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Roger Chaney Named Manager of Far West Elite Team

Roger Chaney (Photo: Macbeth Graphics/Mark Nadell)

Far West Nordic Ski Education Association recently announced the hiring of Roger Chaney as the Team’s first official manager of its Elite Team. Roger is no stranger to Far West, having grown up in the North Tahoe area and skied for the program […]

Ben Morley Joins Jackson Hole Nordic Team

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Morley as our Nordic Program Director and Head Coach.  Ben was born and raised in Jackson Hole and has spent his life Nordic racing and coaching. […]

2015 Birkie More Than 75 Percent Full

Photo: ABSF/Mark Milford

(Press release) SWIX American Birkebeiner Wave Closures!   Over 8,300 skiers have registered! That means we’re OVER 75% FULL & waves are beginning to CLOSE! Birkie Classic Wave 3 - CLOSED Birkie Classic Wave 4 - CLOSED Birkie Classic Wave 7 - CLOSED Birkie Classic Wave 8 - CLOSED […]

Nighbor Joins Lakers’ Nordic Coaching Staff

Dave Nighbor Nipissing University

(Press release) The Nipissing Lakers Nordic ski team has received a big boost with the addition of a new assistant coach who will join the team for the 2014-15 season. Dave Nighbor will join the Lakers coaching staff and offer […]

2014 Birkie Skier Development Grant: Open for Applicants

Birkie 2012 Champion Tad Elliott leads local Hayward High School Nordic Ski Team to Torch Lighting at start of 2014 Birkie Week

HAYWARD, Wisconsin (August 3, 2014) – The mission of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is to promote cross country skiing as a fun, energetic activity that is part of an active and healthy lifestyle. This effort focuses both on youth and […]

Thunder Bay Launches ‘TeamUp’ Fundraiser

The Thunder Bay National Development Center (NDC) recently launched a fundraising initiative/website called “TeamUp!“ in an effort to support its 10 athletes training out of Thunder Bay, Ontario. “We have an exciting new fundraising initiative starting here at the National Team Development […]

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

Allan Serrano and family

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

T-Shirt Birkie

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

illinois roller ski race series

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 […]