Ski News Roundup for the Week: Marit Bjørgen is Back (Just not on the World Cup)

  Bjørgen Returns:  Reported last week by several news outlets, retired World Cup star from Norway, Marit Bjørgen, will return to racing next season. Bjørgen (40), will be a member of Team Ragde Eiendom, managed by Jörgen Aukland. (The team is owned by Anders and Jørgen Aukland.)  Bjørgen told Norwegian broadcaster NRK she would focus […]

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FS News Roundup: Schumacher and Halvorsen win Awards; FIS Concludes Spring Meetings

  Last week U.S. Ski and Snowboard announced the recipients of two awards. Gus Schumacher of Anchorage, Alaska, and newly minted U.S. B-Team member, won the Beck International Trophy recognizing the top athlete in international competition. He shared the honor with alpine skier Mikela Shiffrin.  Schumacher comes off a year during which he won the […]

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XCountryLive- Web broadcasting of U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Events

  U.S U.S. Ski & Snowboard is excited to once again bring you live web broadcasting of the biggest domestic cross country ski events including the L.L Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships, U.S. Junior National Championships, and the Slumberland American Birkebeiner. Your subscription to XCOUNTRYLIVE’s exclusive content not only gives you live and on-demand coverage of these premier events (and more), […]

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The Seeds of Collaborative Coaching

Fostering cultural change within complex organizations is painstaking. U.S. Ski & Snowboard is no different. Most often the most effective type of change comes less from edict and more from many a collection of stakeholder’s voice For the past decade, the U.S. cross-country team has had unparalleled success. Whether the metric is developing athletes to […]

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Die Hard Nordies Joda and Choudoir Make Speed … for U.S. Boardercross

Go with this for a moment: Boardercross, or Snowboard cross as it’s also known, is a cousin of cross-country skiing. Both are wintertime endeavors. Both involve sliding on frozen water. Let’s just say skinny skis and snowboards are within the Punnett square of crossing winter with sport. That brings us to another commonality; good glide […]

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Hop on Board; Technical Delegates Needed

  This article comes from Alan Watson, a certified TD and head of the cross-country section of the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA). Here’s the straight and simple request: U.S. Ski and Snowboard needs Technical Delegates (TD). Before we go any further, let’s give a brief rundown of what that means.   U.S. Ski and […]

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NBC Sports Announces its “Snow Pass” for World Cups and World Championship Events

  Over the past few years, NBC has also been in the business of streaming and broadcasting ski racing events. Last winter, live and on-demand World Cup cross-country skiing could be viewed on NBC’s Olympic Channel. The Olympic Channel was a subscription-based pay-to-view service offered by NBC on either its website or through its cable […]

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NBC Sports Announces its “Snow Pass” for World Cups and World Championship Events

  Over the past few years, NBC has also been in the business of streaming and broadcasting ski racing events. Last winter, live and on-demand World Cup cross-country skiing could be viewed on NBC’s Olympic Channel. The Olympic Channel was a subscription-based pay-to-view service offered by NBC on either its website or through its cable […]

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Minnesota’s World Cup: One Day of Skate Sprints, $1.6-1.7 Million

Following the 2017 World Cup Finals in Canada, John Munger, executive director of the Loppet Foundation, received a phone call from a fellow Minnesotan. Jessie Diggins had just completed her 2016/2017 season, and she had a question for Munger. If Quebec could host a World Cup, why couldn’t Minnesota? “She was really jealous of her […]

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Fish on Promoting the U.S. Development ‘Pathway’ vs. the ‘Pipeline’

JACKSON, Wyoming — Last last month, U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced that Bryan Fish had been promoted to cross country sport development manager. FasterSkier sat down with Fish on Sept. 14 at Jackson Hole’s Center for the Arts, where he was leading a Level 200 coaching clinic, to learn more about this transition and how […]

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