Archive | March, 2008

Kikkan Randall’s Race Tails – 2008 US Distance Championships

March 31, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – The US National Team’s Kikkan Randall was prepared for the 2008 US Distance Championships but in the end didn’t race at all in any of the events. Instead she … READ MORE →

Rossignol is Looking for a Nordic Product Manager

March 31, 2008 – Rossignol, Pure Mountain Company, is currently looking for a Nordic Product Manager to join their operations immediately. For more info please visit rossignol.com, careers and then search Job code: … READ MORE →

2008 USSA Distance Nationals – Babikov Wins Men’s 50km Race

Lillefjell Takes US Title

March 31, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Frode Lillefjell wanted to make his last race count before moving back to Norway after 13 years in Anchorage. On Sunday … READ MORE →

2008 USSA Distance Nationals – Stephen Wins Women’s 30km Race

March 30, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Liz Stephen (USST) just wanted to have fun. Winning her second straight national championship distance ski race took care of itself. Stephen, of the U.S. Ski Team, left … READ MORE →

2008 Canadian Biathlon Nationals – Day 3 Final – Mixed Relays

US Wins Open and Junior Events

March 30, 2008 (Whistler, BC) – This Sunday the USA won the 3x6km mixed relay competitions in both the Open and Junior categories on a beautiful spring day at the final competitions … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Released from Hospital

March 30, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – The US Ski Team’s top sprinter Kikkan Randall decided to have her sore back checked out at the hospital in Fairbanks on Saturday where she was kept overnight … READ MORE →

2008 USSA Distance Nationals – Marathon Preview

March 30, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Liz Stephen and Laura Valaas were having a restful Saturday afternoon in advance of Sunday’s tough 30km national championship marathon ski race. Then they ran into a 5-year-old bundle … READ MORE →

2008 Canadian Biathlon Nationals – Day 2 Sprints – Video

Canada's LeGuellec and Kocher Win Sprints

March 30, 2008 (Squamish, BC) – Canada’s Jean-Philippe LeGuellec of Shannon, Que. and Zina Kocher from Red Deer, Alta. took advantage of perfect conditions to win the men’s and women’s national sprint titles … READ MORE →

2008 USSA Distance Nationals – Canada’s Babikov Takes Men’s 30km Skiathlon

Zimmerman Wins the US Title

March 29, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Canada’s Ivan Babikov was hardly the only winner Friday night at the men’s U.S. Distance National Championships skiathlon at the Birch Hill Recreation Area. After … READ MORE →

2008 USSA Distance Nationals – USA’s Stephen Wins Women’s 15km Skiathlon

March 29, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Liz Stephen of the U.S. Ski Team wasn’t able to shake her rivals on the classic-technique portion of the skiathlon on Friday night at … READ MORE →

Veissmann 2007/08 XC World Cup Final Photos

March 28, 2008 – Here’s a fabulous selection of photos from the final World Cup that took place in Bormio/St. Caterina, Italy … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Talks Shop in Fairbanks

March 28, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Little known fact: if not for the timing of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Kikkan Randall might have come to Fairbanks to ski for the Alaska Nanooks. “I actually … READ MORE →

2008 USSA Distance Nationals – Skiathlon Start List

March 28, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Action continues today at the Birch Hill Recreation Area with first event of the U.S. Distance National Championships beginning on Friday with the women’s 15km skiathlon (pursuit) followed by … READ MORE →

2008 Canadian Biathlon Nationals – Day 1 – Video

Imre Wins 15km Burke Takes 20km

March 27, 2008 (Squamish, BC) – USA’s Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) and Canada’s Megan Imire won gold today at the 2008 Squamish Life Canadian Biathlon Championships at Whistler Olympic Park as Imire … READ MORE →

Tour of the Golden Heart Spring Series – Sprints – Video

March 27, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Yesterday’s Tour of the Golden Heart Spring Series Sprints brought out most of the US team’s big guns who are on hand for the 2008 USSA Distance Nationals … READ MORE →

Look to Buy Rossignol?

March 27, 2008 (Nevers, France) – French- based bike manufacturer, Look, is working on an offer to purchase ski manufacturer Rossignol reports Le Figaro. The American-based, Quiksilver, purchased Rossignol for 360 million Euros ($570 million … READ MORE →

Tour of the Golden Heart Spring Series – Koos and Valaas Win Sprints

March 27, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – With a final lunge across the finish line, Torin Koos and Laura Valaas proved on Wednesday night that it’s not necessary to lead the entire final … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall’s Race Tails – 2008 Canadian XC Ski Nationals

March 26, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, BC) – The US National Team’s Kikkan Randall won two races at the recent 2008 Haywood XC Ski Canadian Nationals in Callaghan Valley, BC but as a US citizen … READ MORE →

Tour of the Golden Heart Spring Series Opener

Norway's Aas and Eliassen Win

March 26, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Racing a ski marathon three days earlier didn’t slow Norwegians Sigrid Aas and Petter Eliassen – at least not enough to keep them off the top step of the … READ MORE →

Burke Leads US Team at 2008 Canadian Biathlon Nationals

March 25, 2008 (New Gloucester, ME) – Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) leads a large group of US Biathletes who will compete this week in the Canadian National Championships at the Whistler Olympic … READ MORE →

2008 USSA Distance Nationals – Preview

Top Skiers Test Birch Hill Trails

March 25, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Having hosted countless Besh Cups, the Junior Olympics and even the world Cup in 1984, Fairbanks is no stranger to big-time ski races. But never before has Birch … READ MORE →

CXC Team Recap of Canadian XC National Championships

March 25, 2008 (Whistler, BC) – The CXC Elite Team just completed a two week stint on the 2010 Olympic trails in Whistler, BC. The Canadian National Championships … READ MORE →

Team Toko Wins 2008 Equinox Ski Challenge

March 25, 2008 – Skiing through conditions ranging from 30 degree and bright sun to -20 degree moonlit trails, Paula Hudson, Roxanne Toly and Inge Travis teamed up to win the 2008 Equinox Ski Challenge. … READ MORE →

Interview With Top Paralympic Skier Colette Bourgonje

Passion for the Sport

March 24, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, B.C.) – The Vancouver 2010 Games will be her sixth winter Paralympics. She will be the grand dame of the team at forty-eight years of age in … READ MORE →

2008 Haywood XC Ski Nationals Day 5 Final – Report and Photos – Renner Wins 30km and Babikov Takes 50km Classic Title

March 23, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, B.C.) – It was a tremendous day for Canada’s Sara Renner as she won the women’s 30km classic event … READ MORE →

2008 US Biathlon Nationals Day 3 – Shepard, Spector, and Nordgren Score a Hat Trick

March 22, 2008 (Coleraine, MN) – Walt Shepard (Brunswick, ME), Laura Spector (Lenox, MA), and Leif Nordgren (Marine-on-St. Croix, MN), scored a biathlon hat trick by winning their third National Championship in three days in … READ MORE →

2008 Haywood XC Ski Nationals Day 4 – Joensson and Randall Win Free Sprint Finals

Kershaw and Renner Win Titles

March 21, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, B.C.) – The field suddenly got a lot faster when the Swedish men’s team showed up for the 1.4km … READ MORE →

2008 US Biathlon Nationals Day 2 – Pursuit Race Winners Crowned

Shepard, Currier, Spector, Nordgren Win 2nd Titles

March 21, 2008 (Coleraine, MN) – Walt Shepard (Brunswick, ME), Russell Currier (Stockholm, ME), Laura Spector (Lenox, MA), and Leif Nordgren (Marine-on-St. Croix, MN) all won their second National Championship of the week … READ MORE →

Royal Gorge Gold Rush 2008

March 21, 2008 (Soda Springs, CA) – The 2008 Royal Gorge Gold Rush held last Sunday was a great success with just over 300 racers participating – there were 140 skiers in the … READ MORE →

2008 Haywood XC Ski Nationals Day 4 – Free Sprints Flash

USA's Randall and Sweden's Joensson Qualify Fastest

March 21, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, B.C.) – USA’s Kikkan Randall had the fastest qualification time of 3:06.49 in the women’s 1.2 free sprints today at the 2008 Haywood XC Ski Nationals. Canada’s Sara Renner was … READ MORE →

Sugarloaf Surpasses 200 Inches of Snowfall This Season

March 21, 2008 (Carrabassett Valley, ME) – With eight inches of new snow this week, Sugarloaf, Maine’s largest ski resort and second tallest peak, has topped the 200 inch mark for snowfall this season. … READ MORE →

Farra Named to USSA Top Nordic Post

Bodensteiner Named Associate HP Director

March 21, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – Olympian John Farra has been named as the new Nordic director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt announced … READ MORE →

2008 Squamish Life Canadian Biathlon Championships at Whistler Olympic Park

March 21 (Squamish, BC) – The Callaghan Local Organizing Committee (CALOC) is pleased to host the 2008 Squamish Life Canadian Biathlon Championships March 25-30 at Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley. Approximately 170 biathletes … READ MORE →

Volunteers Needed for Big Races with Top Skiers in Alaska

Randall, Newell, Koos and Freeman

March 21, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Next week we’re hosting the biggest races we’ve had since the 2003 Junior Olympics. On Tuesday (Mar. 25) and Wednesday (Mar. 26) evenings we’re having the “Tour of … READ MORE →

2008 US Biathlon Nationals Day 1 – Spector Leads All Women in Sprints

March 20, 2008 (Coleraine, MN) – Laura Spector (Lenox, MA), competing in the Junior Division posted the top result today in the 7.5km Sprint at the North American/US National Championships at the Mount … READ MORE →

John Farra Named Nordic Director for US Ski Team

March 20, 2008 (Caribou, Maine) – The Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) announces that John Farra has accepted a position as the Nordic Director for the United States Ski Team in Park City, Utah. … READ MORE →

Ski for Women in Fairbanks, Alaska – March 29

March 20, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – The Ski for Women, Fairbanks will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 3 p.m. at Birch Hill- note new time and day! This is a “Just For Fun” … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey’s Leg Surgery Update

No Intensive Training for Three Months

March 20, 2008 (Quebec City, QC) – Canada’s rising star Alex Harvey underwent surgery last Friday to correct a circulation problem in his left leg. According to Harvey the operation went “super well” but … READ MORE →

2008 US Biathlon National Championships – Preview

March 20-22 in Minnesota

March 20, 2008 (New Gloucester, ME) – Eleven members of the US Junior National Team, as well the top US women from the Biathlon World Championships will compete this week in the North American/ … READ MORE →

2008 Haywood XC Ski Nationals Day 3 – Babikov Wins Open Men’s 15km Free Race

March 19, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, B.C.) – Conditions on the trails deteriorated as snow piled up on the climbs and continued to be pushed to the sides of downhill corners. By … READ MORE →

2008 Haywood XC Ski Nationals Day 3 – USA’s Stephen Wins Open Women’s 10km Free Race

Sara Renner Wins Title

March 19, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, B.C.) – Before the racing even started on Day 3 at the 2008 Haywood XC Ski Nationals, ten centimeters of snow had already accumulated so despite best … READ MORE →

2008 Haywood XC Ski Nationals Day 2 – Randall and Kuhn Win 5km and 10km Classic Races

Touchette and Tyler Win Junior Races

March 18, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, B.C.) – Callaghan Valley, the Nordic venue for the Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Olympics, hosted its first ever national event as large wet snowflakes carpeted … READ MORE →

Weaver and Jospe Win TD Banknorth Sugarloaf 48km Ski Marathon – Full Results and Photos

March 18, 2008 – The tough 48km TD Banknorth Sugarloaf Ski Marathon course was not enough to separate Pat Weaver (Factory Team) and David Chamberlain (MWSC/Atomic). Chamberlain seemed to be … READ MORE →

2008 World Cup Overall Standings – Kuitunen and Bauer Win

Crawford, Newell Top North Americans

March 17, 2008 (Bormio/St. Caterina, Italy) – Virpi Kuitunen (Fin) and Lukas Bauer (Cze) were crowned the overall winners of the 2008 Veissmann World Cup after the final event … READ MORE →

2008 Junior Olympics – Wrap Up and Final Standings

Alaska Regains Cup

March 17, 2008 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Coming into the final event of the 2008 Junior National Championships, New England trailed Alaska by 185 points in the overall standings. It was going to take absolute … READ MORE →

World Cup Final – Vittoz and Kuitunen Win Pursuits

Kuitunen and Bauer Win Overall

March 17, 2008 (Bormio/St. Caterina) – The winners of the final weekend in Bormio/St. Caterina are Virpi Kuitunen and Vincent Vittoz from France. Kuitunen won also her second overall World Cup title, while … READ MORE →

USA’s Tim Burke 8th in Oslo Biathlon World Cup Mass Start

March 16, 2008 (Oslo, Norway) – Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY), after finishing 7th in the Pursuit yesterday came back with an 8th place finish in the final World Cup Mass Start of the season … READ MORE →

Jerome, Spillane Take Jump Finale

March 16, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – U.S. Ski Team athletes Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) and Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) wrapped up the 2008 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping Championships with titles … READ MORE →

2008 Haywood XC Ski Nationals Day 1 – Team Sprints Results and Photos

Widmer-Kuhn and Randall-Vallas Win

March 16, 2008 (Whistler, BC) – Canada’s Phil Widmer and Stefan Kuhn hope the opening day of the Haywood Ski Nationals is an indication of what’s to … READ MORE →

Aukland and Jambaeva Win 2008 FIS Marathon Cup

Rezac and Gjermund Win Final Event

March 16, 2008 (Lillehammer, Norway) – Anders Aukland (Nor) and Tatiana Jambaeva (Rus) are the new FIS Marathon Cup champions after the final event of 10 competitions, Norway’s 54km Birkebeinerrennet classic race held … READ MORE →