Archive | January, 2009

2009 IBU Youth/Junior Worlds Canmore – Gold and Bronze for Canada

USA's Byrne 6th

January 31, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s Kurtis Wenzel from Calgary scored gold one day prior to his 18th birthday winning the men’s 7.5-kilometre sprint competition at the Canmore Nordic Centre during the 2009 IBU … READ MORE →

UNH Winter Carnival Day 2 – Dartmouth Dominates

January 31, 2009 (Jackson, NH) – Dartmouth dominated Day 2 of the U.N.H. Winter Carnival Nordic competition which took place in the bright sunshine on Saturday at Jackson XC. A total … READ MORE →

2009 Jr/U23 XC Worlds France 15km Pursuit – Harvey and Stephen 4th, Arritola 5th

Touchette 9th, Webster 14th

January 31, 2009 (Praz de Lys Sommand, France) – The USA’s Liz Stephen had another fabulous race just missing the U23 Nordic Worlds podium on Saturday for the second year … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup #8 Rybinsk 1.3km Sprint – USA’s Newell 5th, Randall 16th

Muranen and Pasini Win

January 31, 2009 (Rybinsk, Russia) – The USA’s Andrew Newell lead the North American charge on Saturday with a 5th place finish – his best individual sprint result this season – at … READ MORE →

FIS NC World Cup France – Moan Wins Again

Canada's Myslicki 31st

January 31, 2009 (Chaux-Neuve, France) – Magnus Moan of Norway and Anssi Koivuranta of Finland kept their Nordic Combined World Cup overall battle alive Saturday in Chaux-Neuve, France. Moan edged Koivuranta out by just … READ MORE →

Canadian Ski Marathon 2009 – Feb. 7-8

January 31, 2009 (Gatineau, Quebec) – The word recession may be hitting the economic pages but it is not holding back skiers from celebrating Canada’s winter and challenging themselves by participating in the … READ MORE →

UNH Winter Carnival Day 1 – Dartmouth and UNH Dominate

January 30, 2009 (Jackson, NH) – Dartmouth and U.N.H. dominated Day 1 of the U.N.H. Winter Carnival Nordic races which took place Friday on the race trails and competition arena at Jackson XC. … READ MORE →

SIA 2009 – What’s New from Rossi and Fischer

January 30, 2009 (Las Vegas, Nevada) – The SIA celebrated its 37th year with the final trade show in Vegas as a new era begins when the mega ski event moves to Denver … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup #8 Rybinsk 10/15km Skate – Longa and Angerer Score

Kershaw 17th

January 30, 2009 (Rybinsk, Russia) – Marianna Longa (Ita) and Tobias Angerer (Ger) won Friday’s 10km/15km Skate at round #8 of the Veissmann XC World Cup in Rybinsk, Russia. … READ MORE →

Second Half of the Season – Go Big!

January 30, 2009 – The first half of the season has come and gone. It was cold, warm, snowy, and dry, but it’s gone, and it’s not coming back. Now, we look forward to … READ MORE →


January 30, 2009 (Antholz, Italy) – After a frustrating start to the season, I finally feel that I have gained some good momentum heading into the Biathlon World Championships. The turning point for … READ MORE →

USSA Announces Nordic Junior Worlds Teams

January 30, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – As the 2009 FIS Junior World Championships for ski jumping and Nordic combined approach, 15 athletes from across the nation have been tapped to be on the Junior … READ MORE →

CAAWS 2008 List – Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity

Renner, Scott and National Ski Jump Team Named

January 30, 2009 (Ottawa, Ont.) – From the Beijing Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to the organization and preparation for the 2010 Games in Vancouver, the impact of the Olympics and Paralympics is evident on … READ MORE →

2009 IBU Youth/Junior Worlds Canmore – USA’s Boutot 2nd Updated

Canada's Oddou 3rd

January 29, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – It was a great start for North America’s female biathletes in the women’s youth 10km event on Thursday as the USA’s Grace Boutot claimed second place while Canada’s Yolaine … READ MORE →

Interview with Sara Renner

January 29, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – We caught up with Canada’s Sara Renner, Olympic silver medalist, following her 6th place finish in the 15km pursuit on January 17 during the 2009 Whistler World Cups, … READ MORE →

2009 Jr/U23 XC Worlds France – Day 1 Results

Touchette 6th, Stephen 7th

January 29, 2009 (Praz de Lys Sommand, France) – The 2009 World Jr/U-23 Championship got underway Thursday with the U-23 10/15km freestyle event. Liz Stephen of the USA – who won bronze last year … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2009 Contest – Deadline Extended to 11pm

Win Fabulous Prizes

January 29, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – Following great response to our inaugural international SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2009 Contest we’ve extended the team registration deadline … READ MORE →

2009 IPC Worlds – McKeever Brothers Win 2nd Gold Medal

January 29, 2009 (Vuokatti, Finland) – Brian McKeever continued his quest to become the first winter-sport athlete to compete at both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, by handily winning his second consecutive … READ MORE →

World Winter Masters Games 2010 – Registration Open

January 29, 2009 (Bled, Slovenia) – Registration is now open for the first World Winter Masters Games in 2010: online registration for the event scheduled to be held in Bled (Slo) from January 25-31, … READ MORE →

Whistler World Cup 2009 Slideshow

January 29, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – Here’s a fabulous photographic slide show by west coast photographer Toshi Kawano capturing some of the finest moments at the recent Whistler World Cups at Whistler Olympic Park from … READ MORE →

Lone Mountain Ranch to Host Inaugural Glide & Gorge on March 8

January 29, 2009 (Big Sky, Montana) – Lone Mountain Ranch, Montana’s premier cross country ski resort, has just announced it will host the first annual Glide & Gorge trail luncheon on March 8, 2009. … READ MORE →

SuperTour #8 Telemark Skate Sprint – Zimmerman and Trygstad-Saari Win

January 28, 2009 (Telemark, Wisconsin) – A small field of sprinters took to the line for the first race of three at the Telemark, Wisconsin SuperTour series stop. Tuesday’s sprint will be follwoed by … READ MORE →

2009 IBU Youth/Junior Worlds Canmore – Day 1 Results

Canada's Wenzel 5th, Gow 10th

January 28, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – The first day of events are underway at the 2009 IBU World Youth/Junior Championships being held in Canmore, Alberta. The racing began Wednesday with the youth men competing in … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2009 Contest – Deadline 6pm Tomorrow

Win Fabulous Prizes

January 28, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – The inaugural international SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2009 Contest is well on its way following the success of our Fantasy … READ MORE →

2009 Youth/Jr. World Championships – Races Begin Today

January 25 - February 3

January 28, 2009 (Canmore, Alberta) – The 2009 Youth/Jr. World Championships begin today in Canmore, Alberta and the North American athletes are excited and ready for the competition that runs until February 3. Here’s … READ MORE →

US Championship 2009 Events Rescheduled

January 28, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – The two US Championships events that we were unable to run in Anchorage, Alaska in January 2009 due to frigid temperatures will be hosted by the Nordic Ski … READ MORE →

The Heinz Neiderhauser Coaching Scholarship Needs Your Help

January 28, 2009 – It was a sad day for cross country skiing in Canada a little more then a year ago when Heinz Neiderhauser passed away while taking a short ski between events … READ MORE →

SIA 2009 – Preview Fashion Show

Final Show in Vegas

January 27, 2009 (Las Vegas, Nevada) – On the eve before the SIA.09 Snow Sports Trade Show doors officially opened on Tuesday, Jan. 27, retailers and media were given an exclusive fashion preview at the … READ MORE →

Interview with Olympic Sprint Champ – Chandra Crawford

January 27, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – SkiTrax caught up with 2006 Olympic Sprint Champion Chandra Crawford at the recent Whistler World Cups held from Jan. 16-18 at Whistler Olympic Park. Crawford has struggled all … READ MORE →

36th Marcialonga – Ahrlin and Pedersen Win

January 27, 2009 (Val di Femme, Italy) – Two strive for the victory…. and a third runs away with it. Everyone expected a duel between the Aukland brothers, Joergen and Anders from Norway and … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall’s Race Tails: Otepaa World Cups

January 27, 2009 – Here is U.S. National Team skier Kikkan Randall’s report from the FIS World Cup races this past weekend in Otepaa, Estonia. She talks about klister, hairies, drafting, track selection and … READ MORE →

IPC XC World Championships – McKeever’s Gold, Barber Bronze

January 27, 2009 (Voukatti, Finland) – Canada made two trips to the podium at the IPC Cross-Country Skiing World Championships on Monday. Brian and Robin McKeever teamed up to win a gold medal, while Jody … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2009 Contest – Deadline Jan. 29

Win Fabulous Prizes

January 26, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – Team registrations are well underway as we ramp up for the inaugural international SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2009 Contest following the success … READ MORE →

Interview with USSA Nordic Director John Farra

January 26, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – We caught up with USSA Nordic Director John Farra at Whistler Olympic Park during the World Cup Nordic Festival weekend Jan. 16-18, following US Nordic Combined star Bill … READ MORE →

USA 2009 Liberec World Championship Team Named

January 26, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) headline a team of six nordic combined skiers and six ski jumpers named by … READ MORE →

Team Canada Named for Liberec 2009 Nordic Worlds

January 26, 2009 (Rossland, BC) – At the conclusion of Sunday’s Haywood NorAm competition in Rossland, BC, Canada’s National Team Leader Dave Wood announced the selected group of athletes to represent Canada at the … READ MORE →

SuperTour #7 Mt. Itasca – CXC Romps

Liebsch and Compton Win

January 26, 2009 (Mt. Itasca, MN) – It was a good day Sunday, January 26 to be in a CXC Elite team suit as the men’s team swept the podium and put four in … READ MORE →

5th Annual White Mt. Classic 30km Classic – Enman and Allen Win

January 26, 2009 (Jackson, NH) – A record field of 288 racers and tour-participants took to the trails of Jackson in the 5th Annual White Mountain Classic XC 30km on Sunday, and two … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAm #5 Rossland – Grey and Williams Win

January 25, 2009 (Rossland, BC) – Under clear blue skies and temps around -8 C (17F) racers took to the trails of the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland, BC on the final day of … READ MORE →

OR Show 2009 Wrap Up – Out the Back Door

Zero is Not Absolute

January 25, 2009 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – “Skiing-out-the-back-door” is a growing category in the cross-country ski market. We’re talking skis that turn and skis that tour… and we’re talking about back doors that lead … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup #7 Otepaeae Sprints – Majdic and Hattestad Score

Randall 16th, Koos 20th, Newell 24th

January 25, 2009 (Otepaeae, Estonia) – Petra Majdic (Slo) and Ola Vigen Hattestad (Nor) pulled off respective World Cup victories again on Sunday in the 1.4km Classic Sprint competition at round … READ MORE →

Interview with Kikkan Randall

January 25, 2008 (Whistler, BC) – We caught up with US sprint start Kikkan Randall – the first American woman to win an XC World Cup event – at the pre-Olympic World Cups held … READ MORE →

FIS Ski Jumping World Cup #7 Whistler Day 2 – Austria Strong Again

3 North Americans Advance

January 25, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – The second and final Large Hill (HS140) World Cup competition took place today at Whistler Olympic Park, starting with the Qualification Round. All four Canadian ski … READ MORE →

SuperTour Mt. Itasca – Cold Weather Greets CCSA Skiers

Chamberlain and Strandberg Win

January 25, 2009 (Mt. Itasca, MN) – Cold weather greeted cross-country skiers on Saturday for the Mount Itasca SuperTour classical technique races in Coleraine, Minn. “It was a little bit on the cold side, but … READ MORE →

Dartmouth Wins First Carnival of the Season

January 24, 2009 (Bethel, ME) – Dartmouth extended their slim six point lead from Friday to a more commanding fifty seven point win over runner up University of Vermont at the 2009 … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAm #5 Rossland Skate Sprints – Widmer And Gaiazova Win

January 24, 2009 (Rossland, BC) – Under overcast skies many of Canada’s best sprinters took to the start line in Rossland, BC as they prepared for the second of two World Championship team skate … READ MORE →

FIS World Cup Ski Jumping Whistler Day 1 – Austria Dominates

Johnson 41st, Boyd-Clowes 42nd

January 24, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes (age 17, Calgary, AB) was the only Canadian to compete today in the first of two Large Hill World … READ MORE →

Third Down and Long…..

January 24, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – The week of the Whistler World Cups was both the most exciting and busiest of the winter for me, though that’s not saying much. I’ve been nursing … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup #7 Otepaeae 10/15km Classic – Kowalczyk and Bauer Win

Randall 33rd

January 24, 2009 (Otepaeae, Estonia) – Justyna Kowalczyk (Pol) has won the women’s 10km classic on Saturday at World Cup #7 in Otepaeae, Estonia, with a 30-second lead over … READ MORE →

World Cup Biathlon #6 Antholz-Anterselva – Leguellec 7th, Burke 11th

Kocher 29th

January 24, 2009 (Antholz-Anterselva, Italy) – Day 3 of the World Cup Biathlon stop in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy saw both the women and men competing in the 10/12.5 km pursuit event. Jean Philippe Leguellec of Canada … READ MORE →