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APU Accepting Applications for Summer Bridge Program

APU Nordic Ski Center team

APU Nordic Ski Center is accepting new members for the Summer-only Bridge Program. What:  The Bridge program is geared for college age student-athletes (high school graduates through U23), but for those with other academic commitments from Fall to Spring. The […]

NDC Thunder Bay’s TeamUp ‘The Rhythm of Winter’ Campaign

NDC Thunder Bay's TeamUp "Rhythm of Winter" campaign

(Press release) Campaign: TeamUp NDC Thunder Bay is very grateful that Robbie Craig has Teamed Up with us to raise funds by creating this Nordic-inspired original piece of art for this campaign. We have been given the honor to name […]

Sigge’s P’ayak Cancelled Because of Low Snow

Sigge's Payak

Despite a lot of snow dancing over the last two weeks, Mother Nature did not cooperate and organizers of the Sigge’s P’ayak made the difficult decision to cancel event for this year. “Although there is some snow and skiing ongoing […]

Junior Birkie Registration Closes Thursday, Schedule Modified

Jr Birkie James Netz (c)

(Press release) HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  18, 2015) – Due to cold weather, the Junior Birkie races will start one hour later at 10:00 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m. as originally scheduled on Friday, Feb. 20.  Start times have also been […]

Maine Winter Sports Center Kicks off $20 Million Dollar Endowment Campaign with Major Gift

(Press release) Presque Isle native, Mary Barton Smith, has given a gift that, when matched, will generate $8,000,000. CARIBOU, Maine — Mary Barton Smith, whose $500,000 matching gift in February of 2014 kicked off a successful $1.4 million dollar fundraising […]

NNF Announces OPA Cup Finals Prize Money

(Press release) SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The NNF announced a prize money win schedule for any American competing at OPA Cup Finals events. As a pillar project, the OPA Cup represents a priority for NNF funding. The key development […]

CXC Seeks Communications and Media Coordinator

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(Press release) Central Cross Country Ski Association is looking for Communications and Media Coordinator. Position Activities:Writing – Developing impactful and targeted written communications content Data Management – Management of data of communications audiences and messages Content Distribution – Innovative management and […]

NNF Announces Fundraising Auction

NNF fundraising auction

(Press release) SALT LAKE CITY- The NNF Fundraising Auction will begin on February 4th, 2015 and last two weeks. Proceeds will support the NNF pillar projects, skiing development projects focused on up-and-coming U.S. skiers. Auction items include ski industry products from L.L. […]

National Nordic Foundation Pledges $8,000 of Support for World Championships Team

Kyle Bratrud at the 2013 Junior World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic. (Photo: NNF)

(Press release) SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- The National Nordic Foundation announced today $8,000 of support the Falun World Championship team named yesterday. Originally, proposed as a pillar project, one of the funded skiing development projects key to American skiing, by […]

NorAm Canadian Eastern Championships Return to Nakkertok in Gatineau/Cantley from Jan. 30-Feb. 1

(Photo: Diane Galus)

(Press release) The 2015 Haywood NorAm Canadian Eastern Championships and Buff Sprints is a prestigious cross-country skiing event which takes place on January 30, 31 and February 1, 2015, at the Nakkertok South Nordic Centre in Gatineau/Cantley, Quebec. “The Easterns,” as […]

10 Birkie Entries Available from Life Link III

The Life Link III crew. (Photo: Life Link lll)

For the 2015 Birkie, Kortelopet, or Prince Haakon (Press release) HAYWARD, Wisconsin (January 21, 2015) –You may never need medical support at the Birkie, and that’s good. But, it’s also good to know that the Birkie, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon […]

A Guide to the Development Trips Selected at the U.S. Cross Country Championships

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(Press release) Every year, the U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships, often called “Nationals” plays host to the skiers not racing in Europe, skiers making a jump to the next step, beyond racing in the U.S. to international competition and a […]

Peter Hale Nordic Ski Race Set for Feb. 21

Peter Hale Flyer 2015 corrected

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Lickety-Splits Camp Connects Anchorage Kids, Top Athletes

Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury GRP) pulls a train of happy skiers at the mushing station  at the fourth-annual Lickety-Splits Ski Camp for Kids on Dec. 22 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo: Lickety-Splits)

Last Monday, 150 bright-eyed kids got a chance to ski with 23 top US athletes at the 4th Annual Lickety-Splits Ski Camp for Kids.  The camp offered the opportunity for kids to spend the afternoon playing games and learning to ski from […]

US Nationals | NNF Allocations

2015 U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships

    Supporting Tomorrow’s Nordic Stars Today Pillar Projects U.S. Nationals and Team Selection Criteria   The NNF Pillar Projects are the events, teams and development team opportunities supported by National Nordic Foundation fundraising, events crucial for skiing development. See our update on U.S. Nationals from […]

Food Fun at Birkie Tour

Birkie volunteers assist a racer during the 2014 American Birkebeiner from Cable to Hayward, Wis. (Photo: ABSF/Brett Morgan)

(Press release) Top 5 exciting reasons you should sign up for the Birkie Tour and Seeley Hills Classic Combo weekend! The next price increase is coming so register by Dec 31st to pay only $50 for the Tour or $90 […]

Eastern Cup Opener Concludes with Snowy Mass Starts at Rikert

(Dec. 21 press release) On day two of the NENSA Eastern Cup Opener, the courses at Rikert Nordic Center were fast and covered with a dusting of fresh snow. The day was chilly, with temperatures at 25, and flurries throughout […]

Interview with CXC President Oyvind Solvang

CXC President Oyvind Solvang (Photo: CXC)

By Peter Graves (CXC press release) *** First a bit of background, tell me about your skiing background please. I started skiing as a child. By the time I was in first grade, my brother and I had a 5k […]

Birkie Skiers in FIS Marathon Cup

2014 Birkie leaders (Photo: ABSF)

(Press release) This past weekend saw the start of the FIS Marathon Cup for the 2014-2015 season in Livingo, Italy. Birkie Ambassador Holly Brooks (USA) started the season off right with a podium finish. She finished 2nd to World Cup […]

NNF Announces First Funding Allocations for 2014/2015

NNF U.S. Nordic Funding Distribution

(Press release) SALT LAKE CITY- The NNF Announced today over $90K in funding for grassroots skiing support. “This is only possible through the support of our grassroots donors,” explained Dave Knoop, executive director for the NNF, “The NNF extends a […]