Archive | September, 2009

Cross Country Canada Announces 2009-2010 National Team

September 30, 2009 – Canada’s cross-country ski athletes are sprinting into the highly-anticipated Olympic and Paralympic season replete with veteran leadership and podium potential. On the heels of the team’s first official training session … READ MORE →

First Snow Falls in Whistler

September 30, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – With less than five months until the start of the 2010 Olympic Games, the first snow has fallen in Whistler. A report from The Ski Channel shows at least … READ MORE →

Canada’s Tandy Wins 2 Biathlon Golds at Summer Worlds

September 30, 2009 (Oberhof, Germany) – Canada’s Megan Tandy of Prince George, B.C. skied and shot her way to victory in both the 7.5km sprint and 10km pursuit at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon World Team Trials at Mt. Itasca

September 30, 2009 – Mt. Itasca will host five races from December 12-22, from which U.S. Biathlon will choose a team of three men and three women to race in the early season biathlon World … READ MORE →

Snow at Silver Star – No Bull

September 29, 2009 (Silver Star, BC) – Silver Star is reporting snow and Nordic skiing this morning on Sept. 29. at the renowned resort and early season mecca for xc skiers. For … READ MORE →

New Englander’s Attend USSA Coaches Conference in MN

September 29, 2009 (Minneapolis, MN) – The USSA Nordic Coaches Conference took place this past weekend in Minneapolis, MN. The east had strong representation of college, club, Academy Programs with about 15 coaches traveling to … READ MORE →

US Athletes are Vancouver Bound – Ball Season Begins

September 28, 2009 (Boston, MA) – It’s a rite of passage every autumn, as snowflakes begin to fall on the mountains. With the 2010 Olympic Winter Games just over four months away, there’s a heightened … READ MORE →

Craft Extends Tour de Ski Sponsorship

September 28, 2009 – FIS and sports apparel specialist Craft Sportswear have agreed an extension of Craft’s sponsorship of the FIS Tour de Ski for three more years. Having been on board since the event’s … READ MORE →

Top Swiss XC Skier Cologna Injured While Training

September 27, 2009 – Swiss sensation, Dario Cologna, has been injured while training at the Andermatt Ski Resort earlier this week reports The Ski Channel. Super Dario distinguished himself as the first Swiss national … READ MORE →

CXC Releases XC Ski Technique Progressions DVD

September 27, 2009 – Produced by Central Cross Country Ski Association, this DVD features a collection of cross country ski technique progressions from the CXC Academy web based training program. Technique drills are broken … READ MORE →

Birkie Trail Run and Trek Events Attract Over 500 Participants

September 27, 2009 (Hayward, Wis.) – Early fall colors and great weather welcomed over 500 runners and walkers to the 7th annual Birkie Trail Run, Relay and Trek held today. Jakob Wartman, Duluth, Minn.captured the … READ MORE →

Fischer Celebrates Triple Anniversary

September 26, 2009 (Ried im Innkreis, Austria) – These numbers – 85-80-85 – represent three good causes for celebration at Fischer this year. The successful global family business was founded 85 years ago in … READ MORE →

Lowell Bailey’s Vodcast from

September 25, 2009 – It’s another Going for the Gold Friday where, the website for the U.S. Olympic Committee, hosts a series of vodcasts featuring Olympic hopefuls of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Academy Blog – Rest Week

September 25, 2009 (Salmon Arm, BC) – Every so often I get a rest week where I have only 6-8 hours of training. The second week in September was my third rest … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Committee Congratulates Government’s Support of Own The Podium Program

September 25, 2009 – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) congratulates the Government of Canada on its announcement earlier today that it will assist its national funding partners by assuming payment of $11 million in funding … READ MORE →

Hubert Schriebl to Receive Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award

September 25, 2009 (Vermont) – The Vermont Ski Museum Board of Directors has selected Hubert Schriebl to receive the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award. The Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award recognizes a Vermonter who … READ MORE →

Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski – New Rules, New Sites

100 Days to Go

September 24, 2009 – There are now 100 days to go until the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear will have its 4th edition. And that means it’s time to … READ MORE →

US Nordic Athletes Look for Success in Placid

September 24, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – In just two weeks jumping and Nordic Combined athletes from across the map will descend on Lake Placid, NY in the pursuit of becoming the nation’s best in … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Cross-Canada Countdown to Oct. 30

September 24, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – Skydivers parachuting in from above, top regional musical performers, giant puppets, a dazzling light show, foot stomping Acadian fiddlin’, towering snow and ice sculptures, a huge tepee, as … READ MORE →

5th Annual World Winter Masters Games 2010

September 23, 2009 – Have an “Olympic” style experience! Are you eagerly expecting the beginning of this year’s winter season? Are you a recreational athlete in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping, ice hockey … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010: Interview with Canadian Head Coach Inge Braten

September 22, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – Inge Braten is in his first year as the head coach of the Canada’s Senior National Team. For the last two years, Braten was working in media … READ MORE →

2009 Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report Released

Trends, Sales, Demographics

September 22, 2009 (McLean, VA) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2009 Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report, a comprehensive topline of the snow sports marketplace. Celebrating its 32nd … READ MORE →

Whistler Olympic Park and Callaghan Country Announce Seasons Pass Pricing

Tri-Area Pass Returns

September 21, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures and Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) have unveiled the details of their season pass campaign and as in previous years, skiers will be able to enjoy … READ MORE →

Ski and Snowboard Sauna Announces New Lightweight Portable Hot Box Model

September 21, 2009 – Elite skiers and snowboarders count on the unparalleled benefits from hot boxing, which provides maximum wax penetration. That level of super saturated wax quality is now available to all … READ MORE →

Team 350 Challenge – Ski and Row 350 Million Meters

September 21, 2009 – The Team 350 Challenge is looking to collectively row and ski 350 million meters between September 21 and October 24 and we’d like your help to reach this goal. This challenge … READ MORE →

Fischer Team Blog – Summer Training

September 20, 2009 (Sun Valley, ID) – Summer is coming to an end and the ski season is approaching in haste! The crisp, fall air is always a reminder that snow and racing … READ MORE →

IOC Responds to Women Ski Jumpers Criteria Explanation Request – No Clear Answer

September 20, 2009 – Please find below the text of a letter we received on Friday, Sept. 18 from IOC President Jacques Rogge. We are disappointed as it does not address our specific query about … READ MORE →

CXC Team Vertical Limit Blog – Who’s Ready for Some…Baseball?

September 20, 2009 – I am a frequent reader of ski blogs and although I enjoy them, they can become a bit repetitive. Intervals this morning, feet up in the afternoon, etc… I … READ MORE →

WADA Executive Committee Approves 2010 Prohibited List

10th Anniversary

September 19, 2009 – At its September 19, 2009, meeting, WADA’s Executive Committee approved the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods for 2010. The new List will now be officialized and published on WADA’s Web … READ MORE →

One Way Launches New Generation Nordic Web Site

September 19, 2009 (Helsinki, Finland) – Hello Nordic Sports fans, ONE WAY, the authentic Nordic sports brand, based in Helsinki, Finland, has launched a new generation web site for One Way Nordic Sports. You’re welcome … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – Interview with Virpi Kuitunen

September 18, 2009 – Strictly speaking, Virpi Kuitunen is one of the world’s best female cross-country skiers, hailing from a country of thick pine forests, with steel-blue lakes, and having a fondness … READ MORE →

TK’s Rollerskiing Technique Video Series Part 5 – USST Men Skating

September 18, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – Here’s the final video in Torin Koos’ Rollerskiing Technique video series covering the US XC Men’s Team skate skiing on everything from the rolling terrain, to the steeps … READ MORE →

XC Ski Venues – Designing for the Future

September 18, 2009 – A FIS Cross-country homologation seminar led by Hermod Bjørkestøl (NOR) took place in Val di Fiemme (ITA), the host of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013, from September 3-5. … READ MORE →

FIS Releases New Publication on Female Leadership in XC Skiing

September 18, 2009 – The Sub-Committee for Ladies‚ Cross-Country has produced a new flyer entitled “Female Leadership in Cross-Country Skiing” which is now available on the FIS website. The production of the new flyer … READ MORE →

TK’s Rollerskiing Technique Video Series Part 4 – USST Men Double Poling

September 17, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – Catch the US XC Team’s top men Double Poling action at their recent training camp in Whistler and at the Snow Farm in NZ where the team held … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – Fischer Team Joins SkiTrax Skier Blogs – Bring on the TTs

September 17, 2009 (Concord, NH) – We’re stoked to announce that the Fischer XC Team with many well-known top xc skiers will be keeping readers up to date this Olympic season at the … READ MORE →

Drew Goldsack Blog – NZ Finale

September 17, 2009 (Wanaka, NZ) – With jet lag and the long travel behind us, the team settled into our regular camp routine…training and lots … READ MORE →

Italy and Russia Dominate 2009 Roller Skiing Worlds

September 17, 2009 – The favorites from Italy and Russia met even the highest expectations at the FIS Roller Skiing World Championships in Piglio (ITA) last week. Beginning with the opening sprint events, the … READ MORE →

TK’s Rollerskiing Technique Video Series Part 3 – USST Ladies Double Poling

September 16, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – Here’s part 3 of Torin Koos’ rollerskiing technique video series from the US Ski Team’s recent training camp at Whistler Olympic Trails. The US Ski Team gals get … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Green Racing Project Blog – Indoor SkiErg Racing Rocks

September 16, 2009 (Vermont) – The Green Racing Project just finished a race simulation week: four races in five days. We started off with a 7-mile running race; then a 5k SkiErg … READ MORE →

US Ski Team Whistler XC Camp Report

Sept. 16, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team wrapped up camp this week at its 2010 Olympic venue in Whistler and, according to Cross Country Coach Matt Whitcomb, … READ MORE →

Sun Valley Nordic Festival Launched – Jan. 30-Feb. 7

September 15, 2009 (Sun Valley, Idaho) – Sun Valley has a well-deserved reputation for world-class alpine skiing, but is also known as “Nordic Town USA” for having the best Nordic ski terrain in the US. … READ MORE →

TK’s Rollerskiing Technique Video Series Part 2 – USST Ladies Striding

September 15, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – Here’s the USST Ladies Striding video part two of our 5-part rollerskiing technique series put together by US Ski Team’s Torin Koos during the team’s recent camp at … READ MORE →

Significant Progress at Holmenkollen and for Oslo 2011

September 15, 2009 – During their autumn meeting on Thursday and Friday last week, the members of the Coordination Group for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Oslo 2011 had a chance to bear … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: The Kiwi Experience by Mark Arendz

September 15, 2009 – Over the past three years the Para-Nordic Ski Team (PNST) has made the Snow Farm in New Zealand, its mid-summer’s refuge. Few places can beat the near perfect … READ MORE →

TK’s Rollerskiing Technique Video Series Part 1 – USST Ladies Skating

September 14, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – Here’s a 5-part series of great videos on rollerskiing technique by the US Ski Team’s Torin Koos from their recent camp at Whistler Olympic Park. Each video features … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – Interview with Sean Crooks

September 14, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – Sean Crooks, a Thunder Bay, Ontario native, has gained invaluable World Cup and Olympic experience over the last two three years that he will take with him … READ MORE →

New XC Indoor Facility in Finland

September 14, 2009 (Helsinki, Finland) – At the end of August, the first indoor skiing facility opened in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. With 7‚000 cubic meters of snow covering 18‚500 square meters the … READ MORE →

Rossignol’s 2009-2010 Nordic Team is Stronger than Ever!

September 13, 2009 (Park City, UT) – Rossignol is excited to announce its strongest, fastest Nordic team ever. Rossignol supports all levels of Nordic Racers, and the 2009-2010 Rossi Nordic Team … READ MORE →

FIS Supports Inclusion of Women’s Ski Jumping at Winter YOG 2012 and Sochi 2014

September 13, 2009 – FIS is pleased to confirm that it has re-proposed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include ladies’ Ski Jumping as well as the Alpine Team Event on the program of … READ MORE →