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Home Team Energy—Head Coach, Matt Whitcomb

Watching the Stifel U.S. Ski Team during the first half of the 2023-24 World Cup season has, at points, been a sublime experience. That feeling of overwhelming exhilaration when looking out from the mountain top has been something literal for American athletes on top of podiums—and literal Alpes too—as they’ve traveled week-to-week, race-to-race, across Europe this winter. From Jessie Diggins’ Overall World Cup lead and Tour de Ski win, to career firsts way into her...

National Nordic Foundation Summer Auction This Week!

The National Nordic Foundation’s (NNF) annual online summer auction is open! NNF’s summer auction is an opportunity for skiers and supporters across the country to contribute to US Skiing’s success while taking a piece of it home. The auction runs this week until Friday, July 14th at 8pm EST. All proceeds from the NNF summer auction go directly towards funding Pillar Projects next winter, including Junior World Championships, the U18 Nordic Nation’s Cup, and the...

NNF: NNF Cup Celebrating Club Excellence Returns to SuperTour for Another Season

With the first round of SuperTour racing complete in Sovereign Lakes, British Columbia, the NNF is proud to announce the return of the NNF Cup as a presenting sponsor of the US SuperTour this season. Originally launched in 2012, the NNF Cup celebrates club excellence in America’s premier domestic ski competition by tallying performance of club teams across the SuperTour season. The NNF Cup was awarded to Alaska Pacific University last season. The recent success...

National Nordic Foundation Says Thank You for Drive for 25 Success (NNF)

Dear US nordic skiing community, The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) would like to extend a sincere thank you for the astounding display of generosity and belief in supporting a world-class skiing development system during last week’s Drive for 25. We are humbled, and incredibly grateful, to be part of a grassroots movement propelling our sport forward in this country. This year’s Drive for 25 further demonstrated that our American ski community is a rare one...

NNF Invites Ski Community to new Speaker Series, First Virtual Lecture November 11th

The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) today is announcing a new virtual speaker series, and invites skiers, coaches, and supporters from across the country to attend its first offering with renowned American physiologist Dr. Stephen Seiler on Friday, November 11th at 1:00pm EST. This inaugural lecture will be free to attend, with a recommended $25 donation going directly to NNF to support our Pillar Projects this winter, and beyond. Donation and registration for Dr. Seiler’s talk...

(NNF) A Special Invitation with Lumi Experiences to Experience the 2023 World Championships

  The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) and with Lumi Experiences are excited to extend a special invitation to support US skiing at the 2023 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica, Slovenia. This unique, 7-day trip features grandstand seating for the first week of World Championships, including the classic sprints, skiathlon and skate team sprints – some of the best medal events for the US (the full schedule can be found here). When you’re not trailside...

(Press Release) One Day Left to Support US Skiing through NNF Summer Auction

The NNF Online Summer Auction is open until July 15th at 10:00pm EST. With 24 hours to go, supporters of US Nordic skiing still have the chance to help build the foundation for next winter’s successes while taking a unique piece of US skiing home by participating here: https://www.32auctions.com/NNF2022 The NNF Summer Auction is a crucial component in setting up all of US Nordic Skiing for a successful winter. By participating, supporters make individual dreams...

National Nordic Foundation Athlete Support Grant (Press Release)

National Nordic Foundation Athlete Support Grant Athletic excellence emerges through rigors of training, unwavering commitment, and often subsequent successes, setbacks, and revisions, that athletes experience along the way.  We recognize in our past and current champions the attitudes, drive, commitment, work ethic and determination that got them there.  While one athlete may be enjoying a rising trajectory, simultaneously an equally committed and talented athlete may be facing adversity on their pathway to the top. Our...

(Press release) August 14, 2018 — The National Nordic Foundation, known as NNF, is pleased to announce the addition of Kikkan Randall to the Board of Directors. Kikkan, a 2018 U.S. Nordic Skiing Olympic gold medalist, joins Billy Demong, U.S. Nordic Combined Olympic gold medalist, and the NNF Board to lead the development of the next generation of U.S. nordic athletes and future gold medalists. “I can’t think of a better person to add to our Board,”...

  Press release) Travel to the 2019 Nordic World Championships in Seefeld, Austria, with Lumi Experiences to Benefit the NNF The NNF and Lumi Experiences are building on their partnership to offer two trips to the 2019 Nordic Ski World Championships in Seefeld, Austria. On each of these 8-day trips, guests will be able to cheer on their favorite athletes at the World Championships, ski in- and around Seefeld, and relax in the four-star, trail...

The National Nordic Foundation is a non-profit organization that’s mission is to help aid in the development of skiers in the USA both national and internationally, by creating an independent funding source to aid athletes with the high cost of the sport. The NNF’s goal is to remove financial barriers that hinder our US athletes, due to the lack of funding available.  World Cup athletes, World Junior/U23 Teams, U18 Teams, REG Camps, Junior National Teams,...

NNF Seeks Executive Director

National Nordic Foundation is seeking the position of Executive Director/Director of Operations. The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is a non-profit organization that aids in the development of Nordic Skiers, Coaches, Officials, and venues lending financial support to both elite and grass roots programs in order to develop athletes within the Nordic Sports nationwide. Every year the NNF donates thousands of dollars to the development of Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping. Our Mission...

skinnyski.com, will be on hand to provide a firsthand account and photos of the trip and will act as an additional chaperone. utah2017.com. Click here for U23 World Skiing Championships team selection criteria   Support for Unfunded U.S. Ski Team members on the World Cup: $24,000 B Team athletes on the U.S. Ski Team are able to take advantage of the coaching and race support infrastructure put in place by the U.S. Ski Team; however,...