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Four National Team Korean Skiers Suspended for Drinking

April 28, 2017 – The Korea Ski Association (KSA) has suspended four national team members for six months and dropped them from the team for drinking beer during the Asian Winter Games held … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Fossavatnsgangan Iceland Loppet 25km FR – USA’s Caitlin Gregg Wins, Brian Gregg 2nd in Men’s Race

April 27, 2017 (Ísafjörður, Iceland) – Sunshine greeted skiers as the USA’s Caitlin Gregg took the win in the women’s 25km Freestyle race today in Iceland while her husband Brian Gregg finished second … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Call for Nominations to 2017 CCC Board of Directors

April 27, 2017 – Cross Country Canada is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the CCC Board of Directors.  The election of three Directors at Large to two-year terms will occur at … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Yukon’s Nishikawa, Beatty and Johsgaard Receive New Funding Boost

April 26, 2017 (Yukon) – Talented Yukon cross-country skiers Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty and Knute Johnsgaard, all members of Canada’s national ski team, are the first recipients of a new Northern Exploration and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Talking with the Gravy Train Interview with John Morton – A Man for All Seasons

April 26, 2017 – In this edition of Talkin’ With the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves talks with the remarkable John Morton, a two-time US Olympian in Biathlon and also a Team … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Call for Nominations for CAC Board of Directors at Coaching Association of Canada

April 25, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Notice – Highlands Trailblazers Junior COMPetitive Lead Coach

April 24, 2017 – The Highlands Trailblazers seeks an experienced competitive skier with strong coaching skills to manage the training program for the “COMP” racing program the Club is adding for the 2017/18 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Lukas Bauer Hangs Up the Skis after a Stellar Career

April 23, 2017 – The Czech Republic’s best cross-country skier, Lukas Bauer, already announced before the start of this season that it would be his last. Bauer competed at five Olympic Winter Games, … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Tricia Smith Re-elected as COC President

April 22, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Canada’s sport community has renewed its confidence in Tricia Smith as President of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). Members of the COC Session, comprised of sport leaders, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Former Olympian Alain Masson Has Close Encounter with Wolves in Yukon

April 21, 2017 (Atlin, BC) – Alain Masson, a former Olympic skier, had a close encounter with a pack of wolves while skiing alone last Sunday reports CBC. Masson lives in the Yukon, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bend Endurance Academy Announces New Location

April 20, 2017 (Bend, OR) – The Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) is excited to announce they have moved to a new location at 442 NE 3rd street. “I am excited by the possibilities … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Inaugural CXC Congress – April 28-30

April 19, 2017 (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) – Central Cross Country Ski Association will host educational workshops for club leaders focused on fundraising, host sport committee meetings and recognize some of the organization’s top … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sovereign Lake Spring Fling Ski Camp – May 4-7

April 18, 2017 (Vernon, BC) – Start the 2017-18 Ski Season off right! Sovereign Lake Nordic Club would like to invite you to take part in our annual Spring Fling Ski Camp taking … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The Way I See It – Birkie, No-Wax Skis, Masters World Cup, Downhills, Race Shape, Cheerleaders, Whitcomb

April 17, 2017 – Is This The Birkie Solution? – Check out this video and revisit my comments on the situation at the Birkie so get up to speed on what’s needed to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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University of New Mexico to Discontinue Men’s and Women’s Skiing Programs – Save UNM Petition Started

April 16, 2017 (Albuquerque, NM) – Late last week the University of New Mexico’s VP of Athletics, Paul Krebs, delivered some somber news that the men’s and women’s ski programs would no longer be … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity @ Winsport Canada – Haig Glacier Camp Attendant

April 15, 2017 – We are currently looking for a camp attendant to join our WinSport Canada team. The camp attendant is responsible for a variety of duties in relation to the operation of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Director, Communications and Media Relations at The Canadian Olympic Committee

April 14, 2017 – Be part of building a national brand. Headquartered in Toronto, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Cross Country Canada 2018 Club Toque Fundraiser – April 23 Deadline

April 14, 2017 – Calling all clubs and skiers young and old! Club members are invited to enter a contest to design a Swix toque. Clubs will be able to purchase these toques … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sweden’s Johan Olsson Retires from Elite Skiing

April 13, 2017 – Swedish top Cross-Country skier Johan Olsson has decided not to continue elite skiing career.
Johan Olsson became one of the most successful Swedish Cross-Country skiers of all times. He won … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCC Welcomes Ryan Jackson as New Athlete Director

April 13, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – Elections for a new Cross Country Canada Athlete Director took place on March 22nd in Canmore, AB at the annual Athlete Meeting held during the 2017 Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Coordinator, Commercial Affairs @ The Canadian Olympic Committee

April 12, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Be a part of building and servicing a national brand. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dabudyk and Pralong Claim FIS Worldloppet Cup 2017 Titles at Ugra Ski Marathon

April 09, 2017 (Russia) – Only 12 points separated the red bib holder of the FIS Worldloppet Cup 2017, Candide Pralong and second-placed Ivan Perrillat-Boiteux before the final stage at the Ugra Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Team Hardwood in Scandinavia – Part Deux

April 08, 2017 (Scandinavia) – For the second time this season a group of skiers from Team Hardwood headed to Scandinavia to race and train. Departing directly after the Canadian National Championships in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017 Contest Final Standings and WINNERS

April 07, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We  apologize for the delay and are excited to present the winners and final standings of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest following the Men’s … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Men’s 50km FR Mass Start at 2017 USSA Distance Nationals – MORE PHOTOS

April 07, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Check out these great photos by Lance Parrish out of Fairbanks from the men’s 50km Freestyle mass start, their final event held on Sunday, April 2 at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Biathlon’s Senior and Development Teams Announced For 2017/18

April 06, 2017 (New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee has presented the following nominations for the 2017-18 Senior High Performance Team and Development Teams to the U.S. Biathlon Board of Directors.
National … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Swix Launches Custom Teamwear Site for 2017-18

April 05, 2017 (Haverhill, Massachusetts) – Swix Sport USA announced today the launch of a new custom site, team wear portal and design support for programs looking for elite level clothing. The new … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dr. Michele Ferrari Found Guilty in Biathlete Daniel Taschler Affair – Receives 18-Month Suspended Sentence

April 05, 2017 (Bolzano, Italy) – Dr. Michele Ferrari was handed down an 18-month suspended sentence by an Italian court for his role in distributing doping products to biathlete Daniel Taschler reports the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Women’s 30km FR Mass 2017 USSA Distance Nationals – MORE PHOTOS

April 04, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Check out these great photos by Lance Parrish out of Fairbanks from the women’s 30km Freestyle mass start, their final event held on Sunday, April 2 at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The Way I See It – No-Wax Skis, Birkie, Old Adage, Hoffman, Elliott, Prisoners, C$

April 03, 2017 – No-Wax Skis – About 3-4 years ago I started looking for some no-wax skis that would work in most conditions, so when I went skiing I wasn’t fussing around … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Scott Patterson Wins Men’s 50km FR Mass Start at USSA Distance Nationals – Schumacher Top Junior

April 02, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Scott Patterson (APU) is the man to beat as he powered to the biggest win of his career with a decisive and dominating victory by a 3+ … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Diggins Claims 30km FR Mass Start Title at 2017 USSA Distance Nationals – Schneider is Junior Champ

April 02, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Jessie Diggins (SMS T2) continued to storm the 2017 USSA Distance National Championships with another victory claiming the women’s 30km Freestyle mass start title on the final day. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alex Harvey Honoured in Quebec’s National Assembly

April 02, 2017 (Quebec City, Que.) – Alex Harvey received a special tribute last week in Quebec’s National Assembly in recognition of his exceptional performance at the 2017 Lahti Nordic World Championships in Lahti, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2017 USSA Distance National Championships Mixed Relay PHOTOS

April 01, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Here’s a great selection of photos by Lance Parrish from Fairbanks at the Mixed Relay at the 2017 USSA Distance National Championships where Stratton Mountain’s Sophie Caldwell, Benjamin … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity at the Canadian Paralympic Committee – Director, Foundation

April 01, 2017 – The Director, Foundation works closely with a team of staff to lead and oversee the operational, budget, logistical planning, and delivery of all fundraising objectives for the Paralympic Foundation … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Kikkan Randall and Marit Bjoergen to Open Chain of Daycare Centres

April 01, 2017 – While not yet officially announced SkiTrax has learned that the USA’s Kikkan Randall and Norwegian star Marit Bjoergen will soon launch a chain of Daycare Centres. The two xc … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Stratton Mountain Captures Mixed Relay Title at 2017 USSA Distance National Championships

March 31, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Stratton Mountain came from behind to claim the USSA Distance National Championships Mixed Relay title on Friday over APU 1 in second with APU-2 landing third on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Quebec City World Cup XC Ski Finals – A Few Thoughts and Photos

March 31, 2017 (Quebec City, QC) – And now a drum roll if you please. Upon reflection I’ve pondered the treasured beauty of the recently completed FIS World Cup Finals in Quebec City. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Diggins and Hanneman Win Sprint F Titles at 2017 USSA SuperTour Finals in Fairbanks + PHOTOS

March 30, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Jessie Diggins (Stratton) and Logan Hanneman (APU) claimed the skate Sprint titles on day two of the 2017 USSA SuperTour Finals and Distance National Championships in Fairbanks, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NNF Launches 2017 Auction – Open Until April 3

March 29, 2017 – NNF Auctio The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is announcing the launch of the 2017 NNF Auction, now through April 3 here. This year’s auction features autographed sports memorabilia, authentic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USSA SuperTour Finals 2017 in Fairbanks Skiathlon – MORE PHOTOS

March 29, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Check out these great photos by Lance Parrish out of Fairbanks from the the 15km and 22.5km Skiathlon events held on Monday, March 27 at the Birch Hill Recreation … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Biathlon Proud to Announce Partnership with Auto Europe

March 28, 2017 (Portland, Maine) – Auto Europe CEO, Imad Khalidi, announced today a partnership between his global car rental company, Outdoor Sport Institute (OSI) and the U.S. Biathlon Team at the Press … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jessie Diggins and Scott Patterson Take Skiathlon Wins at 2017 USSA SuperTour Finals in Fairbanks

March 28, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Jessie Diggins (Stratton) and Scott Patterson (APU) took no prisoners on their way to respective victories at the 15km and 22.5km Skiathlon events held on Monday, March … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Susan Dunklee Dominates U.S. Biathlon National Championships

March 27, 2017 (Jericho, Vermont) – Susan Dunklee put a cap on the 2016-17 biathlon season with dominating performances on her home turf. The Vermont native swept all three women’s events at the U.S. National … READ MORE → 0 comments

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US Ski Team Best-ever 7th as Bickner Leads Trio of Ski Jumping Record Results at Season Finale in Slovenia

March 27, 2017 (Planica, Slovenia) – Kevin Bickner led a strong day for the entire U.S. men’s ski jumping squad in its season finale at Planica Saturday. The USA finished seventh in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2017 USSA SuperTour Finals and Distance National Championships – Mar. 27-Apr. 2

March 26, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Welcome to the 2017 SuperTour Finals and Distance National Championships that kick off on Mar. 27 and run until Apr. 2. The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Nishikawa and Killick Win 30/50km F Gold on Final Day of 2017 Canadian Ski Nationals

March 25, 2017 (Canmore, Alta.) – Emily Nishikawa and Graeme Killick are the champs of the cross-country ski marathon as the Ski Nationals and 2017 season came to a close on Saturday. The … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Cross Country Canada Announces Partnership with XC Ski Nation

March 24, 2017 (Calgary, Alta.) – Cross Country Canada proudly announces a new partnership with XC Ski Nation producing fresh coaching content and supporting athlete and coach development.
XC Ski Nation, launched in 2016, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Silver Star Resort to Host CCSAA 2017 Annual Conference – April 4-5

March 24, 2017 (Silver Star, B.C.) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) 2017 Annual Conference is hosted this year by Silver Star Resort (BC) with emphasis on grooming techniques, management and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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(Sapporo, Japan) – The Para-Nordic World Cup Finals concluded on March 22 in Sapporo, Japan. The finals, which spanned five days, saw strong performances from North Americans in several events throughout the competition.

On Sunday … READ MORE → 0 comments