Archive | August, 2009

Countdown to 2010 – Morgan Smyth Interview

August 31, 2009 – Morgan Smyth entered the Bill Koch League at 9 years of age, although she’d been introduced to skiing at age 2. Smyth was born in Northhampton, … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – Perianne Jones Joins SkiTrax Skier Blogs – New Zealand Update

August 31, 2009 (Wanaka, New Zealand) – SkiTrax is excited to announce that top Canadian skier Perianne Jones has joined the Skier Blog section re-launching very soon at … READ MORE →

CXC Team Vertical Limit Blog – The Dog Days of Summer

August 31, 2009 (Marquette, MI) – Hey everyone, I am back in Marquette after quite a bit of hopping around. For the past month I have been dealing with the fact that … READ MORE →

Watch CXC’s 2009 American Birkebeiner Webcast at

August 29, 2009 – The Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) is pleased to announce the inaugural webcast of the 2009 American Birkebeiner 52km skate race. This will be the first ever full digital … READ MORE →

IOC Launches Future of Olympics Contest

Win a Trip to Copenhagen

August 29, 2009 – The IOC has launched a contest on YouTube, inviting the general public to post a video reply to the question “What do you think is the future of the Olympic Games?” … READ MORE →

Olympian Phil Widmer Hosts Personal Fundraiser for 2010

August 29, 2009 (Banff, AB) – Olympic cross-country skier Phil Widmer is reaching out to his home community of Banff, AB for assistance in raising the funds he needs to reach the 2010 Olympic … READ MORE →

Kangaroo Hoppet – Sim and Calder Win Worldloppet Opener

August 29, 2009 (Falls Creek, Australia) – The nineteenth annual Kangaroo Hoppet, Australia’s international ski marathon, was held today at Falls Creek in north-east Victoria. Rain and wind caused the races to be … READ MORE →

Final FIS Visit to Vancouver Prior to the 2010 Games

August 29, 2009 – The IOC’s Coordination Commission is paying its ninth and last visit to the next Olympic host city of Vancouver this week. The Commission, including FIS President Gian Franco Kasper, will … READ MORE →

Davin MacIntosh Named New Executive Director for Cross Country Canada

August 28, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – Davin MacIntosh will play a key role in ensuring the continued growth of Canada’s cross-country skiing sport system well beyond the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. MacIntosh … READ MORE →

Drew Goldsack Blog: YYC>YVR>AKL>ZQN

August 28, 2009 – Last week the team and I departed for our biggest and possibly most important camp of the season; three weeks of training on snow … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Green Racing Project Blog – Life in the Kingdom is Smashing

August 28, 2009 (Vermont) – Sunday evening found the members of the Green Racing Project leaning against a wooden fence watching the 4-cylinder championship of the Barton Fair demolition derby. A mist of rain gently … READ MORE →

Skiing in Labrador in August

August 28, 2009 (Labrador City, NL) – Konrad Kuhne, 13, was possibly the only person who was excited to wake up yesterday morning to snow on the ground. He took the opportunity to … READ MORE →

CXC Team Vertical Limit Blog – Aug. Camp and Chicken Bingo

August 28, 2009 – CXC Team Vertical Limit has a lot on the go this summer, including an August training camp – check out the video. CXC Team Vertical Limit … READ MORE →

Atomic 2010 Season Preview: Violins in Vienna

Roman Toferer Interview

August 27, 2009 – There is no question that the Tour de Ski grows in interest and popularity every year. It is also true that the Nordic World Championships are highly … READ MORE →

Ski Jumping News – GP Continues in Zakopane, Graessler Tops Women’s Summer Series

August 27, 2009 – Here is the latest Ski Jumping News from the FIS, including a report from last weekend’s FIS Grand Prix in Ski Jumping in Zakopane, Poland. Also included is an update from … READ MORE →

Toko Tech Team Launches Blog

August 27, 2009 – The Toko Tech Team has created a blog. Our hope in creating this blog is to establish a resource for the general public to learn about waxing as well … READ MORE →

Interview number 1

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Tchepalova and Two Top Russian Skiers Test Positive

August 26, 2009 (Moscow, Russia) – Top Russian skier Julia Tchepalova, a 3-time Olympic champ, has been named along with two other top Russians, Evgeny Dementiev and Nina Rysina, following positive doping … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010: Interview with Top USA Junior Noah Hoffman

August 26, 2009 (Sun Valley, ID) – Following his high school graduation, Noah Hoffman decided to give himself a year to try his hand at competitive cross-country skiing. He spent his time in almost … READ MORE →

USBA and NENSA Golf Tournament Fundraiser – Sept. 14

August 26, 2009 (Falmouth, Maine) – On behalf of the United States Biathlon Team and our eastern regional partner, the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA), I would like to invite you to participate in … READ MORE →

Women Ski Jumpers’ Lawyers File Appeal Argument

August 26, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – Pointing out it is the Court’s duty to make sure the hosting of the 2010 Olympic Games complies with the Charter or declare it invalid if it does not, … READ MORE →

Rossland’s 2010 Olympic Size Controversy

August 25, 2009 (Trail, BC) – According to a recent Canadian Press article on CTV online a rift has formed in the town of Rossland, BC over whether the city should fund Olympic athlete … READ MORE →

Canmore to Host its Third XC World Cup

August 25, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – The world will visit Canmore once again this winter, as the XC World Cup Society and its local organizing committee is hosting the third cross-country skiing World Cup … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic Sport Hires Zach and Amy Caldwell

August 25, 2009 (Boulder, Colorado) – Zach and Amy Caldwell have joined Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) as Technical Director and Business Manager. The Caldwells bring extensive experience and knowledge in the cross-country ski industry … READ MORE →

NENSA Event Organizer Manual

August 25, 2009 – NENSA events serve many purposes beyond providing a timed course for racers. Races are the primary vehicle through which NENSA can direct the development of ski racers and skiing communities. … READ MORE →

IOC President Jacques Rogge Responds to Women Ski Jumpers

August 24, 2009 (Lausanne, Switzerland) – The following letter from IOC President Jacques Rogge was recently received by the 14 elite women ski jumpers fighting for inclusion in the 2010 Olympic Games. The women … READ MORE →

CXC Team Vertical Limit Blog – The Top-10 Reasons Why August Camp Was Awesome

August 24, 2009 (Ironwood, Michigan) – Well, the CXC Team Vertical Limit has just wrapped up an awesome camp in Ironwood, Michigan. In order to convince the reader of … READ MORE →

2009 New Zealand Winter Games – Reports, Full Results, Photos

August 24, 2009 (New Zealand) – Here are some brief reports by the Australian XC Ski Team including full results and photos from the 2009 New Zealand Winter … READ MORE →

Young US Jumper Sarah Hendrickson Scores Two Podium Finishes

August 23, 2009 (Lillehammer, Norway) – Sarah Hendrickson of the Visa U.S. women’s ski jumping team went 2-for-2 in podium finishes over the weekend in Continental Cup events in Lillehammer, Norway. On Friday, the 15-year-old … READ MORE →

Canada Scores at New Zealand Winter Games – Men Sweep, Renner Wins

August 23, 2009 (New Zealand) – Canada’s cross-country ski team begin their final tracks to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games by participating in distance races at the New Zealand Winter Games on Sunday … READ MORE →

CXC Team Vertical Limit Blog – On the Seventh Day They Rested

August 23, 2009 – Sometimes, you just need to take a little break from skiing, and focus on having fun. So on Monday, with no workout scheduled, Kuz, Karl, J. … READ MORE →

Promoting Skiing in Serbia – \”What’s your Sport\”

August 22, 2009 (Ada Ciganlija, Serbia) – The Ski Association of Serbia has taken advantage of the summer time to promote the sport of skiing to the youth in Serbia. On Saturday, July 25, 2009, … READ MORE →

GM Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grant – Applications Are Now Online!

Deadline Sept. 21

August 22, 2009 – The Coaching Association of Canada is pleased to announce that the General Motors Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grant applications are now online! Dedicated to supporting athletes at all levels through … READ MORE →

Torin Koos Blog – My First Foray into Movie Making

NZ Skies

August 21, 2009 (Wanaka, NZ) – Check out these amazing photos and video, a first for US Ski Team member Torin Koos, who is now back home in Bend, OR from training … READ MORE →

Aussie XC Team Blog – 2009 Australian Winter

Aussie Comic Report#2

August 21, 2009 – Here’s the latest news and information from races and training during the Australian Winter from the Australian XC Ski Team. There’s been lots of great action … READ MORE →

Silver Star Nordic XC Camps – Nov. 28 to Dec. 6

Book Now

August 20, 2009 (Silver Star, BC) – Silver Star Nordic XC Camps – ski the trails chosen by the World’s best leading into the 2010 Olympic Games! You’re invited you to start your cross country … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – CXC Team Vertical Limit Joins SkiTrax Skier Blogs – Birkie Masters Camp

August 20, 2009 – We’re excited to announce that CXC Team Vertical Limit has joined the Skier Blog section re-launching soon at The CXC team consists of some of the most talented … READ MORE →

Premiere New Zealand Winter Games to Open

August 20, 2009 (Queenstown, New Zealand) – With just a few days to go and the excitement is reaching fever pitch as inaugural 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games kick off on Friday, August … READ MORE →

Toppidrettsveka Show Race – XC Skiers Test Summer Shape

August 20, 2009 (New Zealand) – In the southern hemisphere, the winter competition season is in full swing. Last weekend, the FIS Australia-New Zealand Cup (ANC) moved to Perisher Valley. While Australian Ben … READ MORE →

Kikkan’s Bio

Born in Salt Lake City, Kikkan Randall is one of the few athletes who can say she made her Olympic debut in her birthplace — she was a member of the 2002 U.S. Olympic XC Ski Team at the Salt Lake City Games. Her family moved to Alaska soon after Randall’s birth where she became a promising cross-country runner.

Kikkan Randall’s Race Tails: Return to Russia

Here is U.S. National Team skier Kikkan Randall’s report from Rybinsk, Russia at round #8 of the FIS XC World Cup races this past weekend. In December 2007 in Rybinsk Randall became the first … READ MORE →

Invitation to All Coaches – U.S. XC Coaches Education Conference – Sept. 25-27

August 19, 2009 (Minneapolis, MN) – I would like to invite you to the 2009 U.S. Cross Country Coaches Education Conference from September 25-27 in downtown . U.S. cross country skiing is in a new … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski Team Announces National Elite Group Camp Roster

August 19, 2009 – The 2009 National Elite Group (NEG) has been named. The NEG is comprised of a select group of junior skiers that have proven that they deserve to train with the best … READ MORE →

Women Ski Jumpers Write to IOC President

August 18, 2009 – Please find below a letter recently sent by fax, email and Federal Express, to Mr. Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee from the women ski jumpers seeking admission to … READ MORE →

Three Russian Biathletes Banned for 2 Years

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has banned three Russian biathlon world champions following positive tests for the blood-booster EPO held last December during a World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden according to Reuters. Albina Akhatova, Ekaterina … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Seeks Executive Director

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(Ottawa, ON) – Cross Country Canada, the national governing body for the sport of cross-country skiing, is seeking an Executive Director to build on CCC’s international achievements beyond the 2010 Olympic … READ MORE →

Canada Rocks at the Snow Farm

August 18, 2009 (Wanaka, NZ) – Canada’s National Cross Country Ski team recently arrived at New Zealand’s Snow Farm for a 3-week on snow training camp. Team members Sean Crooks and Drew Goldsack have … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010: Interview with Shayla Swanson

August 18, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s Shayla Swanson may have just begun her first year as a member of the Canadian Senior Development team but she has been a force … READ MORE →

V2 Rollerski Climb to Mountain Top Report – Results, Photos and Video

August 18, 2009 (Rutland, VT) – Here’s a recap with results and video of the V2 Rollerski Climb to Mountain Top held on Saturday, Aug. 16 in Rutland, VT. Race Director Jim Levins … READ MORE →

2010 Masters Worlds – AXCS Team USA Travel Package

August 18, 2009 – The American XC Skiers (AXCS) is organizing an official Team USA travel package for U.S. skiers interested in competing at the 2010 Masters World Championships (MWC2010) in the historic XC mecca … READ MORE →