Archive | October, 2008

Finland’s Oneway Visits Rossignol in Park City

Tour de XC Launched

October 31, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – During August 2008, the founder and CEO of Oneway Sport Finland, Andreas Bennert, together with Matthias Fallner visited the head office of Rossignol in Park City … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Launches Kikkan Randall and Brittany Webster Skier Diaries

October 31, 2008 (Toronto, ON) – With snow reports coming in daily we’re very excited to announce the addition of the USA’s Kikkan Randall and Canada’s Brittany Webster to our Skier Diaries section. … READ MORE →

US Dollar Worth More at Silver Star – Book and Save Before Nov. 1

October 31, 2008 (Silver Star, BC) – The US dollar compared to the Canadian dollar means great deals for Americans at the Silver Star Cross Country Ski Camps! As of today the US dollar is … READ MORE →

Hospital, Marriage, Yoga and Canadian Apple Pie…

October 29, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – Hello fellow SkiTrax readers! I am excited to kick off my skier diary this month as the season is now only a few weeks away. Here’s a … READ MORE →

What Makes an Amazing Ski?

October 31, 2008 – Kris Freeman has one really amazing pair of skis. He’s got lots of good skis, but just one pair that’s really amazing – and really amazing in just about all … READ MORE →

Home for the Holiday and Rarin’ to Go

October 29, 2008 (Caledon, ON) – I’ve spent the last couple of weeks in Ontario for a little Thanksgiving holiday break. I must say that the return back to Canmore was quite the shock. The … READ MORE →

CCES Report Proves that Clean Sport Promotes Healthy Communities

October 30, 2008 (Ottawa, ON) – Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport presents report that proves good sport can achieve community socio-economic goals. Substantive evidence proves that the intentional use of good sport has the … READ MORE →

Dermatone Joins the US Team

October 30, 2008 (Windsor Locks, CT) – Dermatone Laboratories, Inc., one of the leading sunscreen companies in the sport retail market, has become the official sunscreen and frostbite protection licensee for the U.S. Ski Team … READ MORE →

Russia Becoming a Major Winter Sports Hub

October 30, 2008 (Moscow, Russia) – Russia is on its way to becoming an international winter sports hub. “During my recent visits to Russia, I have become convinced of Russia being fully worth its … READ MORE →

CXC Clinic on the Birkie Trail – Nov. 1

October 30, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – CXC Elite Team skiers Brian Gregg and Garrott Kuzzy, in conjunction with ActivEdge LLC, will be holding a fall ski clinic on Saturday, November 1 at … READ MORE →

Randall Takes Her Training to Canada

October 29, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) found herself in some very good training company recently as she took to the terrain of her neighbors … READ MORE →

Nine Athletes Named to US Biathlon World Cup Team

October 29, 2008 (New Gloucester, ME) – The International Competition Committee of the US Biathlon Association today named a team of five men and four women who will compete in the upcoming December Biathlon … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic’s Henry Toll – In Memorium

October 29, 2008 (Denver, CO) – Henry Toll passed away recently. He has been a strong supporter of BNC since we started. Most of the land we ski on at Eldora is Toll property, Phoebe, … READ MORE →

Calgary to be New Home of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

October 29, 2008 (Toronto, ON) – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame will now call the city of Calgary home. Following an extensive bid and review process, the Hall’s Board of Governors have selected Calgary … READ MORE →

Interview with Olympian Sara Renner

October 28, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – Sara Renner is entering her 13th year on the Canadian Senior Team and has established herself as one of the elite talents on the international scene. She first … READ MORE →

Saputo Continues to Support Athletes and Sports

October 28, 2008 (Montreal, QC) – Today, Saputo Inc. awarded 17 athletes with bursaries totalling $65,000 as part of the Saputo Bursary Program, which is managed by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. This … READ MORE →

Canada’s Dynamic XC Ski Couple – Crawford, Kershaw Aim for 2010

October 28, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s Chandra Crawford and Devon Kershaw count themselves as a pretty fortunate athletes. Not only are they both professional Nordic ski racers living out their dreams … READ MORE →

Fontana’s Nordic Days Sale and Clinic with CXC Elite Team

October 28, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – Olympic hopefuls will be helping skiers at all levels to learn to perfect their skating technique. They will also assistance in fitting skis, boots, bindings, poles and … READ MORE →

New Look for Ketchum/Sun Valley Nordic

October 28, 2008 (Sun Valley, Idaho) – New trails, new lodge, new yurts all part of Ketchum/Sun Valley 2008/09 Nordic experience. Blaine County Recreation District, the U.S. Forest Service and Sun Valley Company are … READ MORE →

First Tracks at the Yellowstone Ski Festival

October 27, 2008 (West Yellowstone, MT) – For the 29th year, West Yellowstone will host the Yellowstone Ski Festival over Thanksgiving week. Seasoned veterans and Ski Festival rookies alike will descend upon our small mountain … READ MORE →

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame – Vote Until Nov. 6

October 27, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – Lets get a cross-country skier in Alaska Sports Hall of Fame! Vote now. On behalf of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, I encourage you to do your … READ MORE →

CXC and USSA Team Up for Minnesota Coaches Meeting

October 27, 2008 (Mora, Minnesota) – This past Saturday the Vasaloppet club house and trails in Mora, Minnesota hosted the 2008 Minnesota Nordic Ski Coaches Association fall meeting. CXC Ski … READ MORE →

Mansfield Masters Club – Join the Fun!

October 26, 2008 (Mansfield, VT) – NENSA’s Mansfield Nordic Club masters skiing program will be offered again this winter, and hopefully with plenty of new snow! Coaching staff will be lead by Christa Alexander … READ MORE →

Blind Skier Sets Sights on 2010 Olympics

October 26, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – At age 18 when Brian McKeever started to lose his sight, he thought his sports career was over. Fast forward to 10+ years later and with only 10% … READ MORE →

First Snow at Highlands Nordic

October 26, 2008 (Duntroon, ON) – It didn’t last long, but the first snow at Highlands Nordic had ski enthusiasts scrapping off their summer wax. The host site for the 2009 Canadian … READ MORE →

Sibley Ski Tour Renamed Sleeping Giant Loppet

October 25, 2008 (Thunder Bay, ON) – The 32nd edition of the Sibley Ski Tour will now be known as the Sleeping Giant Loppet which is the actual name of the provincial park where the … READ MORE →

Heroes and Mentors Program Welcomes Milaine Theriault

October 25, 2008 (Corner Brooks, NL) – As part of the CP Rail “Heroes and Mentors Program” 3-time Olympian Milaine Theriault visited Corner Brook, NL recently where she received a hero’s welcome by … READ MORE →

First Snow at Maine Winter Sports Center

October 25, 2008 (Ft. Kent, Maine) – The magic of the 10th Mountain Center in Ft. Kent graced us earlier this week on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Waking up to a lawn turned … READ MORE →

Methow Valley Offers Dog-Friendly XC Skiing

October 25, 2008 (Winthrop, Washington) – The Methow Valley leads the nation with the most kilometers of dog-friendly skiing. This ski season, in answer to demand, the Methow Valley Sports Trail Association (MVSTA) has increased … READ MORE →

Kootenay Knitting is Named Canadian XC Ski Team Knitwear Supplier

October 24, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – After completing one of their final training sessions at the Canmore Nordic Centre before heading off to chase snow and compete on the World Cup circuit, Canada’s cross-country … READ MORE →

Chama Chile Ski Classic and Snowshoe Races Snow Fiesta – Jan. 18

October 24, 2008 – Don’t miss the Chama Chile Ski Classic and Snowshoe Races Snow Fiesta on Jan. 18/09. There are cross-country “classic” 5km and 10km ski and 5km snowshoe events for all ages and … READ MORE →

European Ski Adventure Opportunity for Kids

October 24, 2008 (Autrans, France) – Rossignol is pleased to announce a fabulous opportunity for school kids to experience a unique European Nordic adventure at great discounted prices. The trip will take place from … READ MORE →

Transitioning to Snow

October 24, 2008 – October is always an exciting time for skiers. Six solid months of training are behind us and ski season is rapidly approaching…we are anxious to pack up the roller-skis and … READ MORE →

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Announces Weekend Youth X-C Development Program

October 24, 2008 (Jackson, NH) – The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (JSTF) invites current and prospective junior skiers to learn more about Nordic training opportunities in the Mount Washington Valley. JSTF, in cooperation with … READ MORE →

Salomon’s 2009 Warm and Cold Ski Bases

October 24, 2008 – Salomon’s warm and cold skis, both skate and classic, have bases and ski molds designed for the characteristics of warm and cold snow. Warm is designated as -8C (17F) and warmer. … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Steps Into The Spotlight

October 24, 2008 (Vancouver, BC) – At the end of its seventh visit to Vancouver, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission confirmed that the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee (VANOC) continues to be on the … READ MORE →

Interview with Olympic Sprint Champion Chandra Crawford

October 23, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – Chandra Crawford stepped onto Nordic’s world stage in a big way in 2006, when she dominated round after round of the Olympic sprint event on her way … READ MORE →

First Day of Skiing Near Quebec City

October 23, 2008 (Quebec City, QC) – Here’s a picture taken this morning by Guido Visser (xc ski Olympian, Nagano 1998) on one of the Charlevoix mountain peaks which is just little less than … READ MORE →

International Perspectives on Skiing Part II – Featuring Vegard Ulvang Interview

October 23, 2008 (October 23, 2008) – In the second part of the series entitled “International Perspectives on Skiing,” another three video interviews conducted on the occasion of the 46th International Ski Congress in Cape … READ MORE →

CXC Elite Team Launches On Line Blog

October 23, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – Central Cross Country Ski Association is pleased to announce the CXC Elite Team on line blog. The CXC Elite Team blog (a contraction of the term “Web log”) … READ MORE →

Canada’s Top Female Biathletes Launch Nude Calendar to Raise Funds

October 22, 2008 – Five of Canada’s top female biathletes shed their lycra race suits to officially launch a nude calendar on Wednesday which they created to celebrate healthy, active women’s bodies, and also … READ MORE →

Swix Sport USA Names New President

October 22, 2008 (Wilmington, Massachusetts) – Steven Poulin has been named the new president and CEO of the Swix Sport USA. Poulin who has been with Swix Sport for more than 12 years, will bring … READ MORE →

Denver Contemplates 2018 Winter Olympic Bid

October 22, 2008 (Denver, Colorado) – The city of Denver, CO has quietly stepped into the ring as a possible host site for the 2018 Winter Games. The Denver Post reports that a delegation of … READ MORE →

Bill Warren Training Centre Re-opens

Top Skiers Recognized

October 22, 2008 (Calgary, AB) – Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA) celebrated the grand re-opening of the recently expanded Bill Warren Training Centre (BWTC) at the Canmore Nordic Centre in Canmore, Alberta on … READ MORE →

Fall Coaching Workshops

October 22, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy will be hosting two Fall Coaching Workshops on December 25 at the newly re-opened Bill Warren Training Centre, and at outdoor retailer Lifesport in … READ MORE →

CNEPH Training Camp Report from Dachstein Glacier

October 22, 2008 (Dachstein, Austria) – Under the AltaGas High Performance Coaching Experience (HPCE) program, I had the chance to participate at a Pierre-Harvey National Development Training Center (CNEPH) training camp, held in Ramsau, Austria … READ MORE →

2010 Competition Venues Busy in Pre-Olympic Year

October 21, 2008 (Vancouver, BC) – Sport events are international competitions, such as World Cups or World Championships, that will take place at the 2010 competition venues in Vancouver and Whistler in 2008 and early … READ MORE →

NENSA Event Organizer Seminar – Oct. 24-26

October 21, 2008 (Gilford, NH) – NENSA’s Event Organizer Seminar will take place this Friday through Sunday at Gunstock Nordic in Gilford, NH. There will be a Friday evening dinner at the Margate Inn … READ MORE →

More Fun with Skis

October 21, 2008 ( Squamish, BC) – For a variety of reasons I’ve got a pretty good number of un-skiable skis in the shop. Some of them are warranty returns that I … READ MORE →

True Sport Community Fund – 10 Days Left

October 21, 2008 – If you want to increase opportunities for children and youth to play sports* in your community, the True Sport Community Fund can help. Focusing on communities in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, … READ MORE →