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SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest Standings after Freestyle Sprint

February 25, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest standings following the Freestyle Sprint where the USA’s Jessie Diggins took silver and Kikkan Randall bronze … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Levins Posts Second Top-15 Finish at 2017 Youth/Junior Worlds

February 25, 2017 (Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia) – American Chloe Levins nailed her second top-15 of the 2017 Youth/Junior World Championships on Friday, finishing 11th out of 92 starters in the youth 6km sprint competition. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interviews with Sophie Caldwell and Kikkan Randall #Lahti2017

February 24, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – The USA’s Sophie Caldwell, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall were on the start line for the historic 3-strong A-Final in the women’s Freestyle Sprint at the 2017 Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Plenty of Snow at JacksonXC – Ski “FREE” for the Rest of this Season with 2018 Season Pass

February 24, 2017 – Grab your skis and come ski with us this weekend! It has been a fantastic week of skiing and snowshoeing here at JacksonXC. We have 55 trails open, 58 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Lake Placid Loppet Ski Race Postponed to March 18

February 24, 2017 (Lake Placid, New York) – The Lake Placid Loppet cross-country ski race has been pushed back until mid-March due to expected inclement weather Saturday, Feb. 25. State Olympic Regional Development … READ MORE → 0 comments

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Cancellation of Races – Introduces Birkie Celebration 2017

February 24, 2017 (Hayward, Wisconsis) – After days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snow storm front missing the Hayward and Cable areas, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation regretfully announces the cancellation … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Harvey Strong 12th as Pellegrino Wins Men’s Sprint F Over Ustiugov #Lahti 2017

February 23, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey raced to a strong 12th-place finish in the men’s 1.6km Freestyle Sprint on the opening day of the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Diggins 2nd & Randall 3rd for Historic Double US Podium in Women’s Sprint F as Norway’s Falla Wins Title #Lahti 2017

February 23, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – Americans Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall led Team USA’s charge with an emphatic statement taking silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 1.4km F Sprint, the opening … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Megan Bankes Wins Canada’s First IBU Junior Worlds GOLD in Women’s 12.5km Individual @ Slovakia

February 23, 2017 (Osrblie, Slovakia) – It was gold again for Canada today in the junior women’s 12.5km individual competition at IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Osrblie, Slovakia. Megan Bankes out of Calgary … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest Standings after Otepaa

February 23, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following Otepaa. Team Blue Hills still has the lead with 1,310 points while team Braddoe continues … READ MORE → 0 comments

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Birkie Week Feb. 24-25 Changes and Scenarios

February 23, 2017 (Hayward, WI) – With unseasonable weather again today, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has announced that Birkie Week events previously scheduled for Friday, February 24 have been moved to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Unprecedented Live Coverage of Lahti 2017 Nordic World Champs on NBC – Kicks Off Feb. 23

February 23, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – NBC Sports Group is offering nordic ski fans in America the most robust opportunity ever to view their sport with wall-to-wall live coverage of the International Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Léo Grandbois WINS Men’s 12.5km Individual @ IBU Youth World Championships in Slovakia

February 22, 2017 (Osrblie, Slovakia) – Canadian Léo Grandbois started things off with a bang today, winning the first race of the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Osrblie, Slovakia. The Youth men’s 12.5km … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest – Final Deadline Extended Until Midnight Feb. 22

February 22, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – With the late update of the final athlete lists for the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest some contestants wondered if more time might be available as … READ MORE →2 comments

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Swix Launches Triac 3.0 Ski Pole – Redesigned Strap and Handle Offer Massive Weight Reduction

February 21, 2017 – 13% – That’s the overall weight reduction from the previous Triac® to the forthcoming Triac® 3.0. In a product category that’s typically marked by single digit inching toward technical … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships – Competition Schedule

February 21, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – We are just two days before the first medals are handed out at the Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.  However, events get underway tomorrow with … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest Final Countdown – Enter Until Midnight Tonight

February 21, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – The final countdown has begun as all nations have submitted their final athlete selections for the Lahti 2017 Nordic World Championships from Feb. 22-Mar. 5 and our … READ MORE → 0 comments

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West Yellowstone Annual Rendezvous Ski Race – March 4

February 21, 2017 (West Yellowstone, Montana) – Are you ready to put a winter’s worth of training to the test while you enjoy the beauty of the Yellowstone region? You are invited to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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39th Gatineau Loppet Days 1 and 2 Report and Results

February 21, 2017 (Gatineau, QC) – Gatineau Loppet skiers could not have hoped for a more festive atmosphere in which to launch themselves on Gatineau Park’s cross-country trails today. Excellent skiing conditions and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest Over $3,500 in Prizes – Countdown and Teams Update

February 20, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – The countdown is underway as all nations have now submitted their final athlete selections for the Lahti 2017 Nordic World Championships running from Feb. 22-Mar. 5. We’ll … READ MORE →2 comments

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Susan Dunklee’s Mass Start Silver Marks Team USA’s First Women’s Individual Biathlon Worlds Medal – Dahlmeier Takes Record 5th Gold

February 20, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – When the 2017 biathlon world championships began, Team USA had two “nevers” looming that the team could have only hoped to erase in its wildest dreams, on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bailey Strong 6th in Men’s 15km Mass Start as Schempp Rules at IBU Worlds in Hochfilzen

February 20, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – American Lowell Bailey was in the medal hunt again claiming 6th in the men’s 15km Mass Start at the IBU World Championship as Germany’s Simon Schempp took … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Harvey 19th in Men’s 15km C Individual Start Dominated by Norway’s Sundby – USA’s Bjornsen 36th

February 20, 2017 (Otepää, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey led the North Americans in the men’s 15km C individual start finishing 19th as Martin Johnsrud Sundby was king once again winning by 37.1 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bjornsen 19th as Norway’s Bjørgen Rules Women’s 10km Ind Start in Otepää

February 20, 2017 (Otepää, Estonia) – The USA’s Sadie Bjornsen in 19th led three Americans into the points as Marit Bjørgen (NOR) proved that she still has what it takes to dominate a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Brian McKeever and Graham Nishikawa Win Gold, Mark Arendz Wins Bronze at Para Nordic Worlds Finale

(Finsterau, Germany) – Canada’s Para-Nordic Cross-Country Ski Team capped off a dream week at the World Championships by adding a gold and bronze to their medal haul in Finsterau, Germany. Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Masters Oksana Dominates with Fourth Gold on Final Day of Para Nordic Worlds – Bronze for Soule

February 20, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany)  – Capping off her remarkable run this week, Oksana Masters was crowned world champion for a fourth time at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships with a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Diggins Fab 5th and Randall 9th as Nilsson Bests Falla in Sprint F at Otepaa World Cup

February 19, 2017 (Otepaa, Estonia) – Jessie Diggins claimed a fab 5th in the women’s 1.3km free technique sprint and Kikkan Randall signaled she’s back qualifying third and finishing 9th as Stina Nilsson … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest – Don’t Miss It

February 19, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – With the 2017 Nordic World Championships only days away don’t miss your chance to follow all of the action and win great prizes in our  SkiTrax FIS … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Hamilton Solid 8th in Men’s Sprint F as Norway’s Klaebo Claims First World Cup Win in Otepaa

February 19, 2017 (Otepaa, EST) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton finished a solid 8th in the men’s 1.6km Sprint F while Canada’s Alex Harvey was 15th as Johannes Klaebo, 20, of Norway finally … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Mark Arendz Sprints to Gold on Day 6 at Para-Nordic Biathlon World Championships

February 19, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Mark Arendz added another gold medal to his haul, completing most successful Para-Nordic World Ski Championships in his career on Saturday in Finsterau, Germany.
Arendz, of Hartsville, P.E.I., … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Masters Claims 3rd World Title with Sprint Biathlon Gold on Day 6 at Para Nordic Worlds

February 19, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – American Oksana Masters won her fourth medal of the week as she secured gold in the women’s sitting sprint-distance biathlon at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA Strong 7th in Men’s Relay as Russia Triumphs at IBU Worlds – Canada 13th

February 19, 2017 (Hochfilzen, AUT) – Team USA put on a solid showing with a 7-place finish in the men’s relay team 4×7.5-kilometer race at the IBU World Championships in Hochfilzen as Russia … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Germany Wins Women’s Relay at IBU Worlds – USA 14th, Canada 16th

February 17, 2017 (Hochfilzen, AUT) – Team USA finished 14th while Canada was 16th in the women’s 4 x 6km relay as Germany won gold for their fourth relay win this season. Ukraine … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest – Enter TODAY

February 17, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Nordic race fans around the world will soon be focused on the 2017 Nordic World Championships in Lahti, Finland from Feb. 22-Mar. 5 and our SkiTrax FIS … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Lowell Bailey Claims USA’s First IBU Biathlon Worlds GOLD with Historic Win in Men’s 20km Individual at Hochfilzen

February 16, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey made history today at the IBU World Championships, winning the first ever championship gold medal by an American biathlete. Bailey, 35, a three-time … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Brian McKeever Remains the King of Para-Nordic Cross-country Skiing

February 16, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – The 13-time Paralympic medallist from Canmore, Alta., and his guide, Graham Nishikawa of Whitehorse, led wire-to-wire in the men’s 20-kilometre visually impaired classic cross-country ski race on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Masters Wins Long-distance Cross-country Gold at Para Nordic Worlds

February 16, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Oksana Masters won her third medal of the week as she secured gold in the women’s sitting long-distance cross-country at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships.
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Biathlete Susan Dunklee Is First U.S. Woman To Qualify For 2018 Olympics After Placing Sixth At Worlds

February 16, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.) became just the second athlete to qualify for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team after finishing sixth in the women’s 15-kilometer individual Wednesday at … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Skitrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest NOW OPEN

February 15, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to announce the launch of our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Lahti Contest as the 2017 Nordic World Championships will soon be underway from Feb. 22-Mar. 5 … READ MORE → 1 comment

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USA’s Dunklee Stellar 6th and Canada’s Ransom Career-best 18th as Dahlmeier Wins Women’s 15km Individual for 3rd Gold at IBU Worlds

February 15, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – American Susan Dunklee found her championship form today in the women’s 15km Individual race at the IBU Worlds to take 6th and in the process secured a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Para-Nordic Team Wins Historic Bronze at World Championships

February 15, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Canada’s Para-Nordic Team skied into the historic books after winning a bronze medal for the first time ever at the World Championships in Finsterau, Germany on Wednesday.
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Canada’s Mark Arendz Claims Silver at Para-Nordic Biathlon World Championships

February 15, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Mark Arendz had a Valentine’s Day date with the podium, earning a silver-medal at the World Para-Nordic Ski World Championships on Tuesday in Finsterau, Germany.
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USA’s Oksana Masters Wins Individual Biathlon Bronze at Para-Nordic World Championships in Germany

February 15, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – American Oksana Masters from Louisville, Kentucky won her second medal of the week as she claimed bronze in the women’s sitting individual biathlon at the 2017 World … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Biathlete Lowell Bailey is First Athlete Of Any Sport To Qualify For 2018 U.S. Olympic Team

February 14, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – In the span of one year, biathlete Lowell Bailey has gone from the brink of hanging up his rifle and skis to becoming the first athlete – … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Fast & Female Champ Chat Returns to Birkie Week

February 14, 2017 (Hayward, Wisconsin) – From fitness activities to inspirational stories, Fast and Female’s 4th annual Champ Chat at the Birkie will start a conversation for young female athletes during Birkie weekend. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ladies Ski Day at Whistler Olympic Park on February 18 – Discounts and Free Lessons for Female Skiers

February 13, 2017 (Whistler, BC) – Whistler Olympic Park, in partnership with Kari Traa, presents Ladies Ski Day on Saturday, February 18, 2017. On that day, female skiers can enjoy a number of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bailey Career-best 6th in Men’s Pursuit as Fourcade Rules @ IBU Worlds – Canada’s Christian Gow 23rd

February 12, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – American Lowell Bailey had fans on the edge of their seats as he left the final standing range in second after shooting clean to deliver yet another … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dunklee 22nd as Dahlmeier Defends Pursuit Title @ IBU Worlds – Domracheva is Back and Wins Silver

February 12, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee battled back to finish 22nd in the women’s 10km Pursuit at the IBU Worlds as Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier defended her title while Darya … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Oksana Masters Wins USA’s First Gold at 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Finsterau

February 12, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Oksana Masters made history on the second day (February 12) of the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Finsterau, Germany, by winning her maiden world title to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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– Today, the CSM mourns the loss of one of our skiers. An incident happened on the trail, a skier suffered a cardiac arrest and in spite of all the efforts by our medical … READ MORE → 0 comments