Archive | December, 2014

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski 2014/15 Contest with Over $4,000 in Prizes – Final Countdown

(Toronto, ON) – The final countdown is on to register a team for your chance to take part in our 7th annual international SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2014/15 Contest with over $4,000 in … READ MORE →

US Nationals 2015 and NNF Allocations

– The NNF Pillar Projects are the events, teams and development team opportunities supported by National Nordic Foundation fundraising, events crucial for skiing development.
See our update below on U.S. Nationals from the organizing committee … READ MORE →

7th Annual Point-to-Point Classic Ski Race and Tour Along Maine Huts & Trails System

(Carrabassett Valley, ME) – This annual event brings together cross-country skiing enthusiasts from throughout New England on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. It provides the option of 20K, 40K, and 60K … READ MORE →

NENSA Still Needs $12K to Reach Year-End Goal

– In March of last year, with our community playing host to the USSA Junior National Championship, NENSA Board Member John Ogden addressed the entire Junior National field at an assembly in Stowe. Ogden’s … READ MORE →

FIS XC Memorable Moments of 2014 Photo Gallery

– There were many memorable moments during the year of 2014. Check out a collection of images by Nordic Focus capturing many of those great memories. To see all the images click here to … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Names Teams for Youth/Junior World Championships

(Mt. Itasca, Coleraine, Minn.) – The Youth / Junior World Team Trials were completed Tuesday at Mt. Itasca in Coleraine, Minn., despite sub-zero temperatures. U.S. Biathlon congratulates the following athletes, as well as their families, coaches … READ MORE →

4th Annual Lickety-Splits Camp Connects Kids with Top Athletes

(Alaska) – This past Dec. 22nd, 150 bright-eyed kids got a chance to ski with 23 top US athletes at the 4th Annual Lickety-Splits camp for kids.  The camp offered the opportunity for kids … READ MORE →

Opportunity for U18 Nation’s Cup Trip to Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, Feb 1-11, 2015

– Attention athletes attending the 2015 US Nationals who want to qualify for the U18 Nation’s Cup Trip to Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, Feb 1-11, 2015. At team naming we require the following information:

First Name, Last … READ MORE →

Sun Peaks XC Ski Camp – Jan. 3-4 and Sun Peaks Loppet – Jan. 11

(Sun Peaks Resort, BC) – Santa delivered SNOW for Christmas! The Province of BC has received significant snowfall over the last week, which is the best gift for skiers. Enjoy the SNOW!

Sun Peaks XC Ski … READ MORE →

2015 Winter Trails Day on Jan. 10 – Regional Events Announced

– Winter Trails events at its five “Anchor Site” locations are now available, including educational workshops, animal tracking and a variety of fun activities. The Anchor Sites represent larger regional events for Winter Trails … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski 2014/15 Contest with Over $4,000 in Prizes – Don’t Miss It

(Toronto, ON) – Don’t miss out on your chance to take part in our 7th annual international SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2014/15 Contest now live for team registration for contestants worldwide with over … READ MORE →

Train Shuttles Skiers to Le Massif Resort’s Nordic XC Ski Trails

(Baie-Saint-Paul, QC) – Our friends at Le Massif Ski Resort have informed us of a light rail train shuttle service running along the Saint-Lawrence River between the town of Baie-Saint-Paul and Le Massif, home … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Combined – 2015 Youth Cup Trondheim, WCup Schonach Is A Go, Conti Cup Rescheduled

– The next step in the development of the FIS Nordic Combined Youth system, and Ladies Nordic Combined in particular, has been made. On the 11. and 12th of March, 2015, the Norwegian venue … READ MORE →

2015 U.S. Cross Country Championships – Register by Midnight on Dec. 28 and SAVE

(Houghton, Michigan) – The Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center will host the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championship. Nationally recognized for quality, variety of terrain, and grooming, Michigan Tech’s Nordic ski trail … READ MORE →

FIS Inaugural Women’s Conference Report

(Val di Fiemme, IT) – Last year on the World Cup circuit less than 1% of the accredited coaches and staff were female. In the business world of Fortune 500 companies, 14.6% of women … READ MORE →

Emily and Graham Nishikawa Honoured at Mount McIntyre in Whitehorse

(Whitehorse, YK) – On Dec. 23 veteran Yukon Olympians, Emily and Graham Nishikawa, were honoured in a special gathering at Mount McIntyre in Whitehorse to formally add their names to the Olympic ski trail. … READ MORE →

Support CXC Skiing with a Tax-Deductible Gift – $10,155 Left to Reach our Goal

– Dear Friends, As of today we have raised $19,845 towards our goal of $30,000! Thank you! This is a 1:2 challenge grant where your gift doubles. Just how important is this milestone?
Well consider … READ MORE →

Catamount Trail Association – Ladies Nordic Ski Expo Prices Increase on Jan. 3

– On Saturday, January 3rd the Ladies Nordic Ski Expo registration price will jump to $105 for all CTA members and non-members.Register before the end of the day on Friday and save money on both … READ MORE →

Green Light for the 9th Annual FIS Tour de Ski

– After thorough discussions with Local Organising Committees and having taken in consideration the last weather forecasts, the international Ski Federation (FIS), German Ski Association, Swiss Ski, and Italian Winter Sport Federation are happy … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski 2014/15 Contest Registration Now OPEN – Over $4,000 in Prizes

(Toronto, ON) – We are excited to announce that the 7th annual international SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2014/15 Contest is now live for team registration for contestants worldwide with over $4,000 in prizes … READ MORE →

Happy Holidays

 (Toronto, ON) – We would like to extend our warmest wishes to all of our readers, contributors, partners, advertisers, suppliers, supporters, families and friends across the continent, and around the globe, for a happy and safe … READ MORE →

Marty Hall – I Told You So

– The recent news about allegations of widespread, systemic, and apparently state-sponsored doping in Russia as portrayed in a recent German TV documentary (see link below) created a lot of furor with WADA announcing … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest 2014-15 – Standings After Davos 2

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round four of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup season at Davos, Switzerland – … READ MORE →

Interview with Canada’s Scott Gow on His First IBU Cup Podium

– SkiTrax caught up with Canadian biathlete Scott Gow after he landed on the podium this past weekend at the IBU Cup in Obertilliach, Austria. He grabbed bronze in the men’s 10km Sprint with a … READ MORE →

USSA Annual Report 2013-14 Released

(Park City, UT) – Happy Holidays! The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is proud to present to you our 2013-14 Annual Report. This is an opportunity for us to share with you the accomplishments … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canadian Olympic Committee Program Manager, NSF Services

– Be a part of building and servicing a national brand. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the largest private supporter of … READ MORE →

IBU Suspends Athletes for Positive EPO Results after Re-analysis of Samples from Previous Seasons

– As officially announced in late November, the IBU pro-actively decided to re-analyze some samples that showed atypical results in the previous seasons and were therefore stored for potential future analysis. As a result, … READ MORE →

USA 5th in FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Ramsau Team Event

(Ramsau, Austria) – On the wings of improved jumping, the USA bumped up from eighth to fifth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team event Saturday in Ramsau. Action continued Sunday with an … READ MORE →

Conoco Phillips Besh Cups 1 & 2 Results

– The Conoco Phillips Besh Cup series kicked off Saturday at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska with back-to-back FIS scored races. Low snow conditions led to a shorter than usual Saturday sprint race as … READ MORE →

NENSA EasternCup Opener at Rikert Nordic Center – Days 1-2 Report, Photos

(Ripton, VT) – Rikert Nordic Center and host club, Frost Mountain Nordic pulled out all the stops to put on an amazing race on a pristine day at the Breadloaf campus of Middlebury College. … READ MORE →

USA’s Randall Crashes for 9th in Women’s 1.3km Sprint FR as Bjoergen Conquers Again – Caldwell 11th

(Davos, Switzerland) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall looked like her old self leading four teammates into the heats but crashed out in her semi final in the women’s 1.3km FR Sprint today in Davos … READ MORE →

Pellegrino Scores First World Cup Victory in Men’s 1.3km Sprint FR in Davos – Valjas 18th, Hamilton 23rd

(Davos, Switzerland) – Italy’s Federico Pellegrino claimed his first ever World Cup Victory winning the men’s 1.3km FR Sprint as Canada’s Len Valjas, in 18th, led three North Americans into the heats.
In second place today … READ MORE →

Canadian Nathan Smith Strong 9th in Men’s 15km Mass Start as Shipulin Tops the Field in Pokljuka

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Calgary’s Nathan Smith, 28, missed one shot in each of his first and final stops at the range en route to a 9th-place finish in the men’s 15km mass start race … READ MORE →

Canada’s Crawford Solid 12th in Women’s 12.5km Mass Start at Pokljuka IBU World Cup as Makarainen Rebounds

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford claimed a solid 12th place result with three penalties at 1:25.2 behind Finland’s Kaisa Makarainen, who rebounded from almost a 30s-deficit and two missed targets, to take home the … READ MORE →

Canada’s Beatty and USA’s Freeman Take Haywood NorAm 15/30km FR Races

(Sovereign Lake, BC) – Saturday was the final day of racing for the Haywood NorAm competitions at Sovereign Lake and included a men’s 30km and a women’s 15km interval start free-technique races. It was … READ MORE →

USA’s Stephen Strong 12th as Bjoergen Takes Davos 10km FR World Cup Win – Diggins and Bjornsen in the Points

(Davos, Switzerland) – The USA’s Liz Stephen skied to a solid 12th-place finish in the women’s 10km FR as the World Cup returned to Davos and Marit Bjoergen (NOR) stamped her authority once again … READ MORE →

Gloeersen Wins First Distance World Cup at Davos 15km FR for Norwegian Sweep – Babikov 34th

(Davos, Switzerland) – Norway showed its teeth again with a surprise win by Anders Gloeersen who earned his first distance victory as he led a podium sweep in the men’s 15km FR. Petter Northug … READ MORE →

Svendsen Takes Men’s 12.5km Pursuit IBU World Cup Crown in Pokljuka – Burke 21st, Smith 22nd

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Clean shooting took Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen to the top step on the podium in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit in Pokljuka as Russia’s Anton Shipulin was second with two penalties at … READ MORE →

Canada’s Crawford Stellar 7th in Women’s 10km Pursuit at Pokljuka IBU World Cup – Domracheva Triumphs UPDATED

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Rosanna Crawford delivered another strong result claiming 7th with two penalties in the women’s 10km pursuit at 1:20.7 behind winner Darya Domracheva of Belarus who one missed target in the final standing … READ MORE →

Canada’s Scott Gow Podiums in Men’s 10km Sprint IBU Cup in Austria – Vaillancourt 7th

(Obertilliach, Austria) – Calgary’s Scott Gow, 24, delivered perfect shooting to take home the bronze in the men’s 10km Sprint IBU Cup at round #3 in Obertilliach, Austria on Friday – his best result at … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAm Sovereign Buff CL Sprints – Stewart-Jones and Bouffard-Nesbitt Rule

(Sovereign Lake, BC) – Pleasant racing conditions with temperatures just below zero degrees greeted skiers for the Buff CL Sprints at round #2 of the Haywood NorAm series that got underway on Friday at … READ MORE →

USA’s Bailey Shoots Clean for 16th in Men’s 10km Sprint at IBU World Cup Pokljuka – Shipulin Scores

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey continues to impress as the Lake Placid biathlete shot clean again hitting 10 of 10 targets to finish at 54.3s behind winner Anton Shipulin (Russia) who also delivered … READ MORE →

Brooks Report – La Sgambeda Race…In Love With Ski Marathons

– Fill your coffee cup because this is long…. Or just scroll through the pictures  – 12 days, 8 airplanes, 92 kilometers of racing in three days….. What a trip! When I was first … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Special Olympics Canada, Toronto 2015, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic

– Here are the latest job openings in the Canadian sports sector. They include opportunities at Special Olympics Canada, Toronto 2015, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Read the postings below … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest 2014-15 – Standings After Davos

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round three of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup season at Davos, Switzerland. Canada’s Len … READ MORE →

Canada’s Crawford Nails 4th in 7.5km Sprint at Pokljuka IBU World Cup – PB for USA’s Dreissigacker

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Rosanna Crawford edged one step closer to becoming the third ever Canadian woman to win a World Cup biathlon medal with a fourth-place finish in the 7.5km sprint competition in Pokljuka, … READ MORE →

Talking With the Gravy Train – Interview with Noah Hoffman

– In this edition of Talking With the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves speaks with special guest, the US Ski Team’s Noah Hoffman of Aspen, CO. Hoffman recently suffered a major injury during the … READ MORE →

Canada’s Pound on Independent Commission to Investigate Doping Allegations Made on German TV

– The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today announced details of the three-person Independent Commission that will investigate the serious doping allegations recently aired in a series of German television documentaries.
The Commission, which will formally … READ MORE →

High Demand for Falun 2015 Nordic Worlds Tickets – 100,000 Sold or Reserved

(Falun, Sweden) – The signs are good that Falun 2015 will be a fantastic ski festival. Today, there are two months remaining until the opening ceremony and more than 100 000 tickets have been … READ MORE →

Interview with CXC President Oyvind Solvang

– As the current winter season gets underway renowned ski journalist Peter Graves caught up with Central Cross Country Ski Association President Oyvind Solvang, since 2007, for an inside look at the organizations’ plans and … READ MORE →