Knute Johnsgaard

Racing in Italian Rain

The skiing in Italy was beautiful, until the races started. After a week of sunshine, the weather transformed back into a typical European winter — rain. I haven’t raced in rain much, but if I learned anything this week, it’s that I should start getting used to it. For under-23 skiers there are only three …

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Racing Close to the Cut-off

I left home on December 1. My teammate, Colin Abbott, and I rolled up to the airport and ran back and forth, hauling our gear from the truck parked just outside. Thankfully we were faster than the ticket man this time. We approached the Air North desk with no less than six bags to check: …

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The Nationals and California

The National Championships continued on March 26 with a 15km classic race. Our wax tech, Alain, nailed the skies and the Yukon had one of its best days ever at the Nationals: six medals. I continued racing in top form and made the A final in the classic sprint. I got to enjoy a much-needed …

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The National Championships

The Cross Country Nationals are in Whistler, B.C. this year along with the Downhill, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Biathlon, and Para-Nordic Nationals. To cap things off, it’s Easter weekend in one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. It’s a busy place to say the least. More known for downhill than cross country, …

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Trails, Trials and Turkeys

A couple boarding passes and a rental car and before I knew it I was back in Ontario after my junket to Minnesota. Duntroon. Ever heard of it? There’s a cornfield, a liquor store and some pretty decent ski trails. It’s a few hours north of Toronto, in the middle of nowhere. My favourite thing …

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