Archive | May, 2017

First Women’s Nordic Combined US National Championships Confirmed

(Park City, Utah) – US Ski & Snowboard excitedly announced that the inaugural Women’s Nordic Combined National Championships will be contested in Lake Placid, NY alongside their male counterparts on October 7th, 2017.
The announcement … READ MORE →

USA Nordic Honored at Annual USSA Awards Ceremony

(Park City, UT) – USA Nordic Sport was honored to be presented with the Russell Wilder Award in recognition of service to youth at the recent USSA annual awards ceremony held in Park City, … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann 2017/18 Calendar Confirmed

– The FIS Council held its Spring Meeting in Portoroz (SLO) on Sunday 28th May, 2017. The FIS Council confirmed the calendar of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann for the 2017/18 … READ MORE →

XC Ski Ontario Inaugural Volunteer of the Year Awarded to John Langstone

– Congratulations to John Langstone, inaugural recipient of Cross Country Ski Ontario Volunteer of the Year Award. Langstone’s longstanding commitment as webmaster of xco.org was honoured at the XCSO 2017 Annual General Meeting on … READ MORE →

Chelsea Nordiq – Capital Development Team Welcomes XC Skiers and Biathletes

– The Capital Development Team (CDT) is an all season program for both Cross Country Skiers and Biathletes that are in the Competition Development (Learn to Compete) and Train to Compete stage of development. … READ MORE →

Interview with US XC Ski Head Coach Chris Grover at FIS Calendar Conference in Slovenia

(Portoroz, Slovenia) – SkiTrax‘s Peter Graves caught up with Chris Grover, head coach of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, during the FIS Calendar Conference at the Grand Hotel Bernardin in Portoroz, Slovenia.
In this interview, … READ MORE →

Emerald Expositions Acquires Snow Show from SnowSports Industries America – Joint OR/SIA Event Slated for Jan. 2018

(San Juan Capistrano, California) – Emerald Expositions, LLC (“Emerald Expositions”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. (NYSE: EEX), producer of Outdoor Retailer and a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show and conference … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Head Club Coach and Masters Coach @ Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club

(Huntsville, ON) – Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club, located in the stunningly beautiful Muskoka district comprised of lakes and rolling Canadian Shield, is in need of a Head Club Coach and Masters Coach positions to be … READ MORE →

Johaug CAS Court Date Set for June 6

– According to The Associated Press, Norwegian star cross-country skier Therese Johaug has a court date set to take place on June 6, 2017 for her ongoing doping case. The Court of Arbitration for … READ MORE →

Mile High Wine Festival at SilverStar Mountain Resort – Canada’s Highest Outdoor Wine Tasting

– Ever wonder what happens at SilverStar Mountain Resort when the snow’s gone? This summer SilverStar and Okanagan Wine Festivals are proud to bring back Canada’s highest outdoor wine tasting, The Mile High Wine Festival. … READ MORE →

Lead Event Timer Opportunity @ SportStats – Deadline May 22

– Sportstats is a global leader in sports event timing with over 800 events timed annually. We are a key partner to several internationally renowned running and multisport organisations as well as offering timing … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Nakkertok Racing Program Development Coaches

(Ottawa, ON) – The Nakkertok Nordic Racing Program would like to hire up to 3 enthusiastic and committed individuals to assist in the delivery and implementation of the periodized training programs (dryland and on-snow) … READ MORE →

APU Masters Eagle Glacier Camp Public – 9 Slots Remaining

(Alaska) – Have you ever wondered what summer training on Eagle Glacier is all about? Have you heard stories from your kids, friends or Elite athletes about the wonders of summer skiing? Well here … READ MORE →

Sunshine Village Nordic Skiing Open Through to May 22

– Sunshine is grooming for cross-country beginning today through the May long weekend, May 22nd.  Their plan is to groom every evening and re-groom in the morning if there was snow overnight.
If you go … READ MORE →

China Sees Explosive Growth in Skiing

(Beijing, China) – There has been explosive growth in the Chinese ski industry in recent years a reports Sixth Tone. In 2013 there were 408 ski resorts in China versus 646 in 2016, with … READ MORE →

Pfizer Canada Inc. Announced as Title Sponsor of the VISTA 2017 Conference for Para Sports

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Paralympic Committee, Pfizer Canada Inc., the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario and the International Paralympic Committee are pleased to announce a new partnership that names the leading pharmaceutical firm the … READ MORE →

Canadian Cross Country Athletes Meet International Performance Benchmarks

– Cross Country Canada (CCC) has released its annual list of athletes meeting international performance benchmarks during the 2016-17 ski season. The list, which is made up of 45 of Canada’s top cross-country skiers, … READ MORE →

Tomas Northug Ends his Skiing Career

– Norway’s Tomas Northug has decided to end professional skiing career. “It’s hard but but I made the decision and now I will see what the future holds,” he told NRK.

In 2010 Tomas Northug … READ MORE →

Italy’s Next Biathlon Generation – Michela, Irene and Samuela Win a Record 8 Medals

– The Italian team came to the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Osrblie as a question mark; young talent with good training brought together by an experienced staff of coaches, but could they battle … READ MORE →

Attention Athletes and Coaches – Take the CCC Women’s Committee Survey

– The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee is asking female athletes and coaches to complete our annual survey. We use your responses to plan our initiatives so your participation is very important. We want to … READ MORE →

Boreal Glide Nordic Ski Trail in Quebec’s Montmorency Forest – Opens October 27

(Quebec City, QC) – Laval University’s Montmorency Forest, the world’s largest research and teaching forest, makes headlines once again this year with its famous Boreal Glide! Skiing begins here on October 27th, exclusive in … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Coordinator, Special Projects @ Paralympic Foundation of Canada

– The Paralympic Foundation of Canada (PFC) is seeking a Coordinator, Special Projects to join our recently established Foundation team.  Reporting to the Director, Foundation and working closely with PFC and Canadian Paralympic Committee … READ MORE →

XC Ski Ontario Coaching Seminar Schedule June 2-4

(North Bay, ON) – Cross Country Ski Ontario’s Annual Coaching Seminar is scheduled for June 2-4, 2017 in North Bay. Registration is now open on the Zone 4 website here. Check the XCSO Annual … READ MORE →

Canadian National Ski Team Nominations 2017-18

– Cross Country Ski de fond Canada is proud to present the talented athletes that will represent Team Canada for the 2017-18 season! We wish all the best to Canada’s top athletes as they … READ MORE →

Iceland Loppet Interview with NNF’s David Knoop

(Õsaf, Iceland) – The recent Iceland Loppet, the final the final race of the Worldloppet 2016/17 Series, featured an international field with many US and Canadian skiers making the journey including NNF Executive Director … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Nordic Operations Staff @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

– The role of a Nordic Ops Staff member is to embrace a wide range of tasks and responsibilities which contribute towards the successful & daily Nordic operations at Silver Star Mountain Resort.  The … READ MORE →

2017 CXC Award Recipients

(Eau Clair, Wisconsin) – The CXC Awards Dinner recognized four of the central region’s outstanding ski community members at the inaugural CXC Congress weekend in Eau Clair, Wisconsin. The honored members of the ski … READ MORE →

US Ski Team’s Noah Hoffman Inspires Athletes at Eastern Mass Bill Koch League

(Boston, MA) – Over the past four years, the Eastern Mass Bill Koch League (EMBK), the premier junior cross-country ski club in the greater Boston area, has hosted Olympian Noah Hoffman for several dryland … READ MORE →

Therese Johaug Back with Norwegian Team in November ?

(Norway) – Therese Johaug was notably absent on the roster of the recently announced Norwegian team for the 2017/18 season but the currently banned Norwegian star is slated to return in mid-to-late November when … READ MORE →

Norwegian Ski Federation Unveils 2017-2018 Team

– The Norwegian Ski Federation has released their men’s Sprint, men’s All-round, women’s Elite, and ParaNordic skiers for the 2017-2018 season. Notably absent is Therese Johaug who is still on the sidelines following her … READ MORE →

Save the University of New Mexico Ski Team – LIVE Press Conference on May 4th

– Dear Friends and Supporters of the UNM Ski Team, We, the athletes of the University of New Mexico Ski Team are holding a press conference on Thursday, May 4th, at 2:00pm U.S. Mountain … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Head Coach Golden Nordic Ski Club 2017-2018

(Golden, BC) – The Golden Nordic Ski Club is seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated seasonal full time Head Coach with skills and integrity for the upcoming 2017/18 ski season, starting part time in October … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities for Nordic Cyclists

(Milton, ON) – For all you Nordic skiers that are also avid cyclists here are some job opportunities that may interest you at Cycling Canada: Track and Road Assistant, Assistant Sprint Coach, and Women’s … READ MORE →

Finland’s Ilkka Jarva Takes the Helm as Head Coach of the Czech XC Ski Team

– Finland’s Ilkka Jarva, a 13-year veteran, has been appointed head coach of the Czech Cross-Country Ski team. He will be supported by local Czech coaches who will be responsible for the daily work … READ MORE →