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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


(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


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


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 [...]

Four Hundred Bill Koch Leaguers Ready to Rock the BKL Festival at Quarry Road

Sunshine was the key element of today’s opening day of the 2014 Bill Koch Festival, “Nordic Rocks!” at Quarry Road. The official theme of this year’s Festival is “The Elements” of Rock, Wind, Fire, and Snow. Today, we added Sun [...]

IMD Youth Ski Festival February 22nd-23rd

Park City Nordic Ski Club is hosting the 2014 Intermountain Nordic Division Youth Ski Festival this February 22nd and 23rd at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. The event is designed for cross country skiers aged 15 and younger. There will [...]

What’s New at Birkie 2014 – What You Need to Know

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 - Important Updates for Birkie 2014 -  SATURDAY – FEB. 22: AT THE START  NEW! 100 Parking Spots Available at Race Start! Have you always wanted to park near the Birkie Start? Now you can make a donation and park right [...]

Fast and Female at the American Birkebiner with Caitlin Gregg

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Calling All GIRLS To This Birkie Event – Just for YOU! Join Fast & Female and Caitlin Gregg–2010 Winter Olympian and two-time Birkie Champion–for an afternoon of athletic inspiration and activities for girls ages 9 – 19. “SPREAD THE LOVE: [...]

Endurance United to Host Battle Creek SuperTour from Feb. 15-16

(Press release) After the SuperTour resumes Feb. 7-9  in Craftsbury, Vt., it will move to the Midwest, where Endurance United is excited to announce it is hosting the series from Feb. 15-16 at Battle Creek Park in Saint Paul, Minn. [...]

Fat Bike Birkie Named the U.S. National Fat Bike Championship

Fat Bike Birkie poster (Courtesy of the American Birkebeiner/Fat Bike Birkie)

(Press release) March 8, 2014 – Sign Up Now! HAYWARD, Wisconsin (January 29, 2014) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is proud to announce that its second annual Fat Bike Birkie on March 8, 2014, presented by Freewheel Bike, has [...]

U.S. XC Ski Team Good Luck Blog Blitz! Post & Pass It On!

(Public service announcement) We want to show our U.S. Ski Team how many of us are cheering them on as they chase our first cross-country Olympic medals since Bill Koch’s silver back in 1972. To get the ball rolling, a donor has [...]

Peter Hale Memorial Nordic Ski Race & Tour

SATURDAY FEB. 8, 2014 Location: RICH RANCH, SEELEY LAKE, MT Welcome to the first Peter Hale Memorial Race & Tour. Peter was a dearly loved figure here in the American Nordic ski community. His love of the sport, determination and [...]

BirkieTour 2014 Attracted Many Skiers New to the Birkie Trail

2014 Birkie Tour (Photo: ABSF/Kelly Randolph)

(Press release) HAYWARD, WI, January 20, 2014 – The 5th annual BirkieTour on Saturday, January 18, was a huge hit at its new start and finish location, the Birkie’s newest trailhead, Birkie Ridge. Located on hwy 63 just two miles [...]

Save the Date: Great Nordic Weekend in Park City Utah Feb 15-16

Great week end of Nordic skiing in Park City: Sat feb 15th 10:00am: round valley round up (5, 20, 40k). You will ski right by USSA Center Of Excellence   Sun feb 16th 10:00am: silver ski tour (from White [...]

Douglas, Delaney Win Rain-Soaked Harry Eldridge Classic; Freestyle Race Canceled

NYSEF's Harry Eldridge Memorial 7.8 k men's race, with competitors heading towards the top of the big manmade climb leaving the stadium at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y. (Photo: Laurel Minde)

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Riley Douglas, a junior at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School, and Colin Delaney of the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) won the women’s and men’s 7.8-kilometer Harry Eldridge Memorial classic races on Jan. 11 at the Olympic Jumping [...]

Canmore’s IPC World Cup Draws Rave Reviews

Augusto “Goose” Perez, Kevin Burton (Photo: CXC)

(CXC press release) The famed Canmore Nordic Center, the venue of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games Nordic events, and home to countless World Cups recently played host to yet another blockbuster event, when they welcomed the world for an IPC [...]

Meet the 2014 Birkie Warriors and Inga

Ryan Harden, one of the winners of the 2014 American Birkebeiner Warriors & Inga Contest

(Press release) Congratulations to Ryan Harden, Erik Julsrud, and Jennifer Julsrud Please join the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation in congratulating the winners of the 2014 American Birkebeiner Warriors & Inga Contest. The three cross country skiers will re-enact the 800-year-old [...]