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Yukon’s Nishikawa, Beatty and Johsgaard Receive New Funding Boost

April 26, 2017 (Yukon) – Talented Yukon cross-country skiers Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty and Knute Johnsgaard, all members of Canada’s national ski team, are the first recipients of a new Northern Exploration and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Talking with the Gravy Train Interview with John Morton – A Man for All Seasons

April 26, 2017 – In this edition of Talkin’ With the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves talks with the remarkable John Morton, a two-time US Olympian in Biathlon and also a Team … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Call for Nominations for CAC Board of Directors at Coaching Association of Canada

April 25, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Notice – Highlands Trailblazers Junior COMPetitive Lead Coach

April 24, 2017 – The Highlands Trailblazers seeks an experienced competitive skier with strong coaching skills to manage the training program for the “COMP” racing program the Club is adding for the 2017/18 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Lukas Bauer Hangs Up the Skis after a Stellar Career

April 23, 2017 – The Czech Republic’s best cross-country skier, Lukas Bauer, already announced before the start of this season that it would be his last. Bauer competed at five Olympic Winter Games, … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Tricia Smith Re-elected as COC President

April 22, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Canada’s sport community has renewed its confidence in Tricia Smith as President of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). Members of the COC Session, comprised of sport leaders, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Former Olympian Alain Masson Has Close Encounter with Wolves in Yukon

April 21, 2017 (Atlin, BC) – Alain Masson, a former Olympic skier, had a close encounter with a pack of wolves while skiing alone last Sunday reports CBC. Masson lives in the Yukon, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bend Endurance Academy Announces New Location

April 20, 2017 (Bend, OR) – The Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) is excited to announce they have moved to a new location at 442 NE 3rd street. “I am excited by the possibilities … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Inaugural CXC Congress – April 28-30

April 19, 2017 (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) – Central Cross Country Ski Association will host educational workshops for club leaders focused on fundraising, host sport committee meetings and recognize some of the organization’s top … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sovereign Lake Spring Fling Ski Camp – May 4-7

April 18, 2017 (Vernon, BC) – Start the 2017-18 Ski Season off right! Sovereign Lake Nordic Club would like to invite you to take part in our annual Spring Fling Ski Camp taking … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The Way I See It – Birkie, No-Wax Skis, Masters World Cup, Downhills, Race Shape, Cheerleaders, Whitcomb

April 17, 2017 – Is This The Birkie Solution? – Check out this video and revisit my comments on the situation at the Birkie so get up to speed on what’s needed to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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University of New Mexico to Discontinue Men’s and Women’s Skiing Programs – Save UNM Petition Started

April 16, 2017 (Albuquerque, NM) – Late last week the University of New Mexico’s VP of Athletics, Paul Krebs, delivered some somber news that the men’s and women’s ski programs would no longer be … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity @ Winsport Canada – Haig Glacier Camp Attendant

April 15, 2017 – We are currently looking for a camp attendant to join our WinSport Canada team. The camp attendant is responsible for a variety of duties in relation to the operation of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Director, Communications and Media Relations at The Canadian Olympic Committee

April 14, 2017 – Be part of building a national brand. Headquartered in Toronto, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Cross Country Canada 2018 Club Toque Fundraiser – April 23 Deadline

April 14, 2017 – Calling all clubs and skiers young and old! Club members are invited to enter a contest to design a Swix toque. Clubs will be able to purchase these toques … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sweden’s Johan Olsson Retires from Elite Skiing

April 13, 2017 – Swedish top Cross-Country skier Johan Olsson has decided not to continue elite skiing career.
Johan Olsson became one of the most successful Swedish Cross-Country skiers of all times. He won … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCC Welcomes Ryan Jackson as New Athlete Director

April 13, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – Elections for a new Cross Country Canada Athlete Director took place on March 22nd in Canmore, AB at the annual Athlete Meeting held during the 2017 Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Coordinator, Commercial Affairs @ The Canadian Olympic Committee

April 12, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Be a part of building and servicing a national brand. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dabudyk and Pralong Claim FIS Worldloppet Cup 2017 Titles at Ugra Ski Marathon

April 09, 2017 (Russia) – Only 12 points separated the red bib holder of the FIS Worldloppet Cup 2017, Candide Pralong and second-placed Ivan Perrillat-Boiteux before the final stage at the Ugra Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Team Hardwood in Scandinavia – Part Deux

April 08, 2017 (Scandinavia) – For the second time this season a group of skiers from Team Hardwood headed to Scandinavia to race and train. Departing directly after the Canadian National Championships in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017 Contest Final Standings and WINNERS

April 07, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We  apologize for the delay and are excited to present the winners and final standings of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest following the Men’s … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Men’s 50km FR Mass Start at 2017 USSA Distance Nationals – MORE PHOTOS

April 07, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Check out these great photos by Lance Parrish out of Fairbanks from the men’s 50km Freestyle mass start, their final event held on Sunday, April 2 at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Biathlon’s Senior and Development Teams Announced For 2017/18

April 06, 2017 (New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee has presented the following nominations for the 2017-18 Senior High Performance Team and Development Teams to the U.S. Biathlon Board of Directors.
National … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Swix Launches Custom Teamwear Site for 2017-18

April 05, 2017 (Haverhill, Massachusetts) – Swix Sport USA announced today the launch of a new custom site, team wear portal and design support for programs looking for elite level clothing. The new … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dr. Michele Ferrari Found Guilty in Biathlete Daniel Taschler Affair – Receives 18-Month Suspended Sentence

April 05, 2017 (Bolzano, Italy) – Dr. Michele Ferrari was handed down an 18-month suspended sentence by an Italian court for his role in distributing doping products to biathlete Daniel Taschler reports the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Women’s 30km FR Mass 2017 USSA Distance Nationals – MORE PHOTOS

April 04, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Check out these great photos by Lance Parrish out of Fairbanks from the women’s 30km Freestyle mass start, their final event held on Sunday, April 2 at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The Way I See It – No-Wax Skis, Birkie, Old Adage, Hoffman, Elliott, Prisoners, C$

April 03, 2017 – No-Wax Skis – About 3-4 years ago I started looking for some no-wax skis that would work in most conditions, so when I went skiing I wasn’t fussing around … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Scott Patterson Wins Men’s 50km FR Mass Start at USSA Distance Nationals – Schumacher Top Junior

April 02, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Scott Patterson (APU) is the man to beat as he powered to the biggest win of his career with a decisive and dominating victory by a 3+ … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Diggins Claims 30km FR Mass Start Title at 2017 USSA Distance Nationals – Schneider is Junior Champ

April 02, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Jessie Diggins (SMS T2) continued to storm the 2017 USSA Distance National Championships with another victory claiming the women’s 30km Freestyle mass start title on the final day. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alex Harvey Honoured in Quebec’s National Assembly

April 02, 2017 (Quebec City, Que.) – Alex Harvey received a special tribute last week in Quebec’s National Assembly in recognition of his exceptional performance at the 2017 Lahti Nordic World Championships in Lahti, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2017 USSA Distance National Championships Mixed Relay PHOTOS

April 01, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Here’s a great selection of photos by Lance Parrish from Fairbanks at the Mixed Relay at the 2017 USSA Distance National Championships where Stratton Mountain’s Sophie Caldwell, Benjamin … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity at the Canadian Paralympic Committee – Director, Foundation

April 01, 2017 – The Director, Foundation works closely with a team of staff to lead and oversee the operational, budget, logistical planning, and delivery of all fundraising objectives for the Paralympic Foundation … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Kikkan Randall and Marit Bjoergen to Open Chain of Daycare Centres

April 01, 2017 – While not yet officially announced SkiTrax has learned that the USA’s Kikkan Randall and Norwegian star Marit Bjoergen will soon launch a chain of Daycare Centres. The two xc … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Stratton Mountain Captures Mixed Relay Title at 2017 USSA Distance National Championships

March 31, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Stratton Mountain came from behind to claim the USSA Distance National Championships Mixed Relay title on Friday over APU 1 in second with APU-2 landing third on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Quebec City World Cup XC Ski Finals – A Few Thoughts and Photos

March 31, 2017 (Quebec City, QC) – And now a drum roll if you please. Upon reflection I’ve pondered the treasured beauty of the recently completed FIS World Cup Finals in Quebec City. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Diggins and Hanneman Win Sprint F Titles at 2017 USSA SuperTour Finals in Fairbanks + PHOTOS

March 30, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Jessie Diggins (Stratton) and Logan Hanneman (APU) claimed the skate Sprint titles on day two of the 2017 USSA SuperTour Finals and Distance National Championships in Fairbanks, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NNF Launches 2017 Auction – Open Until April 3

March 29, 2017 – NNF Auctio The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is announcing the launch of the 2017 NNF Auction, now through April 3 here. This year’s auction features autographed sports memorabilia, authentic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USSA SuperTour Finals 2017 in Fairbanks Skiathlon – MORE PHOTOS

March 29, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Check out these great photos by Lance Parrish out of Fairbanks from the the 15km and 22.5km Skiathlon events held on Monday, March 27 at the Birch Hill Recreation … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Biathlon Proud to Announce Partnership with Auto Europe

March 28, 2017 (Portland, Maine) – Auto Europe CEO, Imad Khalidi, announced today a partnership between his global car rental company, Outdoor Sport Institute (OSI) and the U.S. Biathlon Team at the Press … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jessie Diggins and Scott Patterson Take Skiathlon Wins at 2017 USSA SuperTour Finals in Fairbanks

March 28, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Jessie Diggins (Stratton) and Scott Patterson (APU) took no prisoners on their way to respective victories at the 15km and 22.5km Skiathlon events held on Monday, March … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Susan Dunklee Dominates U.S. Biathlon National Championships

March 27, 2017 (Jericho, Vermont) – Susan Dunklee put a cap on the 2016-17 biathlon season with dominating performances on her home turf. The Vermont native swept all three women’s events at the U.S. National … READ MORE → 0 comments

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US Ski Team Best-ever 7th as Bickner Leads Trio of Ski Jumping Record Results at Season Finale in Slovenia

March 27, 2017 (Planica, Slovenia) – Kevin Bickner led a strong day for the entire U.S. men’s ski jumping squad in its season finale at Planica Saturday. The USA finished seventh in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2017 USSA SuperTour Finals and Distance National Championships – Mar. 27-Apr. 2

March 26, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Welcome to the 2017 SuperTour Finals and Distance National Championships that kick off on Mar. 27 and run until Apr. 2. The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Nishikawa and Killick Win 30/50km F Gold on Final Day of 2017 Canadian Ski Nationals

March 25, 2017 (Canmore, Alta.) – Emily Nishikawa and Graeme Killick are the champs of the cross-country ski marathon as the Ski Nationals and 2017 season came to a close on Saturday. The … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Cross Country Canada Announces Partnership with XC Ski Nation

March 24, 2017 (Calgary, Alta.) – Cross Country Canada proudly announces a new partnership with XC Ski Nation producing fresh coaching content and supporting athlete and coach development.
XC Ski Nation, launched in 2016, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Silver Star Resort to Host CCSAA 2017 Annual Conference – April 4-5

March 24, 2017 (Silver Star, B.C.) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) 2017 Annual Conference is hosted this year by Silver Star Resort (BC) with emphasis on grooming techniques, management and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2017 Para-Nordic World Cup Finals Wrap – More Medals for USA and Canada

March 23, 2017 (Sapporo, Japan) – The Para-Nordic World Cup Finals concluded on March 22 in Sapporo, Japan. The finals, which spanned five days, saw strong performances from North Americans in several events … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Emily Nishikawa and Evan Palmer-Charrette Crowned Buff Canada Sprint Champions at 2017 Ski Nationals

March 22, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – Emily Nishikawa and Evan Palmer-Charrette celebrated national titles in the Buff Canada sprint races at the 2017 Ski Nationals in Canmore, Alta. on Wednesday afternoon.
Emily Nishikawa left … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bailey Claims Best-ever 8th Overall at IBU World Cup Finale in Holmenkollen at Oslo – Fourcade Takes 4 Globes Again

March 22, 2017 (Oslo, Norway) – American Lowell Bailey finished a storybook historic season this past weekend with a career-best 8th overall in the men’s World Cup overall rankings. The Lake Placid, N.Y.  … READ MORE → 0 comments

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

(Oslo, Norway) – Following a superb season the USA’s Susan Dunklee finished a career-best 10th overall as the IBU World Cup wrapped up this past weekend at the Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway. Dunklee, from … READ MORE → 0 comments