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Summit Nordic Ski Club Hires Olof Hedberg as Head Coach

Olof Hedberg begins the head coach position on September 1, 2014.

He is originally from Sweden and started ski racing at age three. For the next 23 years racing became his way of life. Throughout his 20’s he raced professionally and was ranked top 160 in the world on the FIS ranking list. In 2004, he got an offer to work with Fredrik Landstedt and the UNM ski team. This position provided the opportunity to coach and pursue a Master’s degree in finance. During his time at UNM the team finished 2nd and 4th at NCAAs. He graduated with a MBA in Finance with a 4.0 GPA and spent 6 years working for RBC Capital Markets in New York City.

American Birkebeiner Appoints 
New Director of Race Operations

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Allan Serrano to Take on Race Operations of Largest Ski Race in North America   HAYWARD, Wisconsin (July 21, 2014) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has appointed Allan Serrano as its new Director of Race Operations. Serrano will […]

Far West Elite Team Call for Athlete Applications

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The Far West Elite Team is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 race season. We are looking for highly-motivated skiers who are passionate about the sport and capable of being role models and mentors in our community. These athletes are […]

Birkie Trail Run & Trek — Now with Singletrack!

Birkie Trial Run & Trek

HAYWARD, Wisconsin (June 27, 2014) – The five events of the 12th annual Birkie Trail Run & Trek on Sept. 27 put you on some of the best sections of the world-class Birkie Trail system and now some of the best singletrack […]

2015 Birkie T-Shirt Design Contest Open for Entries

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Win Fischer Skis, Swix Poles, Bindings from New Moon, Free Birkie Entry, and Parking at Race Start!   The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s annual Birkie T-Shirt Design Contest is now open for entries! The winning design will be featured as […]

APU Masters On-Snow Camp on Eagle Glacier June 28-July 1

Eagle Glacier (Photo: APU)

APU Masters Camp: June 28-July 1 This summer APU is hosting a masters on-snow ski camp at the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier. Come experience glacier training, just as APU’s Elite team and Olympians Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, Erik […]

FIS Registration Due For Southern Hemisphere Races

2013 Kangaroo Hoppet at Falls Creek - Leading Women - Chisa Obayashi, JPN (in purple) & Marina Chernousova, RUS (in red)

Press Release, June 20, 2014 Temperatures are dropping and the ski fields in Australia and New Zealand will soon be opening. In Australia cross country skiing club races begin at the start of July, with all FIS competitions in AUS […]

Thom Perkins Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Ski NH

UNH Nordic Ski Team coach Cory Schwartz and Ben Wilcox present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Thom Perkins; Ski NH

Thom Perkins of Intervale, NH, has been given the lifetime achievement award from Ski NH. The award recognized his contributions to Nordic skiing in New Hampshire. The award was presented by Cory Schwartz, the UNH Nordic Ski Team coach, and Ben Wilcox from Cranmore Mountain Resort.

Ride with Kershaw at Sudbury’s Share the Road Ride on June 5

2014 SUDBURY SHARE THE ROAD RIDE   with Sudbury’s Cross Country Skiing Olympian & World Champion DEVON KERSHAW   Thursday, June 5th, 2014 Science North 100 Ramsey Lake Rd. Sudbury, ON    Please Register For The Ride Onsite $5 Suggested Donation With Proceeds […]

Birkie Registration Opens Monday, June 2

Start of the 2014 American Birkebeiner (Photo: Darlene Prois)

(Press release) HAYWARD, Wisconsin (May 28, 2014) – It’s time to sign up for an amazing four days of fun at the 42nd annual American Birkebeiner on February 21, 2015! Registration for the Swix American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, Prince Haakon, and all […]

Illinois Roller Ski Race Series Announces 2014 Race Dates

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The Illinois Roller Ski Race Series consists of four 10 k races where the top 30 male, female and junior racers in each race earn points towards the season champion awards. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for the top finishing male, female and junior are hand out at a barbecue […]

NENSA 2014-2015 Elite and Development Teams Nominated

(Press release) The NENSA Elite and Development team nominee lists represents athletes who have had success on a Regional, National and International level this past winter. These teams exist as a program to aid in the appropriate development of top […]

USSA National U16 Camp Announces Selections and Program for 2014

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The fifth edition of the USSA National U16 Camp will be held Sunday July 27 to Sunday August 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, WY. The National U16 Camp brings together the top U16 Boys and Girls from across the Country for […]

Nick Mahood Named NENSA Coach of the Year

(NENSA press release) Nick Mahood, Woodstock Nordic – NENSA Coach of the Year  A quiet unassuming coach, Nick Mahood often flies under the radar as he coaches the Woodstock Nordic programs in Woodstock, VT.  Woodstock Nordic consists of two groups that […]

NENSA Announces 2014 Eastern Cup Champions

(Press release) At the conclusion of each season NENSA is always excited to announce the overall male and female Eastern Cup Champions. Recipients will see a new title on their award this year as it has been renamed the Mike […]

Get Your ‘BIRKIE BONUS’ – Sign Up ONCE for 3-4 Birkie Events

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(Birkie press release) Two-Day Sign-Up Happens on APRIL 1-2 There’s always something new going on at the Birkie to make life a little sweeter for participants in all our events–year-round. For those of you who already do more than one […]

2014 Birkie Video Available at CXC Store

2014 Birkie DVD

Relive all the drama, excitement and triumph of the 2014 American Birkebeiner. Follow the top freestyle men as they attack the hills of the Birkie trail in pursuit of winning the prestigious race. Our exclusive up-close snowmobile camera gives you […]

Fat Bike Birkie 2014 Hosts Biggest Field in Fat Bike Racing

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World Champion Ned Overend Takes National Title at Fat Bike Birkie The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s second annual Fat Bike Birkie, presented by Freewheel Bike, hosted more than 500 riders on Saturday, March 8, in Cable, WI, making it the biggest […]

Maine Winter Sports Center Announces Major Gift

Presque Isle native, Mary Smith, has given a gift that, if matched, could generate up to $900,000, enough to guarantee continuation of programming. Presque Isle, Maine – A little over three weeks ago the Maine Winter Sports Center announced a […]

Fat Bike Birkie Nears 500-Rider Cap + 6 Reasons To Be Here

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ONLY 39 SPOTS LEFT! HAYWARD, Wisconsin - Get your fat bike to the starting line of the first U.S. National Fat Bike Championship at the Fat Bike Birkie on March 8 in Cable, WI. The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is repeating the invitation […]