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What is your latest take on roller skis; performance, brands, models etc to consider.  I had so much fun XC out behind our house in the woods and powerlines and want to do something when the snow is (boo hoo) gone.  Back in 77 or so I was working at EMS and product tested one of the first pairs made, rolling down Comm Ave in Boston.  They were a bit stiff and hard wheels felt every little pebble and crack.  I hope they have evolved.  I would also like to consider some off street models that might work on trails out back where I usually ski in winter.  Any help on that category would be appreciated as well. 


In the recent years I have only had experience with Swenor and now am a consultant to them.  Swenor is the most used rollerski brand in the world. Other options are Marwe, V2, Elpex...I do not have much experience with the trail models. If you wish to simulate the vigors of Nordic skiing the on-pavement rollerskis better simulate true nordic skiing than the off-roads models.  All Rollerskis are much nicer than they were in '77 or '87 or '97. They now have composite shafts and smoother longer lasting wheels.  They run straighter, and smoother and are easier to control them older models. After you spend all winter getting into ski shape it is a shame to quit for 6 months.  Take a small break after the season and then get back on rollerskis to keep the entire body specially the upper body in nordic shape.


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Mt. Borah Introduces "Gear for a Year" Design Contest

Mt. Borah Custom Nordic has officially launched their "Gear for a Year" design contest. Each one of the winning teams, three categories in total, will receive the company's highest quality custom Pro XC ski suits and custom Pro XC ski jackets for the 2011/2012 race season. The contest is open to College, High School and Junior Nordic ski clubs across the US and Canada. Teams can review contest details and submit their exclusive designs at , both graphic design templates and sketch templates are available for download along with the ever growing gallery of other team's submitted designs. Mt. Borah will review designs and choose the winning teams on October 3rd, 2011, making sure there is enough time to deliver the winning teams their unique custom kits before the season hits. "We are really excited about this contest, it's set up on our web site to be fun and easy", said John Dyste, Mt. Borah's national sales manager. "This is a great opportunity for ski teams to continue working together during the off-season in a fun and creative way. It is amazing how creative skiers can be when told anything is possible, if you can imagine it Mt Borah can create it". In addition to launching the "Gear for a Year" contest, Mt. Borah will be introducing several new Nordic products, including a new line of OTW (Out To Win) apparel. These items will be made exclusively from recently sourced high performance Italian fabrics using the latest in garment construction techniques.  For more information, visit 


About Mt. Borah Located in scenic Coon Valley, WI. Mt. Borah was founded ten years ago and has grown to become one of the premier designers and manufacturers of both high quality custom cycling apparel and active, outdoor mountain bike clothing under the Mt. Borah brand. The company was recently named to the Inc.5000 list of America's fastest growing small companies. All products are manufactured in the United States to the highest standards of quality and eco-consciousness and sales have grown from 300 pairs of a single cycling short to thousands of highlysought-after products across custom, Mt. Borah and pro skiing lines. Named after the highest mountain in Idaho, Mt. Borah is a proud member of One Percent for the Planet, the global eco initiative dedicated to protecting the environment. 



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To watch the Tour de Ski unfold on TV is one thing. But to experience it for real, to race each of the eight stages in just 10 days, and to make it to the top of the Alpe Cermis at the end, let me just say that I have a new appreciation for the event.  Coming into this year's Tour, I had never raced such a condensed schedule. I figured I had a pretty good idea of what it would be like after competing in several "mini-tours," but, in actuality, the full Tour is a whole different to SkiTrax for the rest of the article. 

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Telemark Lodge to Remain Open


Telemark Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that the world famous Telemark Resort, in Cable Wisconsin, will remain open.  Telemark's rebirth as a destination resort for outdoor enthusiasts will be managed by Telemark Partners, LLC.  Ric Ahern and Steve Kaufman, the principals at Telemark Partners, reported that, "Putting this deal together has been a marathon much like the world famous American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race which calls Telemark home.  The negotiations have had their ups and downs and seemed to be never ending. Now we have reached the finish line in the acquisition and we feel that we are all winners!"  


Telemark Resort, under the Management of Telemark Partners, was reopened Jan, 20th 2011 in time for the American Birkebeiner providing outdoor enthusiasts from around the world a warm welcome and comfortable rooms, food services, groomed Nordic trails, an indoor pool, spa and numerous other amenities.  An agreement to purchase the property from Dick Short's Glance Inc. has been reached with Paul Eckerline and Telemark Partners to operate the resort. The closing is scheduled for April 1st. The partnership will now move forward and explore the many opportunities for the future of the resort. More news will be coming soon.


 The partners state, "Telemark's foundation is sound and its brand is unique and world famous." Telemark is a resort that greets thousands of guests each February as they arrive to participate and celebrate the Birkie.  The flashing beacon on Mt. Telemark lets them know that they have arrived someplace special. The resort both figuratively and literally warms its guest's hearts with its massive stone fireplace and the warm welcome and hospitality of its staff. Telemark's solid foundation and unique brand equity will provide a firm base on which to once again build a profitable and sustainable enterprise. 

Telemark, named after the Telemark region of Norway, was founded in 1946 by Tony Wise as one of America's first alpine ski areas.  In 1973 Tony started the American Birkebeiner, modeled after the Norwegian race of the same name.  The current lodge, which sits amid Telemark's 1100 plus acres of beautiful rolling and tree covered hills, was built in 1972.  By that time, Telemark had become the centerpiece of cross-country skiing in America and a destination for skiers worldwide.  In addition to the Birkie, Telemark traditionally hosts numerous regional, national and international cross-country skiing, cycling and running events annually. The Chequamegon Fat Tire (Mtn Bike) Festival has gained a reputation for fun and furious competition.  


To make Telemark your destination, once and again, call 715-798-3400 or 888-757-1943 for room reservations.  

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