LatestNews Archive - November, 2005

Jeff Ellis Headshot Tuesday, November 29 Exel Racing Team Update: A Weekend of Firsts - By: Jeff Ellis
Back in April of this year with the recent ski season just completed, the first NorAm cup races in late November at Sovereign Lakes felt so far away. Today as I write this update those very races have come and gone and I am looking forward... [
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Sunday, November 27 Jeffries, Renner Win Madshus NorAm Sprints
Canada's Sara Renner and Chris Jeffries won the opening Madshus cross-country skiing sprint event of season in the Hawyood NorAm series at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre near Vernon, B.C. on Sunday... [
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US Ski Team Logo Sunday, November 27 Twenty-Seven US Skiers to Race Canadian World Cups
Twenty-seven skiers were named Saturday night to represent the U.S. Ski Team at five cross country World Cup races next month in Canada as part of the lead-up to the Olympics in February... [
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Sunday, November 27 Career World Cup Weekend for Swenson
Carl Swenson (Park City, UT) completed the best World Cup weekend of his career Sunday, finishing 12th in a 15K freestyle race won by Norway's Tore Ruud Hofstad... [
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Saturday, November 26 "Wags" Wins SuperTour 10K CL Too
Wendy Wagner (Park City, UT) and Justin Freeman (Andover, NH) won cross country SuperTour 10K classic technique races Saturday on the Rendezvous Ski Trails as the U.S. Ski Team prepared to name a World Cup squad for races next month in Canada... [
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Sara Renner Sovereign 2003 Saturday, November 26 Renner and Grey Gold in NorAm Opener
Sara Renner and George Grey kicked off the 2005 Haywood NorAm cross-country ski series with gold medal performances on the World Cup course at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre near Vernon, B.C. on Saturday... [
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Saturday, November 26 Swenson 11th in World Cup 15K Classic
Two-time Olympian Carl Swenson (Park City, UT), whose best results have come in skating races, raged through the final kilometers Saturday and finished 11th in a World Cup 15K classic technique race won by Germany’s Tobias Angerer... [
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Friday, November 25 SuperTour Wins for Zimmerman, Wagner
Leif Zimmerman (Bozeman, MT) edged Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) in the men’s skating sprint while Wendy Wagner (Park City, UT) cruised to the women’s victory Friday in the next-to-last SuperTour races before... [
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Fresh Air Experience Logo Thursday, November 24 Fresh Air Experience Joins Exel Racing Team and INDi2010 as Official Retailer
Fresh Air Experience and the Independent Nordic Development Initiative for 2010 (INDi2010) are proud to announce a new partnership for the 2005/2006 ski season. The skis of the Exel Racing Team will be "Powered by Fresh Air" this winter... [
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Gordon Jewett Headshot Tuesday, November 22 Exel Racing Team Update: Team Family - By: Gordon Jewett
The sounds of drills and hacksaws echo out of the next room. A pile of Exel poles lie in the corner, some without grips, some without stickers on their shafts. Fischer skis lean against walls, propped against picture frames and door jams... [
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Silver Star Night Sprints Logo Tuesday, November 22 SILVER STAR NIGHT SPRINTS DASH FOR CASH
Skate sprints, December 6th, 2005 at Silver Star Mountain Resort... [
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Tuesday, November 22 Atomic XC Camps Update - By: Norm Crerar
This will be the last ATOMIC XC Camp update as the camps start this week-end. Skiing conditions here at Silver Star Mountain are great with the earliest and best snow I have seen on the mountain in years... [
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Karla Mika Headshot Tuesday, November 15 Exel Racing Team Update: Canmore - Friend or Foe? - By: Karla Mika
I have just arrived in Canmore, Alberta and walking down the street I am liable to want to pinch myself, could life really be THIS good? Every direction I turn the mountains stare right back, and the clean crisp air only showcases... [
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SkiTrax Logo Monday, November 14 SkiTrax Becomes Official Magazine of Exel Racing Team and INDi2010 Program
The Independent Nordic Development Initiative for 2010, operator of the Exel Racing team is proud to announce an innovative new partnership with SkiTrax Magazine. SkiTrax joins the program as the team's official magazine... [
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USA Flag Monday, November 14 How To Make U.S. Olympic XC Team
the 2006 Winter Olympics nearing, a common question is “How does one make the U.S. Olympic Ski or Snowboard Team?”... [
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Haywood Securities Thursday, November 10 Haywood National Team Report: Trying to Decide What to Do - By: Chris Jeffries
Trying to decide what to write about is difficult when you can’t even decide what you want to eat.  Last week I visited the doctor to get a flue shot before getting on a plane for Alaska.  Murphy’s law and one week later... [
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US SuperTour Logo Wednesday, November 9 Adios SuperTour, Hello APU Races
A lack of snow forced the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage organizers to cancel the cross country SuperTour races, scheduled for this weekend, on Wednesday. The Anchorage races, scheduled for Nov. 12-13, were the second stop on the SuperTour... [
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Wednesday, November 9 Atomic XC Camp Update - By: Norm Crerar
I can't tell you how much snow we have had but it is enough that the groomers are having trouble keeping up. All of our trails are open and being groomed with our heavy groomers... [
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Adam Kates and Brady Dunne with Lance Armstrong. Tuesday, November 8 Exel Racing Team Update: Meet You Half Way - By: Adam Kates
When I was a junior racer training out of my hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, every day would begin with a short phone call which consisted of four simple words: “meet you half way.”... [
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Kris Freeman in the 2005/2006 US SuperTour openener in Fairbanks, Alaska. Monday, November 7 Freeman, Randall Win US SuperTour Sprints
In extremely cold conditions Kris Freeman took a surprise win in the US SuperTour sprint race in Fairbanks, Alaska today, while Alaska Pacific University's Kikkan Randall won the women's race... [
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US SuperTour Logo Sunday, November 6 US SuperTour Opener Cancelled
The opening race of the 2005/2006 US SuperTour series was cancelled yesterday in Fairbanks, Alaska. The high temperature yesterday at the Birch Hill race site was around -23C, below the FIS race limit... [
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Beckie Scott wins the women's 10km pursuit at the 2005/2006 US SuperTour season opener in Fairbanks, Alaska. Sunday, November 6 Scott, Freeman win SuperTour Season Openers
2002 Olympic Gold Medalist Becky Scott of Canada and Kris Freeman of the US were the winners in the first event of the US Ski Association's annual SuperTour Series (full results now posted)... [
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Tuesday, November 1 Athletes Win!! - I.O.C. Stops Fighting Doping Laws in Turin - By: Nathaniel Vinton - New York Times
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct. 28 - The International Olympic Committee has conceded defeat in its effort to persuade the Italian government to impose a moratorium on a stringent law against doping during the Turin Games, which begin Feb. 10.... [
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Tara Whitten Tuesday, November 1 Exel Racing Team Update: On Patience, Perseverance and Perspective - By: Tara Whitten
I am going to introduce the three P's, which I believe are necessary for success in skiing and in life as well. They are Patience, Perseverance and Perspective... [
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