OCCUPY APRILL: RETHINKING THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RACE SEASON SCHEDULE
The international 2011-12 race season got off to a chaotic start with a dozen or so of the earliest northern European races cancelled or moved due to warm weather and low snow. Those venues able to provide earliest season skiing did so at an extraordinary resource cost.
Thousands of euros were spent before the U.S. Thanksgiving to provide one to three kilometers of thin and ... Read more >
It’s not every day you get to ski with the three best cross country skiers in the United States. Participants at the 2011 Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) conference this past April, however, enjoyed just that opportunity. Thanks to the generosity of Peter Ashley of Fischer Skis and CCSAA, Kris Freeman, Andy Newell and Kikkan Randall joined conference attendees for dinner, with each addressing the crowd and relating their views on skiing, competing on the international stage and the value of the sport.
Sitting with Kris Freeman for dinner was a thrill; he is truly a gentleman and an excellent ambassador for our sport. A silent auction of a pair of his skis that ... Read more >