Archive | December, 2006

Kershaw Wins Silver, Crawford Bronze In Germany

December 31, 2006 – A Christmas scrooge may have tried to spoil the holidays for Canada’s elite cross-country skiers, but Santa certainly had the last laugh before the New Year rings in – delivering a … READ MORE →

USA’s Demong 4th in Ruhpolding Photo Finish

Best Result in Nearly 5 Years

December 30, 2006 (Ruhpolding, Germany) – Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) was fourth – his best performance in nearly five years – in a photo finish Saturday at a Nordic combined World Cup 15K, less than … READ MORE →

2007 Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships Update

December 29, 2006 – The Quebec City Region is actively preparing for the 80th edition of the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships.Fall trail preparation included the design of a new Sprint course at Mont Ste Anne … READ MORE →

Racers Gearing Up for 24 Hours of Sunlight

December 28, 2006 – Racers are gearing up for this year’s Second Annual 24 Hours of Sunlight – an endurance race challenging teams of all ages and abilities. The race consists of vertical laps where … READ MORE →

IOC Says No to Women’s Ski Jumping

December 28, 2006 – The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently rejected a proposal to include Women’s Ski Jumping at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. That decision resisted an initiative by the … READ MORE →

New X-C Skiing Book – \”Guts and Glory\”

The Arctic Skiers Who Challenged the World

December 27, 2006 (Yellowknife, NWT) – Sport at the Olympic level is all about “guts and glory” — and that’s the title of a timely new book launched by Outcrop Publishers in Yellowknife. As … READ MORE →

North Eastern Snow Conditions – Up and Down

December 27, 2006 (Montreal, QC) – The snow drought in eastern and central North America this year gave normally snowy Quebec City its first green Christmas in history. The same was true further west in … READ MORE →

Selection Committee for the U23/Junior World Championships 2007

December 26, 2006 – The selection committees designated to appoint athletes to the U23 FIS U23/WJC, in accordance with the National Ski Team Criteria 9.0, will be as follows:– Mike Badham, CCC High Performance committee– … READ MORE →

2007 Salomon Marathon Cup Series

December 26, 2006 – The Salomon Marathon Cup Series (MCS) is back for another tour of the Great White North with a revised event roster, more demo opportunities and a whack of cash and prizes. … READ MORE →

Job Offer – Canadian Snowsports Association

December 25, 2006 – Here is a job offer for a Ski Cross Consultant. To view the full listing, click here.

Quebec Toughs Out the Snow Drought

December 23, 2006 (Montreal, QC) – While some cross-country ski centres in the north east are open, the snow drought is affecting Quebec and other locations. Mont Sainte Anne, just east of Quebec City, escaped … READ MORE →

Myriam Bédard Arrested Near Washington, DC

December 23, 2006 – Quebec City police announced Friday that Myriam Bedard, Canada’s gold winner medal in biathlon at the 1994 Olympics, was arrested in Columbia, Maryland, near Washington DC. Bedard was sought by police … READ MORE →

Wye Marsh’s 2007 Kids Day Camps

December 23, 2006 (Midland, Ontario) – The Wye Marsh’s day camp programs kick off 2007 with a number of exciting activities for kids are starting with the Winter Day Camp on January 2. Wye Marsh’s … READ MORE →

Stark and Nelson Win Great Glen Trails Nordic Sprint Race

December 21, 2006 (Pinkham Notch, NH) – Thanks to snowmaking Great Glen Trails hosts first race of the season in New England. Tom Stark of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire and Alice Nelson of Hanover, New … READ MORE →

Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski in Nove Mesto Cancelled

December 21, 2006 – Unfortunately, the first stage of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear is cancelled due to the lack of snow and the mild weather at Nove Mesto na … READ MORE →

2007 Salomon Marathon Cup Series Revs Up For Another Season!

December 18, 2006 – The Salomon Marathon Cup Series (MCS) is back for another tour of the Great White North with a revised event roster, more demo opportunities and a whack of cash and prizes. … READ MORE →

Myriam Bedard Charged with Abduction

December 17, 2006 – Myriam Bedard, Canada’s double-gold winner in biathlon at the 1994 Olympics, has been charged with abducting her 11-year-old daughter, reports the Montreal Gazette. A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for … READ MORE →

USA’s Demong Advances 10 Places in Nordic Combined 7.5K Race

December 17, 2006 (Ramsau, Austria) – Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) tore over a flat course covered in soft snow today for the second-fastest 7.5K race as he moved up 10 places in a nordic combined … READ MORE →

Nordic Skiers Squeezed in Development Fight

December 17, 2006 (Pagosa Springs, Col.) – Ski areas and developers often march hand in hand, but in the case of a mid-size, family-run mountain in southern Colorado, an area owner and a potential developer … READ MORE →

Canada’s Kershaw Finishes 22nd at World Cup in France

December 16, 2006 (La Clusaz, France) – Devon Kershaw and George Grey continue to progress their way up the international cross-country skiing leaderboards around the world. The Canadian duo finished 22nd and 37th respectively in … READ MORE →

Demong Top American in Ramsau Mass Start

December 16, 2006 (Ramsau, Austria) – World Cup leader Christoph Bieler of Austria won his second consecutive nordic combined event Saturday as he led both rounds of jumping. Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) was 22nd and … READ MORE →

Canada’s Marc-André Bédard top-10 At Europa Cup

December 16, 2006 – The holiday break could not come at a better time for Canada’s Zina Kocher, who has been on a whirlwind tour since the 2006 World Cup biathlon season began. Kocher, of … READ MORE →

Canadian Ski Council Promotes Winter Trails in Canada

December 15, 2006 – Organizers of Winter Trails, the National Snow Industries Association and the Canadian Ski Council are collaborating to better promote existing and new Winter Trails sites in Canada. Winter Trails is the … READ MORE →

CPR Ski Tournament Launches with World Record on Longest Skis

December 15, 2006 – Calgary-Olympic cross-country ski heroes, Beckie Scott, Sara Renner and Milaine Theriault, will be making their tracks across the country to inspire and support young Canadian skiers, and attract new children to … READ MORE →

Birkie Launches Ski For The Cure II

Being Fit & Raising Funds For Breast Cancer Awareness and Research

December 15, 2006 (Hayward, WI) -The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), host of the largest cross-country ski race in North America, and the Komen Foundation, host of the Race for the Cure® events held throughout … READ MORE →

Jerome Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

December 14, 2006 (Park City, Utah) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT), ranked No. 3 in the world last year in women’s jumping and the leading U.S. women’s jumper during the first half of the … READ MORE →

10th Mountain Ski Club Citizens Race This Saturday

December 14, 2006 – Fort Kent is one of a few places in New England that has ski-able snow. Bring your family, friends or team up for weekend of skiing and racing. The … READ MORE →

10th Mountain Ski Club Citizens Race This Saturday

December 14, 2006 – Fort Kent is one of a few places in New England that has ski-able snow. Bring your family, friends or team up for weekend of skiing and racing. The … READ MORE →

Cindy Klassen Wins 2006 Lou Marsh Trophy for Canada’s Outstanding Athlete of the Year

December 12, 2006 – Speed skater Cindy Klassen, Canada’s most decorated Olympian, has been awarded the 2006 Lou Marsh Award for Canada’s top athlete today. “I am thrilled and honoured to win this award,” says … READ MORE →

Canada’s Megan Imrie Cracks Top-15 At Europa Cup Sprints In Austria

December 10, 2006 – Canada’s Megan Imrie led the Canuck charge through heavy snow and a difficult track to a 14th place finish in the Europa Cup women’s sprint event. Imrie, a native of Falcon … READ MORE →

Canadians Continue to Podium at U.S. Super Tour

Ammar first and Goldsack second in sprint

December 9, 2006 (Sun Valley, ID) – Altitude was not a factor for Canada’s Amanda Ammar, who skied a smart race to take the gold in the U.S. Super Tour Sprint in Sun Valley, Idaho.Conserving … READ MORE →

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center Open for the Season

December 9, 2006 (Pinkham Notch, NH) – Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center opened for its thirteenth season of Nordic skiing at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9. With the addition of five inches of natural … READ MORE →

CPR Ski Tournament – Longest Ski Attempt on Dec. 14

December 9, 2006 – On December 14, at 11:30 am, Cross Country Canada will be formally launching the CPR Ski Tournament program at a special event held at Canada Olympic Park. The Ski Tournament … READ MORE →

An Interview with INDi2010 Team

December 9, 2006 –The last couple of weeks have been quite stressful for me, as I try finish my final papers and prepare for the last exams of my undergraduate degree while I travel around … READ MORE →

Olympians Granid and Renner Join Fight Against Global Warming

December 8, 2006 — Two of Canada’s leading winter athletes are fighting global warming by joining the David Suzuki Foundation to play it cool.Concerned about the future of their sports — as well as the … READ MORE →

Skitour Applauds IOC Skiercross Decision

December 7, 2006— Leaders in the action sports industry say timing on the IOC’s decision to add Skiercross to the 2010 Olympics couldn’t be better.“Skiercross was created in the U.S. and now that the IOC … READ MORE →

Canada’s Kershaw Scores Silver in Switzerland

Crawford Wins B-Final

December 7, 2006 (Olten, Switzerland) – After days of seeking snow and international racing in Europe, the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team hopped in the team van for a two-hour ride from Davos to Olten, Switzerland … READ MORE →

Viessmann FIS XC World Cup in La Clusaz Confirmed

December 7, 2006 – The Viessmann FIS Cross-Country World Cup events in La Clusaz (FRA) will take place as planned with Distance races over 15 km (ladies) and 30 km (men) in the free technique … READ MORE →

Canadian Sweep Men’s SuperTour Sprints

Sean Crooks Wins Gold!

December 6, 2006 (Sun Valley, Idaho) – Canada’s Sean Crooks was in familiar company when he stood atop the podium on Wednesday in the men’s 1.5- kilometre sprint race, surrounded by his countrymen and teammates … READ MORE →

Canadian Masters Championships 2007 Registration Opens

December 6, 2006 – A quick note that on-line registration is now open for the Canadian Masters Championships in Rossland, BC Feb 4-11, 2007.Please visit for paper registration forms that are available on the … READ MORE →

Norwegians Win Double Gold In Biathlon World Cup Pursuit

December 4, 2006 —The Norwegian flag made it to the top of the men’s and women’s podiums in the pursuit races at the Biathlon World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden on Sunday. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen captured … READ MORE →

World Cup XC in Cogne, Italy Rescheduled to Dec. 13

December 4, 2006 – The World Cup competitions of Cogne, which were planned on the upcoming weekend, will be rescheduled to Wednesday, 13th of December 2006. The Italian Winter Sport Federation (FISI), the local Organizing … READ MORE →

Demong, Spillane Burn Sprint Course In Norway

December 3, 2006 – Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) had the fourth-fastest 7.5K Sunday to overcome shaky jumping in the fog and move up to 14th place in a World Cup nordic combined sprint. Johnny Spillane … READ MORE →

USA’s Spillane 9th, Demong 12th in Lillehammer

December 2, 2006 (Lillehammer, Norway) – Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up 14 places during the six-lap 15K race Saturday to finish ninth in a nordic combined individual event with Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) … READ MORE →

Canada’s Robin Clegg Back On Track In Sweden

December 2, 2006 – Canadian biathlon veteran, Robin Clegg, fired his way back up the international rankings after finishing 33rd in the men’s 10-kilometre World Cup sprint in Őstersund, Sweden on Saturday. The 29-year-old Ottawa … READ MORE →

Inaugural Nordic Event Tour Brews Up a Whole Lot of Buzz

December 1, 2006 – Coffee cups don’t lie, and with 360 of them missing at the end of a chilly weekend there’s no disputing the success of the inaugural Nordic Event Tour weekend November … READ MORE →