Archive | March, 2016

Job Opportunity at Dartmouth College – Head Coach for Men’s Nordic Program

– Dartmouth College seeks a full-time, Head Coach for its men’s Nordic program. The Head Coach will lead, coach, develop and administer all aspects of the men’s Nordic program within NCAA, Ivy League and … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest 2015-16 Final Standings and Winners

(Toronto, ON) – We are extremely pleased to announce the final standings and winners of this season’s SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after the final round of the 2015-16 Viessmann FIS World Cup … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Head Coach Golden Nordic Ski Club

(Golden, BC) – The Golden Nordic Ski Club is seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated full time Head Coach with skills and integrity for the upcoming 2016/17 ski season, starting part-time in June/July/August and full-time … READ MORE →

Winner of 2016/17 Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest Announced

(Canmore, AB) – Congratulations to Eva Parr, the winner of the 2016/17 Jackrabbit Toque design contest. Her home club is Pasadena Ski & Nature Park in Newfoundland. Eva is nine years old, and we … READ MORE →

CXC ‘Nordic Rocks’ for Schools Program Year in Review

– The “Nordic Rocks” for Schools Program was developed to introduce a new generation of children in kindergarten thru 6th grade to the excitement found in the sport of cross-country skiing. The “Nordic Rocks” … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – High Performance Coach – Alberta World Cup Academy

(Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) has a current opening for a High Performance Coach for the 2016/17 training year. As a designated NTDC, the Academy is part of Cross Country … READ MORE →

Thunder Bay Hires Tim Wintoniw as Assistant Coach

(Thunder Bay, ON) – The Board of Directors of the National Development Centre-Thunder Bay is very excited to announce the hiring of a new Assistant Coach, Tim Wintoniw.
“Tim was our number one candidate, and … READ MORE →

Jessie Diggins and Erik Bjornsen Unstoppable as Winners of 30/50km CL @ US Distance Nationals

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – Jessie Diggins of Stratton SMS T2 was unstoppable in the women’s 30km CL race as she skied away from the field during the first of nine laps to take the victory … READ MORE →

Emily Nishikawa and Alex Harvey Take 30/50 CL Crowns on Final Day of Haywood Ski Nationals

(Whitehorse, Yukon) – Emily Nishikawa and Alex Harvey were the big winners as the Haywood Ski Nationals came to a close in Whitehorse on Saturday. The Olympic veterans proved they are the top women’s … READ MORE →

CCSAA Annual Conference 2016 – Apr. 5-6 – Register TODAY

– Registration is still available for the CCSAA Annual Conference, April 5-6, at Snow Mountain Ranch Fraser, CO tailored for Trail Groomers, Nordic Center Directors, Mountain Managers – share best practices focused on Grooming … READ MORE →

USSA Membership Prizes Still Available

(Park City, UT) – The USSA SuperTour and long distance races of the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships at Craftsbury, VT will close out a very successful 2015-16 US. Ski and Snowboard Association cross-country … READ MORE →

APU Nordic Ski Center Dominates Mixed Relay Again @USSA SuperTour Finals

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – APU 1 took a decisive victory over Stratton SMS T2 in second place winning the 4x5km Mixed Relay by fifty seconds at the Craftsbury Nordic Centre on March 24. The APU-2 … READ MORE →

Austria’s Harald Wurm Nailed with 4-year BAN for Doping

(Vienna, AUT) – Harald Wurm has been been hard by Austrian anti-doping authorities who banned the two-time Olympian for four years for blood doping reports Associated Press. According to the report, the ban dates back … READ MORE →

Sovereign Lake Nordic to Host Annual Spring Fling XC Ski Camp May 12 -15

– Sovereign Lake Nordic Club will once again be hosting our annual spring ski camp. Coming off an incredibly successful format last season we will be offering the same concept this year with 4 … READ MORE →

More Gold for Dahria Beatty and Alex Harvey in Skate Sprints on Day 4 @Haywood Ski Nationals in Whitehorse

(Whitehorse, Yukon) – Dahria Beatty and Alex Harvey are on a golden run in Canada’s north. Beatty captured her second straight victory, while Harvey completed the golden hat trick on Wednesday in the Buff … READ MORE →

Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest Winners and Final Standings after Canmore

(Toronto, ON) – We are excited to present the winners and final standings of the inaugural Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest after the final Stage 8 in Canmore, Alta. that saw Canada’s Alex … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Assistant Junior Ski Coach @Craftsbury Outdoor Center

– The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking to hire an assistant coach to work with its junior and Bill Koch League Nordic skiing programs. The Center’s youth programming serves skiers ages 6 to 18, … READ MORE →

Diggins Doubles Up as Erik Bjornsen Snags First Win of the Season in Sprint CL @SuperTour Finals #Craftsbury

March 22, 2016 (Craftsbury, Vermont) – Jessie Diggins of Stratton SMST2 grabbed another win at the 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals in Craftsbury, takin the women’s 1.5km Classic Sprint, while Erik Bjornsen of APU Nordic Ski … READ MORE →

Dahria Beatty and Alex Harvey Capture 10/15km Skate Distance Titles on Day 3 at Haywood Ski Nationals in Whitehorse

(Whitehorse, Yukon) – Dahria Beatty snagged her first national title as she and Alex Harvey will etch their names in the history books as champions of the 10- and 15-kilometre skate-ski races at the … READ MORE →

Diggins and Hoffman Take 10/15km FR Interval Start Crowns @USSA Supertour Finals

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – Jessie Diggins of Stratton SMST2 dominated the women’s 10km Freestyle interval start at the USSA Supertour Finals in Craftsbury, Vermont, besting fellow World Cup athletes Sadie Bjornsen of APU Nordic Ski Center … READ MORE →

Nishikawa and Harvey Win 5/10km CL Races on Day 2 @ 2016 Haywood Ski Nationals in Whitehorse

(Whitehorse, Yukon) – Emily Nishikawa and Alex Harvey climbed onto the top of the women’s and men’s podiums in the classic-ski interval start races on the second day of the Haywood Ski Nationals on … READ MORE →

IBU Mass Start Competitions in Khanty Mansiysk Cancelled Due to High Winds + Final Overall Standings

(Khanty Mansiysk, Siberia) – The final day of competition in Khanty Mansiysk, the last round of the 2016 BMW IBU World Cup, started with strong gusty winds. The Women’s mass starts were postponed first, … READ MORE →

Interview with Sadie Bjornsen

(Canmore, Alta.) – SkiTrax spoke with American Sadie Bjornsen on the final rest day of Ski Tour of Canada in Canmore. Bjornsen at the time was 11th overall in the overall women’s Tour standings … READ MORE →

2016 Haywood Ski Nationals in Whitehorse Day 1 – Veterans Claim Team Sprint Titles

(Whitehorse, Yukon) – Two veteran squads captured the first titles of the weeklong Haywood Ski Nationals on Saturday in Whitehorse. Canmore residents skiing out of Foothills Nordic Ski Club, Jesse Cockney and three-time Olympian … READ MORE →

USA’s Burke Stellar 6th Again as Schempp Takes Men’s Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk

(Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia) – Tim Burke delivered another top level 6th-place finish in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk as an encore to Friday’s season-best sixth place in the men’s 10km sprint. The effort tied … READ MORE →

USA’s Masters Locks up Marathon Series Title + Gold and Silver for Canada @IPC XC Finals in Vuokatti

(Vuokatti, Finland) – The USA’s Oksana Masters once again headlined the winners at the IPC Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Finals on Saturday, March 19, securing the series title with a victory in the marathon … READ MORE →

Makarainen Wins Women’s 10km Pursuit @Khanty-Mansiysk – Dunklee 22nd, Ransom 34th as Soukalova Takes Overall

(Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia) – Finland’s Kaisa Makarainen captured the 10km women’s pursuit gold medal two days after winning the sprint event at the final round of the BMW IBU World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. She recovered from … READ MORE →

Dahl and Boner Win Birkebeinerrennet

(Norway) – More than 10.000 skiers from all over the world woke up very early today in Norway. Around 5:00am the first busses brought the athletes to the starting-area in Rena, where the 78th … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Senior Team Coach of National Ski Team Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada

(Canmore, Alberta) – Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada is seeking an outstanding Senior Team Coach to provide leadership of the National Ski Team targeting the podium for 2018 and beyond. Reporting to the High … READ MORE →

American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces 2017 Schedule of Events

– The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) board of directors today announced the 2017 American Birkebeiner schedule of events slated for February 23-26, 2017. North America’s largest cross-country ski race, the American Birkebeiner, is … READ MORE →

USA’s Burke Stellar 6th as Eberhard Wins Men’s 10km Sprint @ IBU World Cup Khanty Mansisk

(KhantyMansisk, Russia) – The USA’s Tim Burke stormed to a fantastic sixth place in the men’s 10km Sprint race at the IBU World Cup in Khanty Mansisk, Russia, logging only one shooting penalty and … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships – Mar. 21-26

(Craftsbury, VT) – The 2016 USST SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships are hitting the trails of Craftsbury, VT, this March 21-26. Come race, volunteer or spectate as we close … READ MORE →

2016 Haywood Nationals in Whitehorse – Mar. 19-26

(Whitehorse, YK) – Come to watch Canada’s top Nordic skiers and local heroes in action at the Haywood Nordic Ski Nationals in Whitehorse, March 19-26 – Knute Johnsgaard, Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty, Alex Harvey, … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee 25th in Women’s 7.5k Sprint, Makarainen Victorious @ IBU World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk

(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Susan Dunklee (USA) raced to a 25th-place finish in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint on Thursday as the final World Cup event of the season, BMW IBU World Cup 9, got underway … READ MORE →

Canada’s Emily Weekes Cracks Top-Five at IPC World Cup Cross-Country Ski Sprint Race

(Vuokatti, Finland) – Emily Weekes put together her second straight top-five finish at the IPC World Cup finals in Vuokatti, Finland – this time in the cross-country skiing sprint race. Weekes, who was fourth … READ MORE →

Interview with Jessie Diggins after Ski Tour Canada 2016

(Canmore, AB) – At the final Stage 8 of Ski Tour of Canada, a Classic Pursuit 10km race held at the Canmore Nordic Centre, American Jessie Diggins wowed herself and spectators with the third … READ MORE →

Denver Claims 23rd NCAA Ski Championship in Steamboat Springs

(Steamboat Springs, CO) – Over four days that included both Nordic and alpine competitions, in the end the Denver Pioneers won the school’s 23rd NCAA Championship in Steamboat Springs, CO, March 9-12.
Overall, the Pioneers … READ MORE →

Interview with Matthias Ahrens Biathlon Canada Head Coach

(Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Matthias Ahrens, Head Coach of Biathlon Canada, who was in the legendary Holmenkollen stadium with 40,000 screaming fans watching the Canadian Men’s Relay squad including Christian and Scott … READ MORE →

Canada’s Weekes 4th, Arendz 5th, USA’s Masters and Soule 6th at IPC World Cup Finals in Vuokatti Days 1-2

(Vuokatti, Finland) – On the opening day of the IPC World Cup Finals in Vuokatti, Finland, Canada’s Mark Arendz had a solid fifth in the men’s 7.5km standing biathlon sprint. Arendz dropped out of … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – High Performance Coach – Alberta World Cup Academy

(Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) has a current opening for a High Performance Coach for the 2016/17 training year. As a designated NTDC, the Academy is part of Cross Country … READ MORE →

Register for the CCSAA Annual Conference 2016 – Apr. 5-6

– Registration is open for the CCSAA Annual Conference, April 5 & 6, 2016 at Snow Mountain Ranch Fraser, CO. Register before March 21 for a free analysis of your website from David Lively … READ MORE →

CCES Reminds Athletes to Check Status of Medications

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to remind Canadian athletes of the importance of checking their medications against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2016 Prohibited List, which … READ MORE →

Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest Standings after Canmore 10/15km FR

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest after the penultimate 10/15km FR, Stage 7, in Canmore as we have an uber close competition … READ MORE →

2016 USSA Junior Nationals Telemark Days 1-4 Wrap Up Reports, Results, Photos

(Cable, WI) – Warm weather and tough conditions greeted 500 top 14-19 year old skiers as the 2016 USSA Junior National Championships kicked off Monday, March 7, on the historic and grueling Telemark Trails … READ MORE →

Canadian XC Ski Head Coach Justin Wadsworth Announces Resignation

(Canmore, AB) – One of the most accomplished head coaches in the history of the Canadian National Ski Team, Justin Wadsworth, will take a break from coaching following the Haywood Ski Nationals, Cross-Country Ski … READ MORE →

USA’s Bailey Scores 10th, Burke 12th in Men’s 15km Mass Start @IBU Worlds as Boe Topples Fourcade

(Oslo, Norway) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey had a near-perfect day in the men’s 15km mass start finishing a solid 10th as the IBU World Championships came to a close on Sunday in Oslo. Johannes … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee 11th and Canada’s Crawford 15th in Women’s Mass Start as France’s Dorin Habert Claims 3rd Gold at IBU Worlds

(Oslo, Norway) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee was just out of the top ten finishing 11th, while Canada’s Rosanna Crawford was 15th in the women’s 12.5km mass start won by France’s Marie Dorin Habert, … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Takes 5th as Norway’s Sundby Rules Pursuit Finale for Ski Tour Canada Crown and WCup Overall – USA’s Hoffman 34th

(Canmore, AB) – Canada’s Alex Harvey finished a valiant fifth in front of a boisterous crowd, as Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) bided his time and then attacked for a decisive victory in the men’s … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins 5th as Johaug Wins Women’s Ski Tour Canada and WCup Overall Crystal Globe – Canada’s Nishikawa 37th

(Canmore, AB) – Norway’s Therese Johaug executed an incredible performance in the final Stage 8 women’s 10km CL pursuit at Ski Tour Canada, as she caught and passed teammate Heidi Weng to secure the … READ MORE →

Canada Wins Stunning BRONZE in Men’s Relay @IBU Worlds in Oslo – Norway Takes Gold with USA 8th

 (Oslo, Norway) – Team Canada’s Christian and Scott Gow, Nathan Smith and anchor Brendan Green, delivered historic BRONZE in Men’s Relay 4×7.5km, today in Oslo at the 2016 IBU Worlds with an amazing run that is dream … READ MORE →