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    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 […]

    Kikkan Randall Begins Treatment for Breast Cancer

    We’re keeping Kikkan Randall in our thoughts and wishing her a fast and full recovery as she begins treatment for her recently diagnosed breast cancer. The Olympic Gold Medalist shared the news via Instagram and her blog on Wednesday, July 11, announcing, “The color pink has taken on a new […]

    From Koch to Kikkan: Gold Medal sprint team takes on torch from legend

    In Jessie Diggins’s bedroom in Afton, Minnesota, there’s a poster of Bill Koch. In it the 1976 Olympic silver medalist in the 30km is sand skiing against a backdrop of white Hawaiian surf crashing at his feet. Koch was famous enough then, and cross country skiing was big enough in […]

    Goals: Reverse Splits—Women wanted relay medal; men had another hope

    American veteran racer Andy Newell was lit up by the lights of the Alpsensia Olympic Stadium on Saturday night. Leaning alone on the railing in the media zone, he looked quietly over the medal celebrations happening below him among the Norwegian, French and Russian teams and fans. To his right, […]

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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 […]

    Skiing the Nordmarka

    I knew it would be easy, I just didn’t know it would be this easy. As a Vermonter living in Norway for a year, I’m continually impressed with the investment this country has made in public recreation, and at this time of year, it’s abundantly obvious that access to skiing […]