back: this was the situation Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov found himself in as he pulsed from the start. Thrown into this mix of tension was a helter-skelter mish-mash of weather. On and off again snow, blustery winds, and temps hovering right near that wax tech’s no man’s land of 0 °C. We are not used to seeing Bolshunov falter. He has bee...
Tags: Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Kruger, Trondheim, Iversen, Falun Sweden, Federico Pellegrino, Simi Hamilton, Niskanen

Johaug Crushes Stage 6 for Ski Tour Overall Win; Diggins Leads U.S. in Sixth (Updated)

Therese Johaug, untouchable during Stage 6 of the Ski Tour 2020. (Photo: NordicFocus) We’ll start with the weather: think all over the place. A moving target for meteorologist with moisture spitting from the skies, and air masses swirling this way and that making the trees sway like a mamba line along the course. A wax tech’s nightmare scenario? Yes. It certainly trended in that direction.   By all measures, this was Therese Johaug’s, Norway’s latest version of a cross-country skiing record-...
Tags: News, Sweden, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Brennan, Jessie Diggins, Sophie Caldwell, Caitlin Patterson, Rosie Brennan, Lahti Finland

Lara Gut Takes Double Victory in Crans-Montana

Second consecutive victory for Lara Gut in Crans-Montana. It was her 26th career World Cup victory.All eyes were today on Gut-Behrami with bib 17, one position earlier than her start on Friday, to see if she could once again win despite progressively slowing conditions on the course."Yesterday I was in the flow from the top to finish. Today it was a little bit more complicated. The snow was a little bit softer, and I was struggling a few times with comparing the feeling I’ve had during this seas...
Tags: Montana, Sport, Skiing, Downhill, Crans Montana, Suter, Ski Switzerland, Behrami, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Lara Gut, Corinne Suter, Nina Ortlieb, 2019-2020 Winter Season, Chantal Bournissen

Dyrhaug Outlasts Pack in Sub-2-Hour Birkie; Yeaton Shatters Women’s Record

The fever unleashed: start of the men’s elite 50 k skate wave at the 46th Annual American Birkebeiner. (Photo: ©2020 American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation) Several course records were shattered on Saturday in a largely faster-than-ever 46th annual American Birkebeiner, with temperatures steadily rising from the 20s at the start into the 30s by the finish of the point to point race from Cable to Hayward, Wisconsin. Eight men broke the two-hour mark in the Birkie’s 50-kilometer skate race, half of ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Colorado, Australia, Montana, France, Sport, Racing, Idaho, Skiing, Italy, Wisconsin, Finland, Marathons, Norway, Holmes

Stage 5 Ski Tour 2020: Championship Style Classic Sprinting

A full-on championship course in Trondheim, Norway where the World Championships will go down in the mid-2020s. That’s a long way off. This much was true: the venue, like this tour, has been kind to Norway. Maiken Caspersen Falla and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo pleased the home fans. And yes, with all the fans, it seems this might be a venue to revisit in the near future. One more day, a Stage 6 15 k/ 30 k classic pursuit to go.     The post Stage 5 Ski Tour 2020: Championship Style Classic Spri...
Tags: Podcasts, Sport, Skiing, Norway, Multimedia, Maiken Caspersen Falla, Trondheim Norway, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, 1.5 K Classic Sprint, The Devon Kershaw Show, SkiTour 2020

Falla Steps up For the Trondheim Win; Five U.S. Skiers in the Heats

The day began in Trondheim with a centimeter of snow, which then transitioned to big blue skies for the thousands of fans attending the fifth stage of the Ski Tour 2020, a 1.5 k classic sprint.  The Norwegians can throw a cross-country race party. The scene, despite the different setting, was reminiscent of the festive cowbell and camp-out sideshow of Holmenkollen’s Frognerseteren . It’s not quite the Yankee stadium of cross-country skiing, but a sign that in the hot-beds of the sport, fans...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Fis, Jones, Yankee, Kern, Caldwell, Brennan, Diggins, Jessie Diggins, Sophie Caldwell, Caitlin Patterson

Bolshunov Goes Down; Klæbo on Form to Capture Tour Sprint Win

Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo crossing the line first for the last time of the day on Saturday to win the men’s 1.5 k classic sprint final, Stage 5 of the Ski Tour 2020, ahead of his teammate Pål Golberg, in his hometown of Trondheim, Norway. (Photo: NordicFocus) Takeaways from Stage 5 (of 6) of the Ski Tour 2020? Alexander Bolshunov no longer has his minute-plus cushion to Pål Golberg in the overall, and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo is rounding into G.O.A.T. (Greatest-Of-All-Time) form. The 23-yea...
Tags: News, Sweden, Russia, Time, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Hanneman, Kruger, Pellegrino

Two of two for Lara Gut in Crans-Montana

Second consecutive victory for Lara Gut in Crans-Montan. Corinne Suter repeats second place on the podium +0.02 behind Gut. With today's second-place Suter is crowned as the new speed queen. She is the first Swiss female skier to win the Downhill title since Chantal Bournissen won it in the 1990-1991 winter season.Nina Ortlieb completes the podium on the third position (+0.05 s.) in her first World Cup Podium. [Author: Ski Paradise]
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Downhill, Crans Montana, Suter, Ski Switzerland, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Lara Gut, Corinne Suter, Nina Ortlieb, 2019-2020 Winter Season, Montan Corinne Suter, Chantal Bournissen

Filip Zubcic Wins Giant Slalom in Yuzawa Naeba

Filip Zubcic writes history in Niigata Yuzawa Naeba (JPN), claiming his first-ever World Cup victory thanks to a phenomenal second run. Zubcic was sitting in 12th position after run 1 and clocked the fastest time in run 2, taking a spectacular victory in Naeba. It's a historic day for Croatia, as Zubcic's victory marks the first Croatian World Cup victory outside the Kostelic family, the first one ever in Giant Slalom among the men. "I am very proud to be the first Croatian man to win a World ...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Croatia, Giant, Alta Badia, Beaver Creek, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Ski Japan, Yuzawa Naeba, Naeba, Tommy Ford, Marco Odermatt, 2019-2020 Winter Season

Celebration of Life details announced

The Goode family has finalized details of the March 14th Celebration of Life event honoring Dave Goode. For full details, including time, location and on-mountain activities, please visit
Tags: General, Sport, Skiing, Goode, Dave Goode

Lara Gut Wins Downhill in Crans-Montana

Two years and a month later, Lara Gut returns to the top of the podium with a resounding victory in the Downhill of Crans Montana. To find his last victory in a Downhill we have to go back one more year, to January 2017 in Cortina.Corinne Suter, in second position +0.80 gets her fifth podium of the season.Stephanie Venier completes the podium +0.92 seconds back. Is the second podium of the season for the Austrian skier. [Author: Ski Paradise]
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Downhill, Crans Montana, Ski Switzerland, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Lara Gut, Stephanie Venier, Corinne Suter, 2019-2020 Winter Season, Downhill of Crans Montana, Cortina Corinne Suter

The Devon Kershaw Show — Stage 4 Ski Tour 2020: Lung Busting Across the Norwegian Countryside

The race ended where it began: Stage 4 of the Ski Tour 2020. In between, it was 34 k mass start skate bliss through the Norwegian countryside for those watching from home. For those racing on course, it was not such a comfortable vibe. Pain cave anybody? Pack skiing Norway style. (Photo: NordicFocus) We discuss the unstoppable Johaug and an Alexander Bolshunov who sent it … and stuck it, as he made a one-skier-show of the front of the race. We also start the show discussing the furniture re-m...
Tags: Podcasts, Sport, Skiing, Norway, Multimedia, Riley, Devon Kershaw, Johaug, Alexander Bolshunov, The Devon Kershaw Show

Crans-Montana/Valais 2025

In April 2019, Swiss-Ski, Crans-Montana, and the canton of Valais have submitted the candidacy of Crans-Montana for the World Ski Championships 2025 at the headquarters of the World Federation FIS in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.The first information session for candidates, in all disciplines, for the organization of the 2025 World Championships took place at the scheduled International Ski Federation meeting in Dubrovnik-Cavtat/CRO. In Alpine skiing, the candidates already disclosed to ...
Tags: Montana, Germany, Sport, Thailand, Skiing, Fis, Crans Montana, Valais, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Dubrovnik Cavtat, International Ski Federation, Ski Switzerland, Ski Paradise, Nationale, Arnold Lunn, Mont Lachaux

Explore A Different Side of the Wasatch with Snowbird Mountain Guides

Snowbird is hardly in need of an introduction. The snow and terrain are so legendary, was able to transform one-star reviews into a heralded ad campaign. Yet for all its well-earned accolades, the mountain has so much more to explore than you can access from the lifts. That’s where Snowbird Mountain Guides step in. Whether you’re an experienced, expert shredder in search of steep, untracked lines, a relative newcomer aspiring to undertake your first backcountry adventure or just someone seeking...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Aspen, O'Sullivan, Tanner, Wasatch, Wasatch Mountains, Central Wasatch, American Fork Canyon, Tele Tony, Miller Hill, Mary Ellen Gulch, Pagan Basin, Snowbird Mountain Guides, Snowshoe Tours

Bolshunov Takes a Bold Flyer and the Stage 4 Win

With the course re-routed from the original 38-kilometer mass start skate to essentially an out and back into Meråker, Norway’s ski stadium, the day belonged to Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov who appears, at this point in the season, to be unstoppable in the distance events.  In the end, it was all Alexander Bolshunov: peerless. (Photo: NordicFocus) In a post-race interview, Devon Kershaw noted that men paced it World-Cup comfortable for much of the first portion of the race. In other words, ...
Tags: Sweden, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Trondheim, Iversen, Simi Hamilton, David Norris, Finn Hagen Krogh, Hans Christer Holund, Evan Palmer-Charrette, Dario Cologna

How skiers can reduce their impact

For skiers and snowboarders, a good day on the slopes is something to appreciate and look forward to. But visiting ski areas has an environmental impact, and it’s often up to the skier to ensure theirs is as minimal as possible. Follow these tips to keep your footprint small without sacrificing those epic turns. Research gear before you buy. Photo: gorillaimages/Shutterstock Here, we’re referring not only to how the gear performs but to how the company performs on a sustainability level. ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, New York City, San Francisco, United States, New Hampshire, Skiing, Patagonia, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Ski Resorts, Snowboarding, Baltimore, Forest Stewardship Council, Denver, Vermont

Mother Nature Forces a Re-Route; Johaug Fights For the Win (updated with Diggins audio interview)

Nature has a lovely way of being, well, natural. In other words; marginally unpredictable, sometimes downright uncomfortable, and finicky. Prior to the Ski Tour 2020’s Stage 4 weather forecast and on-the-ground big-wind gust reality, the stage had been scheduled to pulse 38-kilometers from Åre, Sweden to Meråker, Norway in a point to point event. Cool, right? An international border crossing during a race, with a single sanctioned coaching/feed zone for athletes around the 25 k mark. A think-ou...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Austria, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Andersson, Brennan, Diggins, Jessie Diggins, Sophie Caldwell, Caitlin Patterson, Trondheim, Rosie Brennan, Cendrine Browne

What I'm trying to understand at the moment instead of last night's debate.

Maybe maybe maybe from r/maybemaybemaybe IN THE COMMENTS: Temujin said:Well, finally. Someone made a video of the nightmare that wakes me up from time to time. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Skiing, Ann Althouse, Dreaming, Temüjin

Yuzawa Naeba Preview

February 22nd Giant Slalom / Men February 23rd   Slalom / Men Naeba is one  of the most popular ski resorts in Japan due to its accessible location from  Tokyo  and the relatively long snow season. It has been the venue for numerous international events including the 2016 Alpine Skiing World Cup. [Author: Ski Paradise]
Tags: Japan, Sport, Skiing, Tokyo, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Ski Japan, Yuzawa Naeba, 2019-2020 Winter Season, Yuzawa Naeba Preview, Slalom Men Naeba

POTD: Finnish Winter Warfare Course

From full auto machine gunning in the hottest desert to skiing into ice-cold water, TFB’s Photo Of The Day covers all possible subjects. Today we go to Finland for their Winter Warfare Course, which of course includes going for a swim. So, how brave are you? Notice the plastic bottles strapped to the skis to make […] Read More … The post POTD: Finnish Winter Warfare Course appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Skiing, Finland, Photo of the Day, RK62, Rk95

Transitions, Training, and Birkie Preparation: A Q&A with Riitta-Liisa Roponen

To view Riitta-Liisa Roponen’s complete FIS profile requires a lot of scrolling and selecting “show more.” The 41-year-old raced her first World Cup in Munio, Finland on November 28th, 1998. More than 20 years later, she raced her final World Cup event, helping the Finnish relay team to 3rd in Ulricehamn , Sweden on January 27th, 2019.  She went on to race at the World Ski Championships in Seefeld, Austria, placing 22nd in the 30-kilometer mass start skate , then ended her season racing...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Colorado, Interviews, US, Lifestyle, Sport, United States, Skiing, Community, Finland, North America, Fis, Hayward, Fischer, Sun Valley

Comprehensive Birkie Wax Recommendations

Ski Selection, Grinds, & Structure i. While the temperatures will climb throughout the day, the tracks and skate deck will be firmer after this week’s colder temperatures. With this in mind a medium flex ski will perform well, giving you adequate stability for the predicted track conditions. ii. Medium-fine base structures will likely work in these conditions. Following our grinding menu, for skaters the SC1 or SC2 grinds are the most likely to have success. For classic racers CL2 is an easy cho...
Tags: News, Sport, Skiing, Rex, Binder, Sponsor News, Mosquito Brook, Red Creek, Rex Hydrex, Kick Wax Waves

Fischer Announces Expanded Line-up of Birkie Week Events

Fischer has the fix for your Birkie Fever with their line-up of Birkie Week events running from Thursday through Saturday. Events will take place at the expo and on the race course, culminating at the main event’s finish line for the debut of the Fischer Finish Line Fanatics gathering—a group of race fans cheering with a limited edition Fischer cowbell. “The Birkie is America’s most iconic ski race,” says Fischer’s Nordic Sales Director, Steve Reeder. “We want to support it with as much program...
Tags: News, America, Sport, Skiing, Hayward, Fischer, Breck, Kikkan Randall, Steve Reeder, Sponsor News, Kikkan, Birkie Week

The Devon Kershaw Show: Stage 3 Ski Tour 2020 – The Leg Flooding Sprint

Åre, Sweden — the site of the national (alpine) ski area in Sweden. Also the site of Stage 3 of the Ski Tour 2020’s skate sprint. Short at 0.66 k, but oh so steep with a finishing climb with slopes at 28 percent. Yah! 28 percent. Maybe part sideshow, maybe not. Either way, athletes had to get themselves to the top. In what was a leg-burning affair, for a one-off event, it was sporting entertainment. Italy’s Pellegrino: totally spent. He placed second overall in the Stage 3 Ski Tour 2020 sprint...
Tags: Sweden, Podcasts, Sport, Skiing, Italy, Multimedia, Pellegrino, Marit Bjørgen, Devon Kershaw, Therese Johaug, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Are Sweden, The Devon Kershaw Show, Ski Tour 2020, 0.66 Skate Sprint, Stage 3 Ski Tour 2020

Birkie Fever: Hayward’s Chris Young on Buying New Moon Bike and Ski Shop

Sponsored Content Chris Young talks about the scary move to purchase New Moon Bike and Ski Shop with Joel Harrison.  Chris Young – New Moon Bike and Ski Shop – Hayward, Wisconsin from New Moon Ski & Bike on Vimeo. The post Birkie Fever: Hayward’s Chris Young on Buying New Moon Bike and Ski Shop appeared first on
Tags: Video, News, Sport, Skiing, Multimedia, Hayward, Chris Young, Ski Shop, Ski Shop Hayward Wisconsin, Joel Harrison Chris

Crans Montana Preview

Ladies Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup moves to Crans Montana for the World Cup Downhills (one replacing Rosa Khutor/RUS) and the Alpine Combined Events. Located on a sunny plateau at 1,500 m above the Rhone Valley, Crans Montana offers visitors an outstanding Alpine panorama over the most beautiful peaks in the Alps, such as the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. The ski domain of Crans Montana (1500-3000) allows skiers and snowboarders to enjoy snow thanks to 30 lifts and 140 km of pistes (53.2 blue, 70...
Tags: Montana, Sport, Skiing, Alps, Fis, Downhill, Crans Montana, Valais, Ski Switzerland, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alpine Combined, Arnold Lunn, Rhone Valley Crans Montana, Piste Nationale