• Destinations

    Stowe, Vermont: An Eastern states Nordic Mecca

    Route 108—The Mountain Road—winds its way out of Stowe Village passing ski-inspired (or dependent) business after ski-inspired business. Between Stowe Mountain Resort’s alpine hill and exceptional cross country terrain, skiing drives this Vermont town’s economy. It’s a tourist town. On busy winter weekends traffic at the three-way stop can back all […]

    The Water of Life: American distillers take on the very Nordic apertif, aquavit

    As popularity of cross country skiing grew in the 1970s and 1980s Scandinavian brands dominated the market here in the U.S.. From Rottefella bindings to Madshus skis, Nordic nations brought with them not just the product but the culture. And at the annual Snowsports Industries America trade show they’d bring […]

    Fun and Games

    This piece originally appeared in Cross Country Skier’s 2019 Photo Annual (Winter 2019) as the Editor’s Note. Even though my racing career has ended—or at least been paused—I try to keep in touch with the people who influenced my development as a skier. It could be because, in so many ways personal […]

    Sadie Style: Bjornsen Talks World Cup Racing and Adaptation

    Over the holidays, Cross Country Skier was able to catch up with U.S. Ski Team Veteran Sadie Bjornsen as she prepared for the 2019 Tour de Ski. We asked her how she feels about her season, about life on the road, what she’s looking ahead to and how the team […]

    Andy Newell’s Solution: Olympic veteran offers multi-tiered and customizable coaching

    At the conclusion of the 2017-2018 racing season, Olympic Veteran Andy Newell announced he would no longer be racing a full World Cup schedule. Some fans thought this was it for the 34-year-old. But, he says, he’s reducing and refocusing, not retiring. In addition to targeting more races in the […]

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    Susan Dunklee: A Green Team Racer Chasing Gold

    As part of an upcoming print feature, Cross Country Skier magazine caught up with several members of Craftsbury’s Green Racing Project, including U.S. biathlete Susan Dunklee. Read, in her own words, about her path from collegiate skiing to Olympic biathlon. I started biathlon after graduating college in 2008. I was offered […]