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EnjoyWinter.com Glove Size Guide

Apr 19th 2021

EnjoyWinter.com Glove Size Guide

Size Chart for Swenor and KinetiXx glovesHow to determine your glove size you will need a tape measure or a piece of string. Take the tape and wrap it around your hand loosely at the widest point (exc …

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​Reflecting on the Season

Posted by Jared Shumate on Apr 1st 2021

​Reflecting on the Season

Hello, everyone, and happy off season! I’m back home for the first time since mid-December and it feels great to finally relax and detox from the season. I finished the season at a Continental Cup wee …

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Time to Say Goodbye!

Posted by Sophie Caldwell Hamilton on Mar 18th 2021

Time to Say Goodbye!

It's been a whirlwind of the last couple weeks. One one hand these have been two of the slowest weeks of my life, and on the other hand, a lot has changed. I had been planning to announce my retiremen …

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 Birkie Recap With Hannah Rudd

Posted by ​ Hannah Rudd on Mar 16th 2021

Birkie Recap With Hannah Rudd

As we all know, this past weekend was Birkie weekend! Growing up in the Midwest, I’ve watched my parents, friends, and countless other athletes ski in this event, so it was pretty cool to finally be a …

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Back In The USA!

Posted by Max Durtschi on Mar 16th 2021

Back In The USA!

Today, for the first time since November 8, I stepped foot in the United States! The season which began in Finland, took me to: Germany, Poland, Italy, and Slovenia, finally wrapped up in Austria this …

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 Get Kids Hooked On Skiing

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on Mar 16th 2021

Get Kids Hooked On Skiing

How does a kid get hooked on skiing? I was 7 years old the first time I saw the Engadin Ski Marathon in St Moritz, Switzerland.With a mom who worked for Northwest Airlines and a dad who grew up in nor …

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 Team Comradery

Posted by Taylor Fletcher on Mar 16th 2021

Team Comradery

Nordic Combined is such an interesting sport. Sometime long ago someone had the idea to throw these two polar opposite sports together to make Nordic Combined. This brings on a very diverse and unique …

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 Birkie Bash

Posted by Alayna Sonnesyn on Mar 16th 2021

Birkie Bash

After the cancellation of the Nove Mesto world cup in mid-February, I had to make a quick pivot to fly back home. I had really been looking forward to one last chance to compete at the international l …

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Update + Race Season 101

Posted by Garrett Butts on Mar 16th 2021

Update + Race Season 101

Hey there sports fans!! I know it's been a minute since the blog has made its usual appearance, but no need to fret because it’s back! It seems like forever ago that I last updated you on all of the h …

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 "I have to 'fight' the skis as they want to drift out"

Posted by You Ask We Answer Contributor Adam Terko on Mar 16th 2021

"I have to 'fight' the skis as they want to drift out"

Dear SkiPost,I have over 30 years of skiing and racing, but starting last year, and beginning again this year, when classical skiing downhills I have to "fight" the skis as they want to drift out, or …

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"How A Strong U.S. Team Prepares"

Posted by Gus Schumacher on Mar 16th 2021

"How A Strong U.S. Team Prepares"

Honestly not too much to report from the last couple weeks, which is good! We (the U.S. World Champs team) spent last week in Davos, Switzerland doing some training and chilling, with goals to reset f …

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnFM5x6jYxo&feature=youtu.be
"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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