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Back On Skis, Back With The Team

My first ski race of this season was last weekend’s skate sprint in Davos, Switzerland. Not only was it my first race of the season, but it was also a World Cup, which represents a big step for me, because I usually start the race season on the SuperTour. It […]

Skiing The Home Range: Adventure on Vermont’s Catamount Trail

When I was a kid, my brother and I spent most winters disappearing into the woods behind our house to stomp the ice in the brook, create tree-dodging ski trails or sled at The Avalanches, our name for the miniature cornices formed by the windswept snow from the empty cornfields […]

Lillehammer World Cup Postponed, Davos Gets Green Light: Where do other events stand at present?

Last Thursday, the International Ski Federation (FIS) announced the postponement of the Nordic World Cup in Lillehammer, Norway, the second scheduled World Cup competition of the 2020-21 season. FIS and the Norwegian Ski Association made the decision together, acknowledging the current status of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe and in […]

The Big Difference: In an unprecedented winter, the greatest change might be a welcomed one

I’m getting excited for the first snowfall. But this season has the Big Difference. How much will things be changed due to the pandemic? It depends on which gang of friends I talk to. For my mass-start racing friends, the Big Difference means being shut down; mass-start races will be […]

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 […]

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 […]