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2019
Aug
05

Choosing Your First Cross-country Ski Race

Feeling fast? Want more cowbell in your life? It might just be time to start racing. Nordic ski expert Nathan Schultz shares how to set yourself up for success. Set a goal that is attainable. “If you’ve never skied more than 30 minutes, don’t opt for a 32K,” says Schul...

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2019
Jul
29

Go Big: Dream Races for Nordic Skiers

These bucket-list cross–country ski races are worth the trip. Whether you’re a seasoned racer or an aspiring beginner, some events are worth chasing, even if that means months of training and hours of travel. The course, the crowds, the vibe—they’ve just got a certain magic....

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2019
Jul
22

This is Your Brain on Racing

The mental component of Nordic ski racing is something most amateur racers overlook. Here’s a little sports psychology 101 and what ex-racer and owner of Boulder Nordic Sports Nathan Schultz wishes all newbies knew:   Relax. We know. Easier said than done, but the why of it is: &l...

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2019
Jul
15

Race-Day Hacks

Showing up to a Nordic ski race is easier when you’ve got expert tips. Pack the night before. Doesn’t matter if you’re a morning person—make sure your car is loaded so nothing gets left behind. Plan your race morning out so you have a schedule so nothing is a surp...

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2019
Jul
08

Food for the Win

Race-day eating for Nordic skiers. All race-day eating plans are not created equal—it depends on your distance. Here’s an overview for eating for success from racer and Boulder Nordic Sports owner Nathan Schultz. Short Race General tip: Eat lighter and farther out from race time. ...

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Race Resources


Kickwaxing - Tools and Application

Kickwaxing - Tools and Application

Nathan Schultz, Founder of Boulder Nordic Sport, shows us how to kick wax our skis so we can enjoy skiing fast uphill and downhill.

Klister Kickwaxing

Klister Kickwaxing

Nathan Schultz, Founder of Boulder Nordic Sport, prepares skis for klister wax conditions, a skill that will take every racer to the next level.

Glide Waxing 2of2 - Application

Glide Waxing 2of2 - Application

Hennie Kashiwa, General Manager at Boulder Nordic Sport, steps through the protocol for applying glide wax to the bottom of your skate and classic skis.

Glide Waxing 1of2 - Tools and Tips

Glide Waxing 1of2 - Tools and Tips

Hennie Kashiwa, General Manager of BNS in Boulder, goes through the tools you need to glide wax your skis. He has some great tips too!

Binder Wax 2of2 - Application

Binder Wax 2of2 - Application

Nathan Schultz, Founder of BNS, walks through the steps of applying binder wax to your ski base, for increased kickwax durability.

Binder Wax 1of2 - Tools and Tips

Binder Wax 1of2 - Tools and Tips

Nathan Schultz explains the tools you need to apply binder wax to your Nordic ski base.

BNS Skimo-Waxing Skins

BNS Skimo-Waxing Skins

A guide to waxing your skimo racing skins, with Pete Swenson of the US Ski Mountaineering Association.

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