Tagged: skiing

Team Asker sports training

Training through experimentation

Closing the gap Maks Zechel Faster Skier There is something about passion that drives people to push boundaries like nothing else. For many Canadians, this passion lies in hockey. No matter your gender or...

Maks doing pull ups.

Lessons in risk taking, to the “maks”

Maks Zechel Faster Skier On a cold, foggy Norwegian ski slope at the end of August, my teammates and I were about to tackle 6 x 6 minute Zone 4 bounding intervals. In Norway,...

Maks and a teammate running.

Racing hard at testing camp in Norway

Maks Zechel Faster Skier It is late at night when I finally get the message: “Meet at Føyka stadium, 9:00am, for practice, 10x2min zone 4 double poling.” I panic. In less than ten hours,...

Maks kneeling with mountains in the background.

Meet Maks, Canadian skier in Norway

Maks Zechel Faster Skier I am a 19-year-old Canadian cross-country skier who moved to Asker, Norway, on August 1 to pursue my goal of qualifying for, and being competitive on, the World Cup circuit...

Norway dominates ski championship

With a grand total of 20 medals and 22 medal winners, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships belonged to Norway Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly It would be an understatement to say that Norway...

Magic to last a lifetime: 40 years of SFL

Ski for Light celebrates 40 years of empowerment for visually and mobility impaired skiers Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho A 93-year old cross-country skier. A cyclist severely injured by a car last...