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Photo Essay: One-Third of U.S. Ski Team Races in Anchorage Time Trial

ANCHORAGE — A start line is freighted with significance for a cross-country ski racer. The ratio of time spent training to time spent ski racing, for a professional athlete, can be over...

Annika Martell: From Williams to the World Cup, via the Trail to Gold Fellowship

The National Nordic Foundation made headlines earlier this season when it announced plans to use proceeds from sales of the Trail to Gold book to help send multiple female coaches to...

Press Release: Stephen Seiler Highlights New NNF Lecture Series

The following press release was issued on November 1 by the National Nordic Foundation. If you are interested in having Nordic Insights consider running your press release, please contact us at...

Monday Media for Nov. 7: Rosie Brennan on Process and Mastery; Jessie Diggins on Training, Goals, and the Olympic 30km

Welcome back to an all-domestic version of Monday Media. This week, the focus is on two American women in their early 30s: Rosie Brennan talks on her blog about the importance...

National Masters Set for Anchorage in Early March 2023

This year’s National Masters championships will be held in Anchorage, Alaska, the first week of March, according to a recent press release from American Cross Country Skiers. There will be 10-kilometer classic...

Gustravaganza: Gus Schumacher and the Next Generation

ANCHORAGE — Youth ski development in this country takes a number of different forms. Sometimes it looks like the time trial at an REG camp, the nation’s best junior athletes relentlessly...

Editors Picks

Official 2023/2024 U.S. Ski Team Nominations Announced

U.S. Ski & Snowboard earlier Wednesday announced the 23 athletes nominated to the cross-country skiing national team for the 2023/2024 season. All athletes named under objective criteria were accurately...

Announcing the First Annual Nordic Insights Readers’ Choice Awards

The race season is largely over for North American pro skiers. Jessie Diggins is off surfing on one coast. Julia Kern is off surfing on another coast. Gus Schumacher...

A Very Special Caturday: Skiers and Their Cats

This website has previously featured a 5,000-word profile on APU coach Erik Flora, a 3,000-word interview with a young Gus Schumacher, and, so help me, a full 10,000 words...