Archive | October, 2013

2014 Nordic Exhibit at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum – Launches Nov. 2

(Stowe, Vermont) – The year-long Nordic Exhibit, that opens November 2 at the Vermont Ski And Snowboard Museum, will coincide with the 2014 Winter Olympics and will chronicle the development of Nordic skiing in … READ MORE →

IPC Nordic Skiing Canmore World Cups 2013 – Dec. 9 & 17

(Canmore, AB) – For the second year in a row Canmore, Alberta will host the world’s best nordic skiers with six International Paralympic Committee (IPC) world cups. Racing begins Monday December 9th and continues … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski Jumpers Spend Time in Wind Tunnel

(Park City, Utah) – During a two-week period in the month of October, three members of the U.S. National Team men’s ski jumping team spent time training in Slovenia and Austria and were able … READ MORE →

Trapp Family Lodge to Host 2014 Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships

(Stowe, Vermont) – Stowe, Vermont’s Trapp Family Lodge has been selected as host of the 2014 Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships.  The community celebrations and races, sanctioned by the United States Ski Association … READ MORE →

ONE WAY Sport Launches in China in Partnership with 361 Degrees

(Helsinki – Hongkong) – 361 Degrees Int. Limited (“361 Degrees” HKSE stock code: 1361), the leading sports brand enterprises in China and ONE WAY Sport OY Finland, are pleased to announce that the companies … READ MORE →

Waterville Valley Resort Steps in to Support Local Olympic Hero Kris Freeman

(Waterville Valley, New Hampshire) – Waterville Valley Resort is proud is to announce 3-Time Olympian Kris Freeman is joining the Waterville Valley Resort family as their newest Nordic Racing Instructor.  After reading about Kris’s … READ MORE →

NENSA Announces 2013-14 New England Marathon Series

– For this season, the New England Marathon Series has expanded to include seven events at seven storied venues, each with deep history in New England, and each offering their own unique marathon experience.
The … READ MORE →

The Chronicles of Klister 100 Days to Sochi – Part 1

– How about those Canadians…? Check out Part 1 of this cool video series by Cross Country Canada, as we mark 100 days to Sochi, featuring Klister the Jackrabbit and highlights of Canadian skiers on … READ MORE →

Women’s Ski Jumping USA Names Athletes to Visa Team

(Park City, Utah) – Women’s Ski Jumping USA has named the athletes to represent the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team this year on the World Cup and Continental Cup circuits. This season also marks … READ MORE →

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2014 with 50% off Season’s Pass Price for First Time Buyers

(Pinkham Notch, NH) – To kick off the season long 20th Anniversary celebration at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, first time season pass holders are being offered a 50% discount on a whole season’s … READ MORE →

IBU World Cup Biathlon Returns to Canmore in 2016

(Canmore, AB) – Canada’s top biathletes will have the opportunity to compete on home snow thanks to the International Biathlon Union’s (IBU) decision to select Canmore, Alta. as one of two North American stops … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall’s Daily Training Rap Launches for 2014 Season

– SkiTrax is excited to unveil Kikkan Randall’s Daily Training Rap for 2014 on the eve of the 100-day countdown to Sochi 2014. Randall’s historic performances continue the set the bar higher each season, … READ MORE →

NNF Drive for 25 – $50,000 Challenge Met and NEW $15,000 Challenge Posed

– When we announced the $50,000 challenge match to juniors participating in the National Nordic Foundation’s Drive for 25, we never had any doubt that young ski racers would step up to the plate. … READ MORE →

Backwheel Roller Skiing Video – Don’t Try This at Home

– Check out this cool-hand-Luke style roller ski vid featuring Czech sprinting ace Dusan Kozisek who shows us how to back-wheel on roller skis…with a friendly warning not to try this at home

9th Annual Fresh Air Kamview Off-Road 1⁄2 Marathon & Relay – Zimak and Wilberforce Top Fields

(Thunder Bay, ON) – The grand finale of the Fresh Air/Kamview trail run series took place today at Kamview Nordic Centre. Fittingly, there was a light dusting of snow on the trails this morning … READ MORE →

USBA Names Roster for Pre-Season Training Camp in Sweden

(Midway, UT) – US Biathlon’s International Competition Committee (ICC) has named the following roster of athletes who will participate in the final pre-season training camp in Ostersund, SWE in November. The following ICC selections … READ MORE →

Interview w/Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (USA) at Frozen Thunder

(Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax also caught up with Elite Men’s winner, Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (USA) Bend Endurance Academy, at the 2nd annual Winsport Frozen Thunder to chat about his race, his summer training program … READ MORE →

New CAAWS Women and Leadership Workshops Launched

– This year, CAAWS will be rolling out three fully revamped Women and Leadership Workshops – Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Influencing Change. Workshops are already scheduled at the Sport Leadership Conference in Calgary, and … READ MORE →

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and TwentyTen Group Announce Marketing and Sponsorship Consulting Partnership

(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) serves to elevate the conscience of sport in Canada and is excited by the prospect of positively impacting even more communities by partnering … READ MORE →

Interviews w/Newell, Sargent, Marshall at Frozen Thunder

(Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Andy Newell, Ida Sargent and Allyson Marshall for their take on their form and races at the 2nd annual Winsport Frozen Thunder Classic Sprint competitions that took … READ MORE →

Winsport Frozen Thunder 2013 – More Photos

(Canmore, AB) – Check out these great photos from the 2nd annual Winsport Frozen Thunder Classic Sprint Races that took palce in Canmore on Oct. 24 won by Austrian Katerina Smutna for the women and Dakota … READ MORE →

Hardwood Ski and Bike 31st Annual Cross Country Ski Swap & Open House – Oct. 26-27

(Oro Station, ON) – The Hardwood Ski and Bike Annual Ski Swap is one of the largest cross country swaps around offering a great opportunity to find just the right equipment for you for … READ MORE →

Smutna and Blackhorse-von Jess Claim Victories at 2nd Annual Winsport Frozen Thunder

(Canmore, AB) – Fabulous conditions greeted strong fields at the 2nd annual Winsport Frozen Thunder Classic Sprint Races in Canmore on Thursday as the Olympic 2013/14 season gets underway. Topping the women’s field was … READ MORE →

Interview with Alex Harvey – Preparing for Sochi 2014

(Montreal, QC) – Canada’s top-level and perhaps most promising XC skier, Alex Harvey, was in Montreal this week to accept an award from Auclair Gloves. The St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que. skier can podium in both … READ MORE →

Silver Star Mountain Resort Kicks off 2013/2014 Season Strong – My1Pass is Back

(Silver Star, BC) – One of Canada’s top winter destinations, Silver Star Mountain Resort, has once again raised the bar for the ultimate ski-cation. Opening November 28, 2013, Silver Star boasts over 3,000 skiable … READ MORE →

Sochi Send-Off for Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks & Alaska Olympians – Nov. 9

(Anchorage, Alaska) –  Come and wish our Alaska athletes luck as they make tracks for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia! Please join BP and all of Anchorage on Saturday, Nov. 9 … READ MORE →

Nordic Heritage Center to Host Biathlon World Cup in February 2016 – Canmore, Alberta Also on Board

(New Gloucester, Maine) – US Biathlon is excited to announce that the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, Maine and the Maine Winter Sports Center have been offered a Biathlon World Cup in 2016.
“The … READ MORE →

Auclair Presents Alex Harvey with Team Spirit Award

(Montreal, QC) – Alex Harvey, bronze medallist at the 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy,  received the second annual Team Spirit award in a special ceremony at Auclair / … READ MORE →

Career Opportunities – Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport have posted two job positions open for Coordinator, Community Engagement and Manager, Ethical Sport Issues. For complete details and job descriptions click the links … READ MORE →

USSA Announces Strong Cross Country Ski Team for 2013-14 Season

(Park City, Utah) – World Champions Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) highlight a team of 11 athletes named to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2013-14 season. The team … READ MORE →

NENSA to Host Comprehensive Bill Koch League Coaching Clinic Oct. 27

(Plymouth, New Hampshire) – Running a BKL Club is a multi-faceted endeavor and requires a broad spectrum of skills and problem solving strategies. This Sunday, October 27th, NENSA will be hosting a Bill Koch League Coaching Clinic featuring some … READ MORE →

Fast and Female 2013 CHAMP CAMP Fairbanks Edition – Oct. 27

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Fast & Female is proud to present an afternoon of athletic inspiration and fun for girls 9-19, hosted by local Nordic ski hero Rebecca Rorabaugh, along with Ambassadors from the UAF … READ MORE →

Menihek Nordic to Host 2014 Canadian Masters Cross Country Ski Championships – March 23-30

(Labrador City, NL) – Menihek Nordic is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 2014 Canadian National Masters Cross Country Ski Championships. The event will be a festival of skiing hosted by … READ MORE →

NENSA Coaches Clinic in Sudbury, MA To Meet USSA L100 Requirement – Nov. 10

– The morning technique session of NENSA’s November 10th Coaches Clinic in Sudbury, MA will now also satisfy the USSA L100 clinic requirement. If you have been looking for an L100 clinic to get … READ MORE →

Dario Cologna Trains on the Stelvio in Italy

(Italy) – One Way Canada’s Rob Vellend is in Europe for meetings and snapped this great pic of Swiss star Dario Cologna (now sponsored by OW) training on the famous Stelvio Pass in Italy, … READ MORE →

Falun 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Ready to Go

– With just under 500 days left until the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, Sweden, the Coordination Group met on 10th and 11th October 2013 with an eye on the upcoming … READ MORE →

Canadian Birkebeiner Learn to Loppet Lessons and New Birkie Training Group – Registration OPEN!

– The Canadian Birkebeiner is excited to announce that our Lessons and Training Program are open for registration. Along with our Birkie Learn to Loppet Ski Lessons (in their 23rd year!) we are launching … READ MORE →

RMISA Releases 2014 Schedule

– The Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association released its 2014 schedule Thursday with six meets starting the first week of January and ending the second week of March. The teams will start the season … READ MORE →

Frozen Thunder Opens in Canmore – First Ski Race of Season Oct. 24

(Canmore, AB) – The Canmore Nordic Centre’s “Frozen Thunder” ski trail is now open for business, making this Alberta town a prime destination for early-season Nordic ski training. Already nearly 2km in length, the … READ MORE →

Toronto Snow Show Runs Oct. 17-20

(Toronto, ON) – The wait is over… the newly named Toronto Snow Show is opening its doors today at its new location, the International Centre. This four-day, action-packed show offers exhilarating entertainment, interactive features, … READ MORE →

Forum Nordicum Convenes in Ankaran

(Ankaran, SLO) – The 2013 Forum Nordicum, the traditional meeting of the ‘Union of Nordic Ski Journalists’ which is part of the AIPS (‘Association de la Presse Sportive’), was held in Ankaran (SLO) from … READ MORE →

Kashi to Sponsor Kikkan Randall for Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

– With the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games  quickly approaching, Kashi® recently announced its official sponsorship of cross-country skier Kikkan Randall. Kikkan will work with Kashi to spread the word that living a healthy, … READ MORE →

The Guitar as Essential Gear for Andy Newell & Lowell Bailey

– These guys can ski, and they can also play. Both athletes followed their fathers into music, both are gunning for the Sochi Olympics and both will bring their guitars when they go. See … READ MORE →

23rd Annual BNJRT/BNC Expo and Ski Swap – Nov. 13

– Snow is on its way! With heavy snowfall predicted for the upcoming season,  it’s the perfect time to invite you to join us at our legendary 23rd annual BNJRT/BNC Expo and Ski Swap. The expo is … READ MORE →

Fischer Fit Night at Skirack in Vermont – Oct. 20

(Burlington, VT) – You’re invited to a special evening of Fischer products, prize drawings and pro race fits. Skirack, Vermont’s only Fischer Nordic Race Center, and Mansfield Nordic Club, 2013 NENSA Club of the … READ MORE →

Blog Round Up w/Kershaw, Diggins, Jones, Harvey and Hoffman

– Check out the latest from Devon Kershaw with the inside scoop on training in Californian and climbing Mt. Louis outside Banff; Jessie Diggins wants you to save the date – Nov. 10th that … READ MORE →

Dasha Gaiazova Prepares for Sochi 2014 – Just One More?

– Check out this cool behind-the-scenes exclusive training footage with Canadian cross-country ski racer, Dasha Gaiazova, as she prepares for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Gaiazova talks about the pain needed to train at this … READ MORE →

FIS XC Announces Long Term View of World Cup Cross-Country Calendars

(Zurich, SUI) – One of the most important tasks of the Sub Committee for the World and Continental Cup was to discuss future calendars through the 2018/19 season.
Long-term Strategy
Development of Cross-Country skiing, exploring new … READ MORE →

Webster and Killick Take 3rd Annual Spray Drag Running Race

(Canmore, AB) – Canmore’s Brittany Webster and Graeme Killick topped the Open Women’s and Men’s fields at the 3rd Annual Spray Drag Running Race in Canmore on Saturday. Zoe Roy was second in the … READ MORE →

US Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined National Champions Crowned – Alexander, Van & Demong Win

(Lake Placid, NY) – This is clearly how it’s done – put two monster jumps together under pressure and have superb technique. It made for a fine day for Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) to … READ MORE →