Interview with Bob Thompson Following the Ruka World Cup

December 02, 2016 (Ruka, Finland) – Canada’s Bob Thompson, 25, from Woodstock, Ont.20, with the National Development Centre in Thunder Bay, won the final spot on the World Cup team for Period 1 at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with US XC Head Coach Chris Grover on Ruka World Cup Opener

November 30, 2016 (Ruka, Finland) – Team USA arrived in Ruka, Finland for the World Cup launch with a strong contingent including legendary Kikkan Randall who is back the team following the birth … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interviews with Dahria Beatty and Cendrine Browne at the Ruka World Cup

November 29, 2016 (Ruka, Finland) – Canada’s Dahria Beatty, 20, from Athabasca, Alta. and Cendrine Browne, 23, from St-Jérôme, Que. debuted at Ruka, Finland for the FIS XC World Cup Opener as the two rookies … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Ivan Babikov at his First World Cup as Canadian Coach

November 27, 2016 (Ruka, Finland) – Russian-born Canadian, Ivan Babikov, who recently retired as a cross-country skier racer and became coach of Canada’s national team, made his official World Cup debut with the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Kikkan Randall on Returning to the World Cup

November 27, 2016 (Ruka, Finland) – US XC Ski star Kikkan Randall and her husband Jeff Ellis, who is with FIS Cross-Country PR & Communications, celebrated the birth of their son Breck back … READ MORE → 0 comments

Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with Joe Galanes

November 05, 2015 – 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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Frozen Thunder CL Sprint Interviews w/Valjas and Nishikawa + PHOTOS

October 26, 2015 (Canmore, AB) – When the dust settled at the fourth-annual WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic it was top qualifiers, Len Valjas and Emily Nishikawa, who prevailed to win the King’s Court … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Eric De Nys – New HP Director @ Biathlon Canada

October 23, 2015 (Canmore, AB) – While not yet officially announced Eric De Nys has been named as Biathlon Canada’s new High-Performance Director replacing Chris Lindsay who departed in June for a job … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

February 03, 2015 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 08, 2014 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview w/Canadian Biathlete Rosanna Crawford

January 09, 2013 (Canmore, AB) – Rosanna Crawford, the 24-year-old biathlete from Canmore, Alberta has had the most successful world cup start of her career thus far, regularly finishing in the top 30 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interviews w/Bjornsen, Caldwell and Koos after U.S. 20/30km CL National Championships

January 07, 2013 (Soldier Hollow, UT) – APU’s Sadie Bjornsen (USA) and Stratton Mountain’s Sophie Caldwell (USA) were 1st and 3rd, respectively, at the U.S. National Championship’s 20 km CL women’s race. Both … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with US Biathlete Tim Burke

January 07, 2013 – US Biathlete Tim Burke celebrated his first World Cup podium this season in Pokljuka, Slovenia, with a third-place finish in the men’s 15km mass start – his first podium … READ MORE → 0 comments

CBC Interview with Ivan Babikov

December 23, 2012 (Canmore, AB) – Check out this interview with Ivan Babikov after he was the top Canadian man in the 30km Skiathlon (15kCL+15kmFR) race at the Alberta World Cup in Canmore … READ MORE → 0 comments

FIS XC Athlete Interview with Kikkan Randall

October 11, 2012 – USA’s Kikkan Randall became the best sprinter on the ladies’ side last season. The skier from Alaska talked to FIS Cross-Country News about her summer preparation, goals for the … READ MORE → 0 comments

FIS Interview with Italian Coach Silvio Fauner

October 11, 2012 – Italy will be hosting two major events next season, the final stages of the seventh edition of the FIS Tour de Ski and the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships … READ MORE → 0 comments

Inside the Olympic Games with FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis

August 08, 2012 (London, UK) – The first edition of the FIS Newsflash appeared on 15th December 2004 and today it celebrates its 400th edition with nearly 10,000 subscribers. The official weekly newsletter … READ MORE → 0 comments

FIS Women’s Ski Jumping Season Review with Chika Yoshida

April 06, 2012 – Chika Yoshida was born and bred in Tokyo, but lives in Oberperfuss, Tyrol, near Innsbruck. She’s the Coordinator for the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ladies presented by Viessmann, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Robbie Weldon: Flying on Two Wheels and Two Skis

March 26, 2012 (Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – She was into every high school sport, yet she was usure which one would become her passion. The teenage Robbie Weldon was also a speed-hungry Alpine … READ MORE → 0 comments

Diggins, Brooks, Hamilton, Hoffman and Ellefson Talk Shop on the USSA Supertour Finals 3km Prologue

March 24, 2012 (Craftsbury Common, VT) – We caught up with some of the podium finisher’s at today’s 3km Freestyle Prologue at USSA Supertour Finals for their take on the conditions, the courses … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interviews with Junior/Elite Women’s Classic 20/30km at 2012 Haywood Ski Nationals

March 24, 2012 (Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – Chandra Crawford pulled out all the stops to claim her first national distance title attacking late in the women’s 30km CL race to solo in for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Quotes and Photos from the Junior/Elite Men’s Classic 30/50km at the 2012 Haywood Ski Nationals

March 24, 2012 (Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw capped their season crossing the finishline together arm in arm as they shared the limelight in the men’s 50km Classic, the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Talkin’ With the Gravy-Train – Young Phenom Lenny Valjas

March 16, 2012 (Stockholm, Sweden) – This week on March 14 at the World Cup in Stockholm, Sweden, Canada’s Lenny Valjas turned heads yet again as he landed on the podium grabbing the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Talkin’ With the Gravy-Train – Sarah Hendrickson the First Overall WCup Women’s Ski Jumping Globe Winner

March 15, 2012 (Park City, Utah) – This week Peter Graves chats with the USA’s Sarah Hendrickson who made history in Olso, Norway, this past weekend at the famous Midstubakken hill, taking home … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with USA’s Bryan Fletcher Following his NCombined WCup GOLD in Oslo

March 13, 2012 (Oslo, Norway) – The USA’s Bryan Fletcher from Steamboat Springs, CO, scored a career-first FIS Nordic Combined World Cup victory at the season finale at the Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Talkin’ with the Gravy-Train – FIS Sprint Cup Leader Kikkan Randall Interview

February 15, 2012 (Poland) – This week on Talkin’ with the Gravy-Train, Peter Graves checked in with top American female skier Kikkan Randall, the FIS Sprint Cup leader who is currently preparing for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Canmore IBU Cup Double Gold Medalist Nathan Smith

February 13, 2012 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s Nathan Smith made history on Saturday in the Rockies when he won the men’s IBU Cup sprint race, becoming the first Canadian male to win an … READ MORE → 0 comments

Randall and Diggins Reflect on History-making Milan Team Sprint

January 16, 2012 (Milan, Italy) – It was a historic day for North American’s female skiers at the FIS WCup 6×1.4km free team sprints in Milan on Sunday, with both the U.S. and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Canada’s Crawford and Jones Comment on Winning Historic Team Sprint Bronze in Milan

January 16, 2012 (Milan, Italy) – Canada’s Perianne Jones and Chandra Crawford won bronze in the women’s 6×1.4km team sprint FIS WCup in Milan on Sunday – their first-ever medal together and Jones’ first … READ MORE → 0 comments

US XC Ski Championships Day 2 Interviews w/Diggins, Elliott, Gregg and Ellefson

January 06, 2012 (Rumford, Maine) – Famed sports reporter and commentator Peter Graves was on site in Rumford, Maine at the US XC Ski Championships and spoke with women’s 10km FR individual start … READ MORE → 0 comments

Lukas Bauer Inteview: The Tour de Ski is Extremely Difficult

December 22, 2011 – Lukas Bauer is a two-time FIS Tour de Ski champion and one of the hot candidates for a third win. FIS Cross-Country News talked to the Czech ace about … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Sylvan Ellefson – Taking Team HomeGrown to the Next Level

November 05, 2011 (Vail, CO) – If you don’t know who Sylvan Ellefson is, you should. The 2009 Bates College graduate is making his case as one of the rising stars on the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Canada’s Harvey Hungry to Taste Victory Again in 2011-12

October 31, 2011 – After the kind of season that Canada’s Alex Harvey had in 2010-11, climaxing with a gold medal in the Team Sprint event with Devon Kershaw at the Nordic World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Perianne Jones – Sustaining Momentum into 2011-12

October 27, 2011 (Canmore, AB) – For veteran Canadian national XC ski teamer, Perianne Jones, this past racing season was intended to be a rebuilding year. Following a tough 2009-10 season where Jones … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Simi Hamilton

August 31, 2011 – Simi Hamilton grew up in Aspen, CO with skiing in his blood. Since before he can remember, he spent every non-school day during the winter either on the alpine … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Marcus Hellner

May 10, 2011 – Check out this great interview with Swedish cross country skier Marcus Hellner as he reflects on winning Olympic gold in 2010 and Worlds in Oslo this year. He also … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview With Jody Barber at IPC Worlds

April 09, 2011 – Check out this great interview with Canadian Para-Biathlete Jody Barber at the IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, where she logged three fourth-place finishes. She shared her … READ MORE → 0 comments

Audio Interview with Alex Harvey

March 29, 2011 (Quebec City, QC) – Listen to this heartwarming CBC interview with Alex Harvey, one of Canada’s top XC skiers on the history-making men’s National Ski Team. Harvey and Devon Kershaw … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Lowell Bailey

March 17, 2011 – Lowell Bailey is a two-time Olympian, and the top-ranked US biathlete in this year’s overall World Cup standings in 37th. The Lake Placid native is in the midst of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Sara Studebaker

March 15, 2011 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Sara Studebaker has had a breakout season during this year’s World Cup circuit. The 2010 Olympian, who scored top-20 finishes at both the Presque Isle WCup and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with USA Biathlete Leif Nordgren

March 10, 2011 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Leif Nordgren of the US Biathlon team has had a pair of breakout races at the 2011 IBU World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Placing 26th and 21st … READ MORE → 0 comments

Canada’s Burden Tops Women’s Freestyle at Masters WCup Day 3 – Interviews with Burden and McCabe

March 08, 2011 (Vernon, BC) – Monday was the biggest day of racing at the Sparkling Hill Masters World Cup with 405 Canadians gracing start lines out of 1,000 racers competing in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Russians Dominate Master WCup Classic Races on Day 2 – Farley Interview

March 07, 2011 (Vernon, BC) – Russia showed their strength on Sunday in the classic mass starts dominating the field in the second day of competition at the Sparkling Hill Masters World Cup, … READ MORE → 1 comment

Interview with USA Biathlon’s Lowell Bailey

February 07, 2011 (Presque Isle, Maine) – SkiTrax talked with US biathlete, Lowell Bailey, after his 16th place finish in Sunday’s Pursuit competition in Presque Isle, Maine. Bailey talked about his solid set … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with US Biathlon Coach Per Nilsson in Presque Isle

February 07, 2011 (Presque Isle, Maine) – SkiTrax interviewed US Biathlon Head Coach Per Nilsson on Sunday after the final event of the IBU World Cup in Presque Isle, Maine. Nilsson … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jessie Diggins – Running Down a Dream

January 25, 2011 – One couldn’t help but be impressed by the skiing of Afton, Minnesota’s 19 year-old sensation, Jessie Diggins at the recent 2011 US Nationals in Rumford, Maine. Diggins, who went … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interviews with Torin Koos and John Farra at 2011 US XC Nationals

January 10, 2011 (Rumford, ME) – SkiTrax caught up with Torin Koos (Methow) , Saturday’s Freestyle Sprint champion, at the 2011 US XC Nationals in Rumford, Maine and USSA Nordic Director John Farra … READ MORE → 0 comments

Noah Hoffman Interview at 2011 US XC Ski Nationals

January 05, 2011 (Rumford, Maine) – I have always loved sports writing, and especially Nordic journalism over the course of over thirty plus years. In recent times I am no longer coaching or … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with USSA Nordic Director John Farra at the 2011 US XC Nationals

January 04, 2011 (Rumford, ME) – SkiTrax caught up with USSA Nordic Director John Farra at the 2011 US XC Nationals in Rumford, ME. Farra expressed enthusiasm about Sunday’s successful sprint races and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Where They are Now: Bjorger Pettersen – A Pioneer of the Modern Era of XC Skiing

December 26, 2010 (Okotoks, AB) – Pioneer, dreamer, entrepreneur Bjorger Pettersen had it all. And throughout his extraordinary career, he helped Canada realize and embrace all the possibilities that cross-country skiing could offer. … READ MORE → 1 comment