Archive | January, 2014

USA’s Caldwell Scores Stellar 10th in Men’s Skiathlon at FIS Nordic Junior World Championships

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The snow finally stopped falling, but turned to rain for the start of the Junior Men’s 10km CL + 10km FR Skiathlon race in Val di Fiemme, after having … READ MORE →

Canada’s Comeau 21st in Women’s Skiathlon at FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The Junior Women started their 5km CL + 5km FR Skiathlon race in snowfall after a the skies dumped a massive 50cm overnight, ending what has been a snow … READ MORE →

Snow Sports Canada Partners with iON America – Camera Company to Enter Canadian Market

(Vancouver, BC) – Snow Sports Canada announced today that it has signed a groundbreaking partnership agreement with iON America, a world-leading Point of View (POV) camera company, about to enter the Canadian marketplace. iON … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – US Nordic Combined, Crawford, Olympic Team Selection

– Welcome back to you all… had to take a break to take care of some things but glad to be back as I missed writing. Here are the latest topics of interest in the … READ MORE →

Interviews with Browne, Pokorny, Bjornsen, S.Patterson, Johnsgaard, L.Patterson and Fish at the FIS Nordic U23 Worlds + PHOTOS

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Today was a good day for US-CAN skiers in the 10/15km CL individual start races despite challenging snowy conditions at the 2014 FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships. Following … READ MORE →

FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2013/14 Contest Standings after the Marcialonga

(Toronto, ON) – We are happy to announce the FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2013/14 contest standings after the Marcialonga 70km CL in Italy, won by Simen Oestensen (NOR) and Julia Tikhonova (RUS) (read our coverage here).

USA’s Erik Bjornsen in 17th Leads Solid North American Results in Men’s 15km CL at FIS U23 Worlds

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – It was a great day for North American skiers as heavy snow made for tough conditions and tricky waxing for the Men’s 15km CL Individual Start race on the … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic U23 World Ski Championships Women 10km CL Individual Start – Canada’s Widmer 30th

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Clouds appeared and dropped new snow on the second day of XC competition in Val di Fiemme at the FIS Nordic U23 World Ski Championships – the Individual Start … READ MORE →

Interviews with Diggins, Bjornsen and Pokorny at the FIS Nordic U23 World Ski Championships

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Following today’s competitions we caught up with the USA’s Jessie Diggins, who took home the silver in the U23 women’s Sprint FR race today in Val di Fiemme, Italy at … READ MORE →

SIA Releases August – December RetailTRAK™ Data

– Today, SnowSports Industries America (SIA) and Leisure Trends, an NPD Group Company have released SIA RetailTRAK™ numbers for August through December 2013, total market projections are based on data collected from the Point … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins Wins 1.2km Sprint FR Silver at FIS Nordic U23 World Ski Championships

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The competitions kicked off today in Val di Fiemme, Italy at the FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships with the Junior/U23 Free Sprints. Conditions were excellent with hard-packed tracks, … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championship Sprints 1.2/1.5km FR – USA’s Morgan 17th, Canada’s Stewart-Jones 18th

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The excellent conditions continued in Val di Fiemme for the first race of the World Junior Championships, the Junior Women’s and Men’s 1.2/1.5km free sprints.

Junior Women 1.2km FR
Top qualifier, … READ MORE →

Sigge’s Payak Early-Bird Registration Deadline Ends Jan. 31

(Callaghan Valley, BC) – The timing couldn’t be better – fresh snow is coming to the Sea to Sky this week, and so is the last early bird deadline for the Sigge’s Payak! Trail … READ MORE →

IBU Suspends Three Athletes for Doping Just Prior to Sochi 2014 Games – Names Withheld

(Salzburg, Austria) – Just prior to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games three athletes have been suspended by the International Biathlon Union (IBU) for doping reports the French daily L’Équipe, citing the German press agency, … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships Kick Off – Team USA & Canada on Board

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – New snow fell last night reports US Development Coach, Bryan Fish, as American star Jessie Diggins will also be in Val di Fiemme for the tomorrow’s Sprint FR races … READ MORE →

Masters World Cup 2014 Pillerseetal Rest Day Report – 1,500 Skiers from 30 Nations

(PillerseeTal, Austria) – More than 1,500 skiers from 30 nations have gathered around the trails for the 2014 Masters Cross-country Skiing World Cup at Tyrol PillerseeTal, in the Kitzbühel Alps. The Pillerseetal in the … READ MORE →

Mark Rajack Story – Ottawa-based Trinidad and Tobago National XC Ski Teamer Vies for 2015 Nordic Worlds

(Ottawa, ON) – My name is Mark Rajack and I am a first-generation Canadian born in Trinidad and Tobago, living in Ottawa. I also am the only active skier for the Trinidad and Tobago … READ MORE →

Why Equipment Suppliers are Quiet During the Olympic Games

– You may have noticed over the years that the equipment suppliers are either very quiet or providing very general information leaving out the most interesting details that aficionados would want to see.  This … READ MORE →

7th Junior VASA – Young Skiers Get Their Own Races at North American VASA

(Traverse City, MI) – Every year the annual North American VASA Festival of cross country ski races attracts hundreds of adult skiers. The two-day event is also a chance for children ages 5-12 to … READ MORE →

Masters World Cup 2014 Pillerseetal Day 3 Classic 5/10km, Free 5/10km Results – Eight North Americans Win Medals

(PillerseeTal, Austria) – Here are the results from Day 3 at the 2014 Masters World Cup taking place in PillerseeTal, Austria, where lots of North American skiers were on the podium again.
In the women’s … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Vice-President, Sport at Whistler Sport Legacies

– Vice-President, Sport – Whistler Sport Legacies: The successful candidate for Vice-President, Sport will have an unwavering belief in sport development in Canada and will be committed to facilitate and develop a high performance … READ MORE →

Remembering Igor Badamshin – A Tribute to a Legend

– This has been a very hard week for most of us, and people and friends from around the country. The global Nordic skiing community and especially here at CXC, have suffered a loss … READ MORE →

Masters World Cup 2014 Pillerseetal Day 2 Freestyle 5/10/15km Results – USA on the Podium

(PillerseeTal, Austria) – Here are the results from Day 2 at the 2014 Masters World Cup taking place in PillerseeTal, Austria. Following six podium finishes on the opening day by US-CAN skiers in the … READ MORE →

UVM Notches 10th Straight Overall Carnival Win – Dartmouth Takes 3 Nordic Team Victories

( ) – Proverbially speaking, Dartmouth’s Nordic teams won a few battles at the UNH Winter Carnival, but UVM held on to win the war.  Anja Gruber made sure of it.  Gruber glided easily … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Ski Jumping Team Announced for Sochi 2014

(Vancouver, BC) – Ski Jumping Canada today announced their seven athletes who are formally nominated onto the Ski Jumping Team for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The four men: Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes, Dusty Korek, … READ MORE →

Oestensen and Tikhonova Take 41st Marcialonga 70km FIS Marathon Cup – Report, Results, Photos

(Cavalese, Italy) – In around -4 degrees and under a light snowfall, the 41st Marcialonga started in Moena this morning. Around 8000 racers took part – from elite racers to cross country enthusiasts and … READ MORE →

US Ski Team Pre-Olympic Training Camp Video in Italy

(Seiser Alm, Italy) – Check out this fun video by American sprint star Andy Newell and crew as the US XC Ski Team is in Seiser Alm, Italy along with the Canadians and teams … READ MORE →

NNF Auction Starts Jan. 27 More Donations Welcome – Support US Skiing

– In the fervor of Olympic excitement, we’re already thinking about the next generation of racers and how people who love skiing fit into the Olympic dream. That’s why beginning Monday, January 27th,  the NNF … READ MORE →

Masters World Cup 2014 Pillerseetal Day 1 Classic 10/15km Results – Canada & USA on the Podium

(Pillerseetal, Austria) – The 2014 Masters World Cup is underway in Pillerseeta, Austria, with the opening ceremonies taking place yesterday and the first 10/15km Classic competitions getting underway today. Many US and Canadian skiers … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Adds Brittany Webster and Amanda Ammar to Sochi 2014 Olympic Roster

(Canmore, Alta.) – Brittany Webster and Amanda Ammar have been nominated to the team that will represent Canada at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. With the addition of these two athletes the … READ MORE →

USSA’s Luke Bodensteiner on XC Ski Olympic Selection

(Park City, Utah) – The growing success of cross-country ski racing in the USA has come through the passion of the American ski community, fueling the fire that has resulted in more and more … READ MORE →

FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2013/14 Contest Standings after Dolomitenlauf CORRECTION

(Toronto, ON) – After hearing from some contestants and reviewing things we realized that we did not include the results from the first Marathon Cup in Italy, La Sgambeda, as we had announced during … READ MORE →

Talkin’ With the Gravy Train Interview with Pierre Harvey

– In this edition of Talkin’ With The Gravy Train, host Peter Graves speaks with Canadian Nordic ski legend Pierre Harvey, father of 25-year-old XC ski star Alex Harvey, who is poised to make … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall on her New Partnership with L.L.Bean

– Check out this great video as Kikkan Randall, the most successful US cross-country skier in history, explains her exciting new partnership with L.L.Bean. She is the company’s newest testing and design partner. Randall … READ MORE →

2014 FIS Junior/U23 World Ski Championships to Get Underway in Val di Fiemme – Jan. 27-Feb. 3

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Almost one year after the successful FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Val di Fiemme (ITA) will once again be hosting the top Nordic skiers from all over the world. … READ MORE →

FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2013/14 Contest Standings after Dolomitenlauf

(Toronto, ON) – With over 150 teams entered we’re pleased to announce the FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2013/14 contest standings after the 40th Dolomitenlauf 42km FR in Obertilliach, Austria, won by Petr Novak (CZE) … READ MORE →

Olympic Torch Relay Marks 100th Day on the Road to Sochi

– The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay celebrated its 100th day on January 15, 2014, as the countdown to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games continues.

The milestone was reached as the Olympic flame arrived in … READ MORE →

Sochi-Bound Chandra Crawford Sends Message to Canadian Ski Marathoners

(Gatineau, QC) – Chandra Crawford is heading overseas for her last World Cup and then on to Sochi to compete in the 2014 Olympic Games. She sent a message to skiers preparing for the … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest 2013-14 – Standings After Poland

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after the 2013/14 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in Szklarska Poreba, Poland where North American skiers … READ MORE →

US Olympic Ski Jumping Athletes Nominated + Teleconference Call

Park City, Utah – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of seven ski jumping athletes Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at Utah Olympic Park, the site of the 2014 U.S. … READ MORE →

Teleconference Call on US Olympic Cross Country and Nordic Combined Athletes for Sochi 2014

(Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association held a teleconference call today prior to announcing the US Olympic Cross Country and Nordic Combined teams for the Sochi 2014 Games running from … READ MORE →

US Olympic Nordic Combined Athletes Announced for Sochi 2014 Games

(Park City, Utah) – A pair of Olympic medalists are among four athletes nominated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to the U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined Team. Athletes nominated to the team … READ MORE →

USSA Announces Olympic Cross Country Athletes for Sochi 2014

(Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of 14 cross country athletes Wednesday morning. World Champions Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins will lead the team that includes seven … READ MORE →

USA’s Sarah Hendrickson Returns to Jumping

(Jan. 21) – Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson has successfully returned to ski jump training, five months after sustaining a knee injury during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany last August.

For the past week, … READ MORE →

Buy Pro XC Suit from Mt. Borah and Win a FREE Birkie Entry

(Coon Valley, WI) –  Mt. Borah, an official sponsor of the 2014 American Birkebeiner, is giving away THREE race entries on Wednesday, January 29th for this year’s race (about one month away). If you … READ MORE →

Whistler Olympic Park Appointed National Training Centre for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined

(Whistler, BC) – Whistler Sport Legacies, Ski Jumping Canada and Nordic Combined Canada announced today that Whistler Olympic Park has been designated as National Training Centre for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined.
Curtis Lyon, Chairman … READ MORE →

Empty Seats and Unsold Tickets Loom as Sochi Games Near

– With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games less than three weeks away, hundreds of thousands of tickets to events remain unsold, reports the Associated Press.
Reasons for the apparent lack of interest in the … READ MORE →

Olympians Headline NENSA EasternCup at Black Mountain – Ogden, O’Brien Win 5/10km CL on Day 2

(Rumford, ME) – NENSA’s EasternCup Series serves as the selection events for the annual New England Junior National Team. This Saturday’s EasternCup event also served as an unofficial opportunity for selection to the Olympic … READ MORE →

Canada’s Klebl, McKeever Collect More Wins at Obertsdorf IPC Nordic Skiing WCup

(Obertsdorf, Germany) – With less than 50 days to go before the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, the stars are aligning for Canadian biathlete Chris Klebl, who scored another World Cup win in Obertsdorf, along … READ MORE →

Novak, Roponen Win 40th Dolomitenlauf 42km Free FIS Marathon Cup

(Obertilliach, Austria) – Set in a winter wonderland, the 40th Dolomitenlauf 42km free technique started under snowfall and just below 0 degrees. After around 18km, the best ones got away and formed a group … READ MORE →