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Dahria Beatty Blog – Snow is in the Air

October 23, 2016 – Snow is in the air. Our September intensity block is far behind us and the colourful leaves have been replaced by frosty mornings. After a solid block of time … READ MORE → 0 comments

Avalon Nordic Ski Club Receives $5,000 From RBC Learn to Play Project

October 22, 2016 (St John’s, NL) – Avalon Nordic Ski Club received a $5000 RBC Learn to Play Project grant to provide skis for children in the Avalon Nordic track attack program, coach … READ MORE → 0 comments

Green Light for Lahti 2017

October 22, 2016 (Lahti, Finland) – Nearly 100 participants were in attendance for the Final Inspection including representatives from the 2017 Local Organising Committee, Finnish Ski Association, City of Lahti, FIS, the European … READ MORE → 0 comments

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3rd Annual Speed Camp Success – Pushing Your Limits While Having Fun

October 21, 2016 (Midway, UT) – This year’s 3rd annual Speed Camp presented by the T2 Foundation at Soldier Hollow on Oct. 16 was an opportunity to go fast with the US Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Frozen Thunder Opens Oct. 22 – Rolling out the Thunder

October 20, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Off to a humble start, this first unassuming mound of snow is the initial dump of about 400 truckloads (my guess) which will eventually become a respectable … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norwegian Credibility Damaged by Arrogance – Therese Johaug Affair Continues

October 19, 2016 – Since Norwegian Therese Johaug’s tearful press conference following her positive test for the banned anabolic steroid Clostebol during an out-of-competition test on September 16, she has been out of the … READ MORE →4 comments

Drive for 25 – XC Matching $25K Grant Challenge

October 19, 2016 – Double your donation dollars from now until October 29. The clock is ticking. We have 10 days. If we can raise $25,000 in new donations for the Drive for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Girls Rule at Fast and Female Park City

October 18, 2016 (Park City, Utah) – You couldn’t tell that it was a rainy, miserable day outside, as smiles from 135 girls lit up the USSA Center of Excellence entryway in Park City, … READ MORE → 0 comments

15th Annual Nordic Fest Fundraising Dinner & Auction – Nov. 5

October 18, 2016 (Guelph, ON) – 15th Annual NDC Thunder Bay Nordic Fest Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction in support of NDC Thunder Bay is being held Nov. 5 in Guelph, ON. Come out … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Claims Russia May Lose Ski Competitons Because of State-sponsored Doping

October 17, 2016 (Lahti, Finland) – According to a recent report in Europe Online, FIS may yet strip Russia of ski competitions this coming season depending on the outcome of further investigations into … READ MORE →2 comments

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Alberta World Cup Academy and Capital Region Training Group Celebrate Partnership

October 16, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) and the Capital Region Training Group (CRTG) are pleased to announce that they entered into their 3rd year of a formal … READ MORE → 0 comments

WADA Partners with Astellas Pharma to Prevent Misuse and Abuse of Medicines for Doping in Sports

October 15, 2016 – The World Anti-Doping Agency and Astellas Pharma Inc. have announced a global agreement to partner on the prevention of misuse and abuse of medicines for doping in sports. Doping … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Get Ready for the 8th Annual Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints

October 14, 2016 – Mark your calendars and keep up your training: the 8th Annual Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints will be held November 11-13, 2016. This 1000-meter race allows you to compare your … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Therese Johaug Tests Positive

October 13, 2016 (Norway) – Norway’s Therese Johaug, an Olympic and Nordic Worlds champion, has tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid Clostebol during an out-of-competition control on September 16 according to the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Beckie Scott Editorial – Essential We Support and Strengthen WADA

October 12, 2016 – Check out Beckie Scott’s impassioned and candid editorial calling for WADA to be supported as a strong and independent authority during these troubled times in sport. Scott, is the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Join overall 1982 World Cup Champion and the USA's only cross-country Olympic medalist, Bill Koch. Believe in skiing. [P] NNN
Drive for 25 Begins!

October 11, 2016 – It’s underway! The single largest grassroots effort to support nordic skiing: the Drive for 25. Over the next six weeks, members of the skiing community across the United States … READ MORE → 0 comments

Geraghty-Moats Wins First U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Title

October 11, 2016 (Lake Placid, NY) – Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairly, VT) withstood a challenge from hometown favorite Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) to win her first U.S. title, taking the normal hill … READ MORE → 0 comments

Will Rhoads Sweeps U.S. Titles at U.S. Ski Jumping Championships

October 11, 2016 (Lake Placid, NY) – Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) put down two towering jumps to win his second U.S. title of the season. Rhoads, who won the large hill gold … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Cross Country Canada Partners with Enterpirse Rent-a-Car and National Car Rental

October 10, 2016 – Road trips just got a whole lot cheaper for members of Cross Country Ski De Fond Canada, thanks to a long-term agreement established with Enterpirse Rent-a-Car and National Car … READ MORE → 0 comments

Madshus CEO Says It’s Business as Usual

October 09, 2016 (Biri Oppland, Norway) – Madshus is Norway’s most prominent cross-country ski manufacturer in a country that is crazy about the sport. The recent announcement it will be put up for … READ MORE → 0 comments

New York’s Garnet Hill Lodge has New Owner

October 08, 2016 (North River, NY) – Garnet Hill Lodge in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains has a new owner reports the Albany Business Review. The cross-country ski center and 268-acre resort was … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Clarifies Pole Length Rules – The Debate Continues

October 07, 2016 – FIS published a new FAQ on Oct. 5th clarifying points on its recent decision to implement a maximum pole length in all FIS-sanctioned classic competitions. According to the FAQ, … READ MORE → 1 comment

Amie Smith is NENSA’s New Executive Director

October 07, 2016 – The NENSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Amie Smith will be taking the reins as Executive Director as we head into the 2016-17 ski season.  After … READ MORE → 0 comments

K2 Sports Owner of Madshus is Destined to be Sold Along with Other Major Winter Brands

October 07, 2016 (Denver, CO) – Major winter sports brands such as K2, Marker, Volkl, Full Tilt, Line and Ride are destined to be sold by owner Newell Brands Inc. report The Denver … READ MORE → 0 comments

2nd Annual Cross Country Alaska Hall of Fame Induction Full of Emotion

October 06, 2016 (Anchorage, Alaska) – The second annual Cross Country Alaska Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Oct. 1 offered an emotional surprise as Anne Donaghy, the daughter of inductees Lowell Jr. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Technical Committee Ruling on Maximum Classic Technique Poles

October 06, 2016 (Zurich, SUI) – The FIS Technical Committee Meetings in Zurich (SUI) concluded on October 1, 2016 after four days of meetings. With the focus on the final preparations for the … READ MORE → 0 comments

XC Ski Route Claims to be the World’s Longest Beer Trail During Oktoberfest

October 05, 2016 (North Muskegon, Michigan) – The fifth annual Oktoberfest took place in Muskegon State Park on Saturday, October 1 reports This event reputedly features the world’s longest beer garden trail … READ MORE → 0 comments

CCSAA Announces UT and CO Fall Summits Oct. 17 and 24

October 04, 2016 (Woodstock, Vermont) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) announces the Utah and Colorado Fall Summits to take place this October.  The CCSAA Summit Series are short, one day … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Announces New Controversial Classic Pole Length Regulation with Unpopular Response

October 03, 2016 (Cancun) – FIS Cross Country faced a barrage of criticism after announcing a new height limit for the length of classic ski poles following its Fall Congress in Cancun. The … READ MORE →3 comments

Visma Ski Classics Partners up With Daehlie

October 03, 2016 – The long distance ski championship Visma Ski Classics and Dæhlie have signed a sponsorship agreement in front of the tour´s upcoming season VII. Dæhlie will be titled the Official … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Women’s Nordic Combined Olympic Goal is Beijing 2022

October 02, 2016 – In a very productive and innovative session of the Nordic Combined Committee at FIS autumn meetings, the most important point of the agenda was the development of the ladies’ … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunity – Program Manager, High Performance Sports @ Richmond Olympic Oval

October 01, 2016 (Richmond, BC) – The Richmond Olympic Oval is seeking a full-time Program Manager, High Performance Sports. In this role, you will be responsible for supervising a team of technical coaches … READ MORE → 0 comments

Fashion-forward Nordic Race Suits by Borah Teamwear

September 30, 2016 – (Coon Valley, Wisconsin) – Borah Teamwear is excited to release four, creative new race suit designs for the upcoming Nordic ski season.  Let your imagination run wild with nearly … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with Ivan Babikov

September 29, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – In the season’s first edition of Talkin’ With the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves talks with Russian-born Canadian, Ivan Babikov, who recently turned from cross-country skier … READ MORE → 0 comments

Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame Inductions – Oct. 1

September 29, 2016 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Please join Cross Country Alaska as we honor the 2016 inductees to the Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame including Jim Galanes, Nina Kemppel, John Miles … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunity – Cross Country Saskatchewan High Performance Coordinator

September 28, 2016 (Regina, SK) – Cross Country Saskatchewan is looking to contract a highly organized, dedicated and enthusiastic High Performance Co-ordinator to advance Saskatchewan’s developing and elite level Nordic athletes. As the … READ MORE → 0 comments

2017 Team Alaska Coaching Opportunities

September 27, 2016 – CCAK is in the early planning of Team Alaska coach selection. In addition to the usual positions for Junior Nationals coaches (this year in Lake Placid, NY), we intend … READ MORE → 0 comments

APU Ski Swap Oct. 5-6

September 26, 2016 – The APU Elite team members will be there selling their gear and you are welcome to bring gear to sell as well. This is an informal swap for all … READ MORE → 0 comments

Inaugural Canadian Sanctioned Rollerski Race in Orford a Success

September 25, 2016 (Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, QC) – A new era of sanctioned racing in Canada has begun, with the very first CCC sanctioned rollerski race, Challenge Volvo 2016, hosted by Orford Ski Club on … READ MORE → 1 comment

Job Opportunity – Logistics/ Shipping Coordinator Ecommerce @ Skiis & Biikes (Van)

September 24, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – We‘re hiring. Skiis & Biikes started in 1978 as a small pro shop with focus on ski services, boot fitting and selling related accessories. Over the years … READ MORE → 0 comments

EPIC North American Snowshoe Racing Season in 2017

September 23, 2016 (Saranac Lake, New York) – The 2017 North American Snowshoe Racing Season is going to be EPIC. Never before have there been four major snowshoe championships conducted the same season on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Celebration Of Life for Sven Wiik – Sept. 24

September 22, 2016 – Please join the Wiik-Lindgren family for a celebration of Sven’s Life on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2pm at the Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. … READ MORE → 0 comments

CXC Technique Clinics for Master Skiers – Sept. 24 and 26

September 21, 2016 – The CXC Technique Clinics are open to master/citizen skiers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Skiers will be divided in small groups based on their level to provide … READ MORE → 0 comments

Pre-season Discount Trail Passes Available for Yellowstone Ski Festival

September 20, 2016 – Prepaid trail passes are now available for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Passes are valid from November 1-30. Passes can be purchased through the mail or online. Order by October 31, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ski for Light Seeks Skiers and Guides

September 19, 2016 (Snow Mountain Ranch, Colorado) – Ski for Light (SFL) is a 40+ year old program that provides an annual week long event for Blind, Visually and Mobility impaired skiers. SFL … READ MORE → 0 comments

Alysson Marshall is Newest Member of CCC Women’s Committee

September 18, 2016 – Alysson Marshall was a member of the National Ski Team for five years and represented Canada at World Cup events, World U23 Championships (2009, 2011), World Junior Championships (2008) … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Challenge Volvo 2016 in Orford – Carrier-Laforte and Cristofanilli Claim Inaugural Titles + PHOTOS

September 17, 2016 (Orford, QC) – Skinouk‘s Sophie Carrier-Laforte and local star Zachary Cristofanilli (Orford Cross Country Ski Club), claimed the victories at the 10km Challenge Volvo 2016, the first CCC-sanctioned Tier 2 Roller … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Coaches Needed for XC Supercamp

September 17, 2016 – Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and Silver Star Mountain Resort offer Canada’s most established cross-country ski improvement camps for all skiing abilities & fitness levels. The camps are offered on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Legendary Bjorn Daehlie Unveils New Identity for High Performance Apparel Brand

September 16, 2016 – Cross country legend Bjørn Daehlie pushed the limits of his sport in the 1990s, achieving Olympic and World Championship success. He established his eponymous brand in 1996, at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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– Nebulizer – Puffer, inhaler call it what you want, this little hand held device is causing the Norwegian Nordic team all kinds of problems these days – read more here)
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