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USA’s Newell 16th in Men’s 1.5 km Sprint CL at Beitostolen – Falla and Klaebo Win

November 18, 2017 (Beitostolen, NOR) – Andy Newell (USA) placed 15th in the men’s 1.5 km Sprint CL today at his first competition of the season amidst a sea of Norwegians at Beitostolen. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Registration Now OPEN

November 17, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Welcome to our 9th annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest and your chance to win great prizes while watching the world’s best xc skiers battle … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Gällivarepremiärens 5/10km FR – Randall 8th, Kershaw 12th

November 17, 2017 (Gällivare, SWE) – US veteran star, Kikkan Randall, delivered a solid 8th-place finish in the women’s 5km freestyle individual start race in Gällivare, Sweden won by local legend Charlotte Kalla … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIX XC Races in Beitostolen and Saariselka Results – Hoffman 20th

November 17, 2017 – Marit Bjoergen (Nor) took the women’s 10km CL race at the Norwegian season opener in Beitostolen while Martin Johnsrud took the men’s 15km CL race. The USA’s Noah Hoffman … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Visma Ski Classics Play Now with LiveCenter

November 17, 2017 – Last season the brand new PLAY app was launched, offering fans a plattform for closer interaction and live streaming services. For upcoming season VIII the app also contains the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alberta World Cup Launches Cross-Country Ski Training Centre in Calgary

November 16, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – Bridging the gap between high performance sport and higher learning, the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy (AIAWCA) will expand from the mountains into the city by … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Executive Director @ Bridger Ski Foundation (Bozeman)

November 15, 2017 (Bozeman, Montana) – BSF seeks a qualified and motivated individual to fill the Executive Director position within a well established and growing community nonprofit organization. BSF’s location in Bozeman, Montana … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Launching Soon

November 14, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to announce that our annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest is launching soon and the grand prize is a fabulous Yoko package including YXR … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Biathlon Roster Announced for Opening World Cups of 2017-18 Season

November 14, 2017 (New Gloucester, Maine) – The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee met today and named Paul Schommer (Appleton, Wis.) to join Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.), Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, N.Y.), Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minn.) and Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.) on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Russian Anti-Doping Agency non-Compliant ? Pressure Mounts on IOC for Pyeongchang Olympic Exclusion

November 13, 2017 – According to ARD doping expert Hajo Seppelt, WADA will uphold the suspension of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. The ruling could lead to the Russians being excluded from the Olympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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More XC Skiing in Calgary Courtesy of Foothills Nordic Ski Club

November 13, 2017 (Calgary, Alta.) – Foothills Nordic Ski Club has been given the green light to make snow at the Shaganappi Golf Course in Calgary’s southwest and thus provide even more cross-country … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Russian Ilya Chernousov Denies Accusations of Being WADA Informer

November 12, 2017 – According to an Associated Press report, Russian cross-country skier, Ilya Chernousov, who won Olympic 50km bronze at Sochi 2014 behind teammates Alexander Legkov and Maxim Vylegzhanin, has denied he’s an … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Muonio 5/10 km Classic and Bruksvallarna 10/15 km Freestyle Results – McKeever 56th

November 11, 2017 (Muonio, Finland and Bruksvallarna, Sweden) – Day two of competitions in Muonio, Finland featured 5/10 km classic interval start events. Finland’s Krista Parmakoski won for the ladies while Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norway’s Svendsen and Finland’s Hakola Win Muonio Classic Sprints – Nishikawa and McKeever on Board

November 11, 2017 (Muonio, Finland) – Norway’s Anna Svendsen and Ristomatti Hakola of Finland have won the 1.4 km classic sprint competitions in Muonio, Finland.  Both were also day’s top qualifiers.  Svendsen qualified … READ MORE → 0 comments

WADA Announces New Intelligence from Moscow Lab Supporting McLaren Report on Russian Doping

November 10, 2017 (Montreal, Que.) – Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) advised its Executive Committee and Foundation Board that, at the end of October, WADA’s independent Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Department acquired … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bishop’s University to Open FIS-Certified Cross-country Ski Trail, in Partnership With Le Club de Ski de Fond du Mont Orford

November 10, 2017 (Sherbrooke, QC) – Bishop’s University is pleased to announce the construction of a new 3.3-km cross-country ski trail, designed in partnership with the Club de Ski de Fond du Mont … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Maxim Vylegzhanin Headlines Four More Russian XC Skiers Banned for Doping at Sochi 2014

November 09, 2017 – Three-time silver medalist, Maxim Vylegzhanin, headlines four more Russian cross-country skiers now banned by the International Olympic Committee from all future Olympics as a result of being found guilty … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Haywood NorAm World Jr/U23 2018 Trials at Mont-Saint-Anne on Jan. 5-9

November 08, 2017 (Quebec City, Qc.) – Haywood NorAm WJr/U23 Trials will be held January 5-9, 2018 at the newly upgraded settings in Centre de ski fond Mont-Saint-Anne PQ. The event will also … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NBCSN to Air Live Winter Olympic Primetime Coverage for First Time

November 07, 2017 – NBCSN will air live primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics for the first time, nearly every night during the PyeongChang Winter Games in February. NBC Sports announced that NBCSN, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Administrative Asst., Marketing & Revenue @ 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society Red Deer

November 06, 2017 (Red Deer, AB) – The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the position of Administrative Assistant, Marketing & Revenue. In less than two years, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Telemark Launches Norwegian Bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

November 05, 2017 – According to several news outlets including Inside the Games, local officials in Telemark, Norway have officially launched plans for the Norwegian county to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sargent and Martin Win Invitational Roller Ski Race at Trapp Family Lodge

November 04, 2017 – Today was a great day for cross country skiing in New England — with two celebrations — one in New Hampshire for the Caldwell Family and another to push … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Chelsea Holmes and Lenny Valjas WIN Frozen Thunder 7.5/10km Skate Races

November 03, 2017 (Canmore, Alta.) – Alaska’s Chelsea Holmes and Team Hardwood’s Lenny Valjas prevailed in bitter winter temperatures winning the Frozen Thunder 7.5/10km distance races as a rare November cold spell hit … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Skinouk Roller Ski Cup a Success – Biggest CCC Canctioned Rollerski Event Ever Held

November 03, 2017 (Gatineau, Que.) – A beautiful autumn day greeted 90 skiers to the first ever Skinouk Roller Ski Cup. It wasn’t without any challenges leading up to the day of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Top US XC Skiers to Compete at Trapp Family Lodge Nov. 4 in Elite Invitational Roller Ski Race

November 03, 2017 (Stowe, Vt) – The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) and the Trapp Family Lodge have partnered to create a roller ski race for an elite field of cross-country skiers … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Frozen Thunder Kings Court Heats – More PHOTOS

November 02, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – Check out these additional photos from the Kings Court Heats at Frozen Thunder where Maya Macisaac-Jones and Len Valjas earned their first victories at the annual season … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunity – Part-time Assistant Nordic Coach @ Craftsbury

November 02, 2017 (Craftsbury Common, VT) – The Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club, part of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, is seeking part-time coaching help for its youth ski programs for the 2017-2018 season. This … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Frozen Thunder Season Kick-Off – Macisaac-Jones and Valjas Win Kings Court Heats

November 01, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – With 100 days to go to the Pyeongchang Olympics, the trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre were filled with skiers with Olympic aspirations, racing the sprint qualifier … READ MORE → 0 comments

IOC Sanctions Russian Athletes Legkov and Belov as Part of Oswald Commission Findings

November 01, 2017 – Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published the first conclusions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Join Us for the Annual Drive for 25 Fundraiser

November 01, 2017 – It’s that time again!  Every year the U.S. Nordic Skiing community comes together to support the National Nordic Foundation’s (NNF) largest fundraising efforts of the season. It is time … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiErg World Sprints Start Soon – Nov. 9-12

October 31, 2017 – Skiers: How Fast Can You Do 1000 meters on the on the Concept2 SkiErg? Mark your calendars: The 9th Annual SkiErg World Sprints will be held November 9-12, 2017. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Le Gruyère AOP becomes FIS Tour de Ski Performance Partner

October 30, 2017 – FIS together with Le Gruyère AOP and with FIS Marketing AG are pleased to announce that Le Gruyère AOP is increasing its presence at the FIS Tour de Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunity – NNF Executive Director

October 29, 2017 – The National Nordic Foundation is seeking the position of Executive Director/Director of Operations. The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is a non-profit organization that aids in the development of Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Julbo Eyewear Renews Partnership with Cross Country Canada

October 28, 2017 (Montreal, QC) – Performance driven Julbo eyewear is pleased to expand their support of Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada, adding specific support to grassroots programs and the coaching community, while … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NENSA Kickoff Party and Elite Roller Ski Race on Nov. 4

October 27, 2017 (Stowe, Vermont) – Join the New England Nordic Ski Association and the National Nordic Foundation on Saturday Evening November 4th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ibex Room at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Preseason Discount Trail Passes Available for Yellowstone Ski Festival

October 26, 2017 – Prepaid trail passes are available until October 31 for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Passes are valid from November 1-30 and can be purchased through the mail or online.
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Snowfactory Comes to Lake Placid – Reliable Snow and Much More

October 25, 2017 (Lake Placid, NY) – The impacts of a steadily warming planet can be felt far and wide and it’s one that is already dramatically changing the way winter sports facilities … READ MORE → 0 comments

Alberta World Cup Academy Annual Fundraising Dinner Oct. 27 – Taste Of Fall

October 24, 2017 – Please join us for our annual Fundraiser Dinner, where our athletes will be serving you a four-course meal with wine pairing. Come and bid on our extensive offering of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with Sun Valley’s Legendary Rick Kapala

October 23, 2017 – In this season kick-off edition of Talkin’ With the Gravy Train, our host Peter Graves talks with legendary Rick Kapala, the Program Director and head coach for cross-country skiing … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Lake Placid Snowfactory Skiing is Underway – BELIEVE IT

October 23, 2017 (Lake Placid, NY) – WOW… despite balmy weather conditions out east, Lake Placid has snow at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center. “I just skied 6k at … READ MORE → 0 comments

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XC Supercamp Update We’ve Got Snow – Register Today

October 23, 2017 (Sovereign Lake, B.C.) – The snow has been blanketing the ground on and off for 10 days and the staff at Sovereign Lake packed and track set approximately 5km of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Coordinator, Accounting @ 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society Red Deer

October 22, 2017 – The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the position of Coordinator, Accounting. In less than two years, thousands of our country’s best and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCC Race Format Survey

October 21, 2017 – The goal of the 2017 Race Format Survey is to improve CCC and divisions’ understanding of the race formats most attractive to participants of the sport in Canada. This … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New Elite Invitational Roller Ski Competition at Trapp Family Lodge on Nov. 4

October 20, 2017 (Stowe, Vt) – The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) and the Trapp Family Lodge have partnered to create a roller ski race for an elite field of cross-country skiers … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with FIS XC Race Director Pierre Mignerey – Skiathlon Out and Is Classic Skiing Dead ?

October 19, 2017 – Pierre Mignerey, FIS Cross-Country Race Director gave an interview to about the future of cross-country skiing and proposals on how to streamline the competition programme. Here’s an English translation of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Five Women Named to First-Ever USA Nordic Sport Women’s Ski Jumping Team

October 18, 2017 (Park City, Utah) – USA Nordic Sport has officially announced the members of the first ever USA Nordic Sport Women’s Ski Jumping National Team. After coming to an agreement with … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2017-2018 Female Athlete Mentorship Program

October 17, 2017 – The CCC Women’s Committee has been coordinating the Female Athlete Mentorship Program since 2010 with females on the National Talent Squad. The goal of the program is to create … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bailey Named Finalist for Team USA Athlete of Year

October 16, 2017 (Colorado Springs, Colorado) – Biathlete Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.) is among the 26 finalists for the 2017 Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Year, which recognize … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Operations Manager @ Walden Cross Country Fitness Club

October 15, 2017 (Naughton, ON) – An operations manager is being sought to work at the Walden Cross Country Fitness Club Chalet during the 2017-2018 ski season. The ability to effectively manage a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Skiers in Lillehammer [P] NordicFocus

(Zurich, SUI) – During recent meetings in Zurich, SUI, the FIS Cross-Country Executive Board discussed and approved a number of proposals, which have been sent to the FIS Council for the final approval. The … READ MORE → 0 comments