Nordic Nation

Tahoe’s Nordic Centers Dig Out after Mid-December’s Massive Snowfall

After a year of extreme drought, extended heat waves, and severe forest fires, Lake Tahoe finally got its first significant snow of the winter (excluding an October storm that quickly melted). Between December 12 and 15, the northern Sierra Nevada area received anywhere from 35 inches (at an elevation of […]

Cindy Hirschfeld joins Cross Country Skier as Editor in Chief

Cross Country Skier, The Journal of Nordic Skiing, welcomes Cindy Hirschfeld to the team as editor in chief. Hirschfeld is a longtime veteran of outdoor publishing and will lead the title into its 41st volume on the heels of an exciting and unprecedented winter. “I’m looking forward to immersing myself in […]

In Her Own Words: Jessie Diggins Reflects on Historic Tour de Ski Win

When Jessie Diggins collapsed Sunday across a finish line 3.5 kilometers up an alpine ski trail at Val di Fiemme, Italy, she became the first-ever American winner of the FIS Tour de Ski. The 29-year-old Olympic gold medalist also capped off a historic eight days of racing for the Davis […]

Jessie Diggins Becomes First-Ever American Winner of the FIS Tour de Ski

Jessie Diggins capped off a historic eight days of racing for the Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, with multiple 1-2 finishes, many personal-best World Cup results and top American male performances by 20-year-old Gus Schumacher.

FIS and IBU Postpone Fluorinated Wax Ban

Announced today, the International Ski Federation (FIS) and International Biathlon Union (IBU) have postponed the ban on fluorinated waxes that was set to be implemented for the 2020-21 race season. According to both organizations, the decision was made in order to allow for more time to develop the device that […]

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 […]