Top News Stories

Skier Blogs

more...  

Recent Videos

May 29: Job Opportunity – FIS IT...

[P]FIS

May 29, 2014 – IT Manager Francesco Cattaneo will change his role with FIS to become an IT Consultant from 1st July 2014. He will primarily focus on transferring his extensive know-how of … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 28: CCC Announces Athletes Named to 2014-15...

CCC logo no blue -100x112

May 28, 2014 – The National Talent Squad program identifies approximately 20 young athletes both male and female between the age of 15 and 18 as future Training Centre athletes. The program is … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 28: Mt. Borah Expands and Re-brands as...

borah_breaking_ground.3

May 28, 2014 (Coon Valley, WI) – Eighteen years in the books and it’s time to expand.  Mt. Borah, now re-branded as Borah Teamwear, has just sunk a shovel in its own backyard … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 27: Avant USA Renews Partnership with CXC...

avant-home2

May 27, 2014 (Elk Grove Village, Illinois) – Avant Tecno USA is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Central Cross Country Ski Association  (“CXC Skiing”) headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.
Avant has been a … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 26: Julbo Eyewear Partners with Cross-country Ski...

Martin_Fourcade_009_s.2

May 26, 2014 (Montreal, QC) – Julbo Eyewear is proud to announce that effective immediately the company is an official supplier of the Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada National Ski Team. Canadian team athletes … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 26: The National Winter Sports Association Announces...

CCC-Logo

May 25, 2014 – The National Winter Sport Association (NWSA) was established through the foresight and donation of the Disbrow family. This generous support of the NWSA is aimed at assisting coaches, athletes and competitive … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 24: Winsport Canada Extends Application Deadline for...

Winsport

May 24, 2014 (Canmore, AB) – Winsport Canada is extending the deadline for applications to the new Junior Ski Team program to June 16th. Winsport is also able to work with athletes on … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 24: Job Opportunity at Canadian Sport Institute...

Canadian-Sport-Institute-e1356623579596

May 24, 2014 (Whistler, BC) – The Canadian Sport Institute is a world class Olympic and Paralympic training environment. Through the support of our national and provincial partners, our team of sport scientists … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 23: USSA Club Development Program Announces New...

Podium Certified Clubs.1

May 23, 2014 (Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) named ten ski and snowboard clubs as its first podium certified clubs as part of its new club development … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 22: WADA Foundation Board Approves Code Implementation...

WADA_logo.2

May 22, 2014 – WADA’s Foundation Board approved key plans relating to Code implementation and Compliance reporting, and was presented with Technical Documents (TDs), and matters relating to the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 22: TV Experts Meet in Oslo to...

TV FIS 55095_G08_W01.2

May 21, 2014 (Oslo, Norway) – Just two months after the last competitions of the season, a group of around 30 FIS Cross-Country and Nordic Combined TV experts, producers, directors, representatives of international TV rights … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 20: Finnish XC Ski Champion Tero Similä...

May 20, 2014 (Finland) – The latest doping debacle finds Finland’s Tero Similä, 34, a four-time cross-country ski champ, has tested positive for the banned substance EPO according to a Finnish Ski Association … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 20: USSA to Nominate Dexter Paine for...

USSA Chairman Dexter Paine presents Olympic champion Kaitlyn Farrington with a special award during USSA Congress 2014. The USSA will nominate Paine for a seat on the International Ski Federation's FIS Council at its Congress meeting June 1-7 in Barcelona [P] USSA-Sarah Brunson

May 20, 2014 (Park City, Utah) – he U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced that it will nominate its Chairman, W. Dexter Paine, as a candidate for the International Ski Federation (FIS) … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 20: PEI’s Mark Arendz Honoured by Brookvale...

Arenz wins bronze (l-r) Ulset (NOR) 2nd, Karachurin (RUS) 1st, Arendz (CAN) 3rd © Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee

May 20, 2014 (Brookvale, PEI) – Mark Arendz, who became the first Canadian to win a biathlon medal at the Paralympics winning silver in the men’s 7.5km standing race at the 11th Paralympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 19: FIS Cross-Country Talk with Swedish Rising...

Jonna Sundling [P] Swedish Ski Association

May 19, 2014 – Jonna Sundling is a rising star on the Swedish Cross-Country ski team. She became a double Junior World Champion in Val di Fiemme, Italy winning the sprint and anchoring … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 18: WADA publishes Independent Observer Report for...

Wada-Logo.2

May 18, 2014 – WADA has published the Independent Observer (IO) Report on the anti-doping program at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games. In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code, WADA is invited … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 17: COC Announces New Randy Starkman Award...

Randy Starkman [P] David Cooper / Toronto Star

May 17, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee has announced the introduction of the ‘Randy Starkman Olympian Humanitarian Award.’ The award is being established to honour the memory of the late … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 16: Job Notice – Full time Coach...

Red-Deer-Nordic copy.2

May 16, 2014 – The Red Deer Nordic Ski Club is looking to hire a full time coach to oversee our Learn to Train (L2T), Train to Train (T2T) and Learn to Compete … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 15: The Way I See It –...

Marty-Hall-Way I See It

May 15, 2014 – Napping – I can remember while in college I always took a 1pm nap, and that nap was at the same time as my freshman year English class. Prof Miller … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 15: Charlotte Kalla Joins ONE WAY’s World...

Charlotte Kalla.3

May 15, 2014 – This summer is becoming huge for ONE WAY as the 2-time Olympic Champion Charlotte Kalla is switching to ONE WAY PREMIO HD poles.
One of the strongest athletes in today’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 15: 4th Annual FIS Ladies Seminar to...

4th ladies seminar.2

May 15, 2014 (Barcelona) – The 4th FIS Ladies Seminar with the theme “Lady Athletes and their Career After Sports” will take place on Monday, 2nd June 2014 as part of the 2014 … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 15: Norway’s Bø Brothers Add Fischer Boots...

Tarjei (l) and Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR) [P] Fischer

May 15, 2014 – News from the biathlon world: as Tarjei and Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR) have been successful on skis from Fischer for years now, the two brothers have decided to place … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 14: World Masters Games at Quebec City...

IMGA.2

May 14, 2014 (Quebec City, QC) – The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) is staging the second edition of the Winter World Masters Games (WWMG) in Quebec City from Jan. 31-Feb. 8 in … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 13: Canadian Olympic/Paralympic Nordic Athletes to Participate...

Klebl and McKeever.3

May 13, 2014 (Calgary, AB) – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee announced the Olympians, Olympic coaches, Paralympians and Paralympic coaches who will take part in the 2014 Celebration of … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 12: Job Opportunity – Nordic Center Director...

CollaborationLogo

May 12, 2014 (Granby, Colorado) – YMCA of the Rockies has an opening for a Nordic Center Director at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO. The director is responsible for managing and directing … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 12: Job Opportunity – Canadian Olympic...

COC

May 12, 2014 – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sport excellence. We are the largest private supporter of high performance sport in Canada and … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 12: L.L.Bean Launches Trailblazers Program – Team...

Kikkan-Randall-LLBean

May 12, 2014 – L.L.Bean has launched its new Trailblazers program that includes Team USA XC skiers Kikkan Randall and Sylvan Ellefson. Trailblazers is a special group of elite athletes who — thanks … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 11: Swiss Cross-Country Ski Team Hires Slovakian...

Hudac 8757_G08_W01.2

May 11, 2014 – Ivan Hudac of Slovakia has taken over responsibility for the Swiss Cross-Country World Cup team and is going to replace Tor Arne Hetland. Unlike Hetland who was in charge … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 10: Chandra Crawford Retirement...

CANADA WINS GOLD IN WOMEN'S SPRINT OF CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AT THE 2006 TORINO WINTER OLYMPICS

May 10, 2014 (Canmore, AB) – Check out this great historical retirement video collage of Chandra Crawford put together by her dad Glen with great footage from her early xc ski years, to … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 10: FIS Releases Candidates for Council Elections...

FIS-Logo1

May 10, 2014 – The 49th International Ski Congress in Barcelona (SPA) will elect the FIS President and the sixteen members of the FIS Council for the next two-year period from 2014-2016. With … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 09: Stratton Mountain School’s XC Ski Club...

Gus Kaeding [P] Stratton Mountain School

May 09, 2014 (Park City, UT) – Stratton Mountain School’s Nordic Program has again earned the highest national recognition by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) with two awards: the SMS Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 09: CCES and UK Anti-Doping Partner to...

CCES

May 09, 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has completed a consultancy agreement with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to share best practices in anti-doping intelligence and investigations.
“The fight … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 09: Women’s Ski Jumping USA Seeks International...

W Ski Jumping USA

May 09, 2014 (Park City, UT) – Women’s Ski Jumping USA is currently seeking an international traveling coach. “With the inaugural Olympic season behind us we are looking forward to the World Championship … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 08: Valcartier Biathlon Centre is NOT Closing...

CPAC.2

May 08, 2014 (Valcartier, QC) – The recent retirement of Jean-Philippe Le Guellec–Canada’s best-ever male biathlete – following the Sochi Winter Games – is causing confusion about the future of one of Canada’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 07: Introducing FIS World Championship 2019 Host...

Slovenia's Petra Madjic. [P] Heinz Ruckemann

May 07, 2014 – Planica is one of four candidates bidding to host the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Slovenia is a storied land with hundreds of years of tradition, so it … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 07: CCC Unveils New Coaching Structure Aimed...

Canadian coach Justin Wadsworth [P] CCC

May 07, 2014 (Canmore, AB) – Cross-Country Ski de Fond Canada (“CCC”) has ramped up the coaching leadership structure as the national program gets set to begin its quest of returning to the … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 06: Canadian Ski Patrol National Annual Conference...

[P]Canadian Ski Patrol

May 06, 2014 (Gloucester, ON) – The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP), Canada’s leader in advanced first aid services in outdoor settings, will host its 2014 national annual conference from May 8 to 11, … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 05: Petter Northug Crashes Car While Drunk...

Petter Northug (NOR) [P] Nordic Focus

May 05, 2014 (Trondheim, Norway) – Norwegian Nordic xc ski star, Petter Northug, was driving drunk on Sunday morning when he was involved in a single vehicle car accident reports www.nrk.no. Photos of … READ MORE → 1 comment

May 05: Canadian Olympic Biathlete Imrie Retires from...

Imrie

May 05, 2014   (Canmore, AB) -Canada’s Megan Imrie is going to hang up her biathlon rifle to start cracking the books at university, and getting her hands dirty on the family ranch, Biathlon … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 05: 2014/15 NENSA Event Bids Due May...

NENSA_Logo_NEW

May 05, 2014 (New Gloucester, Maine) – The deadline For Submitting 2014-2015 NENSA Event Bids is May 15th! If you are interested in  hosting a NENSA Eastern Cup or Championship Event you can … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 05: Lappe Nordic Hosts Biathlon with a...

Lappe Nordic

May 05, 2014 (Thunder Bay, ON) – For the second year in a row, there was still snow at Lappe Nordic Ski Centre on May 1st. To celebrate, a fun cross-country ski race … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 04: Job Opportunity – Edmonton Nordic is...

Edmonton Nordic Ski Club ENSC-logo.2

May 04, 2014 – The Edmonton Nordic Ski Club is looking to hire part-time assistant coaches our Learn to Train (L2T), Train to Train (TT) and Learn to Compete (LC) programs (9-19 year … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 04: Sweden Unveils 2014/2015 National Team for...

Jonna Sundling [P] Swedish Ski Association

May 3, 2014 (Sweden) – Swedish Ski Association has published nine men and nine ladies that are nominated to the  the A-team training group for the season 2014/2015 with the major goal FIS Nordic World … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 04: Norway Announces National Team for...

Norwegian Team [P] NordicFocus

May 3, 2014 (Norway) – The Norwegian Cross-Country Committee has selected 25 athletes for three national Cross-Country teams. There are 11 athletes in the ladies’ team, eight in the men’s saquad and six athletes in … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 02: Accepting Applications – CCC-AltaGas High Performance...

[P]CCC

May 02, 2014 (Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada is now accepting applications for the 2014/15 High Performance Coaching Experience (HPCE) program. Please fill annex A (below) and return by May 23rd.
The HPCE … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 02: Job Opportunity – Cross Country BC...

Cross Country BC

May 02, 2014 (Vernon, BC) – Cross Country BC (CCBC), the Provincial Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in British Columbia is currently seeking to fill the position of Program Coordinator. The successful candidate … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 01: Job Opportunities – PacificSport Fraser Valley,...

[P]BC Adaptive Snowports

May 01, 2014 – Here are some of the latest job openings in the sports sector. PacificSport Fraser Valley is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Community Sports Liason, while … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 01: Bill Marolt Receives SIA Snow Sports...

Bill Marolt

May 01, 2014 (Savannah, Georgia) – Today SnowSports Industries America (SIA) presented the Snow Sports Recognition Award to Bill Marolt who is well known throughout the industry for his contributions to the U.S. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 30: April Break Roundup – Diggins Skydives,...

Diggins skydiving in Arizona [P] courtesy of Jessie Diggins

April 30, 2014 – April is a time for post-season reflection as well as much-needed R&R for competitive XC skiers. It’s also a time for activities that do not involve snow… for some. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 30: FIS XC Interview w/Sophie...

XXII. Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, cross-country, individual sprint, Sochi (RUS)

April 30, 2014 -Sophie Caldwell is a rising star of the U.S. Cross-Country Skiing. FIS Cross-Country News talked to Sophie about her breakthrough season, plans for the next winter and being part of … READ MORE → 0 comments

css.php