The Journal of Nordic Skiing


The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Cross Country Skiing Uniforms

If you’re only tuning in for the Olympics, and haven’t been following ski racing the rest of the season, it can be difficult to differentiate the countries by their uniforms during a race, particularly a mass start event. There are, after all, a lot of reds, whites, blues and yellows. Fortunately, our editors have been following the World Cup and are prepared to describe what to look for when the racing starts in PyeongChang.

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The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Nordic Schedule

Finding Olympic schedules isn’t always the easiest task. So, we decided to organize all three Nordic events—cross country skiing, biathlon and Nordic combined—into one easy-to-read program.

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The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Nordic Course

The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics venue, test run at World Cup events last February, offers technical trails, fast corners and one spectacular climb.

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By Erika Flowers

Erika Flowers is a full-time Nordie, racing for the SMS Elite Team out of Stratton, Vermont. She learned to ski on the trails of the West, taking her first strides with the Bridger Ski Foundation in Bozeman, Montana and later competing at the NCAA level for Dartmouth College. She turned her passion into a full-time Olympic endeavor and started blogging about it, sharing the trials, successes and failures of a person pursuing a dream. Her weekly musings cover everything from the joys of a perfect extra-blue day to the challenges of setting goals and falling short along with the wisdom learned (and sometimes forgotten) along the way. Her stories of training, racing, waxing, eating, and living life on the road as a professional cross-country skier provide an open door into the world of Nordic skiing.

  • Goal Setting Season That moment I felt like I was winning. [Photo] Gretchen Powers

    I probably should have written this blog 6 weeks ago. The flurry of travel, end of season racing, and an untimely illness, late season snow and April adventures did little to encourage time inside behind a computer screen to write the damn thing down. And so its now June and that ...

  • Living the Dream out of a Suitcase

    Amidst all the glitz and glam of professional ski racing (I’m kidding) lays one universal and decidedly un-glamorous reality: your life fits into a slightly worn, occasionally duct-taped, suitcase. I arrived this week in Quebec City for my first ever World Cup Races and I’m wearing the exact same green ...