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New Program Info for the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy

March 20, 2019 – Our Academy programs in Canmore and Calgary are currently accepting applications. We have brought changes to our Program Guidelines for 2019-20, new options are now available, providing financial flexibility.  Program Guidelines Submit your application with the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy by April 7, 2019. Apply Here! We welcome questions through email or direct message us on social media. The post New Pr...
Tags: General, Resources, News, Training, Sport, Skiing, Calgary, Canmore, Alberta World Cup Academy, Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy


A QUICK GUIDE TO PASSO TONALE

Passo Tonale is high-altitude and snowsure – a good pick for early and late season, when lower resorts might not get good snow. Beginners and intermediates can let loose exploring the range of blues and reds. Warm up on the slopes near town, then head up to the glacier or over to Ponte di Legno for some trickier tree-lined runs. The town itself is set along one main street, lined with shops, restaurants and a handful of lively après spots for a post-ski drink and dance. The hotels are great v...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Italy, Bond, Trentino, Ponte, Crystal Childcare, Mirandola, Presena Glacier, Ponte di Legno, Passo Tonale, Hotel Delle Alpi, La Mirandola, Ponte di Legno Tonale, PASSO TONALE Grand Hotel Paradiso


With Several Crystal Globes up for Grabs, Québec Should Offer Some Spicy Racing

Sweden’s Marcus Hellner leads Russia’s Andrey Larkov and others during the men’s 15 k freestyle pursuit at the 2017 World Cup Finals in Quebec City. Here are the basic rules for this week’s World Cup finals in Québec. It’s a three race series: a sprint, a classic mass start, and freestyle pursuit for the final stage.   We’ll get to the import of the World Cup points on offer in a moment and why they add some tension to the weekend. This much is clear: the final standings for the men’s and wo...
Tags: News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Quebec, Fis, Quebec City, Fischer, Maiken Caspersen Falla, Stina Nilsson, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Marcus Hellner


Canadian Nationals: Team Sprint and Long Distance Classic

Ryan Jackson leads Andy Shields, Dominique Moncion-Groulx, Sam Hendry, and Ty Godfrey in the 50km. (Photo: Doug Stephen) The Canadian Ski Championships party at Nakkertok trails in Gatineau, Québec is in the final days. While ski fans might see this as a pre-party for World Cup Finals in Québec City, the athletes are pursuing titles, personal goals, and the chance to test themselves against 700 peers. FasterSkier, like the World Cup athletes, is not immune to travel challenges. There will be a ...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Racing, Williams, Skiing, Thompson, Rob Smith, Quebec City, Canmore, Zoe Williams, MacLean, Lenny, HENDRY, Len, Ritchie, Malcolm


Canadian Nationals 2019: Notes, Quotes, and Galleries

Big fields bring big crowds to nationals. (Photo: Rob Smith) Canadian Ski Championships has come to an end with the mass start classic for the younger age groups. While is is hard to prove that this is the largest nationals ever, it is clear that Évènements Nordique Gatineau Nordic Events (ÉNGNE) has organized a successful week of racing for roughly 700 athletes. ÉNGNE is a collaboration between Chelsea Nordiq Ski Club, Nakkertok Nordic Ski Association, Club Skinouk and the Gatineau Loppet. One...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Mccarthy, Ottawa, Rob Smith, National Team, Gatineau, Len, Jim McCarthy, Bob Thompson, Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty, Nakkertok, Maya MacIsaac Jones


Wednesday Workout: The Pressure is Off Approach to Your First World Cup

Gus Schumacher during the 1.6 k classic sprint qualifier at Junior World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. (Photo: Doug Stephen) At eighteen-years-old, Gus Schumacher remains composed in what is a pressure cooker of endurance sport. There he was last week on his home tracks of Kincaid Park in Anchorage, AK., claiming four first place medals and providing locals a deep-well of pride. If in fact this young man is stressed before or during a race, it’d be hard to notice. And maybe part of that...
Tags: Europe, Resources, Sport, Alaska, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Workouts, Quebec City, Anchorage, Schumacher, Anchorage AK, Kincaid Park, Lahti Finland, Wednesday Workout, Doug Stephen


Wild Women of the Wasatch | ep15 | Mountain Mentors

Words by: Amy David Starting as the Mentee In 2010 I moved to Salt Lake City to attend and chose the Utah mountains with the specific intention of pursuing a career in the ski industry. My high school coach told me if I wanted to become a professional skier, I needed to continue my academic education, get a pass to and be able to ski every line at the resort. I could do backflips in eighth grade, but learning to jump off of cliffs for the first time in college was another beast. Two ACL ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Paris, Brighton, Salt Lake City, University of Utah, Maile, Sun Valley Idaho, Wasatch, Tiana, Westminster College, Amy David Starting, Jessica Kunzer, Mountain Sports International, Tiana White


Rise and Shine for Joanne Reid in Östersund, Sweden

Joanne Reid of the U.S. skiing to 15th overall in the 7.5 k sprint at the 2019 IBU World Championships. (Photo: ARD screenshot) A World Championship. A career-best result. For Joanne Reid of the US Biathlon team in Östersund, Sweden, the recently concluded IBU World Championships were a highlight. It was a fine series of races for the twenty-six year old last week — it was a great moment for her to rise and shine. Out of 93 starters, she placed 15th in the 7.5 k sprint . She followed ...
Tags: News, US, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Reid, Susan Dunklee, Biathlon, US Biathlon, Joanne Reid, Dunklee, Östersund Sweden, Susan -LSB- Dunklee, Linn Persson, 2019 IBU World Championships, Östersund Reid


Saas-Fee Joins the Magic Pass

From the 2019-2020 winter season, the Saas-Fee and Saas-Almagell ski resorts will be included in the Magic Pass. The previous "knock-out deal" with the WinterCARD will end at the end of the 2018/19 season. For the next season, you can buy The Magic Pass, a ski pass that gives you unlimited access to the cable cars in more than 30 ski resorts with 1,200 km of pistes, 15 snow parks, 100 mountain restaurants and breathtaking panoramas in the cantons of Berne, Valais, Fribourg, Vaud and Neuchât...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Valais, Ski Switzerland, Neuchâtel, Ski Paradise, Saas-Fee, Saas-Fee Bergbahnen, Saas-Fee Tourism, Winter Card, Magic Pass, Berne Valais Fribourg Vaud


Wrap Up of the Soldeu El Tarter 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

The Finals held at Soldeu El Tarter (Andorra) ended on Sunday with the Men's Slalom and the Ladies' Giant Slalom on the slope Avet in Soldeu, with 6,000 spectators watching from the stands, the finish line, the sides of the field and the terraces of the hotels. After seven intense days of training and races on the Àliga piste in El Tarter and the Avet piste in Soldeu, side events and ceremonies, now is time to take a look back at the FIS Ski World Cup Finals Andorra 2019.  The resort receiv...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Skiing, Fis, Andorra, Lewis, International Ski Federation FIS, Markus Waldner, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Grandvalira, Organising Committee, Jordi Pujol, Soldeu, 2018-2019 Winter Season


U.S. Team for World Cup Finals in Québec

American Jessie Diggins leads Germany’s Stefanie Böhler and others during the women’s 10 k freestyle pursuit on March 19 at World Cup Finals in Québec  City. Heading into the final weekend of World Cup racing, the U.S. Ski Team will be allotted a greater number of starts. Starting with Friday’s sprint, racing will be organized in Québec, Canada. Not technically the U.S., but it is North America. The International Ski Federation’s rules state that when Canada hosts a World Cup, the U.S. is co...
Tags: News, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, North America, Quebec, Fis, Continental, Hamilton, Ogden, McCabe, Scott Patterson, Quebec Canada


Growing a Skier at Solitude

Solitude Ski and Ride School While Solitude offers several programs in their ski school, the motto for each program is “focusing on fun...and learning through play and experimentation while reinforcing technique”. Keeping the focus on FUN is especially important for young skiers/riders. The instructors know how to make learning feel like a game and center the learning around play. A short private (or semi-private) lesson will pay off LEAPS AND BOUNDS. Solitude’s instructors follow the lead of yo...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Huck, Moonbeam, Moonbeam Lodge One, Moonbeam Lodge


16th Glacier Bike Downhill Race in Saas-Fee

Next Saturday, March 16th, 2019 the 16th annual Glacier Downhill Bike Race will be held in Saas-Fee. This is no usual ride over hill and dale. Rather this race goes over ice and snow down to the glacier village. The riders will start en mass at 3’500m. During the first half of the race, enthralling fights are guaranteed to ensure the lead position. It’s a race without spikes and of high velocity, with riders reaching speeds of 144 km/h.The mass start is on the Mittelallalin station at an altitu...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Valley, Ski Paradise, Allalin Race, Allalin Rennen, Free Republic of Holidays, Glacier Bike Downhill, Ice Climbing World Cup, Migros Grand Prix, Saas-Fee, Saas-Fee Bergbahnen, Saastal, Mittelallalin, Morenia


A Look back on Seefeld

  Seekirchl church in Seefeld. (Photo: John Lazenby) Vermont based photographer John Lazenby was recently immersed in Seefeld, Austria shooting images of the World Championships. We’re posting this gallery with a few select images from Lazenby’s shots. There’s some culture and some race grit.  Two weeks at the world nordic ski championships in Austria meant a lot of people met, a lot of stories seen and heard, and a lot of photos taken, from the ski jumper flying toward the Alps to the Seekirc...
Tags: Sport, Austria, Skiing, Multimedia, Seefeld, Photo Gallery, Lazenby, Seefeld Austria, Therese Johaug, John Lazenby, 2019 World Championships, 2018 Seefeld World Championships, John Lazenby Vermont


Masters World Cup Wraps up in Beitostølen

Winner Aleksandr Pushkarev of Russia (left) leads fellow podium finishers Marco Mosconi of Italy (right) and Christophe Blanchet Nicoud of France (rear) past the flags at the edge of the stadium as they approach the finish line in the M4 10 k freestyle race at World Masters in Beitostølen, Norway, in March 2019. (photo: courtesy MWC 2019) BEITOSTØLEN, Norway — Team USA led the participation numbers while Russia topped the medal table in the 2019 Masters World Cup, the annual competition for sk...
Tags: Usa, General, News, France, Russia, Sport, Thailand, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Norway, Masters, Fis, Canmore, Team USA, Barbara Lewis


TOP TIPS FOR BEGINNER SKIERS

Planning your first ski holiday but never put on a pair of skis before? We’ve got your back. Here are some top tips to help you get prepped for the mountain, and make the most of every second. Do some resort research When you’re choosing a resort, don’t just go for the big names or your friends’ favourites – find one that’s best for beginners. It’ll have everything a first-timer needs, like English-speaking ski schools and lots of easy green and blue runs where you can practise your ne...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, David Lloyd, Don, Slopercise


Courchevel Fire – how safe are seasonaires in ski resorts?

After the fatal fire earlier this year in an apartment block that housed season workers we ask how safe are seasonaires in ski resorts? How safe are seasonaires in ski resorts? During the early hours of Sunday 20th January, a fire ripped through a building in Courchevel. This devastating fire left 2 dead and 25 injured.  The fire started on the 1st floor and rapidly spread up to the 2nd. The wooded block style building housed workers for the Tournier Group. A chain of luxury hotels, bars and r...
Tags: Europe, Hotels, Sport, Skiing, Snowboarding, Columns, Courchevel, Danger, Chalets, Dauphine Libere, Lodgings, Fire Regulations, Fire Safety In Ski Resorts, Seasonaires, Tournier Group


Bolshunov wins 15 k in Falun and the Distance Cup; Harvey 11th, David Norris 16th

The men’s podium from the Falun, Sweden 15 k skate. From left to right, Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby in Second, Alexander Bolshunov of Russia first, and Didrik Tønseth of Norway third. (Photo: fis-ski.com screenshot) Sunday’s men’s 15-kilometer freestyle individual start race in Falun, Sweden, was the final European stop for the World Cup. With the race concluded, athletes will pack up ski bags, moth-ball the wax buses, and jet across the Atlantic. Next week athletes will race amidst the cr...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Seefeld, Anchorage, Harvey, Norris, Alex Harvey, U S Ski Team


Clement Noel Wins Last World Cup Slalom in Soldeu

The races at the World Cup Finals in Grandvalira Soldeu El Tarter went into the last round and the victory goes in the Slalom Race to Clement Noel of France.The French rising star finished a strong slalom season, winning today's race by 0.18 over Manuel Feller. Switzerland’s Daniel Yule finished third, 0.83 seconds back from Noel’s combined time of 1:48.96. Their collective finishes brought them to a draw in the slalom points, both finishing the season with 551 total World Cup points. Given Noel...
Tags: France, Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Andorra, Noël, Yule, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Grandvalira, Soldeu, Daniel Yule, Manuel Feller, 2018-2019 Winter Season, SoldeuElTarterWCF19


Mikaela Shiffrin Closes the World Cup Season with a New Victory

Mikaela Shiffrin finished the most successful World Cup season in history on Sunday at Grandvalira Soldeu - El Tarter (AND) by claiming her 60th career victory in the ladies' slalom. She completed the 2018/19 winter by collecting her third consecutive Overall Crystal Globe, sixth slalom globe, first super-G globe, and first giant slalom globe.Despite having the GS globe secured by a guaranteed second or third-place finish by Petra Vlhova, Shiffrin still skied the second run with full intensity a...
Tags: France, Sport, Skiing, New Zealand, Andorra, Mikaela Shiffrin, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Grandvalira, Tessa Worley, Overall Crystal Globe, 2018-2019 Winter Season, SoldeuElTarterWCF19, 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals, Soldeu-El Tarter


Johaug Wins Falun 10 k; Diggins Edges Østberg by 0.5 Seconds for Third

The women’s Top Three from Sunday’s 10 k skate in Falun, Sweden. From left to right, Sweden’s Ebba Andersson in third, Norway’s Therese Johaug in second, and the U.S. Ski Team’s Jessie Diggins in third. (Photo: FIS Twitter Screenshot) In all of the individual distance races she has entered this season, both World Cup and World Championships events, Norway’s Therese Johaug has remained the undeafeated distance winner, with Sunday’s victory in the women’s individual start 10-kilometer freestyle r...
Tags: General, News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Results, Finland, Norway, Fis, Andersson, Diggins, Jessie Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen, U S Ski Team


Sunday Race Rundown (Updated 2x)

The podium from the 10 k skate in Falun, Sweden. From left to right, Sweden’s Ebba Andersson in third, Norway’s Therese Johaug in second, and the U.S. Ski Team’s Jessie Diggins in third. (Photo: fis-ski.com screenshot) FIS World Cup Falun, Sweden 10k/15k Inidividual Freestyle The sun rises. The sun sets. And Norway’s Therese Johaug won the 10-kilometer individual start freestyle in Falun, Sweden. In 25:23.9 minutes, Johaug made her winning statement. Sweden’s Ebba Andersson placed second...
Tags: News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Scott Patterson, Jessie Diggins, Alex Harvey, Sadie Bjornsen, U S Ski Team, Falun Sweden, Rosie Brennan


Relay Day at U.S. Junior Nationals (Press Release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2019 Contact: Joey Caterinichio, Event Chair, [email protected] , (907) 229-6427 Josh Niva, Chief of Media, [email protected] , (907) 301-5287 Alaskans Kramer, Schumacher finish four-race sweeps with anchor leg comeback wins in 2019 U.S. Junior Nationals freestyle relays 3X3K relay races conclude week of championship racing in Anchorage ANCHORAGE, AK – After a week of impressive, and at times dominant, individual race wins...
Tags: News, America, Cotton, Sport, West, Racing, Alaska, Skiing, Smith, Pacific Northwest, Young, New England, Lehmann, Wilson, Midwest, Elliott


Canadian Nationals: Skate Sprint and WCF qualification

Maya MacIsaac-Jones attacked on the final hill to win. Behind, Katherine Stewart-Jones leads Dahria Beatty and Annika Richardson. (Photo: Doug Stephen) Nationals rolled on at Nakkertok trails with free technique sprints on Saturday. The women raced a 1.3km course while the men added one more hill for 1.4km.  The jury described the conditions as ‘soft icy’, which seems to mean ‘fast spring skiing’ with a soft layer over a firm base. Maya MacIsaac-Jones (CNST) took her second consecutive national...
Tags: Coc, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Ncaa, Smith, Ccc, LOC, University of Utah, National Team, Locke, Browne, JULIAN SMITH, Stewart Jones


Norway Sweeps Freestyle Sprint in Falun; Hamilton 22nd, Bolger 27th

Norway swept the men’s podium of the 1.4-kilometer freestyle sprint in Falun, Sweden. With a narrow margin, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (center) took the win over Emil Iversen (l) and Sindre Bjørnestad Skar (r). (Photo: Instagram Screenshot @fiscrosscountry) The World Cup made its final European stop in Falun, Sweden before the field heads across the pond to Quebec City for the final series. For the men, the weekend opened with a 1.4-kilometer freestyle sprint, a last test before the freestyle spri...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Results, Slovenia, Norway, Quebec, Dresden, Hamilton


Nilsson Takes the Falun Duel with Falla; Bjornsen in 10th, Caldwell 11th

Women’s podium from the Falun, Sweden 1.4 k skate sprint. From left to right, Maiken Caspersen Falla of Norway in second, Stina Nilsson of Sweden in first, and Maja Dahlqvist of sweden in third. (Photo: @fiscrosscountry Instagram screenshot) The two skiers have commanded the wins this season for the overall sprint cup. Stina Nilsson of Sweden and Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla remain the speed skiing torch bearers. Only Nilsson and Falla have won multiple sprints in 2018/2019. Falla won the W...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Atlantic, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Quebec, Seefeld, Nilsson, Quebec Canada, Caldwell, Diggins, Jessie Diggins, Caspersen, Sadie Bjornsen


Alexis Pinturault Wins Last GS of the Season in Soldeu

An exciting Giant Slalom season came to an end today in Soldeu El Tarter, where Alexis Pinturault won the race and Marcel Hirscher collected the Crystal Globe. The Austrian champion finished 6th of today's race, but he had already clinched the discipline globe earlier in the season. Three wins in Val d'Isère, Alta Badia and Adelboden and three 6th places as his worst results. That's the pace and the consistency showed this season. The Olympic champion and silver medalist of the World Championsh...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Andorra, Marcel Hirscher, Adelboden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alexis Pinturault, Grandvalira, Soldeu, Crystal Globe, 2018-2019 Winter Season, SoldeuElTarterWCF19, 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals, Soldeu El Tarter


Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Race and Grabs the Slalom Crystal Globe

Mikaela Shiffrin had already secured the crystal Globe of the Slalom discipline, but she wanted to continue enlarging her legend with the Avet track as the stage. He has managed to climb to the top of the podium of the race and thus add his victory number 59 in the World Cup. Only this season he has achieved 16 victories. Shiffrin picked up her 40th World Cup victory in the discipline. The result matches her with Ingemar Stenmark for the most World Cup slalom wins of all-time.The second positio...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Andorra, Ingemar Stenmark, Mikaela Shiffrin, Wendy Holdener, Shiffrin, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Petra Vlhova, Grandvalira, Slalom Crystal Globe, 2018-2019 Winter Season, SoldeuElTarterWCF19, 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals


Saturday Race Rundown

Women’s podium from the Falun, Sweden 1.4 k skate sprint. From left to right, Maiken Caspersen Falla of Norway in second, Stina Nilsson of Sweden in first, and Maja Dahlqvist of sweden in third. (Photo: @fiscrosscountry Instagram screenshot) FIS World Cup Falun, Sweden 1.4 k Freestyle Sprint On a day when sugary snow course picked off skiers trying to advance during Falun, Sweden’s 1.4-kilometer freestyle sprint,  Stina Nilsson , yes of Sweden, took the win. She won the final in 3:07.72 over...
Tags: News, Sweden, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Hamilton, Caldwell, Jessie Diggins, Alex Harvey, Sadie Bjornsen, Sophie Caldwell, Falun Sweden, Simi Hamilton


Skied at Winter Park on March 15, 2019

I was lucky enough to have a mid-day visit on Friday to Winter Park after a huge storm on Wednesday. It was a beautiful sunny day and around 1:00 PM I pulled into Winter Park’s free parking lot and was able to find an open parking spot. After walking past the Moffat Tunnel I was greeted by zero crowds and zero lines. My luck had just begun. View of Vasquez at Winter Park from the lift I made my way up the gondola and wandered towards the Vasquez territory. I enjoy the bumps and ...
Tags: Photography, Snow, Sport, Skiing, Terrain, Don, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Vasquez, Ski Log, Moffat Tunnel, Colorado Snow, Panoramic Express, View of Vasquez, Winter Park Overall