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Nov 18: Fischer Announces Gear Reservation Schedule/Info for...

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November 18, 2016 (West Yellowstone, Montana) – Fischer’s high end skis and boots are at a level of performance and sophistication that it is best to work with consumers through on line reservations … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 17: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17...

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November 17, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – With the first FIS World Cup kicking off the season on Nov. 26-27 in Ruka, Finland, we’re pleased to announce the launch of our annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World … READ MORE →3 comments

Nov 17: FIS Nordic Season Launches in Ruka,...

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November 17, 2016 – The Nordic ski family is going to Ruka (FIN) next week where the traditional FIS Nordic Opening is set to take place from 24th-27th November 2016 with competitions in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 17: Nordic Rocks Skis in Over 100...

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November 17, 2016 The Nordic Rocks for Schools program, now in its 4th season, was developed to introduce new generations of children in kindergarten to 8th grade to the excitement found in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 16: Kanata Nordic Club Coach Job...

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November 16, 2016 – Kanata Nordic is looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to oversee delivery and implementation of the club’s ski programs, both on-snow and dryland components.
Primary responsibilities are:
– the development … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 15: FIS Adopts Universal Code of...

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November 15, 2016 (Oberhofen, SUI)- Following the meeting of the FIS Council on 5th November 2016 in Oberhofen (SUI), one of the important topics on the agenda was establishing the FIS Universal Code … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 14: Biathlon Canada Announces Partnership with Halti...

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November 14, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s top biathletes will be sporting new duds in their quest for the podium on Nordic trails around the world, thanks to a new agreement established with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 13: Canada’s Kershaw Takes First Early Win...

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November 13, 2016 (Gällivare, SWE) – Canada’s Devon Kershaw, a veteran national xc ski team member, took his first win of the season at the 15km classic Gällivarepremiärens in Gällivare, SWE on Sunday. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 13: Kowalczyk Dominates 5/10km CL in Muonio...

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November 13, 2016 – Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland continued her strong start this season at early races in Muonio, Finland. After winning Friday’s classic sprint she bested the full Finnish National team in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 13: Kowalczyk and Luusua Win Muonio 1.4km...

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November 13, 2016 (Muonio, Finland) – Justyna Kowalczyk (Pol) and Ari Luusua won all stages of Friday’s 1.4 classic Sprint competitions in Muonio, Finland. The competition included many recognizable World Cup names such … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 13: Vermont Bread Company and Newell Partner for...

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November 13, 2016 – Cross-country skier Andy Newell of Shaftsbury Vermont has competed in three Winter Olympic Games, representing Team USA in pursuit of that elusive gold medal. In addition to hours of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 12: Could Therese Johaug be Facing a...

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November 12, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – Norwegian xc ski star, Therese Johaug, might be facing a doping ban of up to four years instead of the provisional 2-month ban she is currently serving. … READ MORE →2 comments

Nov 11: University of Alaska Reverses Decision –...

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November 11, 2016 (Anchorage, AK) – The University of Alaska (UofA) has reversed an earlier decision to stop funding its Nordic and alpine ski teams at the end of the 2016-7 academic year. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 11: Yellowstone Ski Festival Nov. 22-25 –...

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November 11, 2016 (West Yellowstone, MT) – Yellowstone Ski Festival 2016 is just around the corner. At present, there is no snow on the ski trails, but the surfaces have been rolled and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 11: U.S. Biathlon Names Early-Season World Cup...

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November 11, 2016 – The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee has named Russell Currier (Stockholm, Maine – an Outdoor Sports Institute athlete) to the World Cup Team for World Cups 1-3, thus finalizing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 10: Marit Bjørgen to Return to World...

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November 10, 2016 – Norwegian XC ski superstar Marit Bjørgen will return this season promise her coaches as cited by Norway’s Aftenposten and Poland’s The Gazeta Wyborcza. Bjorgen took time off, first for … READ MORE →2 comments

Nov 10: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17...

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November 10, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to announce that our annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest is launching soon and the grand prize is a fabulous Yoko package including YXR … READ MORE → 1 comment

Nov 09: 2016 Canadian University Alumni Ski to...

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November 09, 2016 – This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross country skiing. The scholarship has been funded by Canadian university alumni cross country … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 08: University of Alaska to Cut Ski...

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November 08, 2016 (Anchorage, AK) – The feared cuts by the University of Alaska were recently announced including plans to close both the Nordic and alpine ski teams at Anchorage (UAA) and Fairbanks … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 07: Whistler Olympic Park Kicks Off w/Early...

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November 07, 2016 (Whistler, BC) – While Whistler’s snowboard, freestyle and downhill ski teams are still waiting for their first on-snow sessions, cross-country ski and biathlon athletes have already kicked off their training … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 07: NNF Map Monday – #SAVE Alaska...

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November 07, 2016 – Both NCAA skiing programs in Alaska are close to being cut. Here’s how you can help to keep that from happening. Utah jumps into a commanding lead thanks, in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 06: Glenn Bond XC Ski Camp Success...

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November 06, 2016 (Labrador City, NL) – Seventeen industrious skiers registered to improve their skiing at the Glenn Bond Skate Ski Technique Camp at Menihek Nordic Ski Club in Labrador City, NL. The … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 05: Frozen Thunder Interviews with Bob Thompson...

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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

Nov 04: Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Winter...

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November 04, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – A groomed multi-use winter trail along the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) multi-use pathway (MUP) that will promote active living, provide access to the Ottawa River shoreline, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 03: Team Canada’s Olympic Veterans Lead New...

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November 03, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s cross-country ski team heading to Europe in two weeks time will be focused on one goal this year – strong results. And Cross Country Canada believes … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 03: Lenny Valjas and Rosanna Crawford Win...

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November 03, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The final day of the Frozen Thunder Sprint series got underway this morning at the Canmore Nordic Centre. This was the second of two selection opportunities for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 02: Frozen Thunder Interviews with Valjas, Babikov...

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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

Nov 02: Adaptive Sports Grant to Assist Disabled...

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November 02, 2016 (Casper, Wyoming) – Albany County, in partnership with the Wyoming Consortium for Veterans Activities, was awarded a $200,735 Adaptive Sports Grant to assist disabled veterans across Wyoming. The Casper Mountain … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 01: Frozen Thunder CL Sprint Qualifications and...

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November 01, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Jesse Cockney from Foothills Nordic and Dahria Beatty of Whitehorse topped their respective fields today in the Classic Sprint Qualifications today on Day 2 at Frozen Thunder. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 31: Frozen Thunder Festival Celebrations with Team...

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October 31, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Canadian National Team and Para Team skiers were on hand for the Frozen Thunder Festival activities with high-five greetings and Halloween theme costumes for kids and fans … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 30: U.S. Cross Country Ski Team 2016-17...

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October 30, 2016 (Park City, UT) – Check out the new 2016-17 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team uniforms and gear from L.L.Bean and Craft Sportswear North America unveiled at the Center of Excellence … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 29: 2016 Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame...

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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

Oct 28: Frozen Thunder 7.5/10km Individual Start FR...

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October 28, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Cold, wet, rainy conditions greeted skiers for the Frozen Thunder 7.5/10km individual start free technique  races at the Canmore Nordic Centre on Sat. Heavy rain overnight and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 27: 2016-17 Winter Preview – Canada’s Northern...

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October 27, 2016 – Check out this great summary report of Canada’s Nordic sports including cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping and Nordic Combined athletes by the Canadian Olympic Committee on their official team … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 26: CCC Women’s Committee to Launch Female...

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October 26, 2016 – With the goal of increasing the number of female coaches at the high performance level in Canada, the CCC Women’s Committee is looking to launch a female coach mentorship … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 25: Menihek Nordic Receives HUGE Dump –...

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October 25, 2016 (Labrador City, NL & L) – Labrador City is all smiles with 50cm of snow received yesterday and as folks were skiing today at Menihek Nordic on natural snow and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 25: WADA Publishes 2017 Prohibited...

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October 25, 2016 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2017 Prohibited List. The … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 24: USANA Signs On as Title Sponsor...

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October 24, 2016 The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation (UOLF) announced today that USANA Health Sciences has signed on to be the title sponsor of the 2017 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 23: Dahria Beatty Blog – Snow is...

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October 23, 2016 – Snow is in the air. Our September intensity block is far behind us and the colourful leaves have been replaced by frosty mornings. After a solid block of time … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 22: Avalon Nordic Ski Club Receives $5,000...

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October 22, 2016 (St John’s, NL) – Avalon Nordic Ski Club received a $5000 RBC Learn to Play Project grant to provide skis for children in the Avalon Nordic track attack program, coach … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 22: Green Light for Lahti...

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October 22, 2016 (Lahti, Finland) – Nearly 100 participants were in attendance for the Final Inspection including representatives from the 2017 Local Organising Committee, Finnish Ski Association, City of Lahti, FIS, the European … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 21: 3rd Annual Speed Camp Success –...

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October 21, 2016 (Midway, UT) – This year’s 3rd annual Speed Camp presented by the T2 Foundation at Soldier Hollow on Oct. 16 was an opportunity to go fast with the US Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 20: Frozen Thunder Opens Oct. 22 –...

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October 20, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Off to a humble start, this first unassuming mound of snow is the initial dump of about 400 truckloads (my guess) which will eventually become a respectable … READ MORE → 1 comment

Oct 19: Norwegian Credibility Damaged by Arrogance –...

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October 19, 2016 – Since Norwegian Therese Johaug’s tearful press conference following her positive test for the banned anabolic steroid Clostebol during an out-of-competition test on September 16, she has been out of the … READ MORE →4 comments

Oct 19: Drive for 25 – XC Matching...

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October 19, 2016 – Double your donation dollars from now until October 29. The clock is ticking. We have 10 days. If we can raise $25,000 in new donations for the Drive for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 18: Girls Rule at Fast and Female...

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October 18, 2016 (Park City, Utah) – You couldn’t tell that it was a rainy, miserable day outside, as smiles from 135 girls lit up the USSA Center of Excellence entryway in Park City, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 18: 15th Annual Nordic Fest Fundraising Dinner...

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October 18, 2016 (Guelph, ON) – 15th Annual NDC Thunder Bay Nordic Fest Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction in support of NDC Thunder Bay is being held Nov. 5 in Guelph, ON. Come out … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 17: FIS Claims Russia May Lose Ski...

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October 17, 2016 (Lahti, Finland) – According to a recent report in Europe Online, FIS may yet strip Russia of ski competitions this coming season depending on the outcome of further investigations into … READ MORE →2 comments

Oct 16: Alberta World Cup Academy and Capital...

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October 16, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) and the Capital Region Training Group (CRTG) are pleased to announce that they entered into their 3rd year of a formal … READ MORE → 0 comments

Oct 15: WADA Partners with Astellas Pharma to...

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October 15, 2016 – The World Anti-Doping Agency and Astellas Pharma Inc. have announced a global agreement to partner on the prevention of misuse and abuse of medicines for doping in sports. Doping … READ MORE → 0 comments