Archive | April, 2009

Interview with Whistler Olympic Park Asst’ Operations Mgr. Mike Edwards

April 30, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – While at Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) for the 2009 Cross Country Ski Area Association’s (CCSAA) annual convention we caught up our Mike Edwards, who is the Asst’ Operations … READ MORE →

Hetland, Bundi and Kiuru Retire – Ahonen to Compete at 2010 Games

April 29, 2009 – Shortly before training for the new season starts, we have put together a summary of top athletes who have announced their retirement, along with some high-profile comebacks. Relatively few athletes … READ MORE →

Schlierenzauer Voted Nordic King by Media

Bjoerndalen Biathlete of the Year

April 29, 2009 – The Nordic media representatives within the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) have again selected the “King of Nordic Skiing” and the “Biathlete of the Year”. With a great majority, … READ MORE →

Sea to Sky Trail Partners with Trans Canada Trail

April 29, 2009 (Pemberton, BC) – The Squamish Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is pleased to announce that the Squamish-Whistler section of the Sea to Sky Trail is the newest registered section of the Trans Canada … READ MORE →

MWC2010 in Falun, Sweden – AXCS Trip Reservations Underway

April 28, 2009 (Falun, Swede) – Featuring the apt slogan of “Welcome to the Kingdom of Skiing” and an incredible “two for one” XC ski vacation, the 2010 Masters World Cup in Falun, Sweden next … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity: Fairbanks Cross Country Assistant Coach

April 28, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Fairbanks Cross Country (FXC), the year-round junior training and racing program of the Nordic Ski Club Fairbanks is seeking an assistant coach to work as part of a team … READ MORE →

Interview with 2010 Nordic Chief of Competition Rob Bernhardt

April 27, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – We got a chance to speak with Rob Bernhardt, Chief of Competition for the 2010 Vancouver Games while attending the recent Cross Country Ski Area Association’s annual convention … READ MORE →

News Flash Arild Monsen is New Swedish Sprint Coach

April 26, 2009 – We’ve just learned that Canada’s recent ex-National Team Coach Arild Monsen from Molde, Norway is now the sprint coach for Sweden. Initial reports indicated that Gunde Svan, the Swedish head coach, … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic Sport Launches Ercolina Power Poling Machine and Vasa Poling Ergometer

April 25, 2009 (Boulder, CO) – Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) launches two new products for upper-body cross-country ski training today with the Ercolina Upper Body Power Poling Machine and the Vasa Trainer Ergometer. … READ MORE →

Women Ski Jumpers vs VANOC Update

Court Hearings Wrap Up

April 25, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – Here’s the latest news on the Women Ski Jumpers vs VANOC which has now become a matter for the B.C. Supreme Court to rule on as neither side … READ MORE →

CCSAA Convention 2009 Report, Photos and Winner Announced

April 24 2009 (Whistler, BC) – More than 50 Nordic ski professionals from across the continent … READ MORE →

Gogebic Community College Announces New Nordic Ski Team

April 24, 2009 (Ironwood, MI) – Gogebic Community College, located in the heart of “Big Snow Country” in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, recently announced the addition of a new men’s and women’s Nordic Ski Team for the … READ MORE →

Interview with 2010 Nordic Director John Aalberg

April 23, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – During the recent Cross Country Ski Area Association’s annual convention at Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) we caught up with Nordic guru John Aalberg, Director of WOP and the … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Awards Buffs at 2009 Women’s Run on April 25

April 23, 2009 (Calgary, Alberta) – In the spirit of acknowledging healthy living habits amongst female youth, Fast and Female presented by Best Buy will be selling merchandise and presenting Buff®s to the … READ MORE →

Canadian Winter Athletes Top 2009 Worlds Overall Medal Count

Historic 28 Medals

April 23, 2009 – Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic winter sport athletes showed the world they are on track towards reaching their goal of owning the podium in 2010. Canadian athletes made history during the 2008-09 … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Joins StatoilHydro to Inspire Heroes of Tomorrow

April 23,2009 (Whistler, BC) – Two-time Olympic medallist, Beckie Scott, travelled to Whistler Olympic Park on April 4th to inspire nearly 75 young athletes to participate in the sport of cross-country skiing as part … READ MORE →

CXC Upcoming Camps and Coaches Certification

April 22, 2009 – Here’s the latest news from the Central Cross Country Ski Association regarding their upcoming training camps including the Birkie Masters Camp and Michigan Junior Development and Masters Camps plus the launch … READ MORE →

Jackson Grammar School SkiAthon Helps Community Groups

April 21, 2009 (Jackson, N.H.) – A group 46 elementary school students in Jackson, N.H., skied at total of 661 laps on a 1.15 kilometer course to raise $4,300 in the Jackson Grammar School … READ MORE →

Women Ski Jumpers Discrimination Hearing Starts April 20

April 21, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – The case for 15 elite women ski jumpers suing the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the right to participate in the 2010 Olympic Games will be heard in … READ MORE →

2009 Cross Country Canada AGM

April 21, 2009 (Thunder Bay, ON) – The Cross Country Canada 2009 Annual General Meeting will be hosted by Cross Country Ontario and Thunder Bay Nordic Trails in Thunder Bay, ON from June 4-7. Delegates … READ MORE →

US Nordic Combined Team Trains in Whistler

April 20, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team wrapped up the 2009 season on snow as athletes took to the terrain of Whistler to train on what will become their … READ MORE →

Canada’s Crawford on the Road to Recovery

April 19, 2009 – Canada’s 2006 Olympic sprint Champion Chandra Crawford who missed all of the 2008/09 racing season with a nagging tendon injury underwent successfully surgery for compartment syndrome in late February. “Recovery … READ MORE →

New Junior Development and Master Program for Lower Michigan

April 18, 2009 (Hayward, WI) – The Central Cross Country Ski Association is pleased to announce new addition of Lower Michigan Junior Development and Masters Program. Program will be led by Igor Badamshin and … READ MORE →

FIS World Cups Report 2 Million Spectators This Season

1.2 Million for Nordic

April 17, 2009 – In the course of the 2008/09 season, just short of 2 million (1’970’000) spectators attended the FIS World Cup events in the six FIS Olympic disciplines. From October 2008 to … READ MORE →

Giese Report – Pancakes Pancakes

April 17, 2009 – We learn the value of hard work very early in life. One of my favorite books to read to my son Anders is called Pancakes Pancakes. The little boy in … READ MORE →

Coach Wanted at Frost Mountain Nordic

April 17, 2009 (Middlebury, VT) – Frost Mountain Nordic, in the greater Middlebury, Vermont area, is seeking a Nordic coach. The coach would be in charge of all aspects of the race program and in … READ MORE →

FIS World Cups – Highest Viewer Figures in Early January

April 16, 2009 – As part of the analysis of the past World Cup season FIS, together with its market research partner IFM Research GmbH from Karlsruhe (GER), has been reviewing the TV … READ MORE →

SIA Anounces New Trade Show Name – SIA Snow Show

April 16, 2009 (Denver, CO) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is pleased to share some exciting news regarding the 2010 SnowSports Trade Show scheduled for January 28-31, 2010 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown … READ MORE →

One Way’s New Roller Skis

April 16, 2009 (Finland) – The Finnish Nordic Sports brand One Way launched a new roller ski collection developed for cross-country ski racers and recreational sport enthusiasts. The complete new product line of … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2009 Contest – Final Standings

April 15, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to announce the final standings for the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2009 Contest following the finale … READ MORE →

Serotta Spirit of Skiing Award

April 15, 2009 – Nominations close April 25 for the NENSA/Serotta Spirit of Skiing Award to be announced along with the John Caldwell Award (for a service to New England XC community), Club of the … READ MORE →

Team Hardwood AltaGas Report – April 2009

April 15, 2009 (Barrie, ON) – For Team Hardwood, the several weeks leading up to the Canadian Championships were an exciting time. These were the biggest races of the year, just a one hour drive … READ MORE →

US Biathlon National Team Nominations

April 14, 2009 – The International Competition Committee of the US Biathlon Association has nominated the National Team for the coming season. The following nominations will be submitted to the US Biathlon Association Board of … READ MORE →

2009 FIS Trainers Seminar

April 14, 2009 – Cross Country Canada is pleased to announce that registration for the 2009 FIS Trainers Seminar is now underway! The Seminar notice and registration forms for Canadian and International coaches available . … READ MORE →

Fischer’s 08/09 Season Successes

April 13, 2009 – Any way you look at it Fischer athletes had dominating and historic seasons from Kikkan Randall’s best-ever American finish at a Nordic World Championships, to Justyna Kowalczyk’s overall World Cup … READ MORE →

The Perfect Powder Day – East Pasture Loop, Jackson Ski Touring

April 12, 2009 (Jackson, NH) – The perfect powder day – blue sky, perfect classic conditions – it doesn’t get much better then this. This 5-minute video of the East Pasture Loop on the Jackson … READ MORE →

2009-2010 Winter Event Bid Packets Now Available

April 11, 2009 – If you are interested in hosting a NENSA winter event or would like your event listed on the NENSA calendar the deadline for bid submissions for NENSA events is April 28. … READ MORE →

Season Review: Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined

April 11, 2009 (Switzerland) – Walter Hofer, Head of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, and Ulrich Wehling, FIS Race Director Nordic Combined, reflected on the 2008/2009 season in the FIS Ski Jumping and … READ MORE →

World Class Skiers Compete at Inaugural Whistler Olympic Park Loppet

Tamborinio and Nystad Win

April 10, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – The first annual Whistler Olympic Park Loppet was recently held on April 4 on the beautiful Callaghan Valley trails. With many National cross-country and Nordic Combined teams from different … READ MORE →

Russia’s Matveeva Tests Positive for rEPO

April 10, 2009 – Russian Cross-Country skier, Natalia Matveeva has tested positive for the use of the prohibited substance recombinant Erythropoietin (rEPO), identified on the WADA Prohibited List 2009 in Class S2. Hormones and related … READ MORE →

Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Committees Meet in Zürich

April 10, 2009 – The five Sub-Committees for Ski Jumping and the Nordic Combined Executive Board and Committee as well as the Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Coordination Group held their traditional spring meetings at the … READ MORE →

2010 FIS Tour de Ski Planning Underway

April 9, 2009 – “After the season is before the season” was the motto for more than 20 representatives of the four organizing committees and partners from Infront Sports and Media and the Italian Ski … READ MORE →

Highlands Nordic to Reopen Easter Weekend

April 9, 2009 (Duntroon, ON) – Highlands Nordic is re-opened as of now for both members and the general public!! We will be open from Thurs. April 9 to Sun. April 12. After receiving … READ MORE →

The New England Summer Calendar is Filling Fast!

April 8, 2009 – There are several new camps up on the NENSA Summer Calendar and more will be added as they come in so be sure to take a look! Organizers, if you have … READ MORE →

Canadian National XC Ski Team Selection – Preliminary Selections

April 8, 2009 – Preliminary NST selection points lists – including all 08-09 races up till March 4th + March World Cups + Canadian and US National championships – are now available for viewing. These … READ MORE →

Miller, Fill and Piller Cottrer: Special Guides for Special Skiers

April 7, 2009 (Macugnaga, (Italy) – Bode Miller, Peter Fill and Pietro Piller Cottrer exceptionally acted as guides for the skiers of “Gruppo Verbanese Sciatori Ciechi”. Macugnaga ski slopes hosted the first edition of … READ MORE →

Burke Report: Season Recap

April 7, 2009 – I arrived home about a week ago after two long days of travel from Russia. For the past week I have been catching up on some much needed sleep … READ MORE →

NMU and MTU Win Central Region Ski Awards

April 7, 2009 – Nordic skiers Martin Banerud and Laura DeWitt of Northern Michigan University have been named the NCAA Central Region Athletes of the Year. Banerud, a junior from Oslo, … READ MORE →

Sol Mountain Lodge – Fabulous Skiing in BC

April 6, 2009 (Vernon, BC) – Looking for a great end of winter ski getaway. Check out this great footage by Keith and Heather Nicol of their recent trip to Sol Mountain … READ MORE →

Doping History Blog

April 6, 2009 – We found the following historical piece on doping on the pro cycling team Saxo Bank web site forum and while it’s primarily related to cycling and we cannot verify the accuracy … READ MORE →