Nordic News

Canada Strong in Springer Tournee


PARK CITY, UT (July 29, 2016) - Canadian ski jumpers paved the way on the HS100 meter hill Friday during the annual Springer Tourney competition on the Olympics jumps in Park City. The Norge Ski Club’s Kevin Bickner (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) took second in men’s and women’s respectively, while Canada’s Altius Nordic...
Sophie Caldwell: What Makes a Champ


From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

WATCH: Summer Skiing in Alaska


The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team headed west to Alaska for two weeks of training camp with new mother Kikkan Randall showing up for the on-snow portion on Eagle Glacier, just three months after giving birth to her son Breck.

See what the ski camp looked like in the video below. 

L.L.Bean U.S. Champs and Springer Tournee Return to Park City


PARK CITY, UT (July 26, 2016) – The nation’s top junior and senior ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will be in Park City at the end of July for the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships. The events are part of the 18th annual Springer Tournee with competitions taking place at the Utah Olympic Park...

Training Camp in Alaska - Week 1


ANCHORAGE, AK (July 13, 2016) – After spending time scattered from coast to coast training with home clubs, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes jetted to Anchorage, AK for camp.


Cross Country Legend Helped Shape Sport in USA


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (July 6, 2016) - Olympic Ski Team coach Sven Wiik, a legendary Swedish native who brought his passion for cross country skiing to America, passed away Tuesday (July 5) at his adopted home of Steamboat Springs at the age of 95. Wiik is credited as one of the notable pioneers of cross country skiing in America,...

Bryan Fletcher Talks Future in Nordic Combined


After winning the annual Fourth of July nordic combined cup on Howelsen Hill, soon-to-be-dad Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) talked with Joel Reichenberger of Steamboat Today about his Olympic history, his hopes for future medals…and why he was wearing a hot pink suit.


USSA Announces Seven Stop Super Tour for 2016-17


PARK CITY, UT (June 24, 2016) – Top cross country athletes from across America will participate in 16 races at seven different stops as part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) annual USSA SuperTour. The 2016-17 tour kicks off in December in Bozeman, MT.

How Kikkan Randall is Changing Cross Country Skiing


Through being pregnant and celebrating the birth of her son Breck Stuart Randall Ellis in April, Kikkan Randall hasn’t stopped moving. The indomitable athlete continues to train hard, while continuing her role as female athlete representative on the FIS Athlete Commission.

In FIS Cross...

4 Questions With Nordic Combined Head Coach Dave Jarrett


With strong junior results in the 2015-16 season adding to a solid list of previous American nordic combined results, FIS asked Head Coach Dave Jarrett four questions about the future of nordic combined.

Read FIS’ article Tuesday Talk...

Young Rippers Train with the Pros at ‘Speed Camp’


After a productive first week of training in Bend, Oregon, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes took a break to run around with some of the speediest youngsters in the area on Sunday. The women hosted a Fast and Female event, while the guys hosted ‘Speed Camp.’


U.S. Cross Country Ski Team 2016-17 Team Nominations


The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Cross Country Ski Team receives world class program support, along with access to the USSA...

USSA CEO Races Engadin Skimarathon


This year, some of the most important names in nordic skiing headed to the Engadin Skimarathon in St. Mortiz, Switzerland—the biggest skate ski race in the world. Included in the list of impressive athletes and Olympians was Tiger Shaw, the president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

“The Engadin Ski Marathon is an...

Diggins and Bjornsen Take Titles


CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 26, 2016) – The 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships concluded Saturday with a 50/30k classic race. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN, SMST2) claimed her third individual victory of the series, while Erik Bjornsen (...

Team APU 1 Dominates SuperTour Mixed Relay


CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 24, 2016) – The third day of racing at the 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships was a fun and unique 4x5k mixed relay, with Team APU 1 taking the win.

In the relay, each team had two women and two men representing their ski club. There were also other teams made up of...

Diggins Doubles Up at SuperTour Finals


CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 22, 2016) – Day two of competition continued at the 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships on Tuesday, with a 1.5k classic sprint. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN, U.S. Ski Team/SMS T2) snagged her second...

Hoffman and Diggins Win at SuperTour Finals


CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 21, 2016) – The 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships kicked off on Monday at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, with a 15/10k individual freestyle race. Coming off of strong World Cup seasons, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN, U.S. Ski Team/SMS T2) and Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski...

Kern Podiums Twice at Spring OPA


TOBLACH, Italy (March 13, 2016) – Julia Kern (U.S. Ski Team/Stratton Mountain School) led the U.S. team once again, with two podium finishes in the final weekend of racing at the U.S. Spring OPA trip in Toblach, March 11-13, to take second overall in the tour.

Diggins Finishes Fifth Overall at Ski Tour Canada


CANMORE, Alberta (March 12, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) pulled out all the stops in the eighth and final stage to claim a coveted spot in the top-five overall at Ski Tour Canada Saturday.

Diggins Fifth into Tour Finale


CANMORE, Alberta (March 11, 2016) – With one stage remaining in the Ski Tour Canada, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) continues to hold on to fifth overall in the Tour standings, after her efforts on Friday. Diggins led the U.S. team in a FIS World Cup 10k individual freestyle race,...