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Kikkan Randall (USA) [P] Nordic Focus
Talking With the Gravy Train – Interview with Kikkan Randall

October 31, 2014 – In this week’s edition of Talkin’ with the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves talks with American cross-country star Kikkan Randall. Over her career, Randall has amassed 17 US Championships, … READ MORE → 0 comments

US Coach Chris Grover [P] USSA
US XC Ski Team Head Coach Chris Grover on NNF D25 and Making a Difference

October 31, 2014 – In 2013 would anyone have guessed that Sophie Caldwell would finish in 6th place at the Sochi Olympics, securing the best U.S. women’s Olympic finish in history? Would we … READ MORE → 0 comments

Concept2 Announces Newly Redesigned SkiErg – More Workout Options

October 31, 2014 (Morrisville, VT ) – As skiers working to engineer the best product possible, we’re always looking to incorporate improvements into our equipment. Based on our own experiences and feedback from … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Oct 31: Young Skiers Win Inaugural Madshus Peter...

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(Seattle, WA) – Madshus, one of the world’s leading performance Nordic ski companies, is thrilled to announce Erin Moening and Conner Truskowski as the winners of the inaugural Peter Hale Memorial Scholarship. With nominations … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 31: PRINOTH to Support USSA as Official...

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(Park City, UT) – Athletes will have world class snow conditions during upcoming training camps thanks to PRINOTH snow groomers, who has signed on as the official snow grooming machine for the U.S. Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 31: USA Ski Jumping Names 2014-15 National...

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(Park City, UT) – USA Ski Jumping (USASJ) has named the athletes that will comprise the 2014-15 US National Ski Jumping Teams. In making the announcement today USASJ Athletic Director Alan Johnson called the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 30: Sadie Bjornsen’s Q&A – Training...

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– Sadie Bjornsen just finished her most exciting and successful year to date and after scoring her first World Cup medal and competing for Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she is definitely … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 30: Matt Whitcomb and Sverre Caldwell to...

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(Stratton, Vermont) – What do Matt Whitcomb (USST), Chris Hall (Swix), Sverre Caldwell (SMS), Patrick O’Brien (SMS T2), and the Stratton T2 Team all have in common? Other than being huge contributors to our … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 30: WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic Sprint –...

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(Canmore, AB) – Check out this great selection of photos from the recent season kick-off competitions at the WinSport Frozen Thunder held at the Canmore Nordic Centre this past weekend where Canadian and US skiers, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 30: NNF Drive For 25 Cross Country...


– Over halfway to the end of the Drive for 25 and the numbers are piling up. Here are some important statistics on the largest grassroots sport fundraising effort in the country so far:

$120,000 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 30: IPC Nordic Skiing Sport Technical Committee...

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– IPC Nordic Skiing confirmed on Thursday the new membership of its Sport Technical Committee (STC), the group responsible for ensuring the continued growth and progress of the sport in the four years ahead … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 29: MVSTA Has a New Name –...

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(Winthrop, WA) – The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association (MVSTA) would like to share some big news. MVSTA has a new name: Methow Trails!  We are excited to share our new name, new logo, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 29: Saarinen Back Training after...

Aino-Kaisa Saarinen [P] Nordic Focus

– In September, Finland’s Aino-Kaisa Saarinen fell during the training camp in Ramsau and broke a bone in her foot. Now, a few weeks later, Saarinen got good news from doctors today.
“The fractured bone … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 28: Interview with Canada’s Heidi Widmer at...

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(Canmore, AB) – Following the 10/15km FR races on day 2 of the WinSport Frozen Thunder competitions in Canmore, SkiTrax caught up with rising Canadian star, Heidi Widmer, who made the top 1o in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 28: Job Opportunity – General Manager, Biathlon...

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(Canmore, AB/Ottawa, ON) – Biathlon Canada, the National Sport Organization for biathlon in Canada, is seeking an energetic and motivated individual to fill the position of General Manager for its office in Canmore, Alberta … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 28: Masters Camps at Craftsbury Outdoor Center...

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– (Craftsbury Common, Vermont) – Masters skiers: are you looking for a tune-up this season before the snow really flies? Is there something about your technique or training that you think may be holding … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 27: Devon Kershaw and Rosanna Crawford Win...

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(Canmore, AB) – Devon Kershaw (Can) NST-Onaping Falls claimed the top spot on the podium for a great start to his season winning the men’s 15km FR Frozen Thunder race at the Canmore Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 27: ONE WAY Becomes Exclusive Textile Partner...


– Russian WorldTour Team Katusha is proud to announce its partnership with the Finnish Nordic sports brand ONE WAY. Katusha’s clothing partner for 2015 and 2016 has a distribution in 28 countries Worldwide. ONE … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 26: 5th Annual Rampa con i Campioni...

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– Already for the fifth time amateur cross-country skiers will have a unique chance to live the emotional Final Climb of Tour de Ski in front of more than 20.000 spectators, a few minutes … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 26: Gatineau Loppet 2015 – Early Bird...

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(Gatineau, QC) – You have until October 31to save up to 40% on registration fees for the Gatineau Loppet (best price of the 2015 edition!). Make a group registration and get 10% off or … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 25: Interviews with Devon Kershaw and Liz...

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(Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Canada’s Devon Kershaw (NST/Onaping Falls) who won the B-Final at Frozen Thunder, and the USA’s Liz Stephen (U.S. Ski Team – Burke Mt Academy) who finished 4th in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 24: WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic Sprint Final...

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(Canmore, AB) – Ida Sargent (USA) U.S. Ski Team – CGRP and Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (USA) Bend Endurance Academy topped the qualifications at the 1.6km WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic Sprint qualifications today at the Canmore … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 23: Job Opportunity – Youth Program Manager,...


(New Gloucester, ME) – NENSA is seeking a youth program manager to galvanize the youth cross-country skiing community in New England. This position will directly manage NENSA’s Bill Koch League programs and position NENSA as … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 22: New Sodie Training Rap Kicks off...

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– Our exclusive new “Sodie Training Rap” has now launched at This regular feature stars two of the sport’s top competitive female XC skiers, Sophie Caldwell and Sadie Bjornsen. The duo were branded Sodie … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 22: CCES First Quarter Report – Canadian...

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(Ottawa, ON) – In its first quarter, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) focused on enhancing its international relationships to help increase the fight against doping in sport in Canada and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 22: SIA Announces Inaugural INDUSTRY + INTELLIGENCE...


(Washington, DC) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA), the snow sports industry’s member-owned trade association, recently announced plans to host its first-ever INDUSTRY + INTELLIGENCE gathering. The daylong industry-only event, scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28th, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 21: SkiTrax Notice to Cross Country Canada...

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– SkiTrax continues as the Official Magazine of Cross Country Canada (CCC) but a complimentary subscription to SkiTrax is no longer included with Race Licence Holder memberships.
Race Licence Holders can still subscribe to SkiTrax … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 21: Executive Director Position – Cross Country...

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– CCNB is the provincial sport organization that oversees the sport of cross country skiing and are currently seeking a full-time Executive Director. This position is financially supported by the New Brunswick Department of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 21: Liz Stephen’s Park City Training Camp...

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– I am currently on a plane to San Francisco for a night with my good friend and teammate Jessie Diggins to attend the annual Snow Ball that is held there every year as … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 20: Preseason Discount Trail Passes Available for...

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(West Yellowstone, MT) – The weather is turning and the mountains already have a couple inches of snow! Now is the time to get your Yellowstone Ski Festival November passes at the discounted rate … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 20: Canadian GG Proclaims 2015 the Year...

Year of Sport 2015 [P] Sport Canada

(Ottawa, ON) – His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, today proclaimed 2015 the Year of Sport in Canada in a ceremony on Parliament Hill. The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 20: Borah Teamwear Offers Exclusive Birchleggings Club...


(Coon Valley, WI) – Borah Teamwear, a long-time supporter and recent sponsor of the American Birkebeiner, has collaborated with the renowned Birchleggings Club, providing an exclusive custom Nordic apparel collection available to the 1,300 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 19: Tim Hug Takes Swiss National Summer...

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(Einsiedeln, Switzerland) – Tim Hug has claimed the Swiss National Summer Nordic Combined title once more, this time also beating out top U.S. team members who were on the start line as part of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 19: Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships Officially...

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(Falun, Sweden) – Nearly 100 participants were in attendance for the Final Inspection including representatives from the 2015 Local Organizing Committee, Swedish Ski Association, City of Falun, Region of Dalarna, FIS, the European Broadcasting … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 18: Talkin’ With the Gravy Train –...

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– Having grown up in one of America’s most well-known Nordic skiing families, Paddy Caldwell, has been on skis from about the same time that he learned to walk. At the 2014 FIS Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 18: NNF Supporting Tomorrow’s Nordic Stars Today...


– The wave has started. US Skiing is on the rise and the NNF is a part of it. Now. Right now, the small bits of participation from the skiing community can make a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 17: USST 10km Skate Individual Start –...

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(Park City, UT) – Kikkan Randall (USST/APU) and Miles Havlick (SVSEF Gold) topped the women’s and men’s field’s respectively at USST’s 10km Skate Individual Start as part of the team’s high-altitude training camp in Park City. Liz … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 17: CXC Super Fit Weekends...


– Bring your old skis to test if they have a good fit for you, learn what conditions they will ski the best and compare them to new skis side by side.

Each CXC Super … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 16: Ivan Babikov Report – Last Dryland...

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(Park City, Utah) – For the last dryland training camp of this summer our team went to Park City. We were joined by some American skiers and Alberta World Cup Academy guys. We have … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 15: Frozen Thunder Update – Canmore Nordic...

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(Canmore, AB) – Snow is in the air and Alberta is ready to kick things off soon as the Canmore Nordic Centre began the annual ritual of breaking out the snow they’ve been storing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 15: Brooks Blog – A Story Worth...


(Alaska) – You know how they say that a picture is worth a thousand words? What does that make a documentary worth? Let’s just say, a lot. Especially if you’re as talented and dedicated … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 15: USSA Partners with RallyMe to...


The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, in partnership with RallyMe, announced today the launch of “USSA Crowdfunding”, a groundbreaking funding platform exclusively for its member athletes.
The website,, is the next step in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 14: World Champion Kikkan Randall Partners with...


(Finland0 – From the 2014/2015 season onwards, Randall will be going for gold with YOKO ski gloves and poles. Finnish sporting goods and textiles company YOKO has entered into a significant partnership with US … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 14: Fischer University Kicks Off Two Days...

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(Minneapolis, MN) – Thirty-five nordic racing dealers arrived in downtown Minneapolis to connect, share and learn from Fischer Sports and friends of the nordic industry. “This has never been done before and it’s a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 13: APU Partners with Craft...


(Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center will take on a new look this
season. APU is partnering with Craft Sportswear, a global outdoor wear company that also outfits
the Swedish National Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 13: First U.S. Title for Bryan Fletcher...

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(Lake Placid, New York) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) added another jewel to an already star-studded Nordic Combined career, winning his first national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 12: Nick Fairall Claims U.S. Ski Jumping...

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(Lake Placid, NY) – Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) defended his title at the Flaming Leaves Festival on the Lake Placid Olympic jump at the K95 meter U.S. Ski Jumping Championship, breaking a first round … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 12: US Ski Jumping Championships Women –...

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(Lake Placid, New York) – Sarah Hendrickson showed why she is the world champion in women’s ski jumping by soaring to a first place finish in the US Ski Jumping Championships on Sunday, October … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 12: National Teams in Final Prep for...

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– With around 50 days until the start of the 2014/15 FIS Cross-Country World Cup season, national teams around the world are working full speed on preparing for the upcoming season. The month of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 11: Jim Galanes to be Inducted into...

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(Stowe, VT) – Join us for the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony October 19th at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center! We’re very excited to induct five Vermonters: Jim Galanes, Mike Holland, Anabel & … READ MORE → 0 comments