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 September 16, 2010: Volume 11, Number 20

Why Rollerski?

Because rollerskiing is cross-country skiing without snow

Rollerskiing is a fun, low impact, complete body exercise that provides all the health and fitness benefits of crosscountry skiing without the chills. It is suitable for all ages and abilities, for beginners and more experienced skiers alike. It makes the off-season bearable by challenging and rewarding your heart, balance, muscles and mind just like skiing on snow. Rollerski now, and you will not need weeks of on-snow time to rediscover your balance, technique and strength. Rollerski now and find yourself ahead of where you left off last spring prepared to enjoy the snow from day one.
Rollerski now because the snow is coming!
USSA SuperTour Schedule 

Nov. 24-27 West Yellowstone, MT
Sprint Qual x 2 C & F, 10/15km F, 5/10km C

Jan. 2-8 Rumford, ME
Sprint C, 10/15km C, 20/30km F MST, Sprint F
Jan. 14-15 Lake Placid, NY
5/10km C, 10/15km F
Jan. 22-23 Minneapolis, MN
5/10km F, 10/15km C MST
Jan. 29-30 Houghton, MI
Sprint C Qualifier & 5/10km C, 10/15km F MST
Feb 12-13 Aspen, CO
5/10km C, 21/21km F MST
Feb 19-20 Madison, WI
Sprint C, 7.5/10km Criterium F
Feb. 26 Hayward, WI
52/52km F MST  American Birkebeiner

Mar. 18 Truckee, CA
Sprint C

Mar. 26-Apr. 2 Sun Valley, ID
50/30km C MST, 2.5/3.5km F, 7.5/10km C MST, Sprint C, Hill Climb

NCCSEF invests $43,000 in Six Cross Country Ski Racing Projects


The National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation (NCCSEF) will invest $43,000 in six cross-country ski racing projects for its first round of 2010/2011 season funding.  These strategic investments are made to assist American athletes in their long-term pursuit of international racing success.


The following projects will be supported as outlined.  Visit for details.


$5,000 - National Elite Group (NEG) Camp, Lake Placid NY

 October 7-17, 2010


$5,000 - Finland FIS Openers

November 3-22, 2010


$5,000 - Junior Scandinavian Championships

January 2011


$10,000 - Junior & Under 23 World Championships

January 20-31, 2011


$8,000 - Nordic World Championships

February 20-March 7, 2011


$10,000 - Europe Continental Cup (OPA) Finals

March 7-21, 2011


The NCCSEF promotes the development of U. S. cross-country ski racing through its support of activities that challenge and enable athletes to achieve higher competitive goals and of efforts that will lead to success in international competitions. The non-profit NCCSEF is funded through charitable contributions made by cross county skiing enthusiasts.  


For more information on NCCSEF, these and future funding initiatives, and to make your charitable contribution visit

McCabe Artwork 
After the Storm
after the storm

Sean McCabe, husband to U.S. Olympian Laura McCabe, was an award-winning art teacher, climber and avid cross-country skier. Combining his vocation in art with his outdoor interests, Sean established himself as a unique artist portraying these outdoor sports with his colorful and sometimes whimsical style. Sean completed his Fine Arts degree at the University of Utah. His graphic designs can be seen on The North Face, Patagonia, and Black Diamond clothing labels. Sean's illustrations have been featured in American Alpine Journal, Climbing Magazine and the Alpinist. Sean was also the recipient of a prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award in 2001.

Sean lived in Mazama Washington in the Methow Valley of north-central Washington state and is survived by his wife Laura and his two young daughters. 
His inspiring artwork is available at
Salomon Weekend in Twin Cities  Sept 17-19
Friday at  FinnSisu 4-7PM
Fri-Sat-Sun at Gearwest 
Kevin Johnson, Bill Sterling and Team CXC will be on hand to launch The Year of Classic with the new the all new Propulse Concept of binding, skis and boots. 
Propulse RC Binding
Equipe 10 Classic Warm top Cold bottom
equipe 10 classic
Tad Elliot at FinnSisu
Friday 4-7pm
National Champion and 2nd place Birkie star who is also
a professional Mtn Biker on Specialized ShoAir 
Tad Elliot will be at FinnSiSu Friday  4-7pm.
Salomon train at US Nationals 50Km
Elliot 50Km
French Hors d'œuvre
+ free bindings with Salomon Ski purchase
Grand Opening and Blue Awning Sale
FinnSisu New Store

Gear West Friday, September 17th - 19th
CXC Super Fit Weekend
All Weekend

2010 brings with it the second year of the CXC/Salomon Super Fit Program. We want to bring you the latest and greatest technology, knowledge, and skis we can. With Gear West and Salomon is committed to sharing the knowledge they have gained.

The CXC 3D Flex Mat and Salomon Flex Table will be on hand to help show you how pressure is being distributed to the snow under your skis. Knowledgeable industry partners will be able to answer any specific questions you have, and our CXC TEAM VERTICAL LIMIT athletes and coaches will be around to answer questions and sign autographs.

"SUPER FIT" is a weekend sale program filled with seminars, presentations and store specials. Get your equipment fit by CXC Team Vertical Limit professional athletes and coaches using state of the art 3D ski pressure mat. Bring your old skis to test if they have a good fit for you, and get an independent opinion.


Pig Out Sale!
Gear West's Biggest Sale & Event of the Year!
Save on nearly every item in the store. 
Wax clinics, ski fitting and much more.
You don't want to miss this!  
GearWest Signature Gear Bus
Gearwest Signature Bus


November 23 - 27, 2010


Join thousands of skinny skis in West Yellowstone, Montana for a week-long celebration of cross-country skiing.  Olympic athletes to first timers descend on this small, mountain town to make their first tracks of the season over the Thanksgiving holiday on perfectly groomed corduroy.  With the fourth Thursday in November falling late in the month, another successful snow packed festival is anticipated. 

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Enjoy Winter,
Andrew Gerlach
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