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Frozen Thunder Opens Oct. 22 – Rolling out the Thunder

October 20, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Off to a humble start, this first unassuming mound of snow is the initial dump of about 400 truckloads (my guess) which will eventually become a respectable … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norwegian Credibility Damaged by Arrogance – Therese Johaug Affair Continues

October 19, 2016 – Since Norwegian Therese Johaug’s tearful press conference following her positive test for the banned anabolic steroid Clostebol during an out-of-competition test on September 16, she has been out of the … READ MORE →2 comments

Drive for 25 – XC Matching $25K Grant Challenge

October 19, 2016 – Double your donation dollars from now until October 29. The clock is ticking. We have 10 days. If we can raise $25,000 in new donations for the Drive for … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Girls Rule at Fast and Female Park City

October 18, 2016 (Park City, Utah) – You couldn’t tell that it was a rainy, miserable day outside, as smiles from 135 girls lit up the USSA Center of Excellence entryway in Park City, … READ MORE → 0 comments

15th Annual Nordic Fest Fundraising Dinner & Auction – Nov. 5

October 18, 2016 (Guelph, ON) – 15th Annual NDC Thunder Bay Nordic Fest Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction in support of NDC Thunder Bay is being held Nov. 5 in Guelph, ON. Come out … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Claims Russia May Lose Ski Competitons Because of State-sponsored Doping

October 17, 2016 (Lahti, Finland) – According to a recent report in Europe Online, FIS may yet strip Russia of ski competitions this coming season depending on the outcome of further investigations into … READ MORE →2 comments

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Alberta World Cup Academy and Capital Region Training Group Celebrate Partnership

October 16, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) and the Capital Region Training Group (CRTG) are pleased to announce that they entered into their 3rd year of a formal … READ MORE → 0 comments

WADA Partners with Astellas Pharma to Prevent Misuse and Abuse of Medicines for Doping in Sports

October 15, 2016 – The World Anti-Doping Agency and Astellas Pharma Inc. have announced a global agreement to partner on the prevention of misuse and abuse of medicines for doping in sports. Doping … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Get Ready for the 8th Annual Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints

October 14, 2016 – Mark your calendars and keep up your training: the 8th Annual Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints will be held November 11-13, 2016. This 1000-meter race allows you to compare your … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Therese Johaug Tests Positive

October 13, 2016 (Norway) – Norway’s Therese Johaug, an Olympic and Nordic Worlds champion, has tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid Clostebol during an out-of-competition control on September 16 according to the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Beckie Scott Editorial – Essential We Support and Strengthen WADA

October 12, 2016 – Check out Beckie Scott’s impassioned and candid editorial calling for WADA to be supported as a strong and independent authority during these troubled times in sport. Scott, is the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Drive for 25 Begins!

October 11, 2016 – It’s underway! The single largest grassroots effort to support nordic skiing: the Drive for 25. Over the next six weeks, members of the skiing community across the United States … READ MORE → 0 comments

Geraghty-Moats Wins First U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Title

October 11, 2016 (Lake Placid, NY) – Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairly, VT) withstood a challenge from hometown favorite Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) to win her first U.S. title, taking the normal hill … READ MORE → 0 comments

Will Rhoads Sweeps U.S. Titles at U.S. Ski Jumping Championships

October 11, 2016 (Lake Placid, NY) – Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) put down two towering jumps to win his second U.S. title of the season. Rhoads, who won the large hill gold … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Cross Country Canada Partners with Enterpirse Rent-a-Car and National Car Rental

October 10, 2016 – Road trips just got a whole lot cheaper for members of Cross Country Ski De Fond Canada, thanks to a long-term agreement established with Enterpirse Rent-a-Car and National Car … READ MORE → 0 comments

Madshus CEO Says It’s Business as Usual

October 09, 2016 (Biri Oppland, Norway) – Madshus is Norway’s most prominent cross-country ski manufacturer in a country that is crazy about the sport. The recent announcement it will be put up for … READ MORE → 0 comments

New York’s Garnet Hill Lodge has New Owner

October 08, 2016 (North River, NY) – Garnet Hill Lodge in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains has a new owner reports the Albany Business Review. The cross-country ski center and 268-acre resort was … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Clarifies Pole Length Rules – The Debate Continues

October 07, 2016 – FIS published a new FAQ on Oct. 5th clarifying points on its recent decision to implement a maximum pole length in all FIS-sanctioned classic competitions. According to the FAQ, … READ MORE → 1 comment

Amie Smith is NENSA’s New Executive Director

October 07, 2016 – The NENSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Amie Smith will be taking the reins as Executive Director as we head into the 2016-17 ski season.  After … READ MORE → 0 comments

K2 Sports Owner of Madshus is Destined to be Sold Along with Other Major Winter Brands

October 07, 2016 (Denver, CO) – Major winter sports brands such as K2, Marker, Volkl, Full Tilt, Line and Ride are destined to be sold by owner Newell Brands Inc. report The Denver … READ MORE → 0 comments

2nd Annual Cross Country Alaska Hall of Fame Induction Full of Emotion

October 06, 2016 (Anchorage, Alaska) – The second annual Cross Country Alaska Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Oct. 1 offered an emotional surprise as Anne Donaghy, the daughter of inductees Lowell Jr. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Technical Committee Ruling on Maximum Classic Technique Poles

October 06, 2016 (Zurich, SUI) – The FIS Technical Committee Meetings in Zurich (SUI) concluded on October 1, 2016 after four days of meetings. With the focus on the final preparations for the … READ MORE → 0 comments

XC Ski Route Claims to be the World’s Longest Beer Trail During Oktoberfest

October 05, 2016 (North Muskegon, Michigan) – The fifth annual Oktoberfest took place in Muskegon State Park on Saturday, October 1 reports This event reputedly features the world’s longest beer garden trail … READ MORE → 0 comments

CCSAA Announces UT and CO Fall Summits Oct. 17 and 24

October 04, 2016 (Woodstock, Vermont) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) announces the Utah and Colorado Fall Summits to take place this October.  The CCSAA Summit Series are short, one day … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Announces New Controversial Classic Pole Length Regulation with Unpopular Response

October 03, 2016 (Cancun) – FIS Cross Country faced a barrage of criticism after announcing a new height limit for the length of classic ski poles following its Fall Congress in Cancun. The … READ MORE →3 comments

Visma Ski Classics Partners up With Daehlie

October 03, 2016 – The long distance ski championship Visma Ski Classics and Dæhlie have signed a sponsorship agreement in front of the tour´s upcoming season VII. Dæhlie will be titled the Official … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Women’s Nordic Combined Olympic Goal is Beijing 2022

October 02, 2016 – In a very productive and innovative session of the Nordic Combined Committee at FIS autumn meetings, the most important point of the agenda was the development of the ladies’ … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunity – Program Manager, High Performance Sports @ Richmond Olympic Oval

October 01, 2016 (Richmond, BC) – The Richmond Olympic Oval is seeking a full-time Program Manager, High Performance Sports. In this role, you will be responsible for supervising a team of technical coaches … READ MORE → 0 comments

Fashion-forward Nordic Race Suits by Borah Teamwear

September 30, 2016 – (Coon Valley, Wisconsin) – Borah Teamwear is excited to release four, creative new race suit designs for the upcoming Nordic ski season.  Let your imagination run wild with nearly … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with Ivan Babikov

September 29, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – In the season’s first edition of Talkin’ With the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves talks with Russian-born Canadian, Ivan Babikov, who recently turned from cross-country skier … READ MORE → 0 comments

Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame Inductions – Oct. 1

September 29, 2016 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Please join Cross Country Alaska as we honor the 2016 inductees to the Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame including Jim Galanes, Nina Kemppel, John Miles … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunity – Cross Country Saskatchewan High Performance Coordinator

September 28, 2016 (Regina, SK) – Cross Country Saskatchewan is looking to contract a highly organized, dedicated and enthusiastic High Performance Co-ordinator to advance Saskatchewan’s developing and elite level Nordic athletes. As the … READ MORE → 0 comments

2017 Team Alaska Coaching Opportunities

September 27, 2016 – CCAK is in the early planning of Team Alaska coach selection. In addition to the usual positions for Junior Nationals coaches (this year in Lake Placid, NY), we intend … READ MORE → 0 comments

APU Ski Swap Oct. 5-6

September 26, 2016 – The APU Elite team members will be there selling their gear and you are welcome to bring gear to sell as well. This is an informal swap for all … READ MORE → 0 comments

Inaugural Canadian Sanctioned Rollerski Race in Orford a Success

September 25, 2016 (Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, QC) – A new era of sanctioned racing in Canada has begun, with the very first CCC sanctioned rollerski race, Challenge Volvo 2016, hosted by Orford Ski Club on … READ MORE → 1 comment

Job Opportunity – Logistics/ Shipping Coordinator Ecommerce @ Skiis & Biikes (Van)

September 24, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – We‘re hiring. Skiis & Biikes started in 1978 as a small pro shop with focus on ski services, boot fitting and selling related accessories. Over the years … READ MORE → 0 comments

EPIC North American Snowshoe Racing Season in 2017

September 23, 2016 (Saranac Lake, New York) – The 2017 North American Snowshoe Racing Season is going to be EPIC. Never before have there been four major snowshoe championships conducted the same season on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Celebration Of Life for Sven Wiik – Sept. 24

September 22, 2016 – Please join the Wiik-Lindgren family for a celebration of Sven’s Life on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2pm at the Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. … READ MORE → 0 comments

CXC Technique Clinics for Master Skiers – Sept. 24 and 26

September 21, 2016 – The CXC Technique Clinics are open to master/citizen skiers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Skiers will be divided in small groups based on their level to provide … READ MORE → 0 comments

Pre-season Discount Trail Passes Available for Yellowstone Ski Festival

September 20, 2016 – Prepaid trail passes are now available for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Passes are valid from November 1-30. Passes can be purchased through the mail or online. Order by October 31, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ski for Light Seeks Skiers and Guides

September 19, 2016 (Snow Mountain Ranch, Colorado) – Ski for Light (SFL) is a 40+ year old program that provides an annual week long event for Blind, Visually and Mobility impaired skiers. SFL … READ MORE → 0 comments

Alysson Marshall is Newest Member of CCC Women’s Committee

September 18, 2016 – Alysson Marshall was a member of the National Ski Team for five years and represented Canada at World Cup events, World U23 Championships (2009, 2011), World Junior Championships (2008) … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Challenge Volvo 2016 in Orford – Carrier-Laforte and Cristofanilli Claim Inaugural Titles + PHOTOS

September 17, 2016 (Orford, QC) – Skinouk‘s Sophie Carrier-Laforte and local star Zachary Cristofanilli (Orford Cross Country Ski Club), claimed the victories at the 10km Challenge Volvo 2016, the first CCC-sanctioned Tier 2 Roller … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Coaches Needed for XC Supercamp

September 17, 2016 – Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and Silver Star Mountain Resort offer Canada’s most established cross-country ski improvement camps for all skiing abilities & fitness levels. The camps are offered on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Legendary Bjorn Daehlie Unveils New Identity for High Performance Apparel Brand

September 16, 2016 – Cross country legend Bjørn Daehlie pushed the limits of his sport in the 1990s, achieving Olympic and World Championship success. He established his eponymous brand in 1996, at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The Way I See It – Nebulizer, Summer Racing, Olympics, Doping

September 15, 2016 – Nebulizer – Puffer, inhaler call it what you want, this little hand held device is causing the Norwegian Nordic team all kinds of problems these days – read more … READ MORE → 0 comments

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XC Supercamps 2016/17 – Countdown to Winter

September 15, 2016 – Well it’s Fall, at least in the Okanagan it is. But, for those of you who love Summer, Fall is not a bad thing. There is still time to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunity – Communications and Social Media Intern – SIRC

September 14, 2016 – The Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) is Canada’s leading communication and knowledge hub for sport.  Founded in 1973, SIRC is a not-for-profit corporation that has served the Canadian and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club has hired August Teague as Their New Nordic Program Director

September 13, 2016 (Aspen, Colorado) – August has an impressive 14-year coaching history, helping athletes of all levels achieve their goals while developing a passion for Nordic skiing. August led the Nordic programs … READ MORE → 0 comments

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– The CAN Fund athlete application will be available on the CAN Fund website for athletes to begin submitting their applications starting Tuesday September 13, 2016 at 10am EST.   The application deadline is Friday, September, … READ MORE → 0 comments