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A Week in the Life of a Wax Tech

Posted by Timothy Ziegler on Mar 31st 2022

A Week in the Life of a Wax Tech

While just about everyone is wrapping up their ski season, mine has just been getting going over the last few weeks on my road to recovery. As I’ve been given more and more liberties to do things like …

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Winding Down From Winter In 5 Steps

Posted by Gus Schumacher on Mar 24th 2022

Winding Down From Winter In 5 Steps

No matter how your races or skiing went this season, the winter is starting to melt away. That means it’s time to transition away from snow and racing, into a different time of year. You’re probably l …

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Support Your Local Events!

Posted by Gus Schumacher on Mar 24th 2022

Support Your Local Events!

The title here may seem obvious, but is something that can be easily lost when you’re always trying to make the next step. I know a lot of you readers are really involved in your local ski communities …

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Types of Biathlon Races

Posted by Scott Lacy on Mar 24th 2022

Types of Biathlon Races

With Biathlon Nationals happening this weekend in Lake Placid, NY, I felt it pertinent to wrap up this winter's series on “What is Biathlon” with a summary of the types of Biathlon races on the World …

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First Birkie Bonks and Vitamin D Boosts

Posted by Alayna Sonnesyn on Mar 24th 2022

First Birkie Bonks and Vitamin D Boosts

Spring racing is always an interesting balance of late season bonks and vitamin D boosts. Due to Covid, it's been a few years since we have had a 'normal spring' of racing. Typically, NCAA's, World Cu …

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Season 21'-22': The Glimpse

Posted by Garrett Butts on Mar 24th 2022

Season 21'-22': The Glimpse

As you might’ve been able to deduce from the title of today's entry, my 2021-2022 race season has come to an end. As such, I thought it would be appropriate to give a postseason recap.After an incredi …

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JN / Western States Wax Testing Recap

Posted by Jacob Huseby on Mar 18th 2022

JN / Western States Wax Testing Recap

Day 1:Arrival Saturday Afternoon and setup. Heavy rain. Day 2: Sunday, first day of testing. I woke up to a few inches of snow perched on top of my Subaru. There are worse things to wake up to. This d …

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Annika's First Birkie

Posted by Annika Landis on Mar 10th 2022

Annika's First Birkie

I am back in Craftsbury, enjoying some amazing fresh skiing, blissfully ignoring the rain in the forecast, and getting some much needed recovery after completing my first American Birkibeiner.The star …

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Birkie Recapped

Posted by Katie Feldman on Mar 10th 2022

Birkie Recapped

Hi SkiPost Community,I hope everyone who participated had a great Birkie week! Something I’ve always loved about the Birkie is how there really is an event for everyone, and, of course, you can’t beat …

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A Jack Of All Trades

Posted by Timothy Ziegler on Mar 10th 2022

A Jack Of All Trades

Welcome back Ski Post readers! For those of you who missed the Ski Post article two weeks ago, I’ll give you all a quick run down on what you can expect from this segment. If you did miss that article …

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" In Italy For A Training Camp"

Posted by Amanda Kautzer on Feb 24th 2022

" In Italy For A Training Camp"

Hi everyone! I’m currently sitting in a tiny airbnb in Italy for a training camp prior to IBU Cups 8 and 9 (and when I say tiny, I mean that this host should only rent to people 5’5” and below). I’ve …

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"I Really Wanted to Enjoy Every Minute of it"

Posted by Taylor Fletcher on Feb 18th 2022

"I Really Wanted to Enjoy Every Minute of it"

We are just over one week into our time here in Zhangziakou, China and I have been having a ton of fun. The first couple days we took it very easy to get our legs under us and get our bodies used to t …

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Making Some Lemonade

Posted by Timothy Ziegler on Feb 18th 2022

Making Some Lemonade

As I’m sure anyone who’s lived for a while will tell you, life throws a lot of lemons at you. Ski-specifically, life can throw more lemons at you than a desperate coach throwing Red Klister at some so …

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Pre Race Prep

Posted by Reid Goble on Feb 11th 2022

Pre Race Prep

Hello! Reid here, getting back from the eastern Supertours in Lake Placid, NY and Craftsbury, VT.One thing I have learned a lot more about this year and gotten better at is how I prepare for a ski rac …

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Olympics!

Posted by Jared Shumate on Feb 4th 2022

Olympics!

It seems weird to be writing a mid-winter blog post from Los Angeles, California, but I’m here for a good reason: I’m going to the Olympics! It feels a bit surreal to say that I am heading to the Olym …

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Always Learning

Posted by Hannah Rudd on Jan 28th 2022

Always Learning

The past few months have been packed with a lot of racing, travelling, and quality time with my team. Between Senior Nationals, the Sun Valley Super Tours, and the Eastern Super Tours, which is where …

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Pre-Olympic (or any big race) Training

Posted by Gus Schumacher on Jan 27th 2022

Pre-Olympic (or any big race) Training

I’m typing this from Livigno, Italy, where most of the U.S. Olympic cross-country team is doing our pre-camp. The location was chosen because it’s at a similar altitude (6,000ft) and has similar weath …

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​Primeval

Posted by Nordic Dave Adventure Series on Jan 20th 2022

​Primeval

Primeval is an adjective regarding the earliest ages of history in our world.We are driving in the North Woods travelling to the Sisu ski event , crossing the State Line from Wisconsin into the U.P. o …

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Traveling to Europe This Winter

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on Jan 20th 2022

Traveling to Europe This Winter

What is it like to travel to Europe right now? The good news is that the borders between the US and Europe are open … there are just a few hoops to jump through first. Our Lumi travelers have been mak …

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Worldloppet Ski Marathon Season Is Here

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on Jan 20th 2022

Worldloppet Ski Marathon Season Is Here

The Worldloppet ski marathon season is here! The Birkie might not be until late February, but the first European Worldloppets start next week with the Dolomitenlauf in Austria.This week, I spoke with …

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​Update

Posted by Garrett Butts on Jan 20th 2022

​Update

Well, it's been a crazy few weeks on the road. With great times at home for Christmas, to some fun racing at Nationals with an 8th place in the 30km skate mass start, to trekking around Idaho, I’ve fi …

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"Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously"

Posted by Annika Landis on Jan 20th 2022

"Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously"

Hello Ski Post,Annika here, checking in from Sun Valley where I am soaking in some much needed sun, and enjoying a few relaxing days at home before the next round of Super Tour races.(Enjoying an easy …

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What is Biathlon Part Two

Posted by Scott Lacy on Jan 20th 2022

What is Biathlon Part Two

Howdy all!This post comes to you from a hotel hallway in Osrblie, Slovakia. Today was my first international race in 12 years, since World Juniors in 2010. This time with the US Biathlon Team instea …

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My Training Mistake: Not Enough Recovery

Posted by Gus Schumacher on Jan 2nd 2022

My Training Mistake: Not Enough Recovery

One of the biggest mistakes I consistently make in training is underestimating how long it takes my body to recover from a heavy load. In the summer, it’s easy to get almost addicted to being tired, b …

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Automaticity

Posted by Scott Lacy on Dec 31st 2021

Automaticity

In a culmination of the fall video series on Stability, Mobility and Recovery, this month’s video is on Automaticity. This is the ability to focus on external factors while the elements of skiing you …

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​Christmas Update

Posted by Amanda Kautzer on Dec 31st 2021

​Christmas Update

Christmas is usually a hectic time of year for me between seeing all the various family groups and trying to squeeze in training.After a short trip home to Minnesota to race the Duluth SuperTour, I fl …

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Navigating the Holidays: A Balancing Act

Posted by Katie Feldman on Dec 31st 2021

Navigating the Holidays: A Balancing Act

Greetings and Happy New Year from a very snowy Sun Valley! The Gold Team is in our final preparations for US Nationals, and the valley received several feet of snow over the week of Christmas. It real …

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Timo Update

Posted by Timothy Ziegler on Dec 31st 2021

Timo Update

Coming from a relatively small ski club in the Midwest, you learn pretty quickly that ski jump hills and cross-country courses aren’t just magically groomed and ready for skiing at a moment's notice. …

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