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Former Olympian crust-cruises Juneau trails

...2011 and is about to finish a four-year term on the U.S. Olympic Committee's board of directors.A young Juneau Nordic skier asked Kemppel if she ever talked to other competitors during a race."Yes there are words exchanged," Kemppel said...
GCLL Minors All-Stars on a roll

...blood since an early age, as she started on skis at the age of two. Her mother, Karin (Evaldsson) Gillis, was a Nordic skier for Alaska in the 1980's."Being a coach at the collegiate level is a dream job for me but you have to take into...
More than a shuffle

...said Dominic Bradford, who has been a competitive Nordic skier for most of his life. "There's nothing relaxing...Bradford moved to town was considered the best local Nordic skier. Spaulding Meadows, located up the Auk Nu trail near...
Snowballing ski trails

...and he had to fight his way through the snow-bent alders. Scholten, a recreational forester by profession and a Nordic skier by passion, decided the area had potential. "It was like, 'Bing!,' " he said Tuesday, skate-skiing on what...
Jay Hakkinen qualifies for 2006 Olympics

...kilometer race in Ruhpolding, Germany, to secure a spot on the Olympic team for the third straight time. Anchorage nordic skier Nina Kemppel is the only Alaskan to compete in four Olympics, while alpine skiers Tommy Moe of Palmer/Girdwood and...
Brewers select former Dimond pitcher Montalbo

...from an athletic family. His father Mel was a former Oakland Raider, his older brother Todd was an all-American Nordic skier at the University of Alaska Anchorage and his older brother Scott was an all-American alpine skier at the University...
Sixth Alaskan qualifies for Salt Lake City Olympics gives Alaska six athletes with confirmed tickets to the Olympics, joining ski jumper Alan Alborn of Anchorage, Nordic skier Nina Kemppel of Anchorage and three biathletes -- Jay Hakkinen of Kasilof, Jeremy Teela of Anchorage and Rachel Steer...
Making Tracks

...start gliding, you can do far better skiing." The Juneau Nordic Ski Club hopes to bring Adam Verrier, an Olympic Nordic skier who lives in Anchorage, to Juneau for skate and classic ski clinics, Watson said. He and Brayton hope beginning skiers...
Australian ski coach adjusts to life in Central Alaska

...Grimmer's coaches was Jeff Ellis from Canada, who happens to be married to Anchorage skier Kikkan Randall, the top Nordic skier in the U.S.Several Australian skiers had come to Alaska to train with Ellis and Randall at Alaska Pacific University...
'Riking' and the right of way

...running and actually it's not the first time in my life I've employed the technique. During my days as a competitive Nordic skier at the University of Colorado and Nevada, we would frequently head out into the mountains for a preseason rike with...


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