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Classic Technique: How high should your kick be?

Posted by Andrew Newell on Feb 21st 2021

Classic Technique: How high should your kick be?

Dear Skipost,Subject: Height of Tail Off the Snow in Classic SkiingHi-Could you address what the height of the kick indicates concerning an individual’s classic technique? Assuming a complete weight t …

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World Cup Cancelation Round Two

Posted by Peter Holmes on Feb 19th 2021

World Cup Cancelation Round Two

As expected, World Cup racing has been very different this year. Many races have been canceled, postponed, or have had lower athlete turnout. It started with a cancelation in Lillehammer in period 1 a …

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Girls Girls Girls-Female Role Models in Sport

Posted by Hannah Rudd on Feb 18th 2021

Girls Girls Girls-Female Role Models in Sport

When it comes to female role models, I consider myself to be extremely fortunate. My mom is tough as nails. She is a woman made of grit and carries passion and perseverance in everything she does. My …

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Skate Drills

Posted by Peter Holmes on Feb 18th 2021

Skate Drills

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"The Pace Would Be Hot From The Start"

Posted by Alayna Sonnesyn on Feb 18th 2021

"The Pace Would Be Hot From The Start"

Fitness ConfusionAfter a lonely start to the season, I was very excited when I found out a few weeks ago that I had been nominated as the Period 3 World Cup COC leader for the US! This meant that I wo …

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Greetings From Sunny Davos!

Posted by Sophie Caldwell-Hamilton on Feb 18th 2021

Greetings From Sunny Davos!

Greetings from a sunny Davos, Switzerland where my Bliz sunglasses are coming in quite handy! We are spending a couple weeks in Davos doing a pre World Championships training camp. The goal here is to …

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THE MARCIALONGA

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on Jan 31st 2021

THE MARCIALONGA

The Val di Fiemme, Italy. This place is legendary for Nordic skiers. It’s home to the Marcialonga Worldloppet Marathon, has hosted multiple Nordic World Championships and will be the Nordic venue fo …

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My Favorite Race Plus 45k

Posted by Sarah Goble on Jan 31st 2021

My Favorite Race Plus 45k

With my first marathon race on the horizon at the end of February, I have a few ways I am preparing. As of now, 20k is the longest race I have ever competed in, which means I’m in for a very different …

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Jumping Back In!!

Posted by Gus Schumacher on Jan 31st 2021

Jumping Back In!!

Photo © Vianney THIBAUT/NordicFocusThe post tour life was a sweet one, involving some feelings I donʼt get to experience very often. The race fatigue, both mental and physical, made for a really nice …

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​Staying Positive and Testing Negative

Posted by Jared Shumate on Jan 31st 2021

​Staying Positive and Testing Negative

Every athlete in every sport has ups and downs throughout the season; I am currently in a frustrating cycle of ups and downs. The most frustrating thing about my current cycle is that I’ve been having …

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​Putting Kids on Classic with Start Grip Tape

Posted by Jen Santoro on Jan 21st 2021

​Putting Kids on Classic with Start Grip Tape

By Jen SantoroThe flurry of texts started around 8am while I was finishing my coffee and getting ready to go for a solo ski on the trails in West Yellowstone.“We have completely run out of classic ski …

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Pine Tar Ski Wax | Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Jacob Huseby on Jan 21st 2021

Pine Tar Ski Wax | Everything You Need to Know

“If Sauna, Vodka and Tar won’t help, the disease is fatal” - Finnish Proverb.The use of Pine Tar in our ski waxes is one of the things that makes Start Wax unique. It has been used through history as …

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Prost!

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on Jan 21st 2021

Prost!

“Sorry for the delay, Garrott. I’ve been overwhelmed by the schnapps.”Usually, a call like this would be cause for concern. But in this case, I knew the caller wasn’t talking about alcoholism...it was …

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"Things Always Flip Fast!"

Posted by Casey Larson on Jan 20th 2021

"Things Always Flip Fast!"

Hey Ski Post!This winter is definitely getting long! I had my best results so far this season before the Christmas break. Since then the results have not quite been there even though perhaps the train …

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"This Year the Weather Could Not Have Been Nicer"

Posted by Max Durtschi on Jan 20th 2021

"This Year the Weather Could Not Have Been Nicer"

Hi EnjoyWinter,Greetings from Bodenmais, Germany! Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! After the final World Cup of 2020, held in Hochfilzen, Austria, team USA headed to Ramsau, Austria to spend our hol …

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"Some Training and Recharging"

Posted by Sophie Caldwell Hamilton on Jan 20th 2021

"Some Training and Recharging"

Hi Everyone!After a couple months on the World Cup circuit, a few weekends were shifted around and rescheduled, so there was actually a little break where I wouldn't be racing for three weeks and I to …

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 Skiing with USA Nordic in Galtür, Austria

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on Jan 14th 2021

Skiing with USA Nordic in Galtür, Austria

While most US skiers cannot travel to Europe this winter, the USA Nordic Combined Team (ski jumping and cross country skiing) has been using Seefeld, Austria as their base between World Cup weekends. …

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Salomon and Atomic Launch New Moveable Binding

Posted by Salomon Nordic on Jan 14th 2021

Salomon and Atomic Launch New Moveable Binding

Customize grip and glide for your classic and skating skisTwo of the major brands in the skiing industry, Atomic and Salomon, have co-developed and now launch a totally new moveable binding: The Proli …

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"Prepping For Another Trip Over The Pond"

Posted by Ian Torchia on Jan 14th 2021

"Prepping For Another Trip Over The Pond"

Hi Ski Post!Greetings from Craftsbury, Vermont where I am prepping for another trip over the pond to race in the Lahti and Falun World Cups. The Lahti weekend involves a 30k skiathlon and a 4x7.5km re …

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Toblach & the Via Ferrovia

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on Jan 14th 2021

Toblach & the Via Ferrovia

Have you been watching the Tour de Ski?! What a week it’s been with Jessie Diggins and Rosie Brennan in the lead! Just last week, I got out for a full moon ski with the US Ski Team during their camp i …

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"Skiing with Family"

Posted by Alayna Sonnesyn on Jan 14th 2021

"Skiing with Family"

Despite having a nagging thought in the back of my mind telling me that I shouldn't travel during the holidays this year, I couldn't help it. After training with my teammates in Craftsbury, Vt for 4.5 …

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"Get Back Into The Racing Mindset"

Posted by Hannah Rudd on Jan 14th 2021

"Get Back Into The Racing Mindset"

Hello everyone! This past month has been a whirlwind of time-trials, training, time at home with family, and the first real races of the season. At the beginning of December, the BSF Pro team was able …

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Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

Posted by Garrett Butts on Jan 6th 2021

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

Update + Dealing with FatigueSeason’s greetings! Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Writing this, I’m sitting on our porch in shorts and a t-shirt at 17 degrees, soaking up all the sunshine and …

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A New Home for the New Year

Posted by Jared Shumate on Jan 6th 2021

A New Home for the New Year

Hello, SkiPost readers! If you don’t know me, I am an athlete on the USA Nordic Combined National Team. I’m writing this blog from mine and my teammates’ European base in Scharnitz, Austria, our home …

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'Tis the Season for Time Trials

Posted by Sarah Goble on Jan 6th 2021

'Tis the Season for Time Trials

As Covid has come to affect every part of our lives, ski racing as we know it has not been spared. Like most people around the country this season, I haven’t yet had the opportunity to put on a race b …

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Merry Christmas SkiPost!

Posted by Ian Torchia on Dec 31st 2020

Merry Christmas SkiPost!

Ten days ago I flew over to Switzerland with my former collegiate teammate Adam Martin and we settled in and got acclimated to the Davos elevation of 5200 feet. The leadup to the race was spectacular …

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 "The Past Month Has Been A Wild Ride"

Posted by Katharine Ogden on Dec 19th 2020

"The Past Month Has Been A Wild Ride"

Hello all! Katharine checking in here from the end of the first period of world cup races. The past month has been a wild ride to say the least, but we have managed to have a lot of fun along the way. …

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 "Still Waiting For A Big Snowstorm To Help Us Out"

Posted by Alayna Sonnesyn on Dec 19th 2020

"Still Waiting For A Big Snowstorm To Help Us Out"

Late March has now visited us in Vermont a few times this year...A couple of weeks ago, my SMS T2 teammates and I traveled to Craftsbury, VT. All of my female teammates have been over in Europe crushi …

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Liquid Ski Wax | Everything you need to know

Posted by Jacob Huseby on Dec 11th 2020

Liquid Ski Wax | Everything you need to know

Liquid Ski Wax | Everything you need to know By Jacob Huseby The skiing world is going through a whirlwind of changes this season, adapting to the coronavirus, moving away from fluorinated wa …

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