Archive | October, 2007

SIA SnowSports Trade Show to Move to Denver

"Home to the Mountains" in 2010

October 31, 2007 (McLean, VA) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA) today announced their decision to move the annual SIA SnowSports Trade Show from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada to the Colorado Convention Center … READ MORE →

New Book – Fascination “Ski Jumping”

October 31, 2007 – Tomorrow, November 1, a new book titled “Ski Jumping” will hit bookstore shelves. Dirk Thiele and Michael Uhrmann (GER, Fischer) look behind the curtain of the ski jumping circus for … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 to Host 2009 IOC Global Conference

October 30, 2007 – A worldwide forum on issues and opportunities for sustainable sport is coming to Canada in spring 2009, when the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) … READ MORE →

2007 Nordic Festival at Sovereign Lake and Silver Star Mountain Resort

October 30, 2007 – Join the fun and help celebrate the 20th anniversary at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and Silver Star Mountain Resort as part of their Nordic Festival, November 24 to December 2.There will … READ MORE →

More FIS World Cup XC Sprint Photos

October 29, 2007 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – Here are a couple of great photos of Canada’s Chandra Crawford in action at Saturday’s Viessmann 2007/08 FIS Cross-country ski sprint season opener where she placed 10th. … READ MORE →

Atomic Cross Country Ski Camps

October 29, 2007 (Silver Star, BC) – Hello XC Campers! This is a very short reminder for you to book your XC camp as soon as possible. The XC season at Silver Star Mountain is … READ MORE →

Newell-Koos Top 10 at FIS World Cup Team Sprint

October 28, 2007 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – Americans Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) overcame a mid-race spill Sunday to finish ninth in a freestyle technique, team sprint race on opening … READ MORE →

Canada’s Crooks and Widmer Finish 17th in Men’s World Cup Team Sprint

October 28, 2007 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – Canada’s cross-country skiing duo of Sean Crooks and Phil Widmer joined forces to finish 17th in the World Cup team skate-sprint relay in Dusseldorf, Germany on Sunday.The 24-year-old Crooks, … READ MORE →

FIS World Cup XC Sprint Photos

October 28, 2007 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – Here are some photos from yesterday’s XC ski sprint won by Natalia Matveeva (Rus) and Josef Wenzl (Ger) at the season opener of the Viessmann … READ MORE →

FIS World Cup –XC Women’s Team Sprint Flash

Sweden Wins

October 28, 2007 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – The Sweden II team of Charlotte Kalla and Britta Norgren have won today’s XC Women’s Team Sprint (6×0.8 km) in Dusseldorf. We understand that Canada’s team of Chandra Crawford … READ MORE →

USA’s Newell 19th at 2008 Viessmann FIS Cross Country World Cup Opener

October 27 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – The 2008 Viessmann FIS Cross Country World Cup season opened Saturday with exciting head-to-head sprints before upwards of 100,000 spectators along the Rhine River. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) was … READ MORE →

Canada’s Chandra Crawford Finishes 10th at World Cup Opener

October 27, 2007 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – Canada’s Chandra Crawford wasted no time at the sound of the bell to jump in the ring and face the battle waiting for her against the world’s best … READ MORE →

FIS World Cup XC Sprint – Matveeva and Wenzl Win

Canada's Crawford 10th - USA's Newell 19th

October 27, 2007 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – Two youngsters, 21-year-old Natalia Matveeva (Rus) and 22-year old Josef Wenzl (Ger) took victory in the season opening cross-country city sprint race in Duesseldorf (GER) Saturday. Matveeva, … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Inducted into Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame

October 26, 2007 (Toronto, ON) – Beckie Scott, cross-country gold (2002) and silver (2006) Olympic medallist joined the Canadian sporting elite on Thursday night at the Canada … READ MORE →

CPC Announces Chef de Mission for Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

October 26, 2007 – Blair McIntosh has been selected Chef de Mission for the Canadian team at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today. McIntosh will lead all aspects of … READ MORE →

Garmont Joins the NTN System

October 26, 2007 – Garmont has signed an exclusive NTN boot license with Rottefella, and will join Crispi and Scarpa as the third boot manufacturer for the NTN system (New Telemark Norm). Garmont plans to … READ MORE →

Newell, Koos Set to Deliver by the River

FIS Cross Country World Cup Season Opens Saturday

October 26, 2007 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – U.S. Ski Team sprinters Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) will be on the start line when the 2008 FIS Cross Country World Cup season opens … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott to be Inducted to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

October 25, 2007 (Toronto, ON) – More than 750 people will attend Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 52nd Induction Gala on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. The changing … READ MORE →

Olympic and World Cup Medallists Headline Canada’s 2007-08 World Cup XC Ski Team

National Team to Compete in Season Opener This Weekend

October 25, 2007 (Canmore, Alta.) – A talented group of Olympic and World Cup medallists, including the return of veteran Sara Renner, will headline the 2007-08 World Cup Cross-Country Ski Team, Cross Country Canada announced … READ MORE →

Canada’s Elite Training on Home Turf

October 25, 2007 – Golden Alpine Holidays (GAH) was pleased to host representatives from Canada’s Nordic Ski Team on October 9th and 10th at Secret valley near Sentry Mountain Lodge. “It’s a real … READ MORE →

Hardwood Hills Resolves Legal Battle

October 24, 2007 – In June, the County of Simcoe announced that it would purchase the property on which the Hardwood Hills Nordic ski and mountain-biking facility sits for $2 million.The announcement comes after … READ MORE →

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 25-Cent Alpine Skiing Coin

October 24, 2007 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) today officially released the fifth of 17 circulation coins to celebrate the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The sport of alpine skiing … READ MORE →

SmartWool Continues Partnership With USSA

October 24, 2007 (Steamboat Springs, Colorado) – SmartWool (r), the outdoor industry’s leading performance brand of wool-based apparel, socks and accessories, recently announced the continuation of its partnership with the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. … READ MORE →

Andy Newell Wins Tuneup Sprint in Sweden World Cup

Cross Country Season Starts Saturday

October 22, 2007 (Mora, Sweden) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT), who ended a two-decade World Cup podium drought for U.S. skiers in 2006, showed Sunday he was ready for the upcoming World Cup season by … READ MORE →

Four Canadian Clubs Benefit from AltaGas Club Incentive and Coach Mentoring Program

October 22, 2007 (Canmore, Alta.) – Four Canadian nordic ski clubs have been targeted across the country to receive $10,000 each as part of Cross Country Canada’s AltaGas Club Incentive and Coach Mentoring Program, the … READ MORE →

2007 Selections to the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

October 20, 2007 (Ishpeming, Mich.) – Olympic champion Eric Bergoust and downhill World Championship medalist Doug Lewis highlight the 2007 selections to the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. The Hall also selected … READ MORE →

Job Offers – Sport Canada

October 19, 2007 – Sport Canada is seeking to fill the following two full-time positions in its Hull Sector in Gatineau, Quebec: Senior Program and Senior Policy Officer. The deadline for application is October 23, … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 to Issue Annual Report Today

October 19, 2007 (Vancouver, B.C.) – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will provide financial and business operations updates on October 19, 2007 through the issuing of its … READ MORE →

Season Pass Sale at Great Glen Trails

October 19, 2007 (Pinkham Notch, NH)- Winter Season Passes are now on sale at Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch, NH. An early season discount is available if passes are purchased before November 25, 2007.Winter … READ MORE →

Snow Blankets Telluride

Nine Inches of New Snow Overnight, a Foot On Top

October 18, 2007 (Telluride, Colorado) – Telluride’s first big snow of the season dropped nine new inches overnight, leaving the snow depth on top of renowned Gold Hill at more than a foot. Following heavy … READ MORE →

Stokely Creek Lodge in Full Operation this Winter

October 17, 2007 – Dear friends of the Algoma Highlands Conservancy, it has been a long, hot summer of very tough negotiations, but we at the AHC are very happy to announce that we have … READ MORE →

AthletesCAN Congratulates Canadian Winners of 2007 Paralympic Awards

October 17, 2007 (Ottawa, ON) – AthletesCAN congratulates Paralympic Awards 2007 Winners Brian McKeever, cross country skiing, Lauren Woolstencroft, alpine skiing, and the Canadian Ice Sledge Hockey Team. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced the … READ MORE →

American Birkie Raises $173,901 in Challenge Grant Fundraising Campaign

October 16, 2007 (Hayward, Wis.) – The numbers are in, and they’ve exceeded the $65,000 matching challenge issued to the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) by John and Leslie Taylor and family from Madison, Wis.An … READ MORE →

Paralympic Champion Steve Cook Retires

To Develop Skiers at National Ability Center

October 13, 2007 (Park City, Utah) – Paralympic and World Championships gold medalist and former World Cup champion Steve Cook (standup; Salt Lake City), who was the cornerstone of the U.S. Disabled Cross … READ MORE →

2010 Olympic Games Tickets On Sale One Year From Today

October 12, 2007 (Vancouver, B.C.) – Tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games will go on sale one year from today, on October 11, 2008. The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and … READ MORE →

Centre for Sport Excellence in Calgary a Priority

October 12, 2007 (Calgary, Alberta) – The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, recently announced that Canada’s new government will consider the … READ MORE →

U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Preview – XC World Cup To Be a Key Focus

October 12, 2007 (Park City, Utah) – Anchored by sprint stars Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT), Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK), the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team opens the 2008 season with … READ MORE →

2008 U.S. Cross Country Championships to Finish in Alaska

October 12, 2007 (Park City, Utah) – The 2008 U.S. Cross Country Championships will conclude with long-distance races on a rugged course March 28-30 in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner announced. This marks … READ MORE →

Saputo Awards $60,000 IN Bursaries to 14 Top Athletes

Dasha Gaïazova Receives Award

October 12, 2007 (Montréal, QC) – Saputo Inc. awarded $60,000 in bursaries to 14 high-level athletes as part of the Saputo Bursary Program run by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. With the … READ MORE →

Johnson Wins Lake Placid Jumping Meet

October 10, 2007 (Lake Placid, NY) – Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) and Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) dominated the ski jumping over the weekend at the annual Flaming Leaves meet at the Olympic Jumping … READ MORE →

Avis Named USSA Official Sponsor

October 10, 2007 (Parsippany, New Jersey) – Avis Rent A Car System, LLC announced today that it has been named the official rental car company of the U. S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the … READ MORE →

Myriam Bedard Receives Conditional Discharge

October 10, 2007 (Quebec City, QC) – Myriam Bedard was handed a conditional sentence yesterday from Quebec Superior Court Justice Jean-Claude Beaulieu following her September 20 conviction on kidnapping charges. Bedard must serve two years … READ MORE →

American Birkebeiner Closes In On $65,000 Challenge Grant

October 9, 2007 (Hayward, Wis.) – With just seven days to reach $65,000 in donations to meet a challenge grant issued to the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) by John and Leslie Taylor … READ MORE →

WADA 2008 Prohibited List Published

October 7, 2007 – Following its approval by WADA’s Executive Committee on September 22, the 2008 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. This List will go into effect January 1, 2008. To … READ MORE →

Ski Resorts Will Be Devastated Without H2B Workers This Season

October 5, 2007 (Incline Village, NV) – Tourist destinations such as hotels, casinos, ski resorts in America rely heavily on International workers to fill seasonal positions. There are two types of workers which generally come … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country News

October 5, 2007 – Today, we would like to introduce you the new FIS Cross-Country News – the successor of the FIS Tour de Ski Newsletter – which will be bringing you regular news from … READ MORE →

Pacific Yurts Awarded Contract to Provide Yurts at Yellowstone National Park

October 4, 2007 – More than 50 years ago, Alan Bair’s father, Robert Bair, was working as a park ranger naturalist, standing in front of Old Faithful and explaining the natural wonder to … READ MORE →

Ski and Snowboard Industry Raises Funds for 2010 Olympic/Paralympic Ski & Snowboard Athletes

Making Winter Winners

October 2, 2007 – The Canadian Ski Council (CSC), Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA), Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA), Ontario Snow Resorts Association (OSRA) and the Quebec Ski Areas Association (ASSQ) have joined forces to … READ MORE →

“Biathlon Turkey Shoot” – Held at West Coast Railway Heritage Park

October 2, 2007 – The “Biathlon Turkey Shoot” spread its wings at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish, BC on September 29 and raised almost $1,000 for the Wild … READ MORE →

Canada’s LeGuellec Wins Bronze at Subaru Biathlon Summer Tour

October 2, 2007 (Canmore, Alta.) – If summer training and competition results are any indication of the kind of season Canada’s Jean Philippe LeGuellec is going to have then the national biathlon team must be … READ MORE →