Archive | January, 2013

Inside the Fence #16 – Goes Inside Salomon in Annecy (FRA)

– During the World Cup stop in La Clusaz (FRA), Salomon opened the doors to it’s Product Design facility in Annecy, France.  Members of the media, FIS and two Salomon athletes from the US … READ MORE →

OR Show 2013 in Salt Lake Report Videos Part 2 – Swix, Louis Garneau, Thule

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Check out our Part 2 videos direct from the show floor at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held Jan. 23-26 in Salt Lake City where the winter sports industry … READ MORE →

Team USA Men 9th in Relay at IBU Youth World Championships

(Obertilliach, Austria) – Team USA’s Jordan McElroy (Truckee,CA), Sean Doherty (Center Conway, NH), and Jacob Ellingson (Minnetonka,MN) placed ninth in today’s 3×7.5-kilometer relay with 15 missed shots (0+6+2+7) at 3:39.3 behind gold medalists Team Norway (Nenseter, Roervik, Gurigard) who had … READ MORE →

OR Show 2013 in Salt Lake Report – Part 2

  (Salt Lake City, UT) – During the second half of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Tradeshow in Salt Lake City, SkiTrax focused on the apparel and accessory side of the Nordic world. The new product … READ MORE →

Correction – Gatineau Loppet Info in SkiTrax Dec/Holiday 2012 Issue

– We would like to apologize and correct the information printed in the SkiTrax Dec/Holiday 2012 issue regarding the upcoming 35th Gatineau Loppet, scheduled for Feb. 15-17 in Gatineau, Que. The errors were in … READ MORE →

Canadian World Senior Championship 2013 Team Announcement and Synopsis of Selection Process

– The following athletes have been nominated for selection to the 2013 Senior World Championship team that will compete in the Davos World Cup Feb.16-17 and the WSC in Val di Fiemme, Italy Feb.20 … READ MORE →

Canada’s Macx Davies 8th and Cote 22nd at 12.5/15km Individual Start IBU Junior World Championships

(Obertilliach, Austria) – Canada’s Macx Davies scored a career-best 8th place finish with two misses in the Junior men’s 15km individual competition won by Russia’s Alexandr Loginov who also missed two shots en route … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2012/13 Contest Standings after La Clusaz

(Toronto, ON) – We are excited to announce the 2012/13 SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest standings after the events in La Clusaz, France, host of the latest round of the 2012/13 Viessmann XC … READ MORE →

Fast and Female, Canadian Ski Marathon to Host Inspiring Event and Marathon Girl Contes

(Montebello, QC) – Fast and Female is inviting female cross country ski enthusiasts ages 7 to 19 to attend an afternoon activity of inspiration on February 9 led by 2010 Olympian Madeleine Williams as … READ MORE →

OR Show 2013 in Salt Lake Videos Part 1 – Rossignol and Garneau’s Revolutionary BOA Snowshoes

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Check out our Part 1 hot-off-the-press videos direct from the show floor at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held Jan. 23-26 in Salt Lake City where the winter sports … READ MORE →

USA’s Doherty Scores Historic Hat Trick at IBU Youth & Junior World Championships in Austria

(Obertilliach, Austria) – US Biathlon celebrated historic news today from Austria as wunderkind, Sean Doherty, 17, from Center Conway, NH, won his third consecutive individual medal scoring silver in today’s 12.5km individual event (2+1+0+0) at 5.6 seconds … READ MORE →

Canada’s Beaudry a Strong 5th at Women’s 10km at 2013 Biathlon Youth World Championships

(Obertilliach, Austria) – Canada’s Sarah Beaudry had a superb race finishing just off the podium in fifth today in the women’s 10km Individual competition at the 2013 Biathlon Youth World Championships in Obertilliach, Austria won … READ MORE →

Mt. Washington’s Ski To The Clouds Race March 3 – Registration Is Open!

(Pinkham Notch, NH) – The one of a kind “Ski to the Clouds” race, presented by Maxiglide, is returning to the snow covered Mt. Washington Auto Road for the 17th year on March 3, … READ MORE →

Vermont Wins Colby Carnival – Wildcat Women Maintain Nordic Dominance

(Carrabassett/Waterville, Maine) – The women’s Nordic team from the University of New Hampshire continued to demonstrate its dominance in the second day of the Colby Carnival, but it was the defending NCAA champion University … READ MORE →

OR Show 2013 in Salt Lake Report – Part 1

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Outdoor Retailer Winter trade show was in Salt Lake City from Jan. 23-26 in full force. Hundreds of manufacturers from around the globe converged to show off their … READ MORE →

Diggins Report – Checking Out Sochi

(Sochi, Russia) – At the moment, the 5th Russian fix-it-man of the day is watching Holly try to explain/pantomime that the upstairs shower leaks through the ceiling and upstairs someone else is working on … READ MORE →

Gatineau Loppet – Less Than 20 Days To Go!

(Gatineau, QC) – Yes, in less than a month, from February 15th to 17th, 2013, we will be giving the start for the 35th edition of the Gatineau Loppet. We hope that your preparation … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic Sport Offers Race Service, Wax Recommendations at Upcoming Events

– While it sometimes doesn’t feel like it with the lack of snow, we’re jumping into the thick of the race season and there are a lot of events in the coming weeks. Over … READ MORE →

Caitlin and Brian Gregg Triumph at USSA SuperTour Tour de Twin Cities Finale 10/15km FR Pursuit

(Minneapolis, MN) – Caitlin and Brian Gregg (CXC) delivered a 1-2 husband and wife xc ski punch at the USSA SuperTour Tour de Twin Cities Finale 10/15km FR pursuit-style race on Sunday winning the women’s … READ MORE →

Nishikawa and Webster Top Haywood NorAm 10/15km FR Interval Starts at Highlands Nordic – Nordic Worlds Trials + PHOTOS

(Duntroon, ON) – Today was the final day of racing at the Haywood NorAm and World Senior Championship trials at Highlands Nordic. It was a great day for racing, just below zero and partly … READ MORE →

Norway’s Aukland and Switzerland’s Boner Take 40th Annual 70km CL Marcialonga

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The names of the first three are the same as last year, only the second and the third have changed places. However, the race was a completely different one … READ MORE →

Ned Zuelsdorff to Retire as Executive Director of American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation

– Ned Zuelsdorff, Executive Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, has announced his retirement, effective mid-may, 2013. Ned has served as the executive director of the ABSF for the past eight years, starting … READ MORE →

Relays Conclude 2013 FIS Nordic U23/Junior World Ski Championships – Russian and Sweden Win Gold

(Liberec, Czech Republic) – The final day of the 2013 FIS Nordic U23/Junior World Ski Championships in Liberec saw the Russian Junior men’s team win 4x5km (CL/FR) relay gold while Sweden took home the women’s 4×3.3km … READ MORE →

Canada’s Ransom 15th and Gow 16th in 10/12.5km Pursuit Races at IBU Junior Biathlon World Champs

(Obertilliach, Austria) –  finished a respectable 15th as the top NA skier in the Junior women’s 10km pursuit on Sunday missing one shot in prone and two in her final round of standing as Olga … READ MORE →

USA’s Sean Doherty Wins IBU GOLD at Youth 7.5/10km Pursuit in Austria + Interview w/New World Champ

(Obertilliach, Austria) – The USA’s Sean Doherty, 17, brought his A-game to the start line for the 10km pursuit at the 2013 IBU Youth and Junior Biathlon World Championships and delivered a decisive GOLD … READ MORE →

USA 8th in Women’s Ski Jumping Team Event at 2013 Junior World Championships – Hendrickson Breaks Hill Record

(Liberec, Czech Republic) – Sarah Hendrickson, 18, led the U.S. women to an 8th place finish in the Team Event at 2013 Junior World Championships on Saturday, breaking the hill record along the way and … READ MORE →

USA’s Bryan Fletcher 6th at FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Klingenthal – Frenzel Wins

(Klingenthal, Germany) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) soared to 15th in jumping then made his way to the front to finish sixth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Klingenthal. Hometown hero … READ MORE →

Brennan and Hanneman in Charge at 5/10km Classic Round #5 of the USSA SuperTour Tour de Twin Cities UPDATED

(Minneapolis, MN) – APU’s Rosie Brennan and Reese Hanneman served notice today at the 5/10km Classic Individual Start races in Wirth Park, Minneapolis, at round #5 of the USSA SuperTour Tour de Twin Cities … READ MORE →

Dupont and McMurtry Claim Haywood NorAm Sprints at Highlands Nordic – 2013 Nordic Worlds Selection Races

(Duntroon, ON) – Brent McMurtry of Foothills Nordic claimed gold in the Haywood NorAm classic 1km sprint, adding a wrinkle to the selection process for the 2013 Nordic World Championship team heading to Val di … READ MORE →

USA’s Nick Alexander Stuns Field w/Third-Place Finish at Continental Cup in Germany

(Neustadt, Germany) – Arising at the right time and at the right place, Lebanon, NH’s Nick Alexander is not likely to ever forget today. That’s when he stunned the ski jumping world by taking … READ MORE →

USA’s Bjornsen 16th and Patterson 19th in 15/30km Skiathlon on Final Day of U23 Nordic Worlds

(Liberec, Czech Republic) – The USA’s Erik Bjornsen skied to a strong 16th-place finish in the men’s 30km Skiathlon (15kmCL/15kmFR), the final U23 race of the 2013 U23/Junior Nordic World Ski Championships, as Russia went … READ MORE →

Canada’s Gow 14th and Ransom 16th in 7.5/10km Sprints at IBU Junior Biathlon World Champs

(Obertilliach, Austria) – Canada’s Christian Gow, 19, from Calgary placed a strong 14th in the men’s 10km Sprint with two missed shots in standing as Russia claimed another gold courtesy of Alexandr Loginov who … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour Tour de Twin Cities Round #4 CL Sprints – Bender and Sinnott Score

(Minneapolis, MN) – Jennie Bender (CXC) and Mike Sinnott (SVESF) topped the fields at the 1.5km CL Sprints, the third race of round #4 of the USSA SuperTour Tour de Twin Cities, rescheduled from … READ MORE →

Couturier 17th and Mooney 26th in 10/20km Skiathlon at 2013 Nordic World Junior Champs –

(Liberec, Czech Republic) – Canada’s Raphael Couturier, 19, was the top North American finishing 17th in the Junior men’s 20km Skiathlon (10kCL+10kFR) on Friday as Russia swept the men’s podium in nearly ideal race … READ MORE →

USA’s Doherty Snags SILVER in Youth 6/7.5km Sprints at IBU Youth/Jr Biathlon World Champs UPDATED

(Obertilliach, Austria) – USA’s Sean Doherty, 17, won a silver medal in the Youth men’s 7.5km sprint as the 2013 IBU Youth and Junior Biathlon World Championships kicked off today in Obertilliach, Austria. Fabien … READ MORE →

Beginner Kick Waxing Video Taught by Zach Caldwell’s Young Son

– Check out this great YouTube video of Swix USA waxing guru Zach Caldwell’s young son, Gunnar, teaching the basics of kick waxing.

Online Coaching Resources – 100 Great Sites for Coaches

– A great coach can help athletes make the jump from having a promising career to having an Olympic medal. Much time, effort, and research has been put into discovering the best ways of … READ MORE →

Harper Government Announces Funding to Help Canadian Athletes Strive for Gold in Sochi

(Calgary, AB) –  The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced the Harper Government’s funding for winter sport organizations in preparation for the upcoming 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
“Our Government is … READ MORE →

USA’s Hendrickson 6th as Takanashi Defends her Women’s Ski Jumping Junior Worlds Title

(Liberec, CZE) – Japan’s Sara Takanashi defended her gold medal in the women’s individuals’ ski-jumping competition at the 2013 U23/Junior Nordic World Ski Championships today in Liberec. Evelyn Insam from Italy won the silver … READ MORE →

USA’s Patterson, Bjornsen Lead NA Skiers at U23 Nordic Worlds 10/15km FR Titles – Haga, Ustiugov Win

(Liberec, Czech Republic) – On Day 4 of the 2013  U23/Junior Nordic World Ski Championships, Ragnhild Haga took home  the first gold medal for the ambitious Norwegian team winning the women’s 10km FR race. … READ MORE →

Canadian Tire Supports Canada’s Paralympians

(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is pleased to announce that Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (CTC) is now going for gold as a multi-year Premier partner supporting Paralympic athletes across Canada, through … READ MORE →

2013 Junior Nordic Worlds 5/10km FR – Canada’s Browne 15th, Couturier 24th

(Liberec, Czech Republic) – Canada’s Cendrine Browne, in her first year on the national junior squad, lead the North Americans with a solid top-15 finish in the Junior women’s 5km FR on Day 3 … READ MORE →

FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2012/13 Contest Standings after Dolomitenlauf

(Toronto, ON) – We are happy to announce the standings for the second annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2012/13 Contest after the third round – Dolomitenlauf 42km free technique race held last weekend in … READ MORE →

Canada Exports Skiing Expertise to Sweden

– Chandra Crawford’s creation, Fast and Female, has grown from a single clinic put on by Chandra and other members of the Women’s National Team in 2005, to a program that has spread across … READ MORE →

Fiemme 2013 Celebrates One Month to Go

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 presented by Viessmann will begin in less than one month on 20th February in Italy’s Val di Fiemme. Thanks to recent abundant … READ MORE →

USA’s Caldwell and Bjornsen Lead NA Skiers at 2013 U23 Nordic Worlds 1.3km CL Sprints

(Liberec, Czech Republic) – The USA’s Sophie Caldwell (VT) put in a strong qualification run claiming 5th in the women’s 1.3km CL Sprint as the lone North American skier to advance to the heats … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2012/13 Contest Standings after Liberec

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the 2012/13 SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest standings after the double sprint events in Liberec, Czech Republic, host of the fifth round of the 2012/13 … READ MORE →

Over 11,000 Participate at 2013 Winter Trails Day

(McLean, VA) – The 18th annual Winter Trails Day experienced a very strong turnout at many locations this month. With good snow conditions in many areas of the country and a greater consumer interest … READ MORE →

2013 Junior Nordic Worlds 1.3km CL Sprints – USA’s Saxton 14th and Mooney 19th

(Liberec, Czech Republic) – The 2013 U23/Junior Nordic World Championships running from Jan. 21-27, got underway today in Liberec, Czech Republic with the Junior 1.3km CL sprints. The USA’s Heather Mooney was the top … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour Tour de Twin Cities 15/20km CL – Bender, Koos Win

(Minneapolis, MN) – Jennie Bender (CXC) and Torin Koos (Bridger Ski Foundation/Rossignol) scored the women’s and men’s wins, respectively, in the 15/20km Classic Mass start event, Stage 2 of round #4 of the 2013 … READ MORE →