Archive | November, 2003

Canada’s Nordic Skiers Cruise To Podium

November 30, 2003  – The talent pool for cross-country skiers in Canada is proving to be deep after athletes wearing the maple leaf captured five of the six positions on the podium in the skiathalon … READ MORE →

World Junior Selection Races Kelowna

November 27, 2003 – The AST will be traveling to the World Junior Selection Races in Kelowna for the races on December 18 to 21 at the Telemark Ski Club. The Alberta Ski Team will … READ MORE →

Crow Rocks as NYC Fundraising Breaks $1 Million

November 27, 2003 – Some of America's top ski and snowboard athletes – including '03 giant slalom world champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), World Cup champions Travis Cabral (South Lake Tahoe, CA) and Shannon Bahrke … READ MORE →

Canada’s Jason Myslicki 27th

November 28, 2003 – Canada's lone World Cup nordic combined athlete, Jason Myslicki, surpassed all expectations in his first-ever World Cup event, finishing in 27th place out of 49 athletes on Saturday in Kuusamo, Finland.The … READ MORE →

Roffe, Moe, Kitt Named to US Hall Of Fame

November 27, 2003 – The U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame has selected seven new members, including Olympic ski champions Tommy Moe and Diann Roffe, World Championships medalist AJ Kitt and Alex Cushing, who brought … READ MORE →

Park City Welcomes the World – Again

November 27, 2003 – The Olympics may be nearly  two years past, but the legacy and excitement of the Games is still front and  center in Park City – and available for everyone to enjoy!  … READ MORE →

Grey and Scott Win Haywood Nor Am Opener

November 27, 2003 (Vernon, B.C.) – The snow is covering the ground, thetracks are set and the names of the winners in the opening event of the2003-04 Haywood NorAm Canada Cup campaign are in the … READ MORE →

Madshus Sprint Series 2003/04

November 26, 2003 – On the eve of the first Haywood NorAm Canada Cup competition of the 2003-04 campaign, Madshus Skis has announced its continued investment in developing the nation's young male and female cross-country … READ MORE →

Dulwich Ski Trail Improved

November 26, 2003 – With a $500 facility grant from Cross Country Saskatchewan and by matching the grant with its own resources Edam Ski Club has made improvements to the Dulwich cross country ski trails, … READ MORE →

Rottefella Licenses Erik Sports

November 17, 2003 – In business news, Erik Sports has been licensed by Rottefella to manufacture NNN cross country  boots under a new brand, Whitewoods. Erik Sports will begin to distribute Whitewoods and Rottefella bindings … READ MORE →

Asthma Medication Notice

November 25, 2003 – Note: Athletes taking  medication for asthma can only use inhaled formoterol, salbutamol, salmeterol or  terbutaline and must declare their use to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in  Sport (CCES), and if … READ MORE →

NST Selection Criteria Update

November 24, 2003 – As stated in the original release of the criteria, a final decision on the sprint selection criteria for the U23 Criterium would be determined once more information became available on the … READ MORE →

National Coaching Certification Program in Ontario

November 21, 2003 – The course schedule for the National Coaching Certification Program in Ontario has been moved. It can now be located at Just click through the heading “Find Courses”. Please remember to … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Photo Contest

November 22, 2003 – Once again, Cross Country Canada is encouraging cross-country skiers everywhere to become part of our team in creating next year's Project Podium Calendar!  Submit your favorite cross-country skiing photos this 2004 … READ MORE →

Nordic Coaching Internship at Bowdoin College

November 20, 2003 – The Bowdoin College Nordic Ski Program has a coaching internship available for the months of January and February. This is a very active position in a very competitive two month time … READ MORE →

CCC Annual General Meeting

November 20, 2003 – This is an official notice that the 2004 Annual General Meeting of Cross Country Canada will be held in the Kelowna-Vernon corridor of the beautiful Okanagan Valley on June 4-6, 2004. … READ MORE →

Whistler Blackcomb’s Opening Day

66cm of Snow in Four Days

November 18, 2003 – Conditions for Opening Day at Whistler Blackcomb look to be excellent as 26 cm or 10 inches, of snow fell on the mountains overnight as measured at the bottom of the … READ MORE →

Off The Beaten Path In Yellowstone

November 18, 2003 – Wolves, elk, otters,  fumaroles, bison warming themselves above steam vents, wonderful  50-year-old snowcoaches  and far fewer snowmobiles than ever – that's a taste of  Yellowstone this winter. And if you've enjoyed … READ MORE →

Canadian Birkebeiner Needs Volunteers

November 16, 2003 – The Canadian Birkebeiner Festival is always looking for new people to help out at the Birkie. It takes 650 volunteers to make the Birkie festival happen in February. Many enthusiastic skiers … READ MORE →

Grooming Equipment & Technique Clinic

November 16, 2003 – There will be a  two-day Grooming Equipment and Technique Clinic, on the weekend of 14-15th of January 2004.  This clinic is a combination of seminars, on-snow demos, show and tell, training … READ MORE →

Saskatchewan Grant Programs Update

November 16, 2003 – CCS recently modified its existing programs to meet the changing needs of the members. Here is a listing of our existing grants:Event Grant This grant is to assist clubs in hosting … READ MORE →

Finding The Mental Mojo

November 15, 2003 – While some Canadians still lament winter, skiers know the best route through the cold. And if anyone is ready for winter, it's the Canadian Cross Country Ski Team. At least that's … READ MORE →

Too Much Snow in Quebec!

November 15, 2003 (Quebec City, Quebec) – A time-trial is planned for this weekend on a new 2.5 km loop that is described as “World Cup standard”. The loop has been constructed in conjunction with … READ MORE →

Verizon Sports Complex Improvements

November 12, 2003 – The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority announced Tuesday improvements that have been made, and are still under construction, at the Verizon Sports Complex. Throughout the summer and fall work … READ MORE →

XC SuperTour Starts Saturday In Anchorage

November 12, 2003 (Anchorage, AK)  – The inaugural cross country SuperTour opens this weekend at Kincaid Park in  Anchorage. Recent snows have boosted track conditions.“I just spoke with Matt Pauli   and he says the … READ MORE →

Update On Saskatchewan Ski Manual

November 12, 2003 – What's your favourite ski trail in Saskatchewan? Why? We want to know as part of a new book that we are publishing in co-operation with Cross Country Saskatchewan, Discover Saskatchewan and … READ MORE →

Toko and Madshus Bring Alsgaard to West Yellowstone!

November 13, 2003 – That's right! Thomas Alsgaard, one of the best cross country ski racers in the world is coming to West Yellowstone, Montana during the Fall Camp.  Toko and Madshus have teamed  … READ MORE →

Alberta XC News

November 12, 2003 – For those who did not yet register for the Lake Louise camp, we are sorry to announce that it is full, and we will not be taking any more registration. The … READ MORE →

Haywood National Team Report

November 11, 2003 – The past few days here in Canmore have reminded me of how much I love skiing, and of how amazing it is to be able to do what I love! Running … READ MORE →

Rees and Scott Recognized by Canadian Ski Hall of Fame

November 10, 2003 – Dave Rees, a former National Team member and longtime volunteer in our sport, will be inducted into the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame on November 22nd in Camp Fortune, Quebec. Congratulations … READ MORE →

Roller Skiing Policy Update

November 10, 2003 – The updated Roller Skiing Policy recently released by Cross Country Canada in draft has been amended slightly and endorsed for use by  the CCC Board. The approved document can be accessed … READ MORE →

BC Winter Games – Try Out!

November 8, 2003 – Were you born in 1989 or 1990? If so you are eligible to try out for the 2004 Games!Join other skiers your age from communities throughout British Columbia for a weekend … READ MORE →

CCC’s Board of Directors: Call For Nomination

November 8, 2003 – In 2004 Cross Country Canada (CCC) will be adopting a new governance structure. The Board of Directors of CCC will be a policy-style Board focusing on defining organizational policy (in contrast … READ MORE →

The Business Of A Skier

Haywood National Team Report

November 5, 2003 – The last ten days have had a fair share of ups and downs for me and probably other members of the Senior National Ski Team. In this period we have attended … READ MORE →

Nissan National Ski & Snowboard Week

January 17-25, 2004

November 2, 2003 – If you're looking for winter fun, head to Canada's snow resorts during Nissan National Ski & Snowboard Week, January 17-25, 2004. National Ski & Snowboard Week (NSSW) – sponsored annually by … READ MORE →

Ontario Ski Coaching Courses Update

November 3, 2003 – Here's some information on coaching courses available in Ontario – Listing of Level 1, 2 and 3 Coaching Theory Courses in the province. For more details on any of the courses, … READ MORE →

Fire At Royal Gorge Wilderness Lodge

November 3, 2003 (Lake Tahoe, CA) – The Royal Gorge Wilderness Lodge was destroyed by fire on October 30, 2003. Loss is estimated at $3 million, and the cause is still under investigation. Fortunately … READ MORE →

U-23s for Soldier Hollow

November 3, 2003 – The FIS Under-23 Championships, originally slotted for the 2002 Olympic trails at Soldier Hollow in the post-Olympic winter, will be there a year later. The 2003 championships are scheduled for … READ MORE →

Skari Retires

November 3, 2003 – When it was over, Norwegian great Bente Skari, who won 14 World Cup races last season en route to her fourth title in five years and added two more World … READ MORE →

New Site For Cross-Country Fans

October 30, 2003 – Nordic skiers can now plan their vacations on the Web. The recently launched describes North America's top cross-country (xc) skiing and snowshoeing destinations. It is the only Web site with … READ MORE →