Nordic News

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.

Kikkan Randall (...

Caldwell Leads USA in Streets of Drammen


DRAMMEN, Norway (Mar. 8, 2017) - Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) narrowly missed out on a spot in the finals, finishing ninth to lead the USA in a classic city sprint through the streets of Drammen on Wednesday. Norway’s Erik Brandsdal and Stina Nilsson of Sweden took the wins.

Toe to Toe with the Best in the World


The problem with confidence is that you can't train for it. It's not something that's handed to you. There's no textbook to provide you with a roadmap.

If you want to gain confidence, you need the courage to reach out and simply grab it yourself.

In the classic technique team sprint at the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in...

Live Stream Cross Country Junior Nationals


LAKE PLACID, NY (Mar. 6, 2017) – The best U.S. skiers under the age of 20 are competing at the Junior National Championships at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex. Live stream Junior Nationals courtesy of CXC Skiing all week.


Canada’s Harvey Golden in 50k


LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 5, 2017) – The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships came to a close Sunday with a thrilling end to the men’s 50k mass start. Canada’s Alex Harvey made a homestretch move on Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby to take gold while Sundby dropped out of the medals. Tad Elliott (Durango, CO) led the USA in 27th.