Category: Skiing

Cayuga Nordic Classic: A Trip in the Wayback Machine

Phobia de calcitrant crescimentum quoque calefiebat: Latin for “fear of kick waxing too warm.”  If you can phrase it more elegantly than Google Translate, let me know.  But I think I’m afflicted. In my ideal world, I like getting at…

Skiing at High Point

Early on Sunday, Leonard showed up at my house and we drove to High Point XC.  Groomed trails, right here in the Garden State.  Proprietor Hans was out in the Prinoth touching up the trails when we arrived. Originally, I’d been psyched to…

Bjørgen and Others Declined Heart Screening Earlier

Marit Bjørgen declined comprehensive cardiac health screening two months ago. According to Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper, Bjørgen and other Norwegian skiers were offered extensive testing designed to detect heart disease in the late summer or fall.  After hitting 200 beats per minute during…

Marit Bjørgen Hospitalized with Irregular Heartbeat

Langrenn.com reports that Norwegian star Marit Bjørgen was hospitalized Saturday night with an irregular heartbeat. Bjørgen first noticed something was awry following her Friday workout, according to a story on aftenposten.no. On Saturday, she finished an interval workout with a…

Maurice Manificat Injured, Will Miss Tour de Ski

Maurice Manificat knows how to suffer. While winning the 30 km skiathlon at Canmore in dramatic fashion last weekend, he skied through a knee injury.  But the injury has caught up with him, and he’ll miss the Tour de Ski. According to…

USA Invades Canada,Wins Quebec World Cup Women’s Team Sprint

With Jessie Diggins handing off to her in first place, Kikkan Randall led her final leg wire to wire to win the women’s team sprint at the Quebec World Cup.  USA 1 finished ahead of Germany in second place and…

First Tracks at White Grass – Earliest Skiing in the East

– words and photos by Andrey Revyakin [From the editor:  The world is truly upside down when a hurricane brings early season snow to the mountains of West Virginia, while NJ and New York City get pummeled by 90 mile…