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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

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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

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Inside the Fence – Tour de Ski and Alpe Cermis

January 13, 2015 – Check out this great Inside the Fence video from the final days of the Tour de Ski featuring superb footage and cameo appearances by Canada’s Ivan Babikov, US women’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interviews with Hanneman and Brennan at U.S. Cross Country Championships + Course Preview Video

January 04, 2015 (Houghton, Michigan) – The 2015 U.S. Cross Country Championships run from Jan. 4-10 in Houghton, Michigan, and SkiTrax is on site with legendary race announcer, Peter Graves, who reports, “Nearly … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Inside the Fence – Tour de Ski Oberstdorf Prologue Course Preview

January 03, 2015 (Obertsdorf, GER) – Inside the Fence previews the opening stage of the 9th edition of the FIS Tour de Ski presented by Craft Sportswear.  For the first competition the ladies’ … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Happy Holidays

December 24, 2014  (Toronto, ON) – We would like to extend our warmest wishes to all of our readers, contributors, partners, advertisers, suppliers, supporters, families and friends across the continent, and around the globe, for … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Inside the Fence – Olympic Memories from 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games

December 12, 2014 – Check out the latest edition of Inside the Fence from Lillehammer as FIS catches up with some of Nordic skiing’s greats as they reminisce about the 1994 Winter Olympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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WADA to Investigate Allegations of Russian Doping Following Recent German TV Documentary

December 11, 2014 (Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued a statement yesterday that it will investigate allegations of widespread and systemic doping in Russia as raised in a recent  German … READ MORE → 0 comments


FIS Inside the Fence Video – World Cup Opening Weekend in Ruka

December 01, 2014 (Ruka, Finland) – The latest FIS Inside the Fence video now in partnership with 7th Frame TV of the 2014-15 World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland gives us some great … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Happy Thanksgiving Blog and Twitter Roundup from Diggins, Randall, Fischer Sport, Hoffman

November 27, 2014 – SkiTrax would like to wish our neighbours a very US Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and find the time to play in the snow… if … READ MORE → 0 comments


Get Amped With this FIS Nordic Skiing WCup 2014-15 Teaser Video

November 27, 2014 – FIS has launched an action-packed teaser video to get fans amped for the start of the 2014-15 World Cup season that kicks off this weekend in Kuusamo, Finland. Check … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SportEvent Gällivare 10/15km CL – Alex Harvey 3rd + Interview, Emily Nishikawa 4th

November 23, 2014 (Gallivare, Sweden) – Canada’s Alex Harvey landed on the podium again claiming 3rd with teammate Devon Kershaw 5th in the men’s 10km CL at the SportEvent Gällivare competitions today in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Frozen Thunder 2014 Recap Video Gets You Ready to Rock This Season

November 21, 2014 – Check out this great Frozen Thunder 2014 recap video from Buff Canada at the season-opener in Canmore as North American athletes got their ski on. From start to finish, … READ MORE → 0 comments

[P]March to the Pole

Bjarne Nielsen’s North Pole Sit Ski Expedition Documentary a Success

November 18, 2014 – On April 23 Shaw Media and Muse Entertainment announced the start of production on March to the Pole, a documentary following four injured Canadian soldiers trekking into the High … READ MORE → 0 comments


Petter Northug’s Day in Court – Sentencing Videos

November 06, 2014 – Check out these videos from of Petter Northug’s sentencing details after he was found guilty of drunk driving following his May 3rd accident that totalled his car and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS World Cup La Clusaz 2014 Teaser

November 05, 2014 – As the countdown continues to the kickoff of the 2014/15 FIS World Cup season, the organizers of round four in La Clusaz, France, Dec. 20-21, have launched a teaser … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Blog and Twitter Roundup – Hamilton, Babikov, Kershaw, Randall and Whitcomb

November 03, 2014 – We’ve rounded up the latest updates from North America’s Nordic stars as they gain momentum for the kickoff of the 2014/15 competitive season. Check out our compilation of what’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with Canada’s Heidi Widmer at WinSport Frozen Thunder

October 28, 2014 (Canmore, AB) – Following the 10/15km FR races on day 2 of the WinSport Frozen Thunder competitions in Canmore, SkiTrax caught up with rising Canadian star, Heidi Widmer, who made … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interviews with Devon Kershaw and Liz Stephen at Frozen Thunder

October 25, 2014 (Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Canada’s Devon Kershaw (NST/Onaping Falls) who won the B-Final at Frozen Thunder, and the USA’s Liz Stephen (U.S. Ski Team – Burke Mt Academy) … READ MORE → 0 comments


John Oliver Spoof on Norway Pulling its Bid to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

October 09, 2014 – After Norway announced on Oct. 1 that it was pulling its bid to Host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, John Oliver, host of the HBO show ‘Last Week Tonight … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Holly Brooks Featured on KTVA Daybreak for Upcoming Fast and Female Event

October 09, 2014 (Anchorage, AK) – Former Olympian and US Team XC skier Holly Brooks was featured on the KTVA 11 Daybreak TV program on Thursday and spoke about this Sunday’s 6th annual Fast … READ MORE → 0 comments