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

Interviews with Drew Goldsack and Andy Shields

December 16, 2010 – Canadian National Ski Team (NST) member Drew Goldsack is a veteran of the cross-country ski-racing world. Goldsack, who trains with the Alberta World Cup Academy, has been racing World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Tim Burke: Ready to Handle the Big Races

December 02, 2010 – In an Olympic year, athletes in obscure sports to American culture have a small window of opportunity to put their sport on the map and earn significant accolades in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Morgan Arritola – Looking Ahead

November 11, 2010 Born in Bend, Oregon, Morgan Arritola made the 2010 US Olympic Team and competed in Vancouver. In this candid interview she looks back at some of her difficulties at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Making Great Athletes – Why Failing is Good

November 08, 2010 – British sports writer and Olympian Matthew Seyed makes some bold claims about the science of success in athletics, “choking”, the myth of talent, how to encourage children in sport, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Lukas Bauer

November 04, 2010 – FIS Cross-Country News spoke with Lukas Bauer (CZE) about the upcoming season yesterday at a Czech Ski Association press conference. Read on to find out what the Olympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview With Liz Stephen

October 29, 2010 – It’s autumn, the bright colored leaves are falling and apples are ready to be picked in East Montpelier, VT. While at home, U.S. Cross Country Ski Team member and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Lindsey Van Returns to International Ski Jumping in Lillehammer

September 13, 2010   (Lillehammer, Norway) – Lindsey Van of the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team returned to the Continental Cup the weekend of Sept. 11-12 in Lillehammer, Norway, resuming high-level international competition after … READ MORE → 0 comments

Where They Are Now – Interview with Trina Hosmer

September 03, 2010 – Skiers racers around Bennington and Putney, Vermont, during the 1960s had many great role models like Trina Hosmer to look up to. Always smiling and encouraging, Hosmer was a … READ MORE → 0 comments

FIS XC Interview with John Aalberg on Oslo 2011

August 15, 2010 – FIS Cross-Country had a chance to catch up with John Aalberg, the Sports Director for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo, who embarked on his new … READ MORE → 0 comments

Where They Are Now – Interview with Mike Gallagher

August 08, 2010 (Pitsfield, VT) – Many young people engaged in our sport today, perhaps don’t even recall the name of Mike Gallagher. Yet, in the era when guys like Gallagher, [Mike ] … READ MORE → 1 comment

Interview with Uli Wehling on FIS Summer GP Nordic Combined 2010

August 07, 2010 – The Nordic Combined season 2010/2011 officially begins with the FIS Summer Grand Prix that is scheduled for August 7-8 in Oberstdorf (GER) and Oberwiesenthal (GER)  followed by more races … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Dario Cologna’s Coach Fredrik Aukland

August 04, 2010 – Fredrik Aukland has worked with Dario Cologna for a number of years, helping him become the successful and winning skier he is today. He worked with the Swiss Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

The Story of NCCSEF – Interview with Dave Knoop

July 23, 2010 – In this interesting interview you will read the comments of Dave Knoop, who is the current director for the National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation (NCCSEF), with some input … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Pete Vordenberg

July 13, 2010 – Pete Vordenberg has given his talents, energy and passion to the sport of cross-country skiing. Following his stint as the USST’s head cross-country ski coach, he has turned his … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Vi Menn’s Alex Øystå on Northug-Hellner Vegas Showdown

July 02, 2010 – North Americans are well accustomed to seeing point-guards on the cover of sports magazines and armor-clag linemen posing with cheerleaders. What’s not so common on this side of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Alex Harvey – Back in the Saddle

July 01, 2010 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s Alex Harvey is one interesting athlete. The young native of Mont Ste-Anne, Quebec is one of Canada’s fastest cross-country ski racers, and strives to live a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Where They Are Now – Interview with John Estle

June 04, 2010 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – There are many individuals who have contributed to the sport of Nordic skiing in North America and through a series of Where They Are Now interviews and … READ MORE → 1 comment

Interview with US Head Coach Chris Grover

May 20, 2010 (Park City, Utah) – During last week’s USSA Congress in Park City, we got the chance to set down and talk with the newly named USST coach Chris Grover. An … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Kikkan Randall

March 02, 2010 (Whistler, BC) – Team USA’s Kikkan Randall of Anchorage Alaska was very positive after racing the women’s Olympic 30km mass start classic race on Saturday at Whistler Olympic Park. Despite … READ MORE → 0 comments

FIS-XC Interview with Vegard Ulvang

February 26, 2010 (Vancouver, BC) – Vegard Ulvang, Chairman of the FIS Cross-Country Committee, paid a visit to the Vancouver Games and Whistler Olympic Park. FIS CrossCountry.com interviewed the man who led the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Holly Brooks and Caitlin Compton

February 26, 2010 (Whistler, BC) – We caught up with two of Team USA’s women’s relay squad members soon after they finished the Olympic 4x5km relay at Whistler Olympic Park in rain/wet snow … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Billy Demong – Winner of First US Olympic Gold Medal in Nordic Combined

February 26, 2010 (Whistler, BC) – Nordic Combined Large Hill World Champion in 2009, Olympic Champion in 2010… the big successes in Bill Demong’s career came late, but they came. Demong will turn … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Simeon Hamilton

February 25, 2010 (Whistler, BC) – We caught up with first-time Olympian and U.S. Team skier Simeon Hamilton, 22, at Whistler Olympic Park after yesterday’s men’s 4x10km classic/freestyle relay, which took place in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Olympian George Grey

February 22, 2010 (Whistler, BC) – Canada’s George Grey of Rossland, BC logged a personal best result in the Men’s 30km Olympic Pursuit on Saturday at Whistler Olympic Park. Grey was part of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Simon Ammann – 2010 Olympic Double Gold Medalist

February 22, 2010 (Whistler, BC) – By winning his second Olympic gold medal in the Large Hill at Whistler Olympic Park 28-year-old Simon Ammann from Switzerland is without a doubt the most successful ski jumping … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview With US Olympian Caitlin Compton

February 20, 2010   (Whistler, BC) – We caught up with a cheerful Caitlin Compton (USA), after she finished 43rd as the top American in the women’s 15km pursuit on Saturday. Compton commented on … READ MORE → 0 comments

FIS XC World Cup Alberta Video Interviews – Kikkan Randall, Alex Harvey, Axel Teichmann

February 5, 2010 (Canmore, Alberta) – This weekend’s Viessmann World Cup event in Canmore, Alberta falls just one week before the Olympics, and many teams are taking different approaches … READ MORE → 0 comments

Eurosport Interview with Tim Burke

February 5, 2010 – US Biathlon’s Tim Burke has had a remarkable start to the season being the first U.S. biathlete to wear the IBU World Cup leaders bib and landing on the podium three … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Brent McMurtry

February 5, 2010 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s Brent McMurtry is having a very good season. Multiple podium finishes on the NorAm circuit, World Cup races in Otepaa, Estonia and Rybinsk, Russia, and being recently named … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Dasha Gaiazova

February 3, 2010 (Canmore, AB) – Wax techs speaking Russian, Norwegian coaches shouting encouragement at their skiers, test skis laid out by the hundreds…yes, the Canmore Nordic Centre is … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Canada’s Heidi Widmer

February 2, 2010 – Top Canadian junior cross-country skier, Heidi Widmer, from Banff, Alberta, had a great week at the 2010 Nordic Junior World XC Ski Championships in Hinterzarten, Germany. Her 22nd place in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Lukas Bauer at Silver Star Mountain Resort

February 01, 2010 (Silver Star, BC) – Top Czech skier and recent Tour de Ski winner, Lukas Bauer, is training at Silver Star with his team preparing for the 2010 Olympic Games. Glenn … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Canada’s Brittany Webster

January 29, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – Brittany Webster’s (Can) enthusiasm for her sport is contagious. It is what brought her from a high school freshman, taking her first steps on skis, to a junior … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interviews with 2010 Olympic XC Ski Team Members Chandra Crawford, George Grey and Stefan Kuhn

January 27, 2010 (Canmore, AB) – On Friday, Jan. 22 the 2010 Canadian Olympic XC Ski Team was announced as Canada once again plays host to the world from Feb. 12-28 at … READ MORE → 0 comments

USSA Super Tour Methow Valley 10/15km Classic – Koos and Compton Score

January 17, 2010 (Winthrop, WA) – Torin Koos (USST) was back on the podium giving local fans more to cheer about as he made good in the men’s 15km on the Ski the Loup … READ MORE → 0 comments

MVSTA Video Interview with Torin Koos and Laura McCabe

January 15, 2010 (Methow Valley, WA) – The Methow Valley Sports Trail Association is hosting the SuperTour races this weekend, Jan. 16-17, and interviewed hometown Nordic heroes, Torin Koos (US Team) and Laura McCabe … READ MORE → 0 comments

US XC Nats 2010 – Interview with Kikkan Randall

January 6, 2010 (Anchorage, AK) – Anchorage, Alaska’s very own star, Kikkan Randall (USST), is enjoying skiing on her home trails, cheered on by family and friends this week, at the 2010 U.S. Cross … READ MORE → 0 comments

US XC Ski 2010 Nationals: Interview with Simi Hamilton

January 4, 2010 (Anchorage, AK) – SkiTrax caught up with Aspen, Colorado’s Simi Hamilton (SVSEF), newly crowned 2010 U.S. Classic Sprint champion. Hamilton recently graduated from Middlebury College and now skis for the Sun … READ MORE → 0 comments

US XC Ski 2010 Nationals – Interview with Adele Espy

January 1, 2010 (Anchorage, AK) – There is little doubt that whatever Adele Espy puts her mind to, she will achieve. Lucky for US cross-country skiing that she discovered Nordic. In the few … READ MORE → 0 comments

Countdown to 2010: Interview with Vincent Vittoz

December 31, 2009 – Vincent Vittoz, from La Clusaz in the Northern French Alps, has been racing since 1982 and is one of France’s most celebrated xc skiers, distinguishing himself by winning … READ MORE → 0 comments

Countdown to 2010: Interview with Jack Sasseville

December 29, 2009 – Jack Sasseville has seen cross-country skiing from many angles. As an athlete, national team coach and television commentator. He is one of those self-reliant men, who does not flinch … READ MORE → 0 comments

Countdown to 2010: Interview with Norway’s Marthe Kristoffersen

December 25, 2009 – Marthe Kristoffersen is a delightful young xc skier from Norway, who happens to ski very fast. Born August 11, 1989 she has competed at an international level since 2006 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Tim Burke – Biathlon World Cup Leader

December 22, 2009 – In the mid-1990s, recently graduated collegiate ski racers, Chris Seymour and Al Barrett, coached youth skiers for a pittance in Lake Placid. These two unassuming but well-intentioned practitioners of fun … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Zach Caldwell

December 18, 2009 – Zach Caldwell, often referred to as the guru of ski grinding, is one busy man being involved at many levels of the sport of cross-country skiing. With an … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Torin Koos post-Dusseldorf Team Sprints

December 7, 2009 (Dusseldorf, GER) – On Sunday the US XC Ski Team Sprint duo of Andy Newell and Torin Koos were tied for 5th in photo finish with Russia II and ended up … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with Andy Newell after the Dusseldorf Team Sprints

December 6, 2009 (Dusseldorf, GER) – The US XC Ski Team’s Andy Newell and Torin Koos put on another great show in Dusseldorf at the Team Sprints finishing in 6th with the world’s best. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Beitostolen Men’s World Cup Relay – Team Canada Interview

November 23, 2009 (Beitostolen, Norway) – At the 2009 Nordic Worlds in Liberec in February the Canadian men’s relay team scored a top level 5th and they were back in limelight at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Countdown to 2010: Interview with Alex Harvey

November 20, 2009 – Alex Harvey is an extraordinary athlete, given the gifts of his prodigious athletic ability. His ski racing last winter, took a huge jump forward and he’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Interview with West Yellowstone’s Drew Barney

November 19, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – As thousands of skiers prepare to make the yearly pilgrimage to West Yellowstone’s fall festival, Drew Barney is hard at work making preparations as he has for … READ MORE → 0 comments