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07.01.2016, Ruhpolding, Germany (GER):
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Interview with Matthias Ahrens Biathlon Canada Head Coach

March 16, 2016 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ski Tour Canada Video – Are You Ready ?

February 27, 2016 – The biggest Nordic ski event in North American history is just around the corner. Are you ready? Come cheer Team Canada for Ski Tour Canada 2016 starting on March … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS XC Inside the Fence – Looking Back at Building Drammen 2015

February 03, 2016 (Drammen, Norway) – It takes a lot of work to create an FIS World Cup city sprint and the Drammen Organizers know a great deal about it. Check out “Building … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Madshus Introduces US Ski Team Athlete Noah Hoffman

January 20, 2016 – Hailing from Aspen, CO, Noah Hoffman now trains in Park City, Utah. Named to the US Ski Team in 2008 as a junior skier, Hoffman has been working his … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The Way I See IT – Golden Twins, Double Poling, Downhills, Norwegians, Madshus, TdS 50-50

January 13, 2016 – Let’s Get Into the Swing of Things – Big pay dirt has been hit and let’s watch the excitement, as Sophie Caldwell and Jessie Diggins become the “Gold Dust Twins”! Sorry about the … READ MORE →5 comments

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Salomon Debuts Their New Prolink Boot/Binding System at Jeremy Ranch

January 11, 2016 (Salt Lake City, UT) – The ringing in of 2016 brings significant change in the Nordic world – namely a big step toward a universal boot and binding system. On … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Elliott Back on Top in Men’s 30K FR at 2016 US Nationals after 4-year Hiatus + Interview

January 7, 2016 (Houghton, Michigan) – Former Birkie winner, Tad Elliott of the Vail Ski and Snowboard Club, attacked with five kilometers to go to take the win at the finish of the 2016 US … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Patterson Wins 20K FR her Second Title and 3rd Podium at US Nationals + Interview

January 07, 2016   (Houghton, Michigan) – For the third race in a row Caitlin Patterson of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project laded herself on the podium at the 2016 US Nationals in Houghton, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Qaniq Challenge in Alaska Offers Prize Purse of $10,000 and Reveals Big Plans – Jan. 16-17

January 07, 2016 – When you think about the biggest ski races in North America, you might think of the American Birkebeiner, the Gatineau Loppet, the Boulder Mountain Tour and…now the Qaniq Challenge. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with Sophie Caldwell on her First World Cup Victory

January 06, 2016 – We caught up with the USA’s Sophie Caldwell after her massive win yesterday in the Tour de Ski 1.2km CL sprint in Obertsdorf, Germany – her first-ever World Cup … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interviews with Scott Patterson, Caitlin Patterson and Kaitlynn Miller after 10/15km CL at US Ski Nationals

January 05, 2016 (Houghton, Michigan) – Check out this interview with APU’s Scott Patterson, who earned his first national title at the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships on the Michigan Tech trails in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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XC Supercamp Gearing Up for 2016 Camps – Jan. 15-17 and Feb. 19-21

December 28, 2015 (Vernon, BC) – XC Supercamp is gearing up again for the 2.5 day camp program January 15 – 17 and February 19 – 21. The trails at Sovereign Lake and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS XC Inside The Fence – Home Away from Home

December 24, 2015 – Check out the final Inside the Fence of 2015 by FIS XC that takes a look at the US and Canadian Cross-Country ski teams as they prepare for another Christmas … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sandau vs CCC – Debate on the National Team Selection Process

December 23, 2015 – This past spring, Alberta’s Kevin Sandau, 27, was cut from Cross Country Canada (CCC)’s senior development team, along with Michael Somppi and Heidi Widmer. Sandau created a dramatic video … READ MORE → 0 comments


CXC News – 10 Days Left to Donate + Open Masters/Citizen Technique Camp – Jan. 1-3

December 22, 2015 (Cable, WI) – Dear friends, our CXC thermometer is growing, and we are getting closer to reaching our year-end goal of $30,000 by December 31, but we’re not there yet … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Beatty and Sandau Win 10/15km Interval Start FR at Haywood NorAm Sovereign Lake Day 2

December 14, 2015 (Sovereign Lake, BC) – The final Haywood NorAms before Christmas, were raced on Sunday in Sovereign Lake B.C. It was -4 deg. C. with some light snow in the morning … READ MORE → 0 comments


Haywood NorAm Sovereign Lake – Maya Macissac-Jones and Andy Shields win Buff Sprints

December 12, 2015 (Sovereign Lake, B.C.) – The Haywood NorAm series moved to Sovereign Lake, B.C. this weekend and today’s races were skate sprints, presented by Buff Canada. The early season NorAms count … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interviews w/Beatty and Thompson on Their Haywood NorAm/Buff Sprint Victories @Canmore

December 09, 2015 (Canmore, AB) – We caught up with Dahria Beatty and Bob Thompson, the winners of the Haywood NorAm/Buff CL Sprints in Canmore, AB, this past weekend. Find out what they … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Snowsports are Alive and Well in Netherlands – No Mountains, No Problem

December 05, 2015 – Despite the geographical challenges of not having mountains, snow sports in the Netherlands have flourished. At the centre of this is the Nederlandse Ski Vereniging (Dutch Ski Association) and … READ MORE → 0 comments


Inside the Fence – 2015-16 FIS Cross-Country Pre-Season Teaser Video

November 26, 2015 – Building on the success of the 2014-15 season – in partnership with 7th Frame Productions – Inside the Fence will continue this year taking ski fans inside the world … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Poltoranin and Nousiainen Take Muonio Sprints – Niskanen and Jauhojarvi Win Distance Races

November 15, 2015 (Muonio, Finland) – Alexey Poltoranin (KAZ) and Finland’s Mona-Liisa Nousiainen (formerly Malvalehto) won the 1.2km CL sprints on Day One at the season opener in Muonio, Finland. Top skiers Kerttu … READ MORE → 0 comments

Ski Tour Canada Unveils 2016 Courses – 8 Stages, 4 Canadian Cities

November 10, 2015 – With less than five months to go until the world’s biggest Cross-Country Skiing event of the 2015-2016 season, the Ski Tour Canada 2016 courses have now been unveiled! Taking … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ivan Babikov Driving Towards Success – Make a Champ Fundraiser Video

November 04, 2015 – Canadian Team skier Ivan Babikov has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise the money he will need to pay for his World Cup tour this season. Check out … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Finnish XC Star Aino-Kaisa Saarinen Pregnant

November 04, 2015 – Finland’s Aino-Kaisa Saarinen announced on her twitter account today with a vimeo message that she is expecting a child with her husband Tom Gustafsson, a former Finnish National Team … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sharon and Shirley Firth Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Photos + Video

November 02, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – On October 21, the Class of 2015 was inducted in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Toronto to celebrate the organization’s 60th anniversary. Among the inductees are … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USSA Nordic Athletes Star in National L.L.Bean TV Spot

October 29, 2015 (Park City, UT) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is wrapping up its final pre-season training camp in Park City, but they’re also keeping an eye glued to the … 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


Climb to the Castle 2015 Video and Photos

October 19, 2015 (Wilmington, NY) – The 2015 Climb to the Castle post-race video and photos are up. Check out the images and footage of the race action from the Sept. 20 event … READ MORE → 0 comments


COC Launches Groundbreaking Total Athlete Wellness Program

September 25, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – On Thursday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), and Deloitte launched Game Plan – a high performance athlete wellness and transition program designed to give Canadian athletes new … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Climb to the Castle – Catch the Feeling on Sept. 20

September 04, 2015 (Wilmington, New York) – Check out this cool video of the upcoming 9th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race that climbs for 5 miles/8km with an average … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The Way I See It – Gregg and Diggins, New IDEA, Noah, Query To Matt, Bryan Fish, Race Strategy, Befuddled…

September 01, 2015 – Well, it’s been awhile. In late February I had a bi-lateral knee replacement, which was one of more interesting periods of my life and left me pretty flat for the next … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Watch the Livestream Legacy of the American Birkebeiner by Tom Kelly

August 28, 2015 (Hayward, Wisconsin) – Tom Kelly, longtime American Birkie public relations leader and ski historian, held court on Aug. 12 commemorating the legacy of the legendary race and also showcased plans … READ MORE → 0 comments

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National U16 Camp Results and Video – Get Your Nord ON

July 30, 2015 (Burlington, Vermont) – Here are the results from the uphill run and general strength test as the nation’s best U16 cross country athletes storm the University of Vermont campus for … READ MORE → 0 comments


Roller-ski Racing Returns to Southern Ontario – Next Event is Aug. 5

July 12, 2015 – The Southern Ontario District of Cross Country Ontario launched its first-in-a-long-long-time roller ski race at Downsview Park in Toronto on Wednesday, July 8. Racing on a beautifully-paved, rolling 2-km loop, the … READ MORE → 0 comments


XC Skiers Shred Oslo Vinterpark

June 10, 2015 – If you think you’ve mastered cross-country skiing and there’s nothing more you could possibly learn to do on your skinny sticks, think again. Check out this awesome video and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Balancing Muscles for XC Skiing – Overview, Exercises, Drills

June 03, 2015 (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Balance… in our life, in our relationships, in our diet. Most of us have something we are trying to keep in balance in life. In this … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with Fischer USA’s Peter Ashley on his Retirement and Storied Career

May 05, 2015 – At the recent CCSAA 2015 conference held at Mont-Ste-Anne, QC, SkiTrax caught up with Fischer USA’s outgoing Nordic Vice President, Peter Ashley, who announced his retirement in October after … READ MORE → 1 comment

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USST Athletes Tell Their NENSA Stories

April 29, 2015 – Four U.S. Ski Team members recently sat down to talk about the role NENSA played in their journey from Vermont to the world stage. Check out the videos below … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dartmouth College to Host the Memorial Challenge for Cardiac Research on May 23

April 29, 2015 – The Memorial Challenge is a body circuit workout in memory of Blaine Steinberg and Torin Tucker to raise funds for Cardiac research at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Heart and Vascular … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alaska XC Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Fundraiser – More Photos and Interview w/ Judith Rabinowitz

April 27, 2015 (Anchorage, AK) – Judith Rabinowitz was recently inducted into the Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame at a ceremony and fundraiser event in Anchorage on April 25 (read our … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alaska Throwback Thursday Celebration & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Big Success – Report, Photos, Video

April 25, 2015 (Anchorage, Alaska) – The first ever Throwback Thursday Cross Country Ski Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony brought together hundreds of skiers from across Alaska and across generations for … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview w/Gestev’s Patrice Drouin about FIS WCup Ski Tour Canada 2016

April 24, 2015 (Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC) – SkiTrax caught up with Patrice Drouin of Quebec-based event organizing company Gestev at the annual two-day CCSAA Conference held recently at Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC, to find out more … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS XC Inside the Fence – The Magic of Holmenkollen Video

March 17, 2015 – Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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American Birkebeiner 2015 Photos and Video

February 23, 2015 (Hayward, WI) – Here are some great photos and a video courtesy of the Birkie from the 2015 American Birkebeiner held this past weekend, of which the 51km FR event was … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Harvey Wins Historic Bronze in Men’s 30K Skiathlon as Vylegzhanin Takes Gold @ Falun 2015

February 22, 2015 (Falun, SWE) – Canada’s Alex Harvey won historic bronze in a thrilling finish to the men’s 30km Skiathlon as Russia’s Maxim Vylegzhanin won his first ever international gold medal beating … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Uptown Funk – US Ski Team Style

February 18, 2015 (Falun, Sweden) – Get down and boogie with Team USA as the Falun 2015 Nordic Worlds gets underway tomorrow with the first major event the Classic Sprint. Simi Hamilton tells … READ MORE → 0 comments

Norway and Russia Claim @JWSC2015 Relay Gold – US Women 8th

February 08, 2015 (Almaty, Kazakhstan) – Norway edged out Russia by a mere 0.4s to win the Junior Women’s 4×3.3km Relay on the final day of the 2015 FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Almaty, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Racers and support crew - thanks to these guys! Nicolaus of SWIX Germany, Fred & Norbert of Salomon Austria. These guys waxed my skis and gave crucial feeds throughout the race! [P]Holly Brooks

Brooks Report – Red Bib, Tirol Wreaths and Bond

January 20, 2015 – On Sunday I raced the Dolomitenlauf and right now, I’m at the race hotel check out with time to get this post up. We’re moving up into the mountains … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Inside the Fence – Strategies to Tackle the Tour de Ski’s Infamous Alpe Cermis

January 16, 2015 – In this edition of Inside the Fence by FIS, host Jeff Ellis catches up with top Tour de Ski athletes and finds out how they mentally tackle the legendary … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Behind the Gold Endurance is a Mental Game – Liz Stephen

January 14, 2015 – It’s fall in Park City. Liz Stephen pulls the laces tight on her running shoes at the USSA Center of Excellence, heading out onto the mountain trails for a … READ MORE → 1 comment