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Birkie/Korte Registration Closes Thursday Night

CLOSING TODAY at MIDNIGHT We have reached our participant cap for the 2015 Swix American Birkebeiner. Registration for both the Birkie and Korte events will close tonight  (Thursday 10/23/14) at 11:59 pm CDT. The Prince Hakkon 13K will remain open. Take Advantage […]

Only 100 Spots Left for 2015 Birkie

Birkie (Photo: ABSF)

(Birkie Alert) Only 100 Spots Left! We’re really excited about all the final registrations coming in from people all over the country, including plenty of first-time Birke skiers. We are in full Birkie “Go Mode” here, getting ready to see […]

Gear Up for the 2014/2015 Ski Season at Omni Mount Washington Resort

Gearing up for its 41st ski season, New Hampshire’s largest ski area, Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH is the premier destination for ski and snowboarders to enjoy tremendous snow conditions and grooming, magnificent scenery and a friendly staff providing excellent […]

Ashwaubenon Nordic’s Stump Farm Trail Race on Oct. 26

Stump Farm Trail Race – Oct. 26, 2014 Reforestation Camp • 4418 Reforestation Road • Suamico, Wis. Hosted by the Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team (ANST) in Green Bay, Wis.  The annual fundraiser for the Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team will take place […]

International Sportswear Company to Outfit APU Nordic Ski Team

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Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center will take on a new look this season. APU is partnering with Craft Sportswear, a global outdoor wear company that also outfits the Swedish National Nordic ski team. The APU […]

Just Over 500 Spots Left for American Birkebeiner

The view from the front of the pack at the 2014 American Birkebeiner (Photo: Kelly Randolph)

Before Registration Closes for the 2015 Swix American Birkebeiner! (Birkie press release) HAYWARD, Wisconsin (October 8, 2014) – It must be that crisp snap in the air and the first snowfall of the season that hit Hayward, WI, home of […]

2014-15 NENSA Eastern Cup Series Preview

(NENSA press release) By Sophie Hodges We are down to three months away from the next Eastern Cup, NENSA’s signature race series, and it is time to get prepped for all the excitement to come! In case any of you have been […]

Birkie Waves Closing Fast, Register Today

2014 American Birkebeiner (Photo: ABSF/Kelly Randolph)

NEW Updates on Birkie Wave Closures! We’re nearing our cap of 10,500 participants for the Swix American Birkebeiner events taking place February  21, 2015! “Make This Year’s   Birkie, Korte, or Prince Haakon Part of YOUR Story!” Please be aware that overall registrations are nowpast the 9,000 […]

NENSA Announces 2014-15 Masters Racing Calendar with Zak Cup, Club Cup, & New England Marathon Series

(NENSA press release) The 2014-15 season offers a great slate of races combining to fill the calendar with a challenging and fun series of events contested across New England. NENSA is excited to announce the New England Marathon Series, the […]

National Nordic Foundation Launches 2014 D25 With New Platform

We’ve gathered the nordic community under our banner and rallied a better future for skiing. The result of our efforts last year were more athletes competing at higher levels, more team camps and more of the best skiers in the […]

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 […]