Archive | February, 2017

Sadie Bjornsen on Taking Home Historic Bronze at her Debut Worlds #Lahti2017

(Lahti, Finland) – We caught up with the USA’s Sadie Bjornsen who took home a bronze medal at her debut World Championship in the women’s Team Sprint competition with Jessie Diggins who put in … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest Standings after the Skiathlon

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest standings following the Skiathlon where Canada’s Alex Harvey brought home a fab 5th in the men’s 30km Skiathlon here while … READ MORE →

Team USA 5th and Canada 6th as Russia Wins Men’s Team Sprint Gold #Lahti 2017 in Crash-marred Finish

(Lahti, Finland) – Team USA’s Erik Bjornsen and Simi Hamilton finished a record 5th with Canada’s Len Valjas and Alex Harvey in 6th as a fateful late crash involving Norway and Finland determined the … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins & Bjornsen Claim Historic Bronze in Women’s CL Team Sprint at #Lahti 2017 – Norway Wins Gold, Canada 13th

(Lahti, Finland) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins and Sadie Bjornsen delivered a gutsy bronze in the women’s 1.3km classic Team Sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti as anchor Diggins went … READ MORE →

Canada’s Alex Harvey Fab 5th as Ustiugov Claims Men’s 30km Skiathlon over Sundby #Lahti 2017

(Lahti, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey claimed a stellar 5th in the men’s 30km Skiathlon as Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov took the win over Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby who stumbled on the final climb and … READ MORE →

Bjoergen Triumphs in Women’s 15K Skiathlon #Lahti 2017 – USA’s Randall 17th, Canada’s Browne 35th

(Lahti, Finland) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall led the North Americans in 17th as  35,000 fans watched Norway’s Marit Bjoergen claim gold over over Finland’s Krista Parmakoski on Saturday in the women’s 15km Skiathlon … READ MORE →

BirkieFest 2017 Draws 10,000 Skiers after Cancellation of Iconic Race

(Hayward, WI) –  The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s BirkieFest 2017 brought over 10,000 skiers and spectators to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead and new start area near Cable, WI.  Skiers from around the world and … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest Standings after Freestyle Sprint

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest standings following the Freestyle Sprint where the USA’s Jessie Diggins took silver and Kikkan Randall bronze for a historic individual … READ MORE →

USA’s Levins Posts Second Top-15 Finish at 2017 Youth/Junior Worlds

(Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia) – American Chloe Levins nailed her second top-15 of the 2017 Youth/Junior World Championships on Friday, finishing 11th out of 92 starters in the youth 6km sprint competition. Previously Levins came in … READ MORE →

Interviews with Sophie Caldwell and Kikkan Randall #Lahti2017

(Lahti, Finland) – The USA’s Sophie Caldwell, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall were on the start line for the historic 3-strong A-Final in the women’s Freestyle Sprint at the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in … READ MORE →

Plenty of Snow at JacksonXC – Ski “FREE” for the Rest of this Season with 2018 Season Pass

– Grab your skis and come ski with us this weekend! It has been a fantastic week of skiing and snowshoeing here at JacksonXC. We have 55 trails open, 58 kilometers groomed, all of … READ MORE →

Lake Placid Loppet Ski Race Postponed to March 18

(Lake Placid, New York) – The Lake Placid Loppet cross-country ski race has been pushed back until mid-March due to expected inclement weather Saturday, Feb. 25. State Olympic Regional Development Authority spokesman Jon Lundin … READ MORE →

American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Cancellation of Races – Introduces Birkie Celebration 2017

(Hayward, Wisconsis) – After days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snow storm front missing the Hayward and Cable areas, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 American … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Strong 12th as Pellegrino Wins Men’s Sprint F Over Ustiugov #Lahti 2017

(Lahti, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey raced to a strong 12th-place finish in the men’s 1.6km Freestyle Sprint on the opening day of the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. Andy … READ MORE →

Diggins 2nd & Randall 3rd for Historic Double US Podium in Women’s Sprint F as Norway’s Falla Wins Title #Lahti 2017

(Lahti, Finland) – Americans Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall led Team USA’s charge with an emphatic statement taking silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 1.4km F Sprint, the opening race of the 2017 … READ MORE →

Megan Bankes Wins Canada’s First IBU Junior Worlds GOLD in Women’s 12.5km Individual @ Slovakia

(Osrblie, Slovakia) – It was gold again for Canada today in the junior women’s 12.5km individual competition at IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Osrblie, Slovakia. Megan Bankes out of Calgary started 19th, and with … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest Standings after Otepaa

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following Otepaa. Team Blue Hills still has the lead with 1,310 points while team Braddoe continues to hold on to … READ MORE →

American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Birkie Week Feb. 24-25 Changes and Scenarios

(Hayward, WI) – With unseasonable weather again today, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has announced that Birkie Week events previously scheduled for Friday, February 24 have been moved to Saturday, February 25. These … READ MORE →

Unprecedented Live Coverage of Lahti 2017 Nordic World Champs on NBC – Kicks Off Feb. 23

(Lahti, Finland) – NBC Sports Group is offering nordic ski fans in America the most robust opportunity ever to view their sport with wall-to-wall live coverage of the International Ski Federation’s 2017 Nordic World … READ MORE →

Canada’s Léo Grandbois WINS Men’s 12.5km Individual @ IBU Youth World Championships in Slovakia

(Osrblie, Slovakia) – Canadian Léo Grandbois started things off with a bang today, winning the first race of the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Osrblie, Slovakia. The Youth men’s 12.5km individual race had 98 … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest – Final Deadline Extended Until Midnight Feb. 22

(Toronto, ON) – With the late update of the final athlete lists for the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest some contestants wondered if more time might be available as the actual racing doesn’t … READ MORE →

Swix Launches Triac 3.0 Ski Pole – Redesigned Strap and Handle Offer Massive Weight Reduction

– 13% – That’s the overall weight reduction from the previous Triac® to the forthcoming Triac® 3.0. In a product category that’s typically marked by single digit inching toward technical improvement, the Triac® lands … READ MORE →

Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships – Competition Schedule

(Lahti, Finland) – We are just two days before the first medals are handed out at the Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.  However, events get underway tomorrow with qualification competitions in 5/10 … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest Final Countdown – Enter Until Midnight Tonight

(Toronto, ON) – The final countdown has begun as all nations have submitted their final athlete selections for the Lahti 2017 Nordic World Championships from Feb. 22-Mar. 5 and our contest lists have been … READ MORE →

West Yellowstone Annual Rendezvous Ski Race – March 4

(West Yellowstone, Montana) – Are you ready to put a winter’s worth of training to the test while you enjoy the beauty of the Yellowstone region? You are invited to participate in the 38th … READ MORE →

39th Gatineau Loppet Days 1 and 2 Report and Results

(Gatineau, QC) – Gatineau Loppet skiers could not have hoped for a more festive atmosphere in which to launch themselves on Gatineau Park’s cross-country trails today. Excellent skiing conditions and ideal temperatures greeted the … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest Over $3,500 in Prizes – Countdown and Teams Update

(Toronto, ON) – The countdown is underway as all nations have now submitted their final athlete selections for the Lahti 2017 Nordic World Championships running from Feb. 22-Mar. 5. We’ll be updating our lists … READ MORE →

Susan Dunklee’s Mass Start Silver Marks Team USA’s First Women’s Individual Biathlon Worlds Medal – Dahlmeier Takes Record 5th Gold

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – When the 2017 biathlon world championships began, Team USA had two “nevers” looming that the team could have only hoped to erase in its wildest dreams, on the athletes’ most perfect … READ MORE →

USA’s Bailey Strong 6th in Men’s 15km Mass Start as Schempp Rules at IBU Worlds in Hochfilzen

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – American Lowell Bailey was in the medal hunt again claiming 6th in the men’s 15km Mass Start at the IBU World Championship as Germany’s Simon Schempp took the win. Norway’s Johannes … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey 19th in Men’s 15km C Individual Start Dominated by Norway’s Sundby – USA’s Bjornsen 36th

(Otepää, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey led the North Americans in the men’s 15km C individual start finishing 19th as Martin Johnsrud Sundby was king once again winning by 37.1 seconds over Finland’s Livo … READ MORE →

USA’s Bjornsen 19th as Norway’s Bjørgen Rules Women’s 10km Ind Start in Otepää

(Otepää, Estonia) – The USA’s Sadie Bjornsen in 19th led three Americans into the points as Marit Bjørgen (NOR) proved that she still has what it takes to dominate a world cup field, besting … READ MORE →

Canada’s Brian McKeever and Graham Nishikawa Win Gold, Mark Arendz Wins Bronze at Para Nordic Worlds Finale

(Finsterau, Germany) – Canada’s Para-Nordic Cross-Country Ski Team capped off a dream week at the World Championships by adding a gold and bronze to their medal haul in Finsterau, Germany. Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and … READ MORE →

USA’s Masters Oksana Dominates with Fourth Gold on Final Day of Para Nordic Worlds – Bronze for Soule

(Finsterau, Germany)  – Capping off her remarkable run this week, Oksana Masters was crowned world champion for a fourth time at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships with a dominate performance in the … READ MORE →

Diggins Fab 5th and Randall 9th as Nilsson Bests Falla in Sprint F at Otepaa World Cup

(Otepaa, Estonia) – Jessie Diggins claimed a fab 5th in the women’s 1.3km free technique sprint and Kikkan Randall signaled she’s back qualifying third and finishing 9th as Stina Nilsson of Sweden toppled Norway’s … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest – Don’t Miss It

(Toronto, ON) – With the 2017 Nordic World Championships only days away don’t miss your chance to follow all of the action and win great prizes in our  SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Lahti Contest.
The grand … READ MORE →

USA’s Hamilton Solid 8th in Men’s Sprint F as Norway’s Klaebo Claims First World Cup Win in Otepaa

(Otepaa, EST) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton finished a solid 8th in the men’s 1.6km Sprint F while Canada’s Alex Harvey was 15th as Johannes Klaebo, 20, of Norway finally secured his first World … READ MORE →

Mark Arendz Sprints to Gold on Day 6 at Para-Nordic Biathlon World Championships

(Finsterau, Germany) – Mark Arendz added another gold medal to his haul, completing most successful Para-Nordic World Ski Championships in his career on Saturday in Finsterau, Germany.
Arendz, of Hartsville, P.E.I., had a perfect day … READ MORE →

Masters Claims 3rd World Title with Sprint Biathlon Gold on Day 6 at Para Nordic Worlds

(Finsterau, Germany) – American Oksana Masters won her fourth medal of the week as she secured gold in the women’s sitting sprint-distance biathlon at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships.
Masters won her third … READ MORE →

USA Strong 7th in Men’s Relay as Russia Triumphs at IBU Worlds – Canada 13th

(Hochfilzen, AUT) – Team USA put on a solid showing with a 7-place finish in the men’s relay team 4×7.5-kilometer race at the IBU World Championships in Hochfilzen as Russia stormed to victory with … READ MORE →

Germany Wins Women’s Relay at IBU Worlds – USA 14th, Canada 16th

(Hochfilzen, AUT) – Team USA finished 14th while Canada was 16th in the women’s 4 x 6km relay as Germany won gold for their fourth relay win this season. Ukraine took the silver at … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest – Enter TODAY

(Toronto, ON) – Nordic race fans around the world will soon be focused on the 2017 Nordic World Championships in Lahti, Finland from Feb. 22-Mar. 5 and our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Lahti Contest is … READ MORE →

Lowell Bailey Claims USA’s First IBU Biathlon Worlds GOLD with Historic Win in Men’s 20km Individual at Hochfilzen

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey made history today at the IBU World Championships, winning the first ever championship gold medal by an American biathlete. Bailey, 35, a three-time Olympian hit all 20 … READ MORE →

Canada’s Brian McKeever Remains the King of Para-Nordic Cross-country Skiing

(Finsterau, Germany) – The 13-time Paralympic medallist from Canmore, Alta., and his guide, Graham Nishikawa of Whitehorse, led wire-to-wire in the men’s 20-kilometre visually impaired classic cross-country ski race on Thursday in Finsterau, Germany.
With … READ MORE →

USA’s Masters Wins Long-distance Cross-country Gold at Para Nordic Worlds

(Finsterau, Germany) – Oksana Masters won her third medal of the week as she secured gold in the women’s sitting long-distance cross-country at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships.
“I had some good nerves … READ MORE →

Biathlete Susan Dunklee Is First U.S. Woman To Qualify For 2018 Olympics After Placing Sixth At Worlds

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.) became just the second athlete to qualify for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team after finishing sixth in the women’s 15-kilometer individual Wednesday at the 2017 IBU Biathlon … READ MORE →

Skitrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest NOW OPEN

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to announce the launch of our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Lahti Contest as the 2017 Nordic World Championships will soon be underway from Feb. 22-Mar. 5 in Lahti, Finland. The … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee Stellar 6th and Canada’s Ransom Career-best 18th as Dahlmeier Wins Women’s 15km Individual for 3rd Gold at IBU Worlds

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – American Susan Dunklee found her championship form today in the women’s 15km Individual race at the IBU Worlds to take 6th and in the process secured a berth on the 2018 … READ MORE →

Canada’s Para-Nordic Team Wins Historic Bronze at World Championships

(Finsterau, Germany) – Canada’s Para-Nordic Team skied into the historic books after winning a bronze medal for the first time ever at the World Championships in Finsterau, Germany on Wednesday.
Led by the legendary Brian … READ MORE →

Canada’s Mark Arendz Claims Silver at Para-Nordic Biathlon World Championships

(Finsterau, Germany) – Mark Arendz had a Valentine’s Day date with the podium, earning a silver-medal at the World Para-Nordic Ski World Championships on Tuesday in Finsterau, Germany.
The Hartsville, P.E.I. native was in the … READ MORE →

USA’s Oksana Masters Wins Individual Biathlon Bronze at Para-Nordic World Championships in Germany

(Finsterau, Germany) – American Oksana Masters from Louisville, Kentucky won her second medal of the week as she claimed bronze in the women’s sitting individual biathlon at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships.
“Today … READ MORE →