Rachel Perkins

Middlebury’s Kate Barton Advances to U.S. Ski & Snowboard D-Team Head Coach

If you read FasterSkier, you are likely aware that elite cross country skiing in the U.S. has been steadily on the rise over the last decade. In the last four years alone, we’ve borne witness to medals at all levels, including a Diggins-Randall double podium in the freestyle sprint at the 2017 World Championships, a […]

The post Middlebury’s Kate Barton Advances to U.S. Ski & Snowboard D-Team Head Coach appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Media Roundup: Elevating BIPOC Athlete Voices Edition

On June 3rd, FasterSkier published a statement regarding our commitment to diversifying the stories we cover and to providing a platform for people of color in the ski community to share their experiences. We aim to highlight the philanthropic actions members of the ski community have taken to support disadvantaged skiers and to promote inclusivity […]

The post Media Roundup: Elevating BIPOC Athlete Voices Edition appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Gear Review: Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System

Here in the Rockies near Carbondale, Colorado, June is often a transitional month. Low elevation trails are dry and surrounded by lush vegetation and spring blooms, while jagged peaks and ridges remain encrusted with receding snowfields. Roaring creeks and flooded riverbanks hint the speed with which these sun-cupped features melt away.  As someone whose preferred […]

The post Gear Review: Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Rising Together: The Crosscut Elite Team Fosters the Success of US Pa

On April 9th, the Crosscut Mountain Sports Center in Bozeman, MT released information and qualification criteria for their newly founded elite team. As you skim what it takes to earn a spot at each tier of the program, it may catch your attention that the cross country, biathlon, and para nordic are housed within the […]

The post Rising Together: The Crosscut Elite Team Fosters the Success of US Pa appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Nordic Nation: Clean Sport, Testing Gaps, and Virtual Sample Collection with Noah Hoffman

As we all know, the COVID-19 global pandemic has left the world scrambling to adapt to the many challenges of slowing the spread of the virus. In the world of Olympic sports, the ripple effect has disrupted the efforts of anti-doping agencies worldwide to conduct the athlete testing normally relied upon to hold athletes accountable […]

The post Nordic Nation: Clean Sport, Testing Gaps, and Virtual Sample Collection with Noah Hoffman appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

FS Gear Review: Upgrade Your Long Underwear Game With Brynje RaceBase

“You should probably wear something over that.” That was my husband’s witty response when I asked what he thought of the Brynje RaceBase long sleeve shirt and 3/4 tight base layers. No, most people don’t ski in just their long underwear, but these, in particular, would be quite revealing.  Why? Unlike traditional base layers, the […]

The post FS Gear Review: Upgrade Your Long Underwear Game With Brynje RaceBase appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

DIY Fitness Testing: The How and Why with Pepa Miloucheva

It’s May. Yes, really.  For most skiers, the new page on the calendar also marks the beginning of a new training year. Dust off your rollerskis, locate your heart rate strap and drink belt, and make sure your running shoes have plenty of life in them. With the country still predominantly on public health orders […]

The post DIY Fitness Testing: The How and Why with Pepa Miloucheva appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Masters and Gretsch Prepare for Two Paralympic Cycles After Postponement of Tokyo Games

Of the members of the U.S. Para Nordic team, more than half compete at the highest level in both summer and winter sports. Instead of quadrennial, their training is designed for biennial Olympic cycles, oscillating between sports each year with an overall focus shift toward whichever Games is approaching fastest.  And the goal is not […]

The post Masters and Gretsch Prepare for Two Paralympic Cycles After Postponement of Tokyo Games appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Wednesday Workout: Strong From Home with Carolyn Parker of the Ripple Effect Training Center

Like many mountain towns, Carbondale, Colorado is a magnet for athletes. The definition of that word is used broadly — though there are plenty, it is not just home to the uber endurance junkie. Within 30 miles, you can find world-class rivers for whitewater kayaking or fly fishing, five ski resorts, a variety of rock […]

The post Wednesday Workout: Strong From Home with Carolyn Parker of the Ripple Effect Training Center appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Marine Dusser Sticks the Landing at University of Anchorage (With Audio Interview)

On April 1st, the University of Alaska Anchorage athletics department announced that interim head coach Marine Dusser had been named Nordic Coach of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA) after her first year in the role. Despite stepping into the position last minute, Dusser proved her readiness for the role and […]

The post Marine Dusser Sticks the Landing at University of Anchorage (With Audio Interview) appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More