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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 […]

FOLJMS Auction – skis, gear, and more

Show your support for cross-country skiing in Greater Boston, while getting your holiday shopping done! The FOLJMS Online Auction is open and running until Sunday, December 21, 2014.

Eastern Cup Openers Online Registration Deadline 9 p.m. Wednesday

The opening weekend for the NENSA Eastern Cup, made possible with the help of Frost Mountain Nordic and the Rikert Nordic Center, is fast approaching.

(Press release) Don’t miss out! Online Registration closes at 9PM sharp this Wed 12/17. There is NO DAY OF RACE registration for Sunday’s mass start race so if you miss the online deadline you will not be able to race. Click here to register. Read […]

Registration for the 2015 NEBKL Festival Now Open!

2015 NEBKL Festival

Just in time for Giving Tuesday, registration is now open for the 2015 New England Bill Koch League Festival. Give your child and family the gift of an unforgettable experience by signing up now for this year’s festival hosted by […]

Birkie Trail Open for Early Season Skiing

Birkie trail open for early season skiing (Photo: ABSF)

(Press release) With early snowfall and consistently cold temps the Birkie Trail is groomed tip to tail to near mid-winter condition. With over 75km groomed on the skate and classic trails from the North End Cabin to Birkie Ridge and […]

Torin Tucker Trail Dedication Saturday, Dec. 27 in Sun Valley

  Torin Tucker Trail Dedication Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 10 a.m. Lake Creek Cross Country Ski Trails The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) Cross Country Ski Team will conduct a Trail Dedication in Memory of SVSEF Team Alumni Torin […]

Mat-Su Icicle Double Set for Dec. 27-28

Mat-Su Ski Club

Presented by the Mat-Su Ski Club in Palmer, Alaska The Mat-Su Icicle Double is a two-day series with classic style on Saturday, Dec. 27th and Freestyle on Sunday, Dec. 28th. In Freestyle ski you can classic or skate, in the […]

NNF: Thank You from Executive Director Dave Knoop

Yellowstone Ski Festival First Tracks

A Thank You from NNF Executive Director, Dave Knoop This year the Drive for 25 raised over $215k for Cross Country and Nordic Combined development programs. Every year our Nordic community says YES WE CAN and collectively we come together for our […]

NNF’s D25: Hours Left and a Huge Thank You

D25 2014

  Supporting Tomorrow’s Nordic Stars Today Last Chance to participate in the 2014 Drive for 25:    Donate to Cross Country Donate to Nordic Combined Spread the Word!!! Facebook Twitter NNF Website

New World Cup Season Underway For APU Nordic Skiers

2014/2015 U.S. Ski Team member (Photo: USSA)

(APU press release) The World Cup Nordic Season begins in Ruka, Finland in just two weeks. Alaska Pacific University and U.S. Ski team members Kikkan Randall, Sadie Bjornsen and Erik Bjornsen head to Finland this weekend to begin preparations. In […]

Thunder Bay Skiers Kick Off Racing Season with NDC Rock Invitational

NDC Thunder Bay Nov. 14 TT Start at Lappe Nordic

THUNDER BAY CROSS COUNTRY SKIERS KICK OFF 2014/15 RACING SEASON NDC ROCK Ski Invitational held at Lappe Nordic Centre THUNDER BAY, ON (Nov. 14, 2014) – Thunder Bay XC-skiers kicked off their 2014/15 racing season today at the Lappe Nordic […]

Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon Adds 50 k Skiathlon for 2015

Great Bear Chase Marathon

CALUMET, Mich. — Competitors have a new event to choose from for the Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon, March 7, 2015, in Calumet, Michigan, hosted by UP Health System. Race organizers have added a skiathlon event to the lineup. Registration is […]

Advantage Emblem Named Official Merchandiser of American Birkebeiner


(Press release) HAYWARD, Wisconsin (November 11, 2014) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is proud to announce its new relationship with Advantage Emblem as official merchandiser of Birkie apparel, gifts, gear, posters, and more, starting with its launch of […]

Map Monday: Five Days Left in D25


#MapMonday Utah Extends Lead, Record State Participation We’ve hit the highest level of state participation ever. Help us gather friends in the whole of the country, if you have a friend of skiing in: South Dakota Nebraska Missouri Arkansas Mississippi […]

Registration Open for January’s US Nordic Championships

Houghton 2015 U.S. nationals

HOUGHTON, MI — Registration has opened for the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships, January 2-10, 2015, at the Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center in Houghton, Michigan. Online registration is available at This year’s U.S. championships include four races: a freestyle […]

Matt Whitcomb & Sverre Caldwell to Headline NENSA Coaching Symposium Nov. 15-16

(Press release) What do Matt Whitcomb (USST), Chris Hall (Swix), Sverre Caldwell (SMS), Patrick O’Brien (SMS T2), and the Stratton T2 Team all have in common? Other than being huge contributors to our sport and to our New England Nordic […]

Gibbs Hosting Heavy Medal Technique Camp at West Yellowstone Nov. 24-26

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Heavy Medal Technique Camp Nov. 24-26 at the West Yellowstone Ski Festival A portion of profits will be donated to the National Nordic Foundation, Fast & Female, and Jenny’s Light. According to organizer Randy Gibbs, former chief of glide for the U.S. […]

Ski For Light Seeking XC Guides to Help Blind and Disabled Skiers

Ski For Light Recruitment poster 2015

GRANBY, Colo. — Ski for Light, Inc. (SFL) is an all-volunteer organization that enables blind, visually- and mobility-impaired adults to cross-country ski.  Founded in 1975, it seeks to enhance the quality of life and independence of those adults and encourages […]