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4 years pass quickly: the time to qualify for 2018 Winter Olympics begins in Austrian Tyrol Nov. 18-19

IGLS, Austria – The most important World Cup luge season in any quadrennium begins next weekend outside Innsbruck, the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic site. It’s significant for the simple reason that the first five races prior to the holiday break will determine the final field of Olympic luge racers, as the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games begin in less than three months.


Iceland Hiking Trip Chris Nancarrow Customer Submission

Iceland Hiking Trip

“I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful product. I purchased 2 Chocorua Midweight shirts for a weeklong hiking trip across Iceland’s Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trails. The shirts kept me completely comfortable through the constantly changing temperatures and intense wind/rain storms. I even wear them casually when I work and go out for the evening.


Your Merino Wool Ridge Cuff Beanie also accompanied me on the hike and worked wonderfully. Iceland’s temperature in mid-September ranged between 25F and 55F and the beanie kept me warm while sleeping through the freezing nights.”



Conference call Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 PM ET

US Luge Team members Erin Hamlin, Emily Sweeney, Summer Britcher, Tucker West, Chris Mazdzer, Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman will participate in a conference call from the 2018 Olympic site in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Sweeney, West, Mortensen/Terdiman win second Norton Seeding Race on 2018 Olympic track

World Cup team finalized as Germaine edges Arndt for 4th women’s spot


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The USA Luge doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman and singles racer Tucker West, all members of the Sochi Olympic team, won their respective divisions for the second consecutive race, as the Norton seeding series ended Sunday morning in Pyeongchang.

USA Luge schedule for the fall training and World Cup competition periods

 FALL TRAINING (subject to change)

    • Athletes in Lake Placid until late September
    • Sept. 15 – Annual USA Luge Start Championships
    • Sept. 25 – Oct. 4 / Lillehammer, Norway
    • Oct. 7-13 / Whistler, B.C. / Seeding race 1 on Oct. 13
    • Oct. 15-19 / Calgary, Alb. / Seeding race 2 postponed (weather)
    • Oct. 21-29 / Lake Placid / Seeding race 3 and Norton National Championships postponed (weather)


Message from the President

After months of planning, I’m super excited that we have now announced that USTSA will be hosting two FIS World Cup Telemark events in Vermont this coming January!

Minus 33 Merino wool clothing, wool saved my life: Part II

Wool Saved My Life

It was a morning like any other.


Just your typical Upstate New York polar vortex bringing the air temperature somewhere well below zero. It was however, a gorgeous day with blue skies and green pines and there was fresh snow on the ground. I decided to go for a jaunt on cross country skis through our family’s backwoods out to the lake for some crisp air and exercise. Because it was so cold, I layered up. I put on some Wool Knee Socks with long underwear and topped with a wool sweater, jacket and cap to keep me cozy as I began to traverse the woodland trail.


The USA Luge National Team will return to Lake Placid Oct. 23-29 for a week of on ice training at Mount Van Hoevenberg, culminating with the second and third Norton Seeding Races and the Norton National Championships


7 members of the group will be available on a media call Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 ET

Weekend Slabs on Rainy Lake Merinoholics Adventures Kyle

Weekend Slabs on Rainy Lake

With the fall colors comes some of the best fishing of the year. In northern Minnesota there lies a lake that holds some of the largest Crappies in the country! With Rainy Lake’s beauty comes great fishing. The Crappies in Rainy Lake are the 3rd favorite target for Anglers falling behind Walleyes and Northern Pike.READ MORE

minus 33 merino wool clothing, White Castle becomes official sponsor of USA Luge


Chance to win a trip for two to the 2018 USA Luge Fantasy Camp in Lake Placid, New York


  Columbus, Ohio – Do you have what it takes to be a slider? White CastleÒ is proud to team up with USA Luge for the nationwide Be A Sliderä contest, searching for one bold Craver to win a trip for two to the 2018 USA Luge Fantasy Camp where they’ll experience what it takes to be a luge athlete!