Nordic News

Podiums Abound in Winter Games NZ Cross Country Races


WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 8, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team collected podium spot after podium spot through two solid days of cross country racing at New Zealand’s Snow Farm as a part of the Winter Games NZ.

Temperatures were cold on Thursday, with fresh snow dusting the 2.5k track. Ben Lustgarten (Burlington, VT) raced to the win in the men...

Medals Hotly Contested at U.S. Champs


PARK CITY, UTAH (July 28, 2017) - Will Rhoads (Park City, Utah/Park City Nordic) and Nita Englund (Florence, Wis./Kiwanis Ski Club) came away with gold at the 2018 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Saturday on the HS134 meter hill at the Utah Olympic Park in one of the most hotly contested Championships in recent history. It was the fourth career...

Olympic Trials Coming to Park City


PARK CITY, Utah (July 29, 2017) – Utah's 2002 Olympic venues will play a key role in determining the first skiing athletes nominated to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team to compete in PyeongChang. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined will be held Dec. 30-31 at the Utah Olympic Park in a winner-take-all event where the...

Strong Field Expected for U.S. Ski Jumping Championships


PARK CITY, UT (July 25, 2017) – Park City's Olympic ski jumps will kick off the Olympic season with the first U.S. Championship of 2017-18. A full contingent of the top men's and women's ski jumpers will compete in the large hill event of the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships on Saturday, July 29. Fans can...

New Coaches Join Nordic Teams


PARK CITY, Utah (June 29, 2017) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard partner organizations USA Nordic Sports and Women’s Ski Jumping USA have both announced new head coaches for the 2017-18 season. Martin Bayer will serve as the new head nordic combined coach and Igor Cuznar will be the World Cup coach for the women.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Announces Eight Stop SuperTour


PARK CITY, Utah (June 27, 2017) – Top U.S. cross country athletes will race in seven cities across North America in the 2017-18 iteration of the SuperTour. The tour is a series of International Ski Federation (FIS)-sanctioned cross country events across America produced by U.S. Ski & Snowboard together with its divisions and clubs.

How to Train Like Andy Newell


Andy Newell (Starksboro, VT) is one of seven U.S. Ski Team cross country athletes that spend the summer training with the Stratton Mountain School Elite Team in Vermont. He recaps his first training segment of the summer and talks about his favorite workouts, including the double-pole test and...

U.S. Ski Team Cross Country 2017-18 Nominations


PARK CITY, UT (May 17, 2017) - U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced its U.S. Ski Team cross country nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

After a strong 2016-17 season, including three World Championship medals and nine...

Retiring Jarrett Leaves Golden Legacy


PARK CITY, UT (April 28, 2017) - Veteran U.S. Ski Team nordic combined coach Dave Jarrett, who led the team to heights of glory at World Championships and Olympics, is retiring after 15 years as a national team coach. Jarrett, a two-time Olympian who is now USA Nordic's head coach of nordic combined, is leaving the tour to open a sports...

Patterson and Holmes take SuperTour Titles


FAIRBANKS, AK (Apr. 2, 2017) - Scott Patterson (Anchorage) of APU Nordic and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) of Stratton Mountain School skied to long distance wins in the final event of the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships Sunday at Birch Hill in Fairbanks. Patterson and APU Nordic teammate Chelsea Holmes (Anchorage) left with season...
Stratton Edges APU for Gold


FAIRBANKS, AK (March 31, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skated away with a strong third leg to boost Stratton Mountain School (SMS) to an upset win over APU Nordic in the mixed gender team event at the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships at Birch Hill in Fairbanks Friday night. The win broke a three-year streak in the club relay by...
Hanneman and Diggins Take Sprint Titles


FAIRBANKS, AK (March 29, 2017) - Hometown skier Logan Hanneman (Fairbanks, AK) of APU Nordic and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) of Stratton Mountain School each sprinted to big wins Wednesday night at Birch Hill in Fairbanks in the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships. It was the seventh national title for Diggins and first for Hanneman.

U.S. Titles On Line in Fairbanks


FAIRBANKS, AK (March 29, 2017) - America’s top elite cross country ski racers are on the start line this week in at Birch Hill in Fairbanks for the conclusion of the USSA SuperTour and the final events of the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships. Competition opened Monday in the USSA SuperTour with a skiathlon. U.S. Championships events...

Jumpers Set New Marks in Strong Season


PLANICA, Slovenia (March 25, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) led a strong day for the entire U.S. men's ski jumping squad in its season finale at Planica Saturday. The USA finished seventh in the team event - its best overall team finish since 1985. Three of the four U.S. jumpers eclipsed the 200 meter mark.

USA Record for Bickner: 244.5 meters


VIKERSUND, Norway (Mar. 19, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) soared to new American ski jumping record Sunday on the HS225m ski flying hill in Vikersund, flying 244.5meters - nearly three football fields in length. He finished a career-best 15th in the World Cup competition. Poland's Kamil Stoch took the win.

Bjornsen Closes Out Strong Season


QUEBEC CITY, QC (March 19, 2017) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) closed out a strong season finishing 10th in the final 10k freestyle pursuit to cap a three-day mini tour in Quebec City. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved up to finish 16th.
Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won for the second straight day, coming from behind in...
Sadie Bjornsen Top USA in Stage Two


QUEBEC CITY, QC (March 18, 2017) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the way for the USA in day two of the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals on a fast, sunbaked track in front of thousands of fans lining the Plains of Abraham course in downtown Quebec City. Bjornsen finished 15th in the 10k classic mass start to stand 10th going into Sunday's...

Hamilton Fourth in Quebec Sprint


QUEBEC CITY (March 17, 2017) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) just missed the podium in the first stage 1.5k freestyle sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals on a cold, crisp, sunny day Friday.

World Comes to Quebec City


QUEBEC CITY (Mar. 16, 2017) - The Plains of Abraham will be the epicenter of the cross country ski racing world for the second straight year as the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals come to Quebec City this weekend.

Originally scheduled in Tyumen, Russia, the International Ski Federation moved the event to Canada as a result of Russian...

Randall Top US Finisher at Holmenkollen


OSLO, Norway (Mar. 12, 2017) - Thousands packed the trails high above Oslo for long distance cross country ski racing this weekend at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival. Norway’s Martin Sundby took the win for the men in Saturday’s 50k classic mass start with Marit Bjoergen of Norway taking Sunday’s 30k women’s title.

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