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  • Can Ice Bathing Enhance Your Performance and Recovery?

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    Can Ice Bathing Enhance Your Performance and Recovery?

    Dip in your toes and they sting. Then submerge your legs, and your ankles start to ache. Slide your torso into the icy water, and it takes your breath away. This was how the first day of my ice bath practice went. After two minutes in the 105-gallon specialized barrel that I keep outside, filled… Read More »Can Ice Bathing Enhance Your Performance and Recovery?

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  • Skate Boots | 2024 Gear Guide

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    Skate Boots | 2024 Gear Guide

    For light weight, good fit and strong performance while skating, try out one of these new 2024 models. Fischer Carbonlite Skate$500 | fischerskis.com | 1,080g/pair (42; unisex) | 950g/pair (38; women’s) One step down from Fischer’s World Cup–level Speedmax Skate but built on the same two-piece outsole, the Carbonlite Skate has several redesigned features, most… Read More »Skate Boots | 2024 Gear Guide

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  • Classic Boots | 2024 Gear Guide

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    Classic Boots | 2024 Gear Guide

    This year’s selection of new boots for kick and glide are small but mighty. Salomon S/Max Carbon$400 | salomon.com | 720g/pair (42) For an experienced skier who wants race-quality features but not the svelte fit of a World Cup boot, the S/Max Carbon delivers. New last winter (but not in time to test them), it’s… Read More »Classic Boots | 2024 Gear Guide

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Competition & news


  • Schumacher Wins Loppet Cup 10km, Diggins Claims Third in Women’s Race

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    Schumacher Wins Loppet Cup 10km, Diggins Claims Third in Women’s Race

    The sun continued to shine at the Stifel Loppet Cup in Minneapolis on Sunday as American Gus Schumacher made history, skiing to victory in the 10km freestyle individual start at Theodore Wirth Park. He is the first American man to win a World Cup distance race in more than 40 years. Schumacher outlasted several highly… Read…

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Destinations


  • Leavenworth, Washington, Offers Winter Recreation with a Twist of German Kitsch

    Destination

    Leavenworth, Washington, Offers Winter Recreation with a Twist of German Kitsch

    When Seattle’s incessant winter rains and dank skies sop my soul, dampen my disposition and sodden my socks, the quickest cure for my seasonal blahs is an overnight getaway to the snow zone. If time allows, my wife and I drive the five hours to the Methow Valley, with its hundreds of kilometers of groomed… Read More »Leavenworth, Washington, Offers Winter Recreation with a Twist of German Kitsch

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