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    Season of Change: A Note from the Editors

    Was he an ice skater? Possibly. A skier? No. But in the opening line of A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens easily could have been describing the progress of last winter: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” It certainly was the best of […]

    Fuel the Fire: How eating right can optimize your time on the trail

    A skier has to eat! Even the most effortless glide requires your body to be fueled well with carbs, proteins, and hydration. Instead of getting lost in the blizzard of dietary fads and supplements, stick to some basic and easy-to-remember rules, and you can make the most of every session […]

    The Habit of Gratitude: Through an accident and recovery, a lesson in forming new habits and being grateful

    Many of the people who have supported me throughout my ongoing recovery process have echoed a simple idea: that athletes return to their sport after an injury even stronger or faster than they were before. I like the theory’s inspirational mindset, but as an analytical soul, I need logic behind […]

    Reset and Recover: How post-workout routines can help make the biggest gains

    It’s easy to feel like you’re getting stronger and faster during a training session. Kilometers tick by, you daydream of adventures in the year to come and your sweat is a tangible, salty reminder of the work you are putting in. Exerting effort triggers a promise of higher performance, whether […]

    THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE WAX JOB: Moving beyond scrapers, brushes and irons

    If the proliferation of waxes, skis, training equipment and outdoor gear involved in Nordic skiing has you overwhelmed, it’s intimidating to think that you need even more tools to keep it all in good shape. Luckily, most skiers like to work with their hands just as much as their lungs. […]

    Keep your MOJO Working – Off Trail Skiing Requires Technique Too

    Groomed trails are awesome, but there’s a great white world worth checking out just beyond the corduroyed path. Why not break out of your rut this season and explore it? When you do, or if you’ve already discovered the joys of sliding wherever and whenever it’s white, don’t leave your […]