Archive | December, 2015

Liz Stephen Leads 11-Member U.S. Team at Tour de Ski

(Lenzerheide, SUI) – January 1st marks the 10th anniversary of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski presented by Craft sportswear. This nine day seven-stage event is a whirlwind of competitive competition and grueling courses … READ MORE →

Canada’s Graeme Killick Out of Tour de Ski

(Lenzenheide, Switzerland) – The 1oth annual edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski (TdS) performance by Craft sportswear starts in Lenzenheide, Switzerland on Jan 1.  There are eight days of competitions, with four … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski 2016 Contest – Final Countdown

(Toronto, ON) – The final countdown is on to register for the eighth annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2016 Contest. Registration is only open until today, Dec. 31, 2015, at 10pm EST. This … READ MORE →

Holiday Blog Roundup – Diggins, Hoffman, Stephen, Widmer, Caldwell, Bjornsen

– The 2015-16 competitive XC ski season is well underway and the hallmark event of the FIS Nordic calendar, the Tour de Ski, is quickly approaching. Check out what your favourite North American skiers … READ MORE →

FIS Development Programme Nordic Training Camp in Val di Fiemme

– From 9th-19th December 2015, a successful Cross-Country training camp was held in Val di Fiemme (ITA). Despite challenging snow conditions, Val di Fiemme was able to offer two training sites in Passo Lavazè … READ MORE →

Vermont Ski Resorts Expand Open Terrain with Help from Goliath and Snowmaking

– Winter storm Goliath brought up to eleven inches of much needed snow to Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts this week and cold weather has increased snowmaking operations. Moving into the New Year, skiers … READ MORE →

10th Anniversary Tour de Ski Statistics – A Decade of Nordic Skiing History

– With the 10th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear set to kick off on January 1, 2016, in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Infostrada Sports has put together nine years … READ MORE →

Winter Trails Announces 2016 Regional Event Updates – Learn to Snowshoe & XC Ski Across North America

(McLean, VA) – Winter Trails has updated details for its six Anchor Site locations with complete listings including educational workshops, equipment demos and a variety of fun activities. The Anchor Sites represent the larger … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski 2016 Contest – Don’t Miss It

(Toronto, ON) – Don’t miss your chance to win some amazing prizes by registering your team for the eighth annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2016 Contest. Registration is only open until Dec. 31, … READ MORE →

2016 Youth Olympic Games – Canada’s Annika Richardson and Levi Nadler Smith Selected

– Cross Country Canada recently announced that Annika Richardson (Hollyburn Nordic Ski Club) and Levi  Nadlersmith (Downtown Nordic) will represent the red maple leaf at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway Feb. … READ MORE →

Tahoe Donner Invests Nearly $9 Million in New Ski Centre + Amenities at Cross Country Ski Area

(Truckee, CA) – Continuing to improve and expand services and offerings is a priority at Tahoe Donner. For the 2015/2016 winter season, an investment of nearly $9 million has been made to enhance guest … READ MORE →

Excitement Builds for 64th Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament – Dec. 28-Jan. 6

– Anticipation is rising among athletes, teams, the media and fans alike as Ski Jumping gets ready for its traditional highlight: the 64th edition of the 4-Hills-Tournament as part of the FIS Ski Jumping … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Special Olympics Canada

(Toronto, ON) – Special Olympics Canada is seeking a qualified individual to fill the full-time position of Manager, Partnerships & Business Development. Special Olympics Canada (SOC), a program within the worldwide movement, is dedicated … READ MORE →

XC Supercamp Gearing Up for 2016 Camps – Jan. 15-17 and Feb. 19-21

(Vernon, BC) – XC Supercamp is gearing up again for the 2.5 day camp program January 15 – 17 and February 19 – 21. The trails at Sovereign Lake and Silver Star are the … READ MORE →

Less Than A Week Left to Support CXC Programs – $13,575 Away From Reaching Goal!

(Cable, WI) – As of today we have raised $16,610 towards our goal of $30,000! Thank you! This is a 1:1 challenge grant where your gift is matched dollar for dollar. Just how important … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski 2016 Contest – Registration Now OPEN

(Toronto, ON) – We’re sorry for the delay and excited to announce that registration is now open to the eighth annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2016 Contest featuring a superb Yoko package as … READ MORE →

Green Light for Oberstdorf at 10th Annual Tour de Ski

(Oberstdorf, GER) – Despite warm and unfavorable weather conditions in Germany, FIS, DSV and the LOC of Oberstdorf are happy to announce that, with some changes, two FIS Tour de Ski stages are going … READ MORE →

Congratulations – Marit Bjoergen is a Mom

December 26, 2015 (Norway) – Marit Bjoergen, 36, and her partner, Fred Børre Lundberg, are the proud parents of a new baby boy according to several Scandinavian news reports as released by the Norwegian Ski … READ MORE →

The Muskoka Loppet Jan. 24. 2016 – Registration Now Open

 (Hunstville, ON) –  The Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club along with Arrowhead Provincial Park welcome you to Muskoka for the 2016 Muskoka Loppet which will be held on Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 in Arrowhead Provincial Park. … READ MORE →

New Crystal Nordic Ski Pass Program Supports the US Ski Team

– The Crystal Nordic Pass program is a new partnership between the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) and Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA). Similar to the USSA’s alpine Gold Pass program, which … 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 →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski 2016 Contest – Registration OPENS Dec. 26

(Toronto, ON) – We are excited to announce that the eighth annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2016 Contest is coming soon for contestants including the grand prize, a superb Yoko package including YXR … READ MORE →

FIS XC Inside The Fence – Home Away from Home

– Check out the final Inside the Fence of 2015 by FIS XC that takes a look at the US and Canadian Cross-Country ski teams as they prepare for another Christmas away from home in … READ MORE →

2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships p/b L.L.Bean Jan. 3-9

(Houghton, MI) – Cross country ski racers from around America will converge on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as Michigan Tech University Nordic Training Center in Houghton will play host to the U.S. Cross Country Championships … READ MORE →

Sandau vs CCC – Debate on the National Team Selection Process

– This past spring, Alberta’s Kevin Sandau, 27, was cut from Cross Country Canada (CCC)’s senior development team, along with Michael Somppi and Heidi Widmer. Sandau created a dramatic video called “The Sandau Affair” … READ MORE →

Watch Canadian Team Ski Jumpers Train at Whistler Olympic Park and Try it Yourself on New Beginner Jumps

(Whistler, BC) – During the holidays, visitors to Whistler Olympic Park will not only be able to cross-country ski, snowshoe, toboggan, Baseboard or shoot a biathlon rifle, they will also have the opportunity to … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Names January 2016 World Cup & IBU Cup Teams

(New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee (ICC) met today and is happy to announce the rosters for some of the first IBU Cup and World Cup events of 2016. The ICC would like … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2015/16 Contest Standings after Toblach

(Toronto, ON) – We are happy to announce the latest leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round four of the 2015-16 Viessmann FIS World Cup in Toblach, Italy. Team USA … READ MORE →

CXC News – 10 Days Left to Donate + Open Masters/Citizen Technique Camp – Jan. 1-3

(Cable, WI) – Dear friends, our CXC thermometer is growing, and we are getting closer to reaching our year-end goal of $30,000 by December 31, but we’re not there yet and there isn’t much … READ MORE →

FIS Tour de Ski Preview – Venues, Inside the Fence, Interesting Facts, Schedule

– In just 10 days the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear gets under way already for the 10th time. On January 1, 2016 the sprint prologue will mark the start … READ MORE →

NENSA Fundraiser – von Trapp Brewing VIP Brewery Tour & Tasting, Feb. 6

(Stowe, VT) – Sam von Trapp will lead this exclusive tour of the Von Trapp Brewery, featuring an appearance by Johannes von Trapp and concluding with a tasting hosted by Brewmaster, JP Williams. The … READ MORE →

Interview with Devon Kershaw After Men’s 15km CL World Cup in Toblach

(Toblach, Italy) – We caught up with Canadian skier Devon Kershaw after he finished a respectable 28th in the men’s 15km CL on Sunday in Toblach, Italy, round four of the 2015-16 FIS XC … READ MORE →

Interview with US Biathlon’s Susan Dunklee in Pokljuka

(Pokljuka, SLO) – Check out this candid interview with US Biathlon’s Susan Dunklee on her strong results in Pokljuka after finishing 6th in the Sprint and 10th in the Pursuit, and more on the … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Combined Update – USA’s Fletchers in the Points at Ramsau WCup, Klingenthal Cancelled

– Here’s an update from FIS Nordic Combined, including reports from the weekend’s World Cup events in Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria, where USA’s Bryan Fletcher logged the top American result on Day 1 in … READ MORE →

USA’s Bjornsen 19th and Diggins 20th in Women’s 10km CL as Johaug Wins Again – Nishikawa 39th

December 20, 2015 (Toblach, Italy) – Sadie Bjornsen led the U.S. team with a 19th-place finish in the women’s 10km CL in Toblach, Italy, while her teammate Jessie Diggins followed closely behind in 20th at just … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey 16th as Norway’s Sundby Dominates 15km CL World Cup in Toblach

(Toblach, Italy) – Canada’s Alex Harvey charged to 16th in the men’s 15km CL on Sunday in Toblach, Italy with teammate Devon Kershaw finishing 28th in the points, as Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby continued … READ MORE →

Canada’s Smith Leads North Americans in 12th @ IBU World Cup Mass Start in Pokljuka – Dunklee 22nd in Women’s Race

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Canada’s Nathan Smith earned his second-best 15km Mass Start finish crossing the line in 12th at the final event at IBU World Cup #3 in Pokljuka, Slovenia on Sunday. Jean Guillaume … READ MORE →

Interview with Simi Hamilton on his Historic Silver in the Men’s 1.3km FR Sprint WC in Toblach

(Toblach, Italy) – Aspen, Colorado’s Simi Hamilton took a historic podium Saturday in the men’s 1.3km FR sprint in Toblach, Italy, claiming second behind Italy’s Federico Pellegrino with Great Britain’s Andrew Young in third.

It … READ MORE →

USA’s Caldwell Strong 7th in Women’s 1.3km Sprint FR WCup in Toblach – Falla in Charge

(Toblach, Italy) – American Sophie Caldwell led the US women’s team again placing seventh overall in the 1.3km FR Sprint with teammate Sadie Bjornsen 9th, as Noway’s Maiken Falla powered to victory in Toblach, … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee Salvages 10th in Women’s 10km Pursuit as Germany’s Dahlmeier Wins

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee took home her second top-10 in two days placing 10th in the women’s 10km pursuit with two penalties at IBU World Cup 3 in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Laura … READ MORE →

USA’s Burke Strong 9th in IBU World Cup Men’s 12.5km Pursuit @ Pokljuka – Schempp Wins

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – The USA’s Tim Burke moved up five spots to claim ninth in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit with one missed target as clean-shooting Simon Schempp of Germany took the win with a time … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee Stellar 6th as Dorin Habert Wins IBU Women’s 7.5km Sprint @Pokljuka

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Team USA’s Susan Dunklee sped to her best result this season with a sensational sixth-place finish as the top North American in the women’s 7.5km Sprint at the third round of … READ MORE →

Sun Valley Nordic Center Officially Opening for the Season on Saturday

(Sun Valley, ID) – Sun Valley announced today that the Nordic Center will have their official opening on Saturday for classic cross-country and skate skiing, along with fat biking, snowshoeing and new this year … READ MORE →

APU Year-End Message, Looking Ahead, and Frankowski Blog

– We want to thank you for your support of the APUNSC. As a result of your support the APU Nordic Ski Center had 4 athletes representing the U.S.A. at the 2015 World Championships … READ MORE →

Green Mountain Valley School Announces Headmaster’s Retirement

(Fayston, VT) – GMVS, one of the world’s premier ski academies, located in Fayston, VT, announced today that Headmaster Dave Gavett will retire from his position at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, … READ MORE →

USA’s Burke 14th and Bailey 15th in IBU 10km Sprint @Pokljuka

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – The USA’s Tim Burke finished 14th with one penalty while teammate Lowell Bailey shot clean for 15th as the two Americans made the top 20 in the men’s 10km sprint today at … READ MORE →

SIA Snow Show Reschedules 2 Months Earlier – New Dec. Dates in 2017

– While not yet officially announced, SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show, the annual winter sports trade show that usually takes place in late January – this season Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2016 – will … READ MORE →

EasternCup Opener Craftsbury Info and Update – Dec. 19-20

– Some important information about this weekend’s EasternCup opener at Craftsbury.  YES, it is still ON!  Craftsbury is doing an awesome job trying to preserve the snow they have, and make it the best … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Start Quotas at FIS World Cups

– Letter to Pierre Mignery, FIS Technical Director regarding Start Quotas for FIS World Cups. Hi Pierre, I have seen some rhetoric, perhaps even quotes from you, concerning the small size of the women’s … READ MORE →

World Long-Term Athlete Development Symposium in Gatineau – Jan 26-28

– The International Sport for Life Society is excited to announce the biennial World Long-Term Athlete Development Symposium (WLTAD) will happen once again in 2016, at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec on January … READ MORE →