Tag: American Birkebeiner

The Legacy of Ernie St. Germaine, Who Has Skied the American Birkebeiner More Than Anyone Else

On February 24, 2021, Ernie St. Germaine skied the American Birkebeiner, just as he’s done for the past 47 years. This time, however, because of the pandemic, he skied 45 kilometers on a course of his own choosing. He still wore his red bib with the No. 3 on it, […]

Nordic Nation

“An important component of the CXC Marathon Cup will be masters and citizen skiers competing in the series,” said Yuriy Gusev, CXC executive director and athletic director. “We encourage clubs and teams to compete as well and look forward to seeing the growth and collaboration of clubs and master skiers […]

Fireside: A Couple that Skis Together…

by Adam W. Chase “Since skiing and other outdoor sports are so much a part of who we are, I think it would be impossible to marry someone who didn’t have that same passion,” exclaims Tracey Cote. “Since Patrick and I like the same activities, we spend a lot of […]

Winter Adaptations: How Animals Save Body Heat

By Ian Harvey When you think waterskiing, you think: big boat, whining engine, smell of Coppertone mixed with engine oil. About as far as you can get from gliding silently through the winter woods, a hint of balsam in the air. In fact, though, all skiing is at its essence […]

The Barnebirkie a Children’s Event Past & Present

If you were asked to name the largest cross country ski events in the United States, chances are you’d start with the American Birkebeiner and continue with a handful of other major marathon ski races. You might be surprised to learn, however, that one of America’s largest Nordic ski events […]

Fireside: Roy Carlsted

By Kate Devlin This ski season, Roy Carlsted of St. Paul, Minnesota, plans to compete in four cross country ski marathons, including the Mora Vasaloppet and the American Birkebeiner, major accomplishments for any skier. However, having just celebrated his 80th birthday, Carlsted will likely be one of the few racers […]