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The Cross Country Skier Magazine podcast is an extension of stories from the Nordic skiing world that go beyond our print and web features. In this new medium, we’ll continue our conversations with athletes, coaches, touring center operators and other experts in the field, bringing fresh material to our audience.

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The Cross Country Skier Magazine podcast is an extension of stories from the Nordic skiing world that go beyond our print and web features. In this new medium, we’ll continue our conversations with athletes, coaches, touring center operators and other experts in the field, bringing fresh material to our audience.

    Chris Grover on Covid, Funding and Selects for the 2021 U.S. Cross Country Team

    Chris Grover on Covid, Funding and Selects for the 2021 U.S. Cross Country Team

    In early May, U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced its nominations for the 2021 Cross Country Ski Team. Hot on the heels of some great finishes at Junior Worlds, next year’s team is fat with young talent, including the biggest D team ever. But the team is equally notable for the absence of some great veteran skiers who didn’t meet the criteria. In this episode, Cross Country Skier’s Adam Howard is joined by Chris Grover, longtime U.S. Cross Country Ski Team head coach, to talk about all of these development

    • 37 min
    Bill McKibben: The Future of Winter

    Bill McKibben: The Future of Winter

    Thirty years ago, environmentalist Bill McKibben wrote “The End of Nature,” the first book for a general audience on climate change. And while disappearing snows are a concern of any cross country skier, they perhaps best know McKibben’s name for another one of his titles, “Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously,” in which he explores the limits of endurance over a year of dedicated ski training.

    • 35 min
    Fifty Years of Coaching with Marty Hall

    Fifty Years of Coaching with Marty Hall

    When Bill Koch won the first-ever U.S. Olympic medal in Nordic skiing at the 1976 Innsbruck Games, Marty Hall was the coach behind the athlete. But Hall’s successes extend well before and long after Kochie’s silver medal, including having built the U.S. women’s team from the ground up beginning in 1969 with athletes like Allison Owens and Martha Rockwell and coaching the Canadian National Team.

    • 47 min
    Katharine Ogden’s Highs and Lows

    Katharine Ogden’s Highs and Lows

    In spring 2017, the same year Katharine Ogden anchored the bronze-medal-winning Junior World Championships relay and became the first American to podium in an individual Junior World Championships race, she was diagnosed with a near-crippling anxiety disorder that threatened to derail her racing career. But two years later, she’s skiing for Dartmouth College, recently won her third NCAA title and is balancing a school schedule with racing nationally and abroad.

    • 38 min
    Coach’s Corner: Previewing the 2019-2020 World Cup

    Coach’s Corner: Previewing the 2019-2020 World Cup

    Chris Grover joins us to preview the upcoming international racing season. Find out what to look forward to, and what he’s most excited for in the months ahead. Topics include team rosters, which athletes to watch for, main events, the first World Cup on U.S. soil in 19 years and how fandom around the U.S. team has grown post Gold Medal.

    • 49 min
    Racing in a Post-Fluorinated Wax World

    Racing in a Post-Fluorinated Wax World

    Fasterskier.com journalist Jason Albert covers everything about the World Cup cross country scene, from FIS and WADA politics to wax. For the past year, he’s undertaken unprecedented research on the long-term effects of our use of short and long chain fluorinated wax both on the environment and human health. With the recent EPA crackdown on wax manufacturers and importers is the end near? And, how account- able should our sport’s governing bodies be?

    • 41 min

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