Archive | August, 2010

Canadian NST Guys Mix It Up on the Pitch – Babikov Injured

(Canmore, Alberta) – Even with the FIFA World Cup long over, Canmore is keeping the vibe alive. The Bow Valley has a very strong group of regional teams, with National Ski Team Members Stef … READ MORE →

Kangaroo Hoppet Video

– The Kangaroo Hoppet was a huge success, kicking off the World Loppet season in Falls Creek, Australia on Saturday. The race was saw beautiful weather despite some heavy snowfall and was dominated by … READ MORE →

Swedish Coach Abrahamsson Counters Heller’s Call to Can Mass Starts

– Swedish National Team Coach Joakim Abrahamsson has countered the recent comments by Marcus Hellner regarding pursuit and mass starts, saying that, while cross-country ski racing is indeed in a constant state of flux, … READ MORE →

Rampa con I Campioni – Test Yourself Against the World’s Best – Registration Opens Sept. 1

– Have you ever wondered how it would feel to race up a mountain like Alpe Cermis? What do the athletes feel as they crest the top of the Final Climb at the last … READ MORE →

Kershaw to Host Share the Road Ride in Sudbury – Aug. 31

  (Burlington, Ontario) –  One of Canada’s most accomplished ski racers, three-time World Cup medalist, Devon Kershaw will be returning to his native Sudbury, Ontario to host the 2nd Annual Sudbury “Share the Road” Ride. … READ MORE →

Hellner Wants to Cut Pursuits and Mass Start Races

– Marcus Hellner won gold in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic pursuit, but claims he doesn’t like pursuit-style races. While these are seemingly contradictory statements, and ones that Hellner has ruffled some feathers with, he … READ MORE →

Auburn Ski Club Seeks Nordic Program Director

(Donner Summit, CA) – The position will oversee on snow and administrative operations for the Auburn Ski Club Associates’ Nordic Training Center based Programs. The Auburn Ski Club has a long history of offering … READ MORE →

Kuzzy 5th in Kangaroo Hoppet

(Falls Creek, Australia) – Trail groomers never seem to get any of the glory, but everyone in Falls Creek, Australia is heaping their Piston Bully drivers with praise for giving them such a great, … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Hosts Women’s Fit-Fest on Sports Day in Canada – Sept. 18

(Canmore, Alberta) – Fast and Female presented by Best Buy will host its first Women’s Fit-Fest in Canmore, Alberta on September 18, 2010. Held in conjunction with CBC’s Sports Day in Canada, the women-only … READ MORE →

Watch THE 2010 Birkie on Demand Free Webcast

– CXC is pleased to announce the webcast of the American Birkebeiner for the second year in a row at skitrax.com. The webcast is available to participants, spectators and Nordic fans at no charge. … READ MORE →

Fall Camp with Burke Mountain Academy in Sun Valley

– Burke Mountain Academy has an opening for a junior/OJ/ or U 23 skier for its Fall dry land camp in Sun Valley, Idaho. The trip leaves Boston on the 23rd of Sept and … READ MORE →

Weston Family Recognized with 2010 John Caldwell Award

(Fryeburg, ME) – I am pleased to present this year’s John Caldwell Award to the Weston Family of Fryeburg, Maine. The award, named after NENSA founder and former board president John Caldwell, is NENSA’s … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Hosts BKL Camp

(Craftsbury Common, VT) – Our second BKL camp of the summer just finished up, and it was a success! The camps are run by the Green Racing Project athletes, and are aimed at kids … READ MORE →

Paul Stone Elected President of NCAA Collegiate Ski Coach

(Presque Isle, ME) – Paul Stone, who was just named the head ski coach at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, has added another title to his resume this week. He was elected … READ MORE →

Kangaroo Hoppet Launches Worldloppet Season

(Falls Creek, Australia) – Skiers from 23 nations are gathering at Falls Creek in Southeastern Australia for this weekend’s Kangaroo Hoppet, the opening event of the 2010/2011 Worldloppet season. After a slow … READ MORE →

USSA Nordic Combined Juniors Summer Training Camp in Europe

– The USSA recently took a group of some top U.S. NC Juniors on a training trip to Europe. First, let me explain why we recommend a trip to Europe in the summer. There … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall on the Steps to Success

(Barrie, Ontario) – Kikkan Randall’s international success is well known in the ski world. What isn’t so well known is the path that she took to reach that success. The hours of anonymous hard … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Interview on Doping in Sport

– This video is part two of a series of four short interviews by Duff Gibson from Sportatitsbest.com with Beckie Scott, Olympic xc ski champion. In this segment Scott talks about how she felt … READ MORE →

Kuzzy Wins Silver at Australian Nationals 15km Free

(Falls Creek, Australia) – As Fleetwood Mac says, sometimes you’ve gotta go your own way, which is just what the USA’s Garrott Kuzzy is doing in Australia right now. Having been invited … READ MORE →

Robbi Weldon Wins Gold at 2010 UCI Para-Cycling Worlds

(Baie-Comeau, Quebec) – On the last day of action at the 2010 UCI Para-Cycling World Championships, Canada’s tandem cyclists rolled to two more medals in Baie-Comeau, QC, including a World Championships title for the … READ MORE →

Frodahl and Bjørgen Win Kirkebakken Grand Prix Sprint

(Hamar, Norway) – Local skier Magnus Frodahl and Norwegian national team member Marit Bjoergen took the wins in the Kirkebakken Grand Prix Sprint in Hamar, Norway on Friday.
Frodahl also posted a new … READ MORE →

This is for the Skiers that Didn’t Make it

– This Haywood Report was written in January by Colin Abbott after the World Junior/U23 Championship Trials event in Val Cartier.  This report has a message that is relevant at anytime so enjoy.
Two weeks … READ MORE →

New Zealand’s Merino Muster 2010 – Canada’s Robin McKeever Wins

(Wanaka, NZ) – A dusting of snow and medium winds greeted competitors and spectators of the 15th Merino Muster held this past Saturday at the Snow Farm in Wanaka New Zealand. Participants gathered from … READ MORE →

Ontario HP Camp Video

(Barrie, ON) – Check out this cool video put together by Team Hardwood from Ontario’s recent High Performance Camp hosted at Hardwood Ski and Bike from August 12-15, featuring Olympians Kikkan Randall and Perianne … READ MORE →

New Masters Performance Camp – October 1-4

– Craftsbury welcomes competitively-minded masters skiers to join us this October 1-4 for a long training weekend. Coached by NENSA’s Janice Sibilia and Craftsbury’s own Pepa Miloucheva, along with other coaches from the region, … READ MORE →

Summer Training and Camping at Lake Minnewanka

(Canmore, AB) – Venturing into the blogging world is something that I’ve always been interested in, but never really knew how to go about it. The opportunity presented itself when teammate and current SkiTrax … READ MORE →

Ontario’s 2010 High Performance Camp Wrap Up

(Barrie, ON) – Cross Country Ontario’s 2010 High Performance Camp wrapped up last Sunday, with the over 70 participating athletes and coaches from across Ontario and elsewhere dispersing back to their home training bases. … READ MORE →

USA’s Hendrickson Flies Into Third

(Oberwiesenthal, Germany) – The women’s ski jumping crew were flying through the sky on Friday, competing at the Oberwiesenthal Continental Cup. USA’s Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) stomped on the podium in third. Austria’s … READ MORE →

NZ Snow Farm – Best Summer Skiing and More

(Wanaka, NZ) – It’s been a couple of years now that I’ve made the trip down South during our summer in order to find snow. Along with being one of the friendliest countries I’ve … READ MORE →

New Zealand’s Merino Muster 2010 – US and Canadian Skiers on Board

(Wanaka, NZ) – As August heat continues to beat down on the northern portion of our planet, skiers in New Zealand gather for the most anticipated skiing event of the season – the 15th … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski Team Announces National Elite Group 2010

– Top regional junior skiers participate each year in one of four Regional Elite Group (REG) summer camps. The camps include general and ski-specific assessments, ski technique support as well as athlete and coaches … READ MORE →

FIS Grand Prix in Summer Ski Jumping – Courchevel, Einsiedeln and Bischofsgruen

– The FIS Grand Prix in Ski Jumping continued in Courchevel (FRA) and Einsiedeln (SUI) last weekend. Both competitions saw the same winner, Daiki Ito (JPN), who clearly enjoyed the special event atmosphere on … READ MORE →

FIS and the IOC Support Courses for Coaches Project in Mongolia

(Ulan Bator, Mongolia) – For many people, talking about Mongolia raises images of horseback riding ranchers and the homeland of Genghis Khan, but the country also has a surprising number of up-and-coming cross country … READ MORE →

Interview with Lukas Bauer

– The Czech Republic’s top ski racer, Lukas Bauer, is a two-time winner of Tour de Ski and an Olympic medalist from Vancouver. He was on the way to Obertiliach for a training camp when … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Glacier Nordic Head Coach

(Whitefish, Montana) – The Glacier Nordic Ski Team of Whitefish, Montana is seeking an experienced head coach for its Competition Team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to take charge of an existing … READ MORE →

Boulder Mountain Tour to Award Prize Money

(Boulder, CO) – The SWIX Boulder Mountain Tour along with the Sun Valley Nordic Festival has secured with the help of the City of Sun Valley, Idaho a substantial prize money package. The nearly $13,000 in prize … READ MORE →

U.S. Women Ski Jumpers Start off Season Strong

(Bischofsgrun, Germany) – Sarah Hendrickson earned the second Continental Cup victory of her career, and Abby Hughes recorded a pair of top-five finishes as the Visa U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team began the 2010-11 … READ MORE →

Petra Majdic and Slovenian Team in Full Swing

– The most intensive part of summer preparation has just ended for Slovenia’s Petra Majdic. Majdic spent ten days in her home training base in Rogla and then moved to Toblach, Italy for another … READ MORE →

Swenor Roller Skis Named Supplier

(Park City, UT) – The U.S. Ski Team has named the Norwegian roller ski brand Swenor as a supplier to the Team. Longtime Team partner Swix Sport USA, a world leader in ski and … READ MORE →

Alberta Ski Team Sprint Camp a Success

(Canmore, Alberta) – The Alberta Ski Team’s sprint camp finished up today at the Canmore Nordic Center. The camp, run by the Alberta World Cup Academy in their new role as the operators of … READ MORE →

NZ Camp a Great Success – Canadian Skiers Return Home

(Wanaka, NZ) – Both Canadian and American National Teams have returned home from New Zealand, and the general consensus seems to be that it was an amazing camp. Check out the latest ravings and … READ MORE →

Rollerski Action Report – Bjørgen and “The Sausage” win Toppidrettsveka 18km Mass Start

– Norway’s Øystein “The Sausage” Pettersen may be one of the world’s fastest sprinters, but he proved today that he’s also no slouch when it comes to distance racing. He trounced Marcus Hellner (SWE) … READ MORE →

Justyna Kowalczyk Signs with New Sponsor

– Last week Polish xc ski star, Justyna Kowalczyk, signed a new sponsorship deal with a Polish bank worth 125,000 Euros. She also said that she has trained more volume than last year. “I … READ MORE →

FIS XC Interview with John Aalberg on Oslo 2011

– FIS Cross-Country had a chance to catch up with John Aalberg, the Sports Director for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo, who embarked on his new challenge in May 2010. … READ MORE →

Big Haig Life and New Beginnings…

(Haig Glacier, AB) – Wow, where to start…this past spring was a crazy one. As it is with the conclusion of any four year Olympic cycle, the 2009/10 season ended with a lot of … READ MORE →

A New High at the Haig Glacier

– Only a few days ago I arrived back in civilization after the second training camp at the Beckie Scott High Performance Training Centre or also known as the Haig Glacier.  In Canada a … READ MORE →

Paul Stone to Take Over UMPI Ski Program

(Presque Isle, ME) – Officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle officially announced Tuesday that they have hired Paul Stone as Head Coach of their NCAA Nordic Ski Team. Stone comes from … READ MORE →

Kershaw Report – New Zealand: The Camp That Keeps on Giving

(Wanaka, New Zealand) – We’re stoked to have top Canadian xc skier Devon Kershaw on board this season in our Skier Blog section currently being revamped. Here’s the latest from Devon from New Zealand … READ MORE →

Northug Back on Form in Topidrettsveka Sprint – Ingemarsdotter Wins Women’s Race

(Aure, Norway) – After finishing 29th and 22nd in the first races at Topidrettsveka, Petter Northug found his pace and momentum and captured the win in the sprint competition while Sweden’s Ida Ingemarsdotter won … READ MORE →

Hello from the Mayo – Going Home!

– Hi Everyone, here’s a note my mom wrote up about what the doctors at the Mayo have concluded based on the millions of tests they’ve had me do. Feeling better and happy to … READ MORE →