Lukas Bauer [P] Nordic Focus

Lukas Bauer Hangs Up the Skis after a Stellar Career

– 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, 11 World Championships and … READ MORE →

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Tricia Smith Re-elected as COC President

(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, athletes and coaches, voted … READ MORE →

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Former Olympian Alain Masson Has Close Encounter with Wolves in Yukon

(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, but was skiing on … READ MORE →

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Bend Endurance Academy Announces New Location

(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 of the new facility. … READ MORE →

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Inaugural CXC Congress – April 28-30

(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 coaches, volunteers and community leaders … READ MORE →

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Sovereign Lake Spring Fling Ski Camp – May 4-7

(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 place May 4-7th – … READ MORE →

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

– 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 save the biggest xc … READ MORE →

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

(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 supported due to budget … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity @ Winsport Canada – Haig Glacier Camp Attendant

– 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 the Nordic Sport Program … READ MORE →

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

– 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 largest private supporter of … READ MORE →

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Cross Country Canada 2018 Club Toque Fundraiser – April 23 Deadline

– 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 from CCC at a … READ MORE →

Olsson (SWE) [P] Nordic Focus

Sweden’s Johan Olsson Retires from Elite Skiing

– 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 14 Olympic and World … READ MORE →

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CCC Welcomes Ryan Jackson as New Athlete Director

(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 Nationals.
We are pleased to … READ MORE →

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

(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 are the largest private … READ MORE →

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

(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 Marathon in Russia on … READ MORE →

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Team Hardwood in Scandinavia – Part Deux

(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 Canmore, the team composed … READ MORE →

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017 Contest Final Standings and WINNERS

(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 50km F where Canada’s … READ MORE →

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

(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 Birch Hill Recreation Area … READ MORE →

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

(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 Team
Women
– Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.), … READ MORE →

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Swix Launches Custom Teamwear Site for 2017-18

(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 site allows teams and … READ MORE →

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

(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 European press.
The Taschler affair … READ MORE →

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

(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 Birch Hill Recreation Area … READ MORE →

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

– 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 with the wax of … READ MORE →

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

(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+ minute margin in the … READ MORE →

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

(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. Kikkan Randall (APU) took … READ MORE →

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Alex Harvey Honoured in Quebec’s National Assembly

(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, Finland winning the men’s … READ MORE →

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2017 USSA Distance National Championships Mixed Relay PHOTOS

(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 Saxton, Jessie Diggins and … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity at the Canadian Paralympic Committee – Director, Foundation

– 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 of Canada (PFC).  The … READ MORE →

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Kikkan Randall and Marit Bjoergen to Open Chain of Daycare Centres

– 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 ski stars recently gave … READ MORE →

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

(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 the podium.
Sophie Caldwell, … READ MORE →

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

(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. This event really had … READ MORE →

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

(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, Alaska.

APU’s Kikkan Randall was … READ MORE →

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NNF Launches 2017 Auction – Open Until April 3

– 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 U.S. Ski Team uniform … READ MORE →

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USSA SuperTour Finals 2017 in Fairbanks Skiathlon – MORE PHOTOS

(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 Area as the 2017 … READ MORE →

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

(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 Hotel in Portland, Maine. … READ MORE →

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

(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 27 at the Birch … READ MORE →

Susan Dunklee [P] Nordic Focus

Susan Dunklee Dominates U.S. Biathlon National Championships

(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 Championships held over the … READ MORE →

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

(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 team event – its … READ MORE →

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

(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 (NSCF) is happy to … READ MORE →

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

(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 Olympic veterans proved they … READ MORE →

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Cross Country Canada Announces Partnership with XC Ski Nation

(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, is an online membership … READ MORE →

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

(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 Fat Bikes.  The conference … READ MORE →

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2017 Para-Nordic World Cup Finals Wrap – More Medals for USA and Canada

(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 →

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Emily Nishikawa and Evan Palmer-Charrette Crowned Buff Canada Sprint Champions at 2017 Ski Nationals

(Canmore, AB) – Emily Nishikawa and Evan Palmer-Charrette celebrated national titles in the Buff Canada sprint races at the 2017 Ski Nationals in Canmore, Alta. on Wednesday afternoon.
Emily Nishikawa left little doubt she is … READ MORE →

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USA’s Bailey Claims Best-ever 8th Overall at IBU World Cup Finale in Holmenkollen at Oslo – Fourcade Takes 4 Globes Again

(Oslo, Norway) – American Lowell Bailey finished a storybook historic season this past weekend with a career-best 8th overall in the men’s World Cup overall rankings. The Lake Placid, N.Y.  athlete became the first … READ MORE →

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

USA’s Dunklee Career-best 10th Overall as IBU World Cup Season Wraps Up in Oslo

(Oslo, Norway) – Following a superb season the USA’s Susan Dunklee finished a career-best 10th overall as the IBU World Cup wrapped up this past weekend at the Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway. Dunklee, from … READ MORE →

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Emily Nishikawa and Devon Kershaw Win 10/15km CL Interval Start Races at 2017 Haywood Ski Nationals

(Canmore, AB) – Emily Nishikawa and Devon Kershaw battled through incredibly difficult conditions to climb onto the top of the women’s and men’s podiums in the cross-country classic-ski interval start races at the 2017 … READ MORE →

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Ski Tour Canada Wins Event of the Year at 11th Annual Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s PRESTIGE Awards

(Ottawa, Ontario) – Recipients of the 11th annual Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) PRESTIGE Awards stretched right across the country from Vancouver, British Columbia to Saint John, New Brunswick. The awards recognize events from … READ MORE →

Alpine Insurance Joins Forces with the Alberta World Cup Academy as Title Sponsor

(Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy, Canada’s premier high performance training centre, is thrilled to welcome Alpine Insurance into its Nordic ski family as a title sponsor for the 2017/2018 season.
The partnership … READ MORE →

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Zina Kocher and Graham Nishikawa Win 5/10km F Individual Skate Titles at Haywood Ski Nationals

(Canmore, AB) – The Ski Nationals saw a change in the weather, with Saturdays rain making way for cooler temperatures and bright blue skies. Retired national biathlon team member, Zina Kocher of Rocky Mountain … READ MORE →