Sovereign Lake to SilverStar: Last Chance to Register Before Price Increase
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by Sovereign 2 SilverStar
6h ago
Register at the mid-season price until Feb 25th at midnight.  Now’s the time to Register! We’ve Got Great Conditions!  Even after the rain/warming we are in great shape.  We’ve received well over 0.5m of snow since then and all of our trails are open and amazing to ski on.  Come visit! S2S 2023 (Photo: Nathaniel Mah) Club Championships The top 3 clubs win prize money of $2000, $1000 and $500 respectively. Come and take on Yellowknife as the defending champs! True to the S2S priority that Finishing is Winning and to encourage clubs that have longer travel distance ..read more
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Looking Back—Historic World Junior Ski Championships for Team USA
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by Ben Theyerl
13h ago
Sammy Smith (Sun Valley) stands on the podium in last week’s World Junior Ski Championships skate sprint in Planica, Slovenia. Smith opened a week that saw three US skiers earn World Championship medals. (Photo: Courtesy Image/ Ben Theyerl) Planica, Slovenia occupies a pretty unique corner of the world, with special emphasis on the “pretty.” Miss a turn in the traffic circle outside the venue, and in five minutes you’ll find yourself at the Austrian border. Miss the next turn, and you’ll find yourself at the Italian border. The valley in the Julian Alps is defined by a kind of beautiful though ..read more
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World Cup Packing with Julia Kern: What’s in the bag?
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by FasterSkier
17h ago
Julia Kern at the Minneapolis World Cup in Wirth Park. (Photo: Lumi Experiences) It’s been an incredible North American World Cup period in Canmore and Minneapolis over the past two weeks. In Canada, as the excitement was building for the first World Cup on US snow in over 20 years, US skier Julia Kern led the women to the top US finish in the classic sprint and Diggins won the 15 km freestyle. In Minneapolis, the huge crowds of US fans in Wirth Park for the Loppet Cup brought an incredible energy to the event and crowds were treated to several podium finishes for the US! Julia talking with Lu ..read more
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In Canmore, Norway had 10 wax techs. Estonia had a fanny pack and a borrowed wax bench.
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by Nathaniel Herz
1d ago
Christopher Kalev, left, and Alvar Johannes Alev wax their own skis at a World Cup event in Canmore in February, 2024. (Federico Modica for FasterSkier) CANMORE, ALBERTA — With his fanny pack of kick wax and Kia minivan, you could have easily mistaken Alvar Johannes Alev for a weekend warrior cross-country ski dad in this Canadian mountain town. Except it turns out that the 31-year-old is one of the fastest men on cross-country skis from his home country of Estonia. And his fanny pack held the ski wax he used in the lead-up to racing in Canmore against the best athletes on the planet, on the e ..read more
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Schumacher’s win, after two tough years, shows world-class talent is “still in there”
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by Nathaniel Herz
3d ago
U.S. Ski Team members, including Jessie Diggins, right, hoist Gus Schumacher on their shoulders after he won a World Cup race in Minnesota on Sunday. (Federico Modica/Nordic Focus) MINNEAPOLIS — Gus Schumacher, a 23-year-old from Anchorage, accomplished something Sunday that no other American man had done in more than 40 years: He beat every single Norwegian, Swede, Finn and all other comers in an international cross-country skiing distance race. The result — a star-is-born moment achieved before thousands of screaming fans in Minneapolis — felt almost scripted. Schumacher’s abundant potential ..read more
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2024 World Championship Mass Starts and Medals
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by Clare Egan
3d ago
Sean Doherty (USA) competing in the Mass Start at the World Championships in Nove Mesto na Morave. (Photo: NordicFocus) On the final day of Biathlon World Championships, the crowd at the Vysocina Arena in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic was treated to the men’s and women’s Mass Start competitions. Fifteen kilometers for men and 12.5 for women, the Mass Start is a head-to-head race with four shooting stages featuring the top thirty athletes. Johannes Thingnes Boe (NOR) crosses the line with three fingers in the air for his three individual 2024 World Championship victories. (Photo: NordicF ..read more
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The Devon Kershaw Show: Minneapolis magic with Muzzy, Benny and an extra special guest
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by Nathaniel Herz
3d ago
What a weekend. If you weren’t able to make it to Minneapolis, we had the good fortune of taping this episode of the podcast in front of a live audience at a local brewery, and we think it brings through a little of the amazing atmosphere. British skier Andrew Musgrave joined us in-person, Ben Ogden zoomed in from mono jail and a very special guest whose name ends with us Schumacher joined us mid-pod. The audio quality from this episode is…..mixed, but it seems to be workable. Thanks for sticking with us all season — we’ll be back with some bonus episodes in the next week before the World Cup ..read more
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“A Dream Come True”—Diggins Scores Homecoming Podium in Minneapolis
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by Ben Theyerl
3d ago
This coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award, or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage, please contact info@fasterskier.com. Jessie Diggins (USA) was emotional after a day in which she skied to a third place podium in front of her home crowd in Minneapolis. (Photo: NordicFocus) Ski racing is all about time, and the magic power of the best ski racers is that they’re seemingly able to bend time the way they want it to go. Lives are lived under a relen ..read more
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Gus Schumacher Rides the Minneapolis Wave—American Wins on American Soil!
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by John Teaford
3d ago
This coverage is made possible through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award, or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage, please contact info@fasterskier.com. “This team lifts you up:” Gus Schumacher (USA). Never been more true than today. (Photo: Modica/NordicFocus) Gus Schumacher has won races before—but never a race like this. World Junior Champion in two relays, World Junior Champion in an individual race, sometime podium contender in a number of World Cup events, but he’s never ..read more
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Madshus Redline Collection 2024 is Innovation Redefined
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by Madshus
3d ago
ATTENTION-TO-DETAIL, DESIGNED AND BUILT IN NORWAY Madshus is pleased to introduce the innovation breakthrough of the all-new-for-2024 Redline collection. Redline is Madshus’ Race Engineered Development designed and built in Norway and tested by the world’s best for the next generation of racing. The all-new Redline collection has been on display during the 2024 season by the world’s best athletes with countless podiums on the World Cup, the IBU World Championships and beyond. Madshus Redline skis and boots are set to launch globally in Fall 2024. Over four years and thousands of hours of fie ..read more
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