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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 →

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Emerald Expositions Acquires Snow Show from SnowSports Industries America – Joint OR/SIA Event Slated for Jan. 2018

(San Juan Capistrano, California) – Emerald Expositions, LLC (“Emerald Expositions”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. (NYSE: EEX), producer of Outdoor Retailer and a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show and conference … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Head Club Coach and Masters Coach @ Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club

(Huntsville, ON) – Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club, located in the stunningly beautiful Muskoka district comprised of lakes and rolling Canadian Shield, is in need of a Head Club Coach and Masters Coach positions to be … READ MORE →

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Johaug CAS Court Date Set for June 6

– According to The Associated Press, Norwegian star cross-country skier Therese Johaug has a court date set to take place on June 6, 2017 for her ongoing doping case. The Court of Arbitration for … READ MORE →

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Mile High Wine Festival at SilverStar Mountain Resort – Canada’s Highest Outdoor Wine Tasting

– Ever wonder what happens at SilverStar Mountain Resort when the snow’s gone? This summer SilverStar and Okanagan Wine Festivals are proud to bring back Canada’s highest outdoor wine tasting, The Mile High Wine Festival. … READ MORE →

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Lead Event Timer Opportunity @ SportStats – Deadline May 22

– Sportstats is a global leader in sports event timing with over 800 events timed annually. We are a key partner to several internationally renowned running and multisport organisations as well as offering timing … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Nakkertok Racing Program Development Coaches

(Ottawa, ON) – The Nakkertok Nordic Racing Program would like to hire up to 3 enthusiastic and committed individuals to assist in the delivery and implementation of the periodized training programs (dryland and on-snow) … READ MORE →

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APU Masters Eagle Glacier Camp Public – 9 Slots Remaining

(Alaska) – Have you ever wondered what summer training on Eagle Glacier is all about? Have you heard stories from your kids, friends or Elite athletes about the wonders of summer skiing? Well here … READ MORE →

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Sunshine Village Nordic Skiing Open Through to May 22

– Sunshine is grooming for cross-country beginning today through the May long weekend, May 22nd.  Their plan is to groom every evening and re-groom in the morning if there was snow overnight.
If you go … READ MORE →

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China Sees Explosive Growth in Skiing

(Beijing, China) – There has been explosive growth in the Chinese ski industry in recent years a reports Sixth Tone. In 2013 there were 408 ski resorts in China versus 646 in 2016, with … READ MORE →

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Pfizer Canada Inc. Announced as Title Sponsor of the VISTA 2017 Conference for Para Sports

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Paralympic Committee, Pfizer Canada Inc., the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario and the International Paralympic Committee are pleased to announce a new partnership that names the leading pharmaceutical firm the … READ MORE →

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Canadian Cross Country Athletes Meet International Performance Benchmarks

– Cross Country Canada (CCC) has released its annual list of athletes meeting international performance benchmarks during the 2016-17 ski season. The list, which is made up of 45 of Canada’s top cross-country skiers, … READ MORE →

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Tomas Northug Ends his Skiing Career

– Norway’s Tomas Northug has decided to end professional skiing career. “It’s hard but but I made the decision and now I will see what the future holds,” he told NRK.

In 2010 Tomas Northug … READ MORE →

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Italy’s Next Biathlon Generation – Michela, Irene and Samuela Win a Record 8 Medals

– The Italian team came to the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Osrblie as a question mark; young talent with good training brought together by an experienced staff of coaches, but could they battle … READ MORE →

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Attention Athletes and Coaches – Take the CCC Women’s Committee Survey

– The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee is asking female athletes and coaches to complete our annual survey. We use your responses to plan our initiatives so your participation is very important. We want to … READ MORE →

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Boreal Glide Nordic Ski Trail in Quebec’s Montmorency Forest – Opens October 27

(Quebec City, QC) – Laval University’s Montmorency Forest, the world’s largest research and teaching forest, makes headlines once again this year with its famous Boreal Glide! Skiing begins here on October 27th, exclusive in … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Coordinator, Special Projects @ Paralympic Foundation of Canada

– The Paralympic Foundation of Canada (PFC) is seeking a Coordinator, Special Projects to join our recently established Foundation team.  Reporting to the Director, Foundation and working closely with PFC and Canadian Paralympic Committee … READ MORE →

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XC Ski Ontario Coaching Seminar Schedule June 2-4

(North Bay, ON) – Cross Country Ski Ontario’s Annual Coaching Seminar is scheduled for June 2-4, 2017 in North Bay. Registration is now open on the Zone 4 website here. Check the XCSO Annual … READ MORE →

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Canadian National Ski Team Nominations 2017-18

– Cross Country Ski de fond Canada is proud to present the talented athletes that will represent Team Canada for the 2017-18 season! We wish all the best to Canada’s top athletes as they … READ MORE →

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Iceland Loppet Interview with NNF’s David Knoop

(Õsaf, Iceland) – The recent Iceland Loppet, the final the final race of the Worldloppet 2016/17 Series, featured an international field with many US and Canadian skiers making the journey including NNF Executive Director … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Nordic Operations Staff @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

– The role of a Nordic Ops Staff member is to embrace a wide range of tasks and responsibilities which contribute towards the successful & daily Nordic operations at Silver Star Mountain Resort.  The … READ MORE →

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2017 CXC Award Recipients

(Eau Clair, Wisconsin) – The CXC Awards Dinner recognized four of the central region’s outstanding ski community members at the inaugural CXC Congress weekend in Eau Clair, Wisconsin. The honored members of the ski … READ MORE →

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US Ski Team’s Noah Hoffman Inspires Athletes at Eastern Mass Bill Koch League

(Boston, MA) – Over the past four years, the Eastern Mass Bill Koch League (EMBK), the premier junior cross-country ski club in the greater Boston area, has hosted Olympian Noah Hoffman for several dryland … READ MORE →

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Therese Johaug Back with Norwegian Team in November ?

(Norway) – Therese Johaug was notably absent on the roster of the recently announced Norwegian team for the 2017/18 season but the currently banned Norwegian star is slated to return in mid-to-late November when … READ MORE →

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Norwegian Ski Federation Unveils 2017-2018 Team

– The Norwegian Ski Federation has released their men’s Sprint, men’s All-round, women’s Elite, and ParaNordic skiers for the 2017-2018 season. Notably absent is Therese Johaug who is still on the sidelines following her … READ MORE →

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Save the University of New Mexico Ski Team – LIVE Press Conference on May 4th

– Dear Friends and Supporters of the UNM Ski Team, We, the athletes of the University of New Mexico Ski Team are holding a press conference on Thursday, May 4th, at 2:00pm U.S. Mountain … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Head Coach Golden Nordic Ski Club 2017-2018

(Golden, BC) – The Golden Nordic Ski Club is seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated seasonal full time Head Coach with skills and integrity for the upcoming 2017/18 ski season, starting part time in October … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunities for Nordic Cyclists

(Milton, ON) – For all you Nordic skiers that are also avid cyclists here are some job opportunities that may interest you at Cycling Canada: Track and Road Assistant, Assistant Sprint Coach, and Women’s … READ MORE →

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Finland’s Ilkka Jarva Takes the Helm as Head Coach of the Czech XC Ski Team

– Finland’s Ilkka Jarva, a 13-year veteran, has been appointed head coach of the Czech Cross-Country Ski team. He will be supported by local Czech coaches who will be responsible for the daily work … READ MORE →

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Cross Country Ski Ontario’s Coach Mentorship Program Application

– Cross Country Ski Ontario is continuing its Coach Mentorship Program. The aim of this program is to facilitate partnerships and knowledge transfer between coaches in Ontario to support and facilitate the ongoing education … READ MORE →

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Fossavatnsgangan Iceland Loppet 50km CL – Northug and Johansson Norgren Win, Gregg’s 2nd and 4th

(Õsaf, Iceland) – Petter Northug Jr. (Nor) took the win in the men’s signature 50km CL race today at the Fossavatnsgangan, Iceland Loppet, the final race of the Worldloppet 2016/17 Series. Brian Gregg led … READ MORE →

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Michigan Tech Huskies Coach Haggenmiller Resigns

(Houghton, Mi.) – “I’ll definitely miss the incredible student-athletes that we have at Michigan Tech,” former cross country, Nordic skiing, and track and field head coach Joe Haggenmiller said. “I’ll also miss my colleagues … READ MORE →

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Dave Jarrett U.S. Ski Team Nordic Combined Coach Announces his Retirement – Leaves a Golden Legacy

(Park City, Utah) – Veteran U.S. Ski Team Nordic Combined coach Dave Jarrett, who led the team to heights of glory at World Championships and Olympics, is retiring after 15 years as a national … READ MORE →

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Four National Team Korean Skiers Suspended for Drinking

– The Korea Ski Association (KSA) has suspended four national team members for six months and dropped them from the team for drinking beer during the Asian Winter Games held in Sapporo, Japan reports … READ MORE →

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Fossavatnsgangan Iceland Loppet 50km FR – USA’s Caitlin Gregg Wins, Brian Gregg 2nd in Men’s Race

(Ísafjörður, Iceland) – Sunshine greeted skiers as the USA’s Caitlin Gregg took the win in the women’s 25km Freestyle race today in Iceland while her husband Brian Gregg finished second in the men’s competition … READ MORE →

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Call for Nominations to 2017 CCC Board of Directors

– Cross Country Canada is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the CCC Board of Directors.  The election of three Directors at Large to two-year terms will occur at the Annual General Meeting, … READ MORE →

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Yukon’s Nishikawa, Beatty and Johsgaard Receive New Funding Boost

(Yukon) – Talented Yukon cross-country skiers Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty and Knute Johnsgaard, all members of Canada’s national ski team, are the first recipients of a new Northern Exploration and Sport Development Fund, established … READ MORE →

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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 →

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Call for Nominations for CAC Board of Directors at Coaching Association of Canada

(Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, … READ MORE →

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Job Notice – Highlands Trailblazers Junior COMPetitive Lead Coach

– The Highlands Trailblazers seeks an experienced competitive skier with strong coaching skills to manage the training program for the “COMP” racing program the Club is adding for the 2017/18 season.  This new program … READ MORE →

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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 →