Archive | April, 2008

SkiTrax 2007/08 North American Nordic Ski Awards – Now Live

April 30, 2008 – The inaugural SkiTrax 2007/08 North American Nordic Ski Awards to honour North America’s top Nordic skiers on the basis of votes accumulated … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic Sport Announces Four Cross-Country Ski Camps for 2008-2009

April 30, 2008 – Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) announces four cross-country ski camps for 2008-2009. BNS camps combine top-notch coaching with fun, training and adventure in some of the most incredible places … READ MORE →

Support Amateur Sport TV – 24/7

April 30, 2008 – The Canadian Olympic Committee believes that amateur sport plays a vital role in the health and well being of Canadians. Millions of Canadians are involved in amateur sport at some level … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club and Callaghan Valley Training Centre

April 30, 2008 – The Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club is looking for a full time head coach to join their successful and growing cross country ski racing program in Thunder Bay. Big Thunder Nordic … READ MORE →

APU Spring Skiing – Video

April 29, 2008 (Placer Valley, Alaska) – With amazing snow this year and the fabulous extended spring skiing season we thought we’d show you how the APU team in Alaska enjoys the spring skiing … READ MORE →

The Best Kept Secret!

April 28, 2008 – North American cross-country skiers are not well-known for winning medals, but the numbers are starting to grow. The USA’s Bill Koch got things underway way back in 1976 when he won … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2007/08 North American Nordic Ski Awards – Live Tomorrow

April 28, 2008 – Sorry due to some technical issues we were unable to launch the SkiTrax 2007/08 North American Nordic Ski Awards today as planned. We have resolved things and will be able to … READ MORE →

Utes Celebrate 60 Years of Utah Skiing

April 27, 2008 (Snowbird, Utah) – Utah celebrated 60 years of Ute skiing with the Celebration on the Snow reunion, held at Snowbird Mountain Resort, April 18-20. Over 160 alumni from around the world traveled … READ MORE →

US Biathlon Team – Season Wrap-up – Video

April 27, 2008 (New Gloucester, ME) – The 2008 Biathlon Season was not a record-setting year like 2007 for the US Biathlon Team, but with a strong finish by Tim Burke (Paul … READ MORE →

Interview with CXC’s Garrott Kuzzy

April 25, 2008 (Hayward, Wisconsin) – Minnesota’s Garrott Kuzzy just completed what can simply be called ‘one heck of a racing season’. In just his second year as a member of the CXC … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2007/08 North American Nordic Ski Awards – Coming Soon

April 25, 2008 – To honour North America’s top Nordic skiers we will soon launch our inaugural SkiTrax 2007/08 North American Nordic Ski Awards at With the racing over it’s … READ MORE →

Norwegian Biathlon Team Signs on With Silver Star for Pre-2010 Training

April 25, 2008 (Silver Star, BC) – Silver Star Mountain Resort is thrilled to announce that the Norwegian Biathlon Team will join their compatriots on the Norwegian Cross Country Ski Team in making the Okanagan … READ MORE →

Skier Gala 2008

April 24, 2008 (Minneapolis, MN) – The inaugural Skier Gala was held in Minneapolis, MN on April 6, and featured a keynote address by U.S. Ski Team head coach Pete Vordenberg, and … READ MORE →

Minnesota Skinnyski Series Season End Banquet

April 24, 2008 (Minneapolis, MN) – More than 90 people attended this year’s Minnesota Nordic Ski Association (MNSA)/Minnesota Skinnyski Series Banquet April 5. Held at the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis, attendees … READ MORE →

Jarrett Named Nordic Combined Head Coach

April 23, Park City, Utah – The U.S. Ski Team has named two-time Olympian Dave Jarrett as the new nordic combined head coach, according to Nordic Program Director John Farra. Jarrett was promoted from … READ MORE →

Ivan Babikov Breaks Rib

April 23, 2008 – SkiTrax has learned that top skier Ivan Babikov, who is joining the Canadian National XC Ski Team for the 2008/09 season, recently broke a rib while snowboarding. Babikov thought … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall: Back on My Feet Again

April 23, 2008 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Yippee, I’m out of the hospital! After spending the last six days couped up in a hospital bed, tethered to all … READ MORE →

Torin Koos Honored During NBA Game

April 22, 2008 (Seattle, WA) – Two-time Olympian Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) was honored for his athletic accomplishments at a Seattle Supersonics basketball game April 13 while home on break. Koos, who grew up watching … READ MORE →

Canadian 2008/09 National XC Ski Team Nominations

April 22, 2008 – Cross Country Canada recently released the nominees for the 2008/09 Canadian National Ski Team with confirmation of acceptance still pending. Here’s the list of skiers on the World Cup 2009 Team, … READ MORE →

Team Racing Program to be Dissolved for 2009

April 22, 2008 – Team, one of Canada’s top Nordic Racing Programs has come to the end of the road. After a very successful 7-year run that has seen three of … READ MORE →

5th World Conference of Snow and Mountain Tourism

April 22, 2008 (Andorra) – Over 240 individuals came from all over the world to celebrate the inaugural ceremony of The Fifth World Conference of Snow and Mountain Tourism, which was presided by the … READ MORE →

2007 Canada Winter Games Economic Impact Assessment Released

April 22, 2008 (Ottawa, ON) – The economic impact assessment of the 2007 Canada Winter Games was released today by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA). The Games were held in Whitehorse, Yukon from February … READ MORE →

Interview with USST Member Tazlina Mannix

April 21, 2008 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Talkeetna, Alaska’s Tazlina Mannix began skiing as soon as she could walk. At age five she began using it as a mode of transport to and from the … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunities at Hardwood Bike and Ski

April 21, 2008 (Barrie, ON) – Hardwood Bike and Ski is looking for great people to work at a great place. Our vision is to be the best full service outdoor health and fitness recreation … READ MORE →

Tierra del Fuego Nordic Ski Festival Announced – July and Aug 2008

20 Days - 40+km of Groomed Trails

April 21 , 2008 (Ushuaia, Argentina) – Skifire along with its Argentine partners, the Club Andino Ushuaia and Nunatak Adventure/Centro Invernal Tierra Mayor, announce the first ever Tierra del Fuego Nordic Ski Festival. … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Discharged from Hospital

April 20, 2008 (Anchorage, Alaska) – US Ski Team top sprinter Kikkan Randall is doing well and has been discharged from the hospital following the removal of a second blood clot, and will be … READ MORE →

2010 Olympic Preview of Callaghan Valley – First Impressions

Fabulous Site and Trails

April 20, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, B.C.) – Nearly 600 cross-country skiers converged at the 2010 Olympic venue in British Columbia’s Callaghan Valley for the 2008 Haywood Canadian XC Ski Nationals, March 16-23. It was … READ MORE →

Torin Koos Defends Ridge to River Title

April 20, 2008 (Wenatchee, WA) – The US XC Ski Team’s Torin Koos from Leavenworth, Washington defended his Ironman title winning the 5-sport Ridge to River Run in 2 hours and 7 minutes last … READ MORE →

Winter Hits Nanaimo, BC

April 19, 2008 (Nanaimo, BC) – Peter McCaffery sent us the following note and photos from Nanaimo, BC. “Got up this morning to ride out and meet the guys for our … READ MORE →

FIS XC Race Director Jurg Capol: 2007/2008 Season Review

April 18, 2008 – The FIS Newsflash had a chance to ask Jurg Capol, FIS Race Director for Cross-Country Skiing to share some of his observations from 2007/2008 Viessmann FIS World Cup Cross-Country season.
Jurg Capol: “It … READ MORE →

APU Nordic Ski Center Seeks Nordic Ski Coach

April 18, 2008 – The APU Nordic Ski Center has an opening for a Nordic Ski Coach. The center began a decade ago as a regional Olympic training center for cross-country skiers. The program develops … READ MORE →

Interview with USTT Skier Kris Freeman

April 16, 2008 (Andover, NH) – New Hampshire’s Kris Freeman, a Type 1 diabetic, has posted the best U.S. cross country distance results since the Bill Koch era of the early 80s. … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canmore Nordic Ski Club

April 16, 2008 – The Canmore Nordic Ski Club is currently looking to hire a cross country ski coach. The successful candidate will have a proven background as an athlete or coach, have NCCP level … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Back in Hospital to Remove Second Blood Clot

April 15, 2008 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Top US xc skier Kikkan Randall is back in the hospital after it was discovered that a second blood clot had formed in her leg. Yesterday, Randall met … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Ontario Blind Sports Association

April 15, 2008 – The Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA) is a not-for-profit sports association which plans, promotes, coordinates and supports events and activities designed to stimulate and assist the development of sports programs for … READ MORE →

CXC Announces Openings for Athletes

April 15, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) is announcing openings for athletes in the successful CXC Elite Team, the newly created CXC Post Graduate Program, and the updated Junior Development Programs. … READ MORE →

Factory Team Season 07/08 Review

April 15, 2008 – The Factory Team had a very successful season. The team’s athletes won 4 of 6 USSA SuperTour Titles, 2 of 2 FIS North American Marathon Cup Titles 5 of … READ MORE →

CAAWS Calls for Youth Leadership Facilitators

April 15, 2008 – In response to public demand for leadership workshops targeted to a younger audience, CAAWS has recently developed a youth leadership workshop designed for girls and young women (ages 15-20) who are … READ MORE →

Hardwood Hills Changes Hands

Farewell, New Name, Ski Tunnel

April 14, 2008 (Barrie, ON) – On Saturday, March 29, Hardwood Hills (HH) welcomed xc skiers, MTB riders, and guests to a Farewell … READ MORE →

Rock and Ice 2009 – Registration Now Open

April 13, 2008 – Registration for the 2009 Rock and Ice Ultra is now open! Races are limited to 100 competitors so take advantage of the early registration schedule and reserve your spot soon! … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Diagnosed with FVL – Increased Risk of Blood Clotting

April 12, 2008 – Kikkan Randall has a genetic disorder that increases the risk of dangerous blood clots, according to a report by the Anchorage Daily News. Randall, a top US Ski Team skier, has … READ MORE →

2008 USSA Distance Nationals – 15km, 30km Skiathlon – Video

April 11, 2008 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Rising star Liz Stephen of the U.S. Ski Team and Canada’s powerhouse Ivan Babikov (Salomon Factory Team) were the winners of the 15km and 30km Skiathlon events at … READ MORE →

Secret Valley’s Spring Kickstart Program

April 10, 2008 – This past weekend we re-opened the Secret Valley Trail system for our Spring Kickstart program. The course is just under 10 kilometers and can easily be … READ MORE →

2008 Canadian Arctic Trek for Earth Health

150-mile Expedition into the Canadian Wilderness

April 10, 2008 (Missoula, MT) – On April 25th, Talus-sponsored athletes Ed Viesturs and John Stetson will embark on a 150-mile expedition into the Canadian Arctic. The world-renown adventurers will cross-country ski the entire Canadian … READ MORE →

Olympian Sara Renner Joins Al Gore on Climate Change Project

April 10, 2008 (Montreal, Que.) – This past weekend 29 Albertans were trained by former Vice-President of the United States Al Gore, Dr. Andrew Weaver (one of the Canadian authors of the IPCC reports) and … READ MORE →

US Biathlon’s Max Cobb to Carry Beijing Olympic Flame

April 9, 2008 (San Francisco, CA) – US Biathlon Executive Director Max Cobb (Westford, VT) is among the select group of 80 people who will carry Olympic torch in its only North American appearance in … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Burke Mountain Academy Assistant Nordic Coach

April 7, 2008 – Burke Mountain Academy in East Burke, Vermont is seeking an assistant Nordic Coach for the coming season. Burke is a small college preparatory academy for students with a commitment to Alpine … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall on Her Blood Clot Treatment

April 5, 2008 (Anchorage, Alaska) – I just got out of the hospital for the second time in a five days. The back pain I encountered earlier last week turned out to be a … READ MORE →

Fast and Female: Chandra Crawford’s Dream

April 5, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, B.C.) – It wasn’t enough to come a strong second the day before in a race that is 28.8 km longer than … READ MORE →

Alpina’s Nordic Racing Boots Receive Red Dot Award

April 3, 2008 – An international jury of design experts awarded the prestigious Red dot award for product design to the Slovene sports’ footwear manufacturer Alpina. The award was given to Alpina, d.d., … READ MORE →