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 Nov 15, 2011: Volume 12, Number 32


We are running SkiPost 2 days early 
to remind all US Nordic fans of today's
National Nordic Foundation 
Drive for 25 fundraiser.
Its like election day and each and every tax deductible contribution helps.
Nordic fans like yourself have already pledged over 
$10,000 today and $70,000 this season to help support tomorrow's stars today 
Please join in.
If you have already donated,  the NNF thanks you for joining the effort.     

 Join the Drive for 25






4000 American cross country ski enthusiasts backing their nation's developing skiers on a single day.



Today, November 15th, 2011



Donate $25 and ask your friends to do the same.


To the 


Cross-Country Pillar Projects 


or the 


Nordic Combined Pillar Projects


Why: U.S. cross country skiing is in financial trouble.  While we have improved from a nation that seldom put a single skier in the top 15 on the World Cup to a nation with World Cup and World Championship podiums we are currently operating at a budget of less than a tenth of our toughest competitors.  And more importantly our budget shortfalls are making it impossible for our younger developing athletes to afford the racing opportunities they require to compete among the best. This challenge offers the cross country community a chance to pull together and keep the momentum building. 


Who: You!


NNF, the National Nordic Foundation is stepping up to fill these budget short falls.  The NNF depends on you.






National Nordic Foundation


Lessons of the Trail are the Lessons of Life


Support Tomorrow's Stars Today


The National Nordic Foundation exists to help America's young, dedicated, and driven Nordic talent realize their, and America' s, long term potential in sport and in life. The biggest hurdle facing American Nordic racers is gaining consistent access to international quality coaching, training, and racing experiences from ages 15 through 25. Providing future generations of U.S. Nordic athletes earned access to a progression of high-quality international competitions, their life enriching lessons, represents this nation's greatest Nordic development opportunity and funding need. The National Nordic Foundation and its Pillar Projects exist to fulfill this need. Please donate to the National Nordic Foundation and support tomorrow's stars today as their quest for athletic accomplishment on the trails prepares them to achieve their potential in life while inspiring others to do the same.


From Local Trails to the World Cup


Wouldn't you like to see American athletes who grew up skiing on your local trails with your local club consistently challenge for World Cup and Olympic podiums? Their success promotes the benefits of preparation, hard work, initiative, determination and the healthy sport you love. Unlike their European counterparts who live in the center of international Nordic racing and most often have access to government funded development programs, America's athletes receive no government support and are scattered throughout our vast country an ocean away from the international Nordic epicenter. Through support of the National Nordic Foundation (NNF), and its Pillar Projects in the sports of Nordic Combined and Cross Country, you can help future generations of U.S Nordic skiers realize their long, and America's, long term potential in sport and in life.


Pillar Projects Development Infrastructure


The Pillar Projects do not fund individual athletes directly but rather subsidize the high costs of individual trips. The nation's top developing athletes earn the right to participate in these trips through their competitive results. In essence, the Pillar Projects provide the infrastructure, or pillars, necessary for international development. Funding of these Pillar Projects allowed America's present generation of World Cup stars including Kikkan Randall, Andy Newell, Billy Demong, and Johnny Spillane to participate affordably in many of their first international trips including Scandinavian Cups, Continental Cups, and World Juniors competitions. Without this early access to ongoing international competition these athletes, and our Nation, may not be experiencing the success we are today.


Today's U.S. Nordic Stars

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team's Kikkan Randall won a silver medal at the 2009 World Championships, three World Cup events, and placed 3rd overall in the 2011 World Cup Sprint Cup. Andrew Newell has three World Cup podiums and is clearly one of the world's fastest sprinters as measured by his winning qualifying times. The U.S. Nordic Combined Team athletes have won 6 World Championship medals since 2003 with 4 medals in the 2009 World Championships alone. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Nordic Combined Team won 4 of the 7 possible Olympic Medals; the first Olympic medals ever won by U.S. Nordic Combined athletes 

Long Term Support of Tomorrow's Stars


This success didn't happen by chance. It took many years of, Cross Country and Nordic Combined planning, fundraising and investment in the pillars of athlete development. From these successful funding efforts many athletes earned the international opportunities and lessons from which these athletes rose from promising talent to international stardom. The NNF is focused on continuing this successful pillar development and funding model in a magnified, shared effort.

Funding the Next Generation


While America's A-Team stars now have the funding necessary to compete for more World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic medals, the next generation of athletes such as Jesse Diggins, Simi Hamilton, Erik Lynch and Tyler Smith do not. They are in the same situation that Kikkan, Andy, Billy and Johnny were in when they started their quest for greatness over a decade ago. These up and coming athletes, our stars of tomorrow, need your support today!


Support Tomorrow's Stars Today


Support tomorrow's stars today as they learn and share the lessons of the trail and the lessons of life with the National Nordic Foundation. Your tax deductible contribution to the non-profit National Nordic Foundation will help Support Tomorrow's Stars Today as their quest for athletic accomplishment on the trails prepares them to achieve their potential in life while inspiring others to do the same. 


For further inquiries contact the National Nordic Foundation director, David Knoop, at 801-699-1456 or 


Donate online and inspire your friends to join you at or send a check to NNF- 32 West 200 South #149-Salt Lake City, 84101


  To Join the Drive for 25

visit the 


Cross-Country Pillar Projects 


or the


Nordic Combined Pillar Projects  



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 Waxing Waxless Skis?


Hi there.  Thought I'd try getting a new waxless skis. I normally prefer waxable skis and am not a big fan of waxless, but they are growing on me.  I've looked around everywhere to try and find care and maintenance, and of course have found nothing. Do you just do the standard glide wax tip and tail, and is there anything that needs to be done to the kick zone, at least occasionally?


Yes, most waxless skis are wrongly named because they do perform better with "waxing." 


 The waxless kick zone patterns should always have a easy on anti-icing glide wax applied to the waxless kick zone. 


Most waxless skis including most of the new technology waxless skis from Fischer, Atomic and Salomon have glide-waxable tip and tail glide zones. Any ski with glide zones will glide better if you "hot wax" the appropriate temp glide wax to the tip and tails.  But for pure simplicity and ease of use you can use a easy rub on or spray on wax the skis glide and kick zones each time you go out. 


(Salomon's Equipe G2 Micro has the micro treatment from tip to tail and you should apply only the anti-ice glider from tip to tail on it)


Here is a a link to Start's products for waxless skis. 


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Create your own custom Waxless skis.


The other option for you is to get Start's Grip Tape and apply it to the kick zone of your present waxlable skis for you own custom waxless skis.


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Enjoy your First Tracks in West Yellowstone. Whether First Tracks truly means the corduroy and you, or it is the first time on skis this season, or the first time on skis period; you are invited to take them at the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Think Snow and make plans now to attend the 2011 Yellowstone Ski Festival. For more information, visit and follow westyellxcski on Twitter, or friend Yellowstone Ski Fest on Facebook for up-to-minute news.


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Ski Trax is pleased to announce the launch of our annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2011/12 Contest for contestants around the world. This is the first of three fantasy contests this season - next up is our inaugural Marathon contest in conjunction with FIS and the World Loppet Ski Federation, creating a new dimension for the sport and adding excitement for skiers around the world for these legendary races. The third contest will highlight the incomparable FIS Tour de Ski, the centre piece on this year's calendar, as there are no World Championship or Olympic competitions this year.


Register your team of four (4) men, and four (4) women including two (2) Outlaw Skiers - one (1) male and one (1) female not in the top 15 of the FIS World Cup overall rankings.

Points will be awarded following each World Cup based on each skier's performance and published regularly at so you can see how your score compares to other players and with the actual FIS standings. Earn bonus TdS and other points - all information and contest rules are available when you register your team.

These are the only FIS Fantasy Nordic contests of their kind worldwide so don't miss your chance to enjoy fabulous top level xc ski racing and win fabulous prizes -  good luck to all contestants.

The deadline to register or revise your team is Friday, Nov. 18, at 10pm EST, the day before the Viessmann XC FIS World Cup season kicks off in Sjusjoen, Norway. To register visit

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2011/12 Contest Prizes


1st Prize - Fischer 11/12 Carbonlite Hole Skis, Xcelerator Bindings, Carbonlite Poles (value $1,100)
2nd Prize - SkiGo Carbon 780 Roller Skis (value $580)

3rd Prize - Alpina ESK Ski Boots (value $449) 

4th Prize - Bjorn Daehlie Exclusive US XC Ski Suit (value $300)

5th Prize - Sporthill XC Pants/Tights and Glacier Top (value $220)
6th Prize - Fresh Air Experience or High Peaks Cyclery Gift Certificate ($150)
7th Prize - Rottefella Xcelerator Skate/Classic Bindings (value $130)
8th Prize - Bliz Proflip Visor (value $130)
9th Prize - Concept2 Goodie Duffle Bag (value $100)
10th Prize - Auclair Micro Mountain Olympic Gloves + Earbags (value $65)  

WCup Breaks - Buff Headware (value $22) to top 3 contest leaders before the Tour de Ski  

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SkiTrax Season Launch 2011/12 Buyer's Guide


Don't miss the season launch issue of SkiTrax featuring * annual Buyer's Guide with North American pricing * in-depth feature story on the Caldwell Clan and their XC Dynasty * interview with Canadian Head Coach Justin Wadsworth * profile of Sara Renner and Thomas Grandi's Paintbox Lodge * Kikkan Randall * Alex Harvey * CCSAA Best of Directory * Race Ready * Gear Tests... and much more


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