Archive | May, 2012

Lahti Awarded 2016/2017 FIS Nordic World Championships

(Kangwonland, Korea) – The FIS Council has today elected the Organizers of the FIS World Championships 2016/2017 at the 48th International Ski Congress in Kangwonland, Korea.
Following the final presentations on Tuesday by the nine … READ MORE →

2nd Annual Alton Weagle Day Features Unusual First Acsents of Mt. Washington Auto Road

(Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire) – The  2nd Annual Alton Weagle Day on the Mt. Washington Auto Road turned out to be a great success and was proof positive that more than 150 years after … READ MORE →

Marit Bjoergen’s Golden Jacket in the Holmenkollen Museum

(Norway) – When Marit Bjoergen won the World Championship gold medal number one at Holmenkollen 2011 in the sprint, she also secured Norway’s 100th World Championships title in history. As a reward she got … READ MORE →

Team Soldier Hollow Seeks Full Time Head Coach

(Midway, Utah) – Solider Hollow is seeking to hire a full-time Head Coach to oversee Team Soldier Hollow, which is a club program serving youth skiers in Midway & Heber Valley, Utah.  Team Soldier … READ MORE →

Stanislav Rezac Voted Czech Skier of the Year

– Long-distance competition specialist, Stanislav Rezac, was recently selected as the best Czech skier of the 2011/12 season. The award is one of the biggest accolades ever received by the 38-year-old skier. Rezac won … READ MORE →

Ryder Hesjedal Makes Sport History as the First Canadian to Win the Giro – Quotes & PHOTOS

(Milan, Italy) – Many Nordic skiers are huge cycling fans and know that history was made this past weekend when Victoria, BC’s Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour and … READ MORE →

CCC Welcomes Jeremy Bernard to its Team!

May 28, 2012 (Canmore, AB) –  Cross Country Canada is pleased to welcome Jeremy Bernard to the new position of Marketing Coordinator. Jeremy brings a strong marketing background to his role with Cross Country Canada, … READ MORE →

Quebec City Olympic Bid ?

(Quebec City, QC) – According to a recent AP report International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Jacques Rogge, would be happy if there was a bid for a future Games from Quebec City. Rogge made … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall’s Q&A – Rollerski Speeds

– With rollerski season in full swing Ontario’s Shelby Dickey has asked Kikkan an interesting question about classic and skate rollerski speeds. Read Randall’s answer with valuable tips and…. check out Randall’s Training Rap … READ MORE →

The Bounty of Bend

(Bend, OR) – Check out US Biathlon team and Craftsbury Green Project member, Susan Dunklee’s blog about sharing the trails in Bend, Oregon, with the US Ski Team, Canadian Ski Team, Canadian Biathlon Team, … READ MORE →

Nakkertok Nordic Seeks Part-time Coaches

– Nakkertok is one of Canada’s largest and most successful ski clubs. Through the hard work of both our athletes and our coaches, our racing program has enjoyed considerable success , winning the club … READ MORE →

US Stars Randall and Stephen to Race at Blink Ski Festival

(Sandes, Norway) – Fans can count US Ski Team stars, FIS World sprint champion Kikkan Randall and teammate Liz Stephen, to be among the elite cross-country skiers on the start line of the famed … READ MORE →

Sprint Québec 2012 presented by Quebecor – Course Unveiled w/Alex Harvey

(Québec City, QC) – In Québec City for the SportAccord Convention, the president of Fédération internationale de ski (FIS), Gian Franco Kasper, took time out to unveil the official course for Sprint Québec 2012/FIS … READ MORE →

FIS Congress 2012 Book of Reports Now Available

– Since the 2006 FIS Congress decided that the FIS Bulletin shall take the form of a yearbook that is published in time for the FIS autumn meetings, the Report of the FIS President … READ MORE →

Cross-Country Coaching Changes – New Season, New Faces

– Sweden’s head coach Joakim Abrahamsson already announced his retirement during the World Cup Finals in Falun and his successor was appointed in April. Lars Öberg (45) assumed the position of head coach for … READ MORE →

FIS XC Athlete Interview – Kikkan Randall

USA’s Kikkan Randall wrote history last season as she claimed the small crystal globe for the Sprint World Cup winner. The Alaskan skier led the USA squad to one of the best seasons ever. … READ MORE →

48th FIS Congress: Preview of the Cross-Country Skiing Agenda

(Korea) – The meetings of the Committees, the Council as well as the General Assembly will all take place at the Kangwonland hotel. An exhibition featuring the Candidates for the FIS World Championships will … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunity: CCS Technical Director/High Performance Coach

(Regina, SK) – Cross Country Saskatchewan is looking for a Technical Director/High Performance Coach, who is a skilled, dedicated and passionate provincial technical director / high performance coach to lead the Saskatchewan ski team … READ MORE →

Talkin’ with the Gravy-Train – USSA’s Tom Kelly

(Park City, UT) – In this edition of Talkin’ with the Gravy-Train, Peter Graves speaks with USSA VP of Communications, Tom Kelly, at the recent USSA Convention in Park City, UT. Kelly has been … READ MORE →

Diggins Report: Testing, Bend, F&F and PPP! (bonus points if you know what all those letters stand for…)

(Bend, OR) – Right now I’m hammering away at the keyboard in the corner of a coffee shop in Bend, Oregon. I just finished my amazing 3rd cup of coffee so I keep typing … READ MORE →

US Women Top U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle Fields – Results, Photos

(Bend, Oregon) – Yesterday we posted the news that Kris Freeman had taken the Elite Men’s crown besting defending champ Andrew Boone at the 36th annual U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle in Bend where … READ MORE →

Fast and Female in Bend

(Bend, Oregon) – Check out this great pic on the Craftsbury Green Racing Project FB page as team members Susan Dunklee and Ida Sargent are on hand…”Having a blast with everyone at Fast and … READ MORE →

Tobias Angerer Switches to Fischer Skis and Boots

– Tobias Angerer (GER) and Fischer Sports have joined forces. The experienced racer from Bavaria has signed a two-year contract with his new equipment sponsor and will be making his preparations for the 2014 … READ MORE →

USSA Annual Award Winners – Randall, Fletcher, Hendrickson, Bradlee, Whitcomb, CXC Honoured

(Park City, UT) – Audi FIS World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was honored by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association with the Beck International Award, the organization’s highest athlete honor. The USSA … READ MORE →

Kris Freeman Tops Andrew Boone for Pole Pedal Paddle Crown

(Bend, Oregon) – The U.S. XC Ski Team is in Bend for a training session and veteran Kris Freeman took on the best at the 36th annual U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle to came … READ MORE →

SkiTrax and Pedal Magazine Subscribe to Partnership with Fast and Female

(Canmore, AB) – Fast and Female is proud to announce a new partnership with both SkiTrax and Pedal Magazines, two publications focused on supporting and promoting athletes in sport and healthy lifestyles.
As part of … READ MORE →


(Bend, Oregon) – Recognition can come in various forms, shapes and sizes and we’re thankful to Chandra Crawford for sharing her thoughts on her good friend Kikkan Randall’s sprint season with her recent tweet … READ MORE →

Team Strength Training on the US Ski Team

– Strength training is a vital part of most athlete’s training regimen and US Ski Team XC star Kikkan Randall demonstrates a new technique with Liz Stephen via Twitter that the team has adopted. … READ MORE →

Craftsbury’s Critters

(Craftsbury, VT) – Check out this blog by top biathlete and CGRP member, Susan Dunklee, about Craftsbury’s critters where she talks about turkeys, deer, and porcupines writing… “Living at The Craftsbury Outdoor Center in … READ MORE →

2012 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund Bursary Recipients Announce

(Ottawa, ON) – AthletesCAN and Investors Group are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund bursary. In keeping with their commitment to amateur sport in Canada, Investors … READ MORE →

Join the NENSA Fox for a Running Festival!

– For the second year in a row the NENSA Fox will be the announcer for the MVP Health Care YAM Scram on Saturday, May 26th, a running festival put on by RunVermont for … READ MORE →

Grand Opening of the Aventuriers Development Centre

(Charlo, NB) – An event will change the history of the Aventuriers club this Saturday, May 26th 2012. The grand opening of the Aventuriers Development Center will highlight the club’s debut, as a four … READ MORE →

NENSA’s Sibilia Named Chair of USSA Nordic Coaches Committee

– While in Park City for the annual USSA Congress, Janice Sibilia, New England Nordic Ski Association Competitive Programs Director, was named chair of the USSA Nordic Coaches Committee.  As committee chair, Sibilia will … READ MORE →

Talkin’ with the Gravy-Train – CXC’s Yuriy Gusev

(Park City, UT) – Tune in to this week’s edition of Talkin’ with the Gravy-Train, as renowned sports reporter and announcer Peter Graves talks with CXC Director, Yuriy Gusev, at the recent USSA Convention … READ MORE →

2012 U.S. Ski Team Cross Country Ski Nominations

– The following is the USSA’s preliminary list of nominations for the 2012 U.S. Ski Team. The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria.
The USSA will announce the actual … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunities: Biathlon Coach and Cross Country Ski Coach

(Camrose, AB) – The University of Alberta – Augustana Campus (Augustana) in conjunction with the Camrose Ski Club (CSC) are seeking a coach for the Augustana Vikings Biathlon Team as well as some club … READ MORE →

SIA Videos Part 2 – Rossi, Atomic, Toko, Swix, and the Madshus Aquavit Party

(Denver, CO) – The 2012 SIA Snow Show, launching all that’s new for 2013, was held in Denver, CO earlier this year and SkiTrax caught up with many exhibiting companies to find out about … READ MORE →

Nordic Skiing – Fact or Fiction

– Is it fact or is it fiction? Wait it is both. These two polar extremes outline the heart of Nordic skiing. Working hard and beating fast, the heart of our community expands. Our … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Ski World Championships 2017 Candidates – Zakopane

– Today we are introducing you another candidate to host FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017 – Zakopane, Poland. Find out more about this potential host venue in the Q&A below.
Q: Why is Zakopane … READ MORE →

Yukon’s New Elite Squad and Website – And SNOW

  (Yukon) – Check out the new Yukon Elite Squad’s new kit, team members and website! Team members include David Greer, Knute Johnsgaard, Colin Abbott, John Parry, Ray Sabo and Fabian Brook… and check out … READ MORE →

Ydalir Award Open For Maine Nordic Racers – Deadline May 15

(Stockholm, ME) – The Ydalir Award, a two-year scholarship for Maine Nordic ski racers attending accredited U.S. universities and colleges, is accepting applications for the 2012-2014 award period.  The award is aimed at Nordic … READ MORE →

Sweden’s Cross-Counry Team Kicks off the Training Season in Riksgränsen

(Riksgransen, Sweden) – May 8th put an end to the holidays for the Sweden’s cross-country skiers. The squad kicked off the pre-season training in Riksgransen.  We have started with some combined with easy running … READ MORE →

Diggins Report: Big Changes – Announcing a New Team for 2012/13

(Minnesota) – For the last few years I’ve been proud to be a part of the CXC (Central Cross Country) Elite ski team. It’s been my home club, based out of the Midwest and … READ MORE →

Austria’s Botvinov Given Suspended 4-Month Sentence in Walter Mayer Doping Case

(Leoben, Austria) – According to an AP report, Austrian cross-country skier Mikhail Botvinov, who won 30km silver at the Salt Lake Games and 50km bronze in Torino, received a suspended four-month prison sentence for … READ MORE →

Snow in Labrador City Today

(Labrador City) – While this winter was one of the leanest on record for snow disrupting race schedules from the World Cup on down including numerous event cancellations due to lack of snow it … READ MORE →

SIA Announces Sold-Out Booth Space for 2013 Snow Show

(San Antonio, TX) – Earlier today, SnowSports Industries America (SIA) announced to their Board of Directors the 2013 SIA Snow Show (Jan 31-Feb 3, 2013) had officially reached “sold-out” status for exhibitor booth space … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunity: Full Time Assistant Coach Position – NDC Thunder Bay

(Thunder Bay, ON) – NDC Thunder Bay is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic Assistant Coach to lead our organization into the future. Operating out of Thunder Bay, Ontario, a community renowned for its support of … READ MORE →

FIS Congress 2012 – Elections, Women and Health, Travel Info

– Here is the latest news from FIS, including information about elections, Ladies Seminar at the 2012 FIS Congress, FIS Congress travel information, and Swiss ski legend Karl Molitor’s upcoming biography.
FIS Council Elections
The 48th … READ MORE →

USA Ski Jumping Names 2012-13 National Team

(Park City, UT)— USA Ski Jumping CEO Jeff Hastings announced today at the USASJ Convention held here at the site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the USASJ National teams representing ski jumping for … READ MORE →

IOC Considers Retesting Doping Samples From 2004 Games in Athens

– According an Associated Press in Guardian UK the International Olympic Committee is considering retesting doping samples from the 2004 Games in Athens to catch any drug cheats who may have avoided detection. With … READ MORE →