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 […]

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 […]

Doping Control in the Sport of Cross Country Skiing

Editors’ Note: In early September recently retired U.S. Ski Team member Noah Hoffman was given the opportunity to speak at the U.S. Anti Doping Agency’s Doping Control Officers’ conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hoffman is a passionate agent in the fight against doping in cross country skiing and was kind […]


Celebrities, Skills and Sprints: NENSA Rolls out a New Summer Competition Series

Rollerskiing, a longtime dryland training mechanism for competitive cross country skiers, is seeing increased growth among juniors on the U.S. East Coast. Spearheaded by the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA), new race opportunities, skills clinics and competitions were made available to young skiers in Lake Placid, New York, and […]

Mountain Flyer Magazine

Cross Country Skier welcomes Mountain Flyer, The Mountain Bike Journal

The publishers of Cross Country Skier Magazine recently acquired Gunnison, Colorado-based Mountain Flyer, The Mountain Bike Journal. If you love Cross Country Skier and also ride, Mountain Flyer is your quarterly journal of record for the sport. By offering gripping stories and crisp, clean design—and by showcasing photography only available […]