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"Especially With Beijing on the Horizon"

Posted by Casey Larson on Jun 23rd 2021

"Especially With Beijing on the Horizon"

Hey SkiPost! After a tough March on the jumping hill, I had a great reset throughout April. I definitely did not stop thinking about ski jumping but we always try during the off-season. I took a trip …

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​Fueling For Training

Posted by Gus Schumacher on Jun 16th 2021

​Fueling For Training

Everyone knows you have to eat a little differently for training performance, right? I did, but I never really took the time to learn about what food and drinks made me feel and perform best on big tr …

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5 Ways to  Dial in Your Summer Training

Posted by Hannah Rudd on Jun 16th 2021

5 Ways to Dial in Your Summer Training

Hello!Hannah here, checking in from Bozeman, MT where the sun is cooking, and the summer is in full swing. As I sit here and look at the date on my computer screen, June 17th, it’s crazy to think abou …

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​The Start of the Olympic Year

Posted by Jared Shumate on Jun 16th 2021

​The Start of the Olympic Year

Kicking off an Olympic year brings a new level of excitement, expectations, and nerves to everything that happens during the training year. It is hard not to think about the Olympics and the prospect …

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​Re-Grouping in an “Almost” Post Covid World

Posted by Annika Landis on Jun 10th 2021

​Re-Grouping in an “Almost” Post Covid World

My name is Annika and I grew up in Hailey, Idaho racing for SVSEF. After that, I attended Middlebury College, and with the help of two amazing coaches and many hard-working teammates I was able to mak …

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Mandy Camp

Posted by Amanda Kautzer on Jun 10th 2021

Mandy Camp

It all started during the *regional replacement for* US Nationals race series in Houghton, MI. Since it was Christmas break, all my housemates were gone, and I wasn’t looking forward to spending a wee …

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Italy: where the wine flows … from a gas pump?

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on Jun 3rd 2021

Italy: where the wine flows … from a gas pump?

That’s right. Tucked away in the back of an artisanal wine and cheese shop in Riva del Garda, Italy, I was surprised -- and thrilled -- to find gas pumps dispensing wine. The microclimate around Lake …

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SkiPost #1

Posted by Reid Goble on Jun 3rd 2021

SkiPost #1

Hello SkiPost, my name is Reid Goble, and I am excited to be an Enjoy Winter athlete and enjoy winter with you all! To those that don’t know me I am from Harbor Springs, Michigan and just graduated fr …

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 Diversifying Spring Training

Posted by Peter Holmes on May 27th 2021

Diversifying Spring Training

Spring is the time for skiers to relax, recover, and recoup before a new training season starts. Most skiers shift from a very structured training plan, to very little or no structure at all and are f …

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Back Onto Dry-Land!

Posted by By Gus Schumacher on May 27th 2021

Back Onto Dry-Land!

If you’re like me (maybe you’re more ambitious…), you took some time away from the gym and other types of training after a winter of skiing and racing. Taking this break after the snow melts is a huge …

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Exploring With Friends!

Posted by Alayna Sonnesyn on May 20th 2021

Exploring With Friends!

This spring was everything I needed to reboost the ski soul through exploring out west with friends! I put an emphasis on mental recovery and exercised only in the form of adventures with friends or a …

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“I’ll have the Schnitzel”

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on May 20th 2021

“I’ll have the Schnitzel”

Yesterday, restaurants in Austria reopened to indoor dining. For the past 6 months, a common dinner conversation has been, “where will you go when restaurants reopen? What will you order?”The Umbrüggl …

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May Update+ The Thing With Spring The update:

Posted by Garrett Butts on May 20th 2021

May Update+ The Thing With Spring The update:

May Update+ The Thing With Spring The update:And just like that, we’re already 4 weeks into the 2021-2022 season! After wrapping up a big on snow training block in Alaska, I went down to Texas for my …

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Training In Bend, Oregon

Posted by Sarah Goble on May 20th 2021

Training In Bend, Oregon

I am currently in Bend, Oregon with the SVSEF Gold Team for a week long training camp. After taking some time off at the end of April to rest and recover, this has been a great way to start off the ne …

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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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