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Kowalczyk and Chernousov Win Fiemme Rollerski Cup on Alpe Cermi + Video of Course

September 20, 2017 (Val di Fiemme, ITA) – Today the beautiful Val di Fiemme (Italy) hosted a wonderful and rainy long distance rollerski race between Ziano and Alpe Cermis, the same final climb … READ MORE → 0 comments

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WATCH Blink Festival 2017 Races + Results – USA’s Stephen 6th in 7.5km FR, Newell 16th in Men’s 60km

July 31, 2017 (Sandnes, Norway) – Last weekend the roller skiing Blink Festival took place in Sandnes, Norway with Americans Liz Stephen and Andy Newell on the start line. Stephen led the charge … READ MORE → 0 comments

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APU’s Scott Patterson Triumphs at 2017 Mount Marathon Race

July 06, 2017 (Seward, Alaska) – Congratulations to APU Elite team member Scott Patterson on winning the 2017 Mount Marathon race in a time of 44:30. The 25-year-old from Anchorage destroyed the men’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Tomas Northug Ends his Skiing Career

May 15, 2017 – 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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sweden’s Johan Olsson Retires from Elite Skiing

April 13, 2017 – 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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canadian Men WIN Historic Bronze in Men’s Relay – WATCH Video Highlights

January 24, 2017 – The Canadian men’s relay team of Devon Kershaw, Alex Harvey, Knute Johnsgaard and Len Valjas won a historic bronze medal after reaching the podium in the men’s 4×7.5km World … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Harvey and Valjas Win Stunning Team Sprint GOLD at Toblach World Cup – USA 6th

January 15, 2017 (Toblach, ITA) – Canada’s Alex Harvey and Lenny Valjas won gold in their debut run in the men’s World Cup Team Sprint in Toblach, Italy on Sunday. The duo held … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Tour de Ski 2017 Preview – Snow Conditions, Contenders, Can Norway be Beaten ?

December 29, 2016 – The 11th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski, Dec. 31-Jan. 8, will soon be underway and organizers are reporting good snow conditions at the four venues. The … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jackson (NH) Ski Touring Center Unveils $500K Expansion

December 07, 2016 (Jackson, New Hampshire) – When it comes to cross-country skiing, too much groomed terrain is never enough. On November 14, officials of the Jackson Ski Touring Center and U.S. Forest … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Salomon Nordic interview with Canada’s Alex Harvey in Ruka, Finland

November 25, 2016 (Ruka, Finland) – Hear from Canada’s Alex Harvey now in Ruka, Finland as he speaks with Salomon Nordic about his off-season training and goals for the start of the season … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Frozen Thunder Interviews with Bob Thompson and Caitlin Gregg

November 05, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Canada’s Bob Thompson (Team Hardwood) and American Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg) following the final races at Frozen Thunder in Canmore where Thompson claimed the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Frozen Thunder Interviews with Valjas, Babikov and Killick

November 02, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Len Valjas, Ivan Babikov and Graeme Killick at Frozen Thunder in Canmore for their take on the start of the season, their first … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2016 Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Olympian Sue Holloway

October 29, 2016 – Check out this great video of Sue Holloway, the first woman to represent Canada at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in the same year for xc skiing … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Congratulations to Nakkertok Nordic – Kraft Heinz Project Play Grand Prize WINNER

August 04, 2016 (Cantley, Que.) – On August 4th, Kraft Heinz, together with Bell Media’s TSN and RDS, announced the 2016 Kraft Heinz Project Play Grand Prize winner: Nakkertok Nordique from Cantley, Quebec. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with Kikkan Randall on Eagle Glacier

July 28, 2016 (Eagle Glacier, Alaska) – Kikkan Randall is back training on Eagle Glacier with the US Ski Team following the birth of her new son Breck Stuart with husband Jeff Ellis. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Happy Fourth of July… Happy Birthday USA

July 04, 2016 – Happy Fourth of July on this special day commemorating the historic Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the USA celebrates its 240th birthday… and may set a record … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norway vs Sweden @ IKEA

June 13, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – Earlier this year, Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company NRK put together a spoof video depicting Norwegian and Swedish skiers competing in a quasi-XCski-Biathlon event … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Backcountry XC Skiing in Alaska with Eric Packer

June 06, 2016 (Alaska) – Check out this great backcountry skiing video by US skier, Eric Packer, with APU who won his first national title on the final day of the 2016 U.S. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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