Technique & Training

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Keep your MOJO Working – Off Trail Skiing Requires Technique Too

Groomed trails are awesome, but there’s a great white world worth checking out just beyond the corduroyed path. Why not break out of your rut this season and explore it? When you do, or if you’ve already discovered the joys of sliding wherever and whenever it’s white, don’t leave your […]

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First Tracks

Growing the Sport: Could A U.S. World Cup be the Ticket? Winter finally arrived in my neck of the woods. After about a month of first driving an hour-and-a-half to ski followed by a week of bumpy skiing at home on a base of two or three inches, we are […]

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Skiing in School

It was a single-digit Saturday in January when we headed out to meet four other families for a carpool caravan to the Mountain Top-Tippmann Paintball Biathlon. While parents discussed the best route for the two-hour drive to Chittenden, Vermont, the kids ran around the parking lot in their puffy parkas […]

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Punxsutawney Phil meets Moby Dick

In literature, winter is often used as a metaphor for the depression that sometimes afflicts the human spirit. In Moby Dick, Melville’s character Ishmael begins the epic tale musing on the subject of his own darkness. He finds himself “grim about the mouth; – pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing […]

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Distance Training

By Maria Stuber There are many physiological systems that play a role in performance gains. Total conditioning can be a result of cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and power, coordination, speed or flexibility. To optimize performance in cross country skiing, it is necessary to train all systems with the appropriate balance […]

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Keep the Flow, Baby!

By Steve Hindman Flow is the feeling, flow is the beauty and flow is the key to a graceful and efficient diagonal stride. Flow is an elusive thing to describe but easy to feel when present or absent. Here are a few ideas, concepts and drills to help you keep […]