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Skiing is Believing

We just finished unloading all the skis, about 80 pairs, in front of the wax room in Newfoundland when a large rumbling sound caught everyone off guard. People dove for safety as an avalanche of snow slid off the roof of the wax room, burying our ski Read more

Yukon Winter

You know you've been away from the Yukon for too long when you get off the plane and -15°C feels cold. But I welcomed the feeling, anyway; I missed it. There's always so much to do when I get home: the woodpile is dwindling; I hadn't climbed a mount Read more

Yukon Active

The wafting smell of burning garbage drifted through the hotel entrance in Latvia; stray cats roamed the streets. From my window I could watch them hunt pigeons in the town square. I could also see a man with an outrageous mullet, dressed in a trenc Read more

Yukon Winter

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 get Read more

Yukon Winter

This year we had four races in five days that would ultimately decide the Canadian Olympic team, as well as the World Junior and Under 23 World Championship Team. The Olympics were in the back of my mind, but the focus for me was to make the Under 2 Read more

Yukon Winter

Rossland is a small ski town in British Columbia – or logging town, I'm not sure which prevails. I've raced here once before and it went well, so I was looking forward to another good weekend of racing. Read more

Yukon Winter

Thankfully we were faster than the ticket man this time. We approached the Air North desk with no less than six bags to check: wax table, wax box, ski forms, duffle bags, and ski bags. Read more

Yukon Winter

The in-between seasons: I never know what to do with them. Roller skiing is not an option as soon as the roads are graveled. I've had my share of near-death experiences going down Two Mile Hill and South Access without the road being littered with r Read more

Yukon Active

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 cla Read more

Yukon Winter

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 Read more

Yukon Winter

On Wednesday I went the weight room at FH Collins and saw an empty parking lot. It was spring break, but that doesn't allow me to ditch work. In fact, these days I'm doing as much as ever, if you can call ski training work. After a long, strenuous r Read more

Yukon Winter

The Mount Lorne Classic; what an awesome ski race. On trails used by caribou as much as any skier, the course was fast and winding. Skiing those trails takes me back to when I was five years old. Dave Brook would set the track and I'd race to keep u Read more

Mount Lorne