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Welcome Home Reception for Jessie Diggins and Minnesota Ski Season Celebration – April 30

April 17, 2014 (Lake Elmo, MN) – Join us to welcome home Minnesotan Jessie Diggins as she returns from a successful World Cup and Olympic season! This event is sponsored by Slumberland Furniture … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Craftsbury Biathlon Coach

April 17, 2014 (Craftsbury, VT) – Craftsbury is seeking to hire a Biathlon Coach to start in the late Spring/early Summer of 2014. This would be a full-time position; the coach will also … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Tour de Ski 2013/14 Evaluation Meeting in Lenzerheide

April 17, 2014 (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) – The FIS Tour de Ski 2013/14 evaluation meeting in Lenzerheide (SUI) on 11th April 2014 saw 30 representatives of the Organising Committees, Infront Sports & Media Italy … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Apr 17: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation’s Thom Perkins...

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(Jackson, NH) – After leading the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation For 38 years, Thom Perkins has announced his retirement from the organization.
As its executive director since 1976, Perkins has been instrumental in transforming the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 17: Spotlight on Seefeld – Host Candidate...

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– Seefeld, Austria is one of four candidates bidding to host the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Expertise in Nordic sports and tourism, an excellent infrastructure and internationally renowned Tyrolean hospitality – these … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 17: Nordic Combined Executive Discusses Women’s...

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– On April 11-12, during the spring meetings in Zurich (SUI), the Nordic Combined Sub-Committee for Officials, Rules and Control, as well as the Nordic Combined Executive Board met and discussed new proposals and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 16: Job Opportunity – Soldier Hollow Legacy...

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(Midway, UT) – The Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation (SHLF) Board of Directors is seeking decisive, focused, and visionary leaders to apply for the position of Executive Director.
About the Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation:
A non-profit 501(c) … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 16: Job Opportunities – ParaSport Ontario, Coaching...

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– Here are some of the latest job offerings in the sports sector, including an opening for Executive Director at ParaSport Ontario and Coach and Partner Services Team Member at the Coaching Association of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 15: 82 CXC Coaches Have Become Nationally...


– CXC is already receiving praise from the USSA, as highlighted in this comment. “CXC has set the standard for coaches education in the United States. Their innovative approach in blending the USSA Level … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 15: Congratulations Nick Mahood of Woodstock Nordic...


(Woodstock, VT) – A quiet unassuming coach, Nick Mahood often flies under the radar as he coaches the Woodstock Nordic programs in Woodstock, VT.  Woodstock Nordic consists of two groups that covers K-12 grades;  Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 14: NENSA Announces 2014 Eastern Cup...


– At the conclusion of each season NENSA is always excited to announce the overall male and female Eastern Cup Champions. Recipients will see a new title on their award this year as it … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 13: Eric de Nys Named WinSport Cross...

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(Canmore, Alberta) – Eric de Nys, former Cross Country Canada National Ski Team coach will be leading the newly formed WinSport Junior Ski Team program based in Canmore, Alberta.
A ten-year veteran of Canada’s national … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 13: Johan Olsson to Race Until 2015...

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April 12, 2014 – World and Olympic Champion Johan Olson announced at a press conference he will continue his professional cross-country skiing career until the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun next year. “I … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 11: Diggins Report – Hugging the President!...


– One of the coolest parts of getting to race in the Olympics actually comes along 3 months later…the trip to Washington D.C. to meet the President! I was looking forward to this and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 11: You’re Invited to APU Nordic’s Spring...


(Anchorage, AK) – APU Members, Sponsors and Supporters are invited to celebrate the season with the team on May 4! This season was another successful one and we wanted to get everyone together to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 10: New England Nordic Spring 2014...

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– Check out the latest from NENSA including the Bill Koch League, Marathon Challenger Award, Team New England, Jim Rodrigues, Masters and Club News and much more…..
For the spring 2014 issue click here.

Apr 09: Job Opportunity: Biathlon Coach Canmore Nordic...


(Canmore, AB) – The Canmore Nordic Ski Club (CNSC) based in Canmore, Alberta, is seeking applications for a Part-Time Biathlon Coach with the club. This is a contract position at approximately ¾ time from … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 09: NNF News – USA’s Smith Wins...

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– As the season winds down, here is the latest news from the offices of the National Nordic Foundation, providing support for the athlete development pipeline of US Cross Country and Nordic Combined skiing. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 08: APU Welcomes 2014 Olympians Back Home...


(Anchorage, AK) – Last month, APU celebrated its four stellar 2014 Sochi Nordic skiing Olympians Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, Sadie Bjornsen, and Erik Bjornsen, along with intrepid coach Erik Flora. APU hosted a welcome … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 08: Internship Opportunities – Canadian Olympic...


(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee has posted two internship opportunities, including a research posting and a graphic design posting. Be a part of building and servicing a national brand. The Canadian Olympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 07: USSA SuperTour 2013/14 Final Points...

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– Following the recent USSA SuperTour Finals in Anchorage, Alaska, Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) and Reese Hanneman (APU) were crowned the overall series women’s and men’s champions respectively. Gregg took home the Distance crown … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 06: AK Skimeister Challenge 2014 – Randall...

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(Girdwood, AK) – Four-time Olympian Kikkan Randall (APU) topped the women’s field at the 2014 AK Skimeister Challenge on Saturday with a time of 59:53.01. She was the only woman to finish in less … READ MORE →2 comments

Apr 05: VOTE for IPC Best Male Athlete...


– The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for the Best Male Athlete of March based on performances at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, and the public can now vote for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 04: Canadian Masters Championships 2014 Hosted by...

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(Labrador City, NL) -  The Canadian Masters Championships were recently hosted by the Menihek Nordic Ski Club in Labrador City from March 24th to 29th 2014. Fifty eight competitors came from all parts of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 04: FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2013/14 Contest...

1st Prize - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – XC Ski 3-night package

(Toronto, ON) – (Toronto, ON) – We’re sorry for the delay and pleased to announce the winners of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2013/14 Contest after the Engadin Skimarathon 42km free technique race … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 04: WADA Athlete Chair Beckie Scott Calls...


April 3, 2014 – Recently-appointed WADA Athlete Chair Beckie Scott called for fellow athletes to become more outspoken on anti-doping issues within their respective sports. This was the message communicated by the two-time Olympic medalist … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 04: Justyna Kowalczyk Shifts Focus to Nordic...

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April 3, 2014 – Justyna Kowalczyk announced at the Polish Ski Association press conference in Krakow that she will continue he career, but will make significant changes. Kowalczyk, well known for hard off-season training decided … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 02: FIS President Gian Franco Kasper –...

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(Switzerland) – The 2013/14 season has come to a close for each of the six FIS Olympic disciplines and I can say it is one that many people will remember for years to come.
Naturally, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 02: FIS Cross-Country Retirements – Angerer, Teichmann,...

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– The FIS Cross-Country World Cup season 2013/14 was the last one for several great cross-country skiers. Some of the notable retirements announced thus far are listed recapped below:

Four top Germans set to retire
Tobias … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 01: Job Opportunity – Cross Country Canada...


– Cross Country Canada (CCC), the National Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in Canada, is currently seeking to fill the position of Coaching Development Coordinator (CDC).
The national office is located in Canmore, Alberta. It … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 01: Trisha Worthington Joins USSA as Executive...

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(Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named Trisha Worthington as its executive vice president and chief development officer. According to USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw, she will be … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 01: United Scando Republic and XC Super...

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(Scandinavia) – Rumours are flying as seismic shifts in the world economy suggest that Scandinavia may form its own political entity as one country and while no names have been officially announced the current … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 01: Lappe 24 Hour Relay Records...


March 31, 2014 (Thunder Bay, ON) – Way to go 24-12-6 Hour Relay participants. Together we skied 6,626km! Congratulations to Andy Shields and Jennifer Jackson who skied 455 km. They broke the 24-hour mixed pair … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 01: FIS Congress 2014 Barcelona Registration Reminder...

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March 31, 2014 (Barcelona, Spain) – The 49th International Ski Congress will take place in Barcelona (ESP) from June 1-6 and the registration deadline of April 15 is quickly approaching. Since rooms at the official … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 30: U10 GIRLS Kick off the USASJ...


– We are excited to present the first ever USASJ Virtual National Championships for U10/12/14 boys and girls; a project that we hope will further connect our community and serve to inform and inspire our young ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 29: Interviews w/Bjornsen, Nikander and Hoffman Following...

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(Anchorage, Alaska) – SkiTrax caught up with women’s 30km CL winner Sadie Bjornsen (APU) and both the men’s 50km CL winner Aku Nikander (UNM) from Finland, and title winner Noah Hoffman (USST/SSC Vail), at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 29: Charlotte Kalla and Daniel Richardsson Win...

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(Are, Sweden) – Swedish stars Charlotte Kalla and Daniel Richardsson won the 61km Årefjällsloppet from Edådalen to Are today, the final event of the Swix Ski Classics 6-race series.
The race was shortened from 75km … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 29: Canadian Ski Patrol Hosts World FIPS...


(Kelowna, British Columbia) – The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP), a leader in advanced first aid services, is proud to host the world‚s international ski patrol association, the Federation Internationale des Patrouilles de Ski (FIPS) … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 28: Nikander Bests Hoffman in Men’s 50km...

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(Anchorage, Alaska) – Finland’s Aku Nikander, a sophomore at the University of New Mexico, came out of nowhere to challenge USST skier Noah Hoffman (SSC Vail) and capture the gold in the men’s grueling … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 28: Sadie Bjornsen Takes a Huge Victory...

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(Anchorage, Alaska) – Sadie Bjornsen (APU) tapped into every ounce of energy she could muster to pull off a stunning victory in the women’s 30km classic race at the 2014 U.S. National Championships.

The 24-year-old … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 28: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...


– We are pleased to announce the final standings and winners of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after the conclusion of the 2013/14 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup series during which USA’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 27: Chandra Crawford Retires – Olympic Gold...

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(Canmore, AB) – Chandra Crawford, 30, of Canmore, AB, who is probably best known for her exuberant and heartfelt singing of the Canadian anthem from atop the podium after she won gold in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 27: The Way I See It –...

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– It’s fun to think back or have a few quiet moments to think about the what-ifs. What if Kikkan skied the whole TdS, which she missed, as did others, and we were … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 27: Audi Extends Commitment to Nordic...

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– Audi emphasised its role as an important partner in international winter sports with new commitments. Starting in the 2014/2015 season, the company will also support the FIS Cross-Country World Cup, the men’s FIS … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 26: Interviews w/Kikkan Randall and Reese Hanneman...

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(Anchorage, Alaska) – Kikkan Randall and Reese Hanneman talk about Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center winning the mixed-gender, mixed-technique relay event at Tuesday’s U.S. National Championships at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska.


Mar 26: Dream Like An Olympian – Chandra...

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(Canmore, AB) – Olympic Sprint gold medalist, Chandra Crawford, spoke at the recent TEDx Talks in Canmore about learning to dream big. Crawford takes viewers to their deepest inner inspiration, teaching them how to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 26: David Carter of Carter’s Cross Country...

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(Bethel, Maine) – David Carter, 65, of Bethel, Maine passed away peacefully on March 2, 2014 from cancer with his wife and family by his side.
David and his wife, Anne have owned and operated … READ MORE → 1 comment

Mar 25: APU-1 Triumphs with Stellar Mixed Relay...

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(Anchorage, Alaska) – Alaska Pacific University (APU) dominated the inaugural 4 x 5km Mixed Relay on first day of racing at the 2014 U.S. National Championships establishing itself as the strongest Nordic club in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 25: Interviews w/Andy Newell and Kikkan Randall...

Kikkan Interview SuperTour Finals

(Anchorage, Alaska) – SkiTrax caught up with Vermont’s Andy Newell (Stratton) and Alaska’s Kikkan Randall (APU) after their SuperTour Finals 1.4km classic sprint races at Kincaid Park in Fairbanks, Alaska on Sunday. Newell crossed … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 24: Nordic Diaries – Birkebeinerrennet Cancelled and...

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(Lillehammer, Norway) – As previously reported, bad weather caused officials to cancel the 2014 Norwegian Birkenbeiner (Birkebeinerrennet), a 54km Worldloppet event scheduled for Saturday, March 15 from Rena to Lillehammer. Race officials made the … READ MORE → 0 comments