Archive | August, 2006

Nordic Coach Warren Chivers Dies At 91

August 23, 2006 – Warren Chivers, two-time Olympian, U.S. National Hall of Fame member and longtime ski coach at Vermont Academy (VA), has died. He was 91.Chivers, who grew up in Hanover, N.H., and graduated … READ MORE →

4th Annual American Birkebeiner Trail Run

August 23, 2006 — Those wanting to get fit and stay in shape are invited to the 4th Annual American Birkebeiner Trail Run coming up on Saturday, September 23, 2006 in Hayward, Wis. Last year … READ MORE →

Rottefella Switches North American Telemark Distribution to Backcountry Access

August 21, 2006 – Norwegian binding manufacturer Rottefella has signed an agreement with Backcountry Access Inc. (BCA) to become the exclusive distributor of Rottefella telemark and Naxo alpine touring bindings in North America. BCA … READ MORE →

Young Canadian Ski Jumpers Close Out Continental Cup With Strong Team Performance

July 26, 2006 – Canada’s top female ski jumpers leaped to a strong team effort on the final day of Continental Cup action at Canada Olympic Park on Wednesday, with 14-year-old Atsuko Tanaka of Calgary … READ MORE →

American Women Win Team Jumping Meet In Germany

August 11, 2006 – The American foursome of Avery Ardovino, Abby Hughes, Alissa Johnson and Jessica Jerome (all Park City, UT) ignored light rain Friday and overwhelmed the field to win the first women’s ski … READ MORE →

US XC Team Gets Their Vegetables At New Zealand Cup

August 11, 2006 – A handful of U.S. cross country skiers are back on snow for the first time since the end of last season, midway through the Ski Team’s fifth consecutive preseason trip Down … READ MORE →

Jessica Jerome Podiums At Klingenthal Continental Cup

August 6, 2006 – Three Americans finished in the top 10 Sunday as the women’s ski jumping Continental Cup schedule resumed in a downpour at the former East German nordic center. Jessica Jerome (Park City, … READ MORE →

Utah Camp Leads XC Team to NZ Snow

July 28, 2006 (Soldier Hollow, Utah) – U.S. cross country skiers are packing this weekend for their annual on-snow camp in New Zealand. They prepped for the camp, which runs until late August with a … READ MORE →

U.S. Women Surge At Canada Olympic Park

July 26, 2006 (Calgary, AB) – U.S. women ski jumpers grabbed two more Continental Cup top-5 finishes and four other top-10s as the tour finished its annual visit to North America with a lightning-interrupted night … READ MORE →

USA’s Jerome in Top-5 Twice

VISA Women's Ski Jumping Festival

July 22, 2006 (Park City, UT) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) was fourth for the second straight night Saturday, leading four U.S. women into the top 10 of the VISA Women’s Ski Jumping Festival … READ MORE →

Continental Cup Season Opener

VISA International Women's Ski Jumping Festival set for July 21-22

July 19, 2006 (Park City, Utah) – Women ski jumpers are temporarily shelving their excitement about gaining International Ski Federation approval to be included in the 2009 World Championships in favor of the opening of … READ MORE →