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Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage – Over 50 Years of Fabulous Trails

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Check out this announcement about the great year-round trail work the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) does for Southcentral Alaska. NSAA is a non-profit that maintains many of Anchorage’s wonderful … 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 →

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

– 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 Leader for the US … READ MORE →

USA’s Erik Bjornsen Strong 18th in Men’s 15km CL Individual Start as Finland’s Niskanen Triumphs #Lahti2017 + Bjornsen Interview

(Lahti, Finland) – Erik Bjornsen finished strong in 18th in the men’s 15km classic race interval start at FIS Nordic World Championships in Lahti, posting the best World Cup distance result of the US … READ MORE →

Interview with US Head Coach Chris Grover on World Cup Finals Criteria and Quotas

(Ulricehamn, Sweden) – The US Ski Team recently posted selection criteria and quotas for the upcoming World Cup Finals in Quebec City, March 17-19, relocated from Russia due to the doping scandals in that … READ MORE →

Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with US Biathlon CEO Max Cobb

(Canmore, AB) – In this edition of Talkin’ With the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves talks with Max Cobb, President & CEO of the US Biathlon Assoc. and more recently the Vice-President … READ MORE →

Interview with Canadian Coach Ivan Babikov at Tour de Ski

(Ruka, Finland) – Team Canada is off to a good start at the 11th Tour de Ski with Alex Harvey in 3rd overall and other team members ready to shine as well as Devon … READ MORE →

Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with Ivan Babikov

(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 racer to coach of … READ MORE →

Share the Road with Devon Kershaw on June 22

(Sudbury, ON) – One of Canada’s most accomplished and decorated xc skiers, Devon Kershaw, a multi-time Olympian and FIS Nordic Worlds champion, is back in his native Sudbury to host the 7th annual “Share … READ MORE →

Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with Pierre LaFontaine, CEO of Cross-Country Canada

(Canmore, AB) – In this edition of Talking with the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves has an interesting conversation with Pierre LaFontaine, the new CEO of Cross-Country Canada. La Fontaine was named CEO … READ MORE →

Interview with Zina Kocher on her Retirement

(Canmore, AB) – Zina Kocher, a three-time Olympian, announced her retirement following the end of the biathlon season. The veteran athlete was a national team member for 15 years earning a stellar bronze medal … READ MORE →

Interview with Jack Sasseville on his Retirement and Prolific Career in XC Skiing, Cycling and Golf

(Barrie, ON) – Following the recent announcement of his pending retirement, we caught up with Jack Sasseville of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. to find out more about his decision, his storied career, and … READ MORE →

Interview with Matthias Ahrens Biathlon Canada Head Coach

(Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Matthias Ahrens, Head Coach of Biathlon Canada, who was in the legendary Holmenkollen stadium with 40,000 screaming fans watching the Canadian Men’s Relay squad including Christian and Scott … READ MORE →

Interview with Finland’s Matti Heikkinen

(Canmore, Alta.) – We caught up with Finland’s Matti Heikkinen following his victory on Stage 7, the men’s 15km Skate Individual Start, at the penultimate round of Ski Tour Canada in Canmore, Alta, for … READ MORE →

Interview with US Head Coach Chris Grover @ Canmore

(Canmore, Alta.) – With four stages to go to the conclusion of Ski Tour Canada 2016 and the FIS World Cup season wrap we caught up with Chris Grover, US Head Coach, to get … READ MORE →

Interview with Brittany Hudak

– As we approach the IPC World Cup in Finsterau, Germany starting this weekend, check out this great candid interview with young Canadian Para-Nordic skier Brittany Hudak, as she describes how Collette Bourgonje had … READ MORE →

Interview w/Canadian Head Coach Matthias Ahrens @ IBU Biathlon Canmore World Cup + Team PHOTOS

(Canmore, Alta.) – Canada is playing host to round seven of the 2016 BMW IBU Biathlon World Cup from Feb. 4-7 at the legendary Canmore Nordic Centre. While the venue has hosted numerous FIS … READ MORE →

FIS Tour de Ski Preview – Venues, Inside the Fence, Interesting Facts, Schedule

– In just 10 days the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear gets under way already for the 10th time. On January 1, 2016 the sprint prologue will mark the start … READ MORE →

Interview with US Biathlon’s Susan Dunklee in Pokljuka

(Pokljuka, SLO) – Check out this candid interview with US Biathlon’s Susan Dunklee on her strong results in Pokljuka after finishing 6th in the Sprint and 10th in the Pursuit, and more on the … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Combined Update – USA’s Fletchers in the Points at Ramsau WCup, Klingenthal Cancelled

– Here’s an update from FIS Nordic Combined, including reports from the weekend’s World Cup events in Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria, where USA’s Bryan Fletcher logged the top American result on Day 1 in … READ MORE →

Interview with Simi Hamilton on his Historic Silver in the Men’s 1.3km FR Sprint WC in Toblach

(Toblach, Italy) – Aspen, Colorado’s Simi Hamilton took a historic podium Saturday in the men’s 1.3km FR sprint in Toblach, Italy, claiming second behind Italy’s Federico Pellegrino with Great Britain’s Andrew Young in third.

It … READ MORE →

Beatty and Sandau Win 10/16.5k FR at Haywood NorAm Cup Day 2 in Canmore

(Canmore, AB) – The courses were hard and fast as the men’s 16.5 mass-start, skate race got underway in Canmore, this morning, at -1 deg. C. With large groups of skiers negotiating some sharp … READ MORE →

Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with Joe Galanes

– In this installment of Talking with the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves sits down with Joe Galanes, who along with his brother Jim are marketing and selling a new training device that may … READ MORE →

FIS Conference @Varna Interviews with Cross Country Canada’s Dave Dyer, FIS Executive Board Chairman Vegard Ulvang

(Varna, Bulgaria) – SkiTrax correspondent Peter Graves is on the ground in Varna, Bulgaria for the annual FIS  Calendar Conference currently underway. He caught up with Dave Dyer from Cross Country Canada and spoke with … READ MORE →

Interview with Chris Lindsay High Performance Director at Biathlon Canada

(Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Chris Lindsay High Performance Director at Biathlon Canada yesterday for his take on Nathan Smith’s World Cup gold and incredible season. In fact the team has had … READ MORE →

Interview with Canada’s Nathan Smith on Career-first IBU World Cup GOLD @ Khanty-Mansiysk

(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – SkiTrax caught up with Canada’s Nathan Smith who claimed a decisive career-first IBU World Cup victory today in the Men’s 12.5km Pursuit at the final round in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. His stellar … READ MORE →

Interview with US Women’s Coach Matt Whitcomb

 (Oslo, NOR) – SkiTrax caught up with US Women’s Coach, Matt Whitcomb, following the women’s 30km FR at the famous Holmenkollen in Oslo marking the strongest distance results in history by the U.S. women’s team. Liz … READ MORE →

Interviews w/Nathan Smith and Biathon Canada’s Chris Lindsay on Historic SILVER @ IBU Worlds in Finland

 (Kontiolahti, FIN) – SkiTrax caught up with Nathan Smith following his historic silver medal today in the men’s 10km Sprint at the IBU World Championships in Finland for his take on this amazing day in … READ MORE →

Teleconference Call with Caitlin Gregg, Jessie Diggins and US Women’s Coach Matt Whitcomb

(Falun, SWE) – Check out the US Ski Team’s media conference call with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) and the US Women’s Coach Matt Whitcomb, following the medal ceremonies in Falun, Sweden. … READ MORE →

Interview with Head Coach Chris Grover on USA’s Double Podium @ Falun 2015

(Falun, SWE) – SkiTrax caught with US XC Head Coach Chris Grover just after Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg finished second and third respectively in the Women’s 10km FR individual for a historic US … READ MORE →

Shellie Milford Passes the Torch @ American Birkie after 28 Years + On-Site Interview w/Peter Graves

(Cable, WI) – Shellie Milford, director of race operations at the American Birkebeiner, is stepping down after the Feb. 21, 2015 running of this year’s Swix Birkie (50km skate and 55km Classic), ending almost … READ MORE →

Falun Welcomes the World

February 18, 2015 (Falun, Sweden) – FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf opened the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Wednesday night at Falun’s Lugnet Arena, in the heart of … READ MORE →

Snowshoe Worlds Interviews with Leboeuf, Bergeron – Larouche, Ferreira, Brunner

(Quebec City, QC) – Canada’s Maxime Leboeuf from Quebec claimed the Elite Men’s 10km ISSF Snowshoe World Championship title on Saturday, while fellow Canadian Sarah Bergeron-Larouche took the women’s 10km competition in frigid conditions. Check … READ MORE →

Interview with Alex Harvey after TdS 2015 15km CL Pursuit Silver

(Obertsdorf, Germany) – Canada’s Alex Harvey executed a near-perfect race yesterday in the men’s 15k CL pursuit, Stage 2 at the Tour de Ski in Obertsdorf, Germany to capture a close silver, only 0.6s … READ MORE →

Talking With the Gravy Train – Interview with Noah Hoffman

– In this edition of Talking With the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves speaks with special guest, the US Ski Team’s Noah Hoffman of Aspen, CO. Hoffman recently suffered a major injury during the … READ MORE →

Interview with Canadian XC Ski Team Head Coach Justin Wadsworth

(Gallivare, Sweden) – SkiTrax caught up with Justin Wadsworth, the Head Coach of the Canadian National Ski Team, that is currently at their final training camp in Gallivare, Sweden. The squad is preparing for … READ MORE →

Talking With the Gravy Train – Interview with Kikkan Randall

– In this week’s edition of Talkin’ with the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves talks with American cross-country star Kikkan Randall. Over her career, Randall has amassed 17 US Championships, 26 World Cup podiums, … READ MORE →

Talkin’ With the Gravy Train – Interview with Paddy Caldwell

– Having grown up in one of America’s most well-known Nordic skiing families, Paddy Caldwell, has been on skis from about the same time that he learned to walk. At the 2014 FIS Nordic … READ MORE →

Interview w/NNF Director Dave Knoop – Suffers Stroke at Home Recovering

– National Nordic Foundation Director Dave Knoop a.k.a. “Nordic Dave” of Park City, Utah suffered stroke earlier this month and is recovering at home with minimal lasting effects. The super-fit nordic skier and … READ MORE →

Interview with Tor Arne Hetland New Coach with the Canadian World Cup Team

(Stratton, VT) – Norwegian great, Tor Arne Hetland, needs no introduction. His storied career as a sprinter began in 1990 and when it ended he had five Nordic Worlds and two Olympic medals to … READ MORE →

Interview with Canadian Head Coach Justin Wadsworth

– The Canadian team is in training mode and we caught up with Justin Wadsworth, Head Coach of the Canadian National Cross-country Ski Team, to check on the team’s progress, the transition to their new … READ MORE →

Interview with US Women’s Coach Matt Whitcomb + LOTS of Dryland/Glacier Camp PHOTOS

(Alaska) – The US Women’s XC Ski Team recently held their NAWTA (North American Women’s Training Alliance) camp second training camp in Alaska including a week on Eagle Glacier, and were joined by APU skiers … READ MORE →

US XC Ski Team Alaska Camp Update and Photos + Interviews with Andy Newell and Noah Hoffman

(Anchorage, Alaska) – The US XC Ski Team is in Alaska this year for their second training camp opting for Eagle Glacier instead of the Snow Farm in New Zealand this year to ease … READ MORE →

Interview with Holly Brooks on Mount Marathon Race Victory, FIS Marathon Cup + Photos

– Check out our latest interview with USA’s Holly Brooks as she talks about her recent win at the Mount Marathon Race, the upcoming NAWTA – North American Women’s Training Alliance – in Alaska, … READ MORE →

Talkin’ With the Gravy Train – Interview w/Canadian Head Coach Justin Wadsworth

– In today’s edition of Talkin’ With the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves talks with Justin Wadsworth, Head Coach of the Canadian National Cross-country Ski Team. In this candid interview Graves talks to Wadsworth about where … READ MORE →

Chandra Crawford Retires – Olympic Gold Medalist Says the Time is Right for Me

(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 →

Interview with USA’s Lowell Bailey on his Career-first IBU Podium in Kontiolahti

(Kontiolahti, Finland) – Following US Biathlon’s Lowell Bailey superb day in the men’s 10km sprint at Kontiolahti, Finland on Saturday, March 15 where he secured his career-first IBU World Cup podium, we caught up … READ MORE →

Like Father Like Son Canada’s Harvey Nails Men’s 30km Skiathlon and Vies for Overall WCup Podium + Interview w/Wadsworth & 1987 Video

(Falun, Sweden) – In a stunning display of skiing prowess Canada’s Alex Harvey demonstrated that he can ski with the best in the world and defeat them as well claiming the men’s 30km Skiathlon … READ MORE →

Interviews with Kikkan Randall and Sadie Bjornsen after Holmenkollen 30km CL

(Oslo, Norway) – We caught up with the USA’s Kikkan Randall and Sadie Bjornsen after the historic 30km CL at the Holmenkollen in Oslo for their take on the race and what it’s like … READ MORE →

Sweden’s Richardsson Triumphant in 50km CL at Oslo Holmenkollen – Harvey Rebounds to 14th, Hoffman 29th

March 08, 2014 (Oslo, Norway) – Sweden’s Daniel Richardsson outdueled his two rivals, Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) and Alexander Legkov (RUS), for the biggest victory of his career winning the 50km CL today in the … READ MORE →