World Cup Races In the US
This page has content related to World Cup races in the US. These races include:
- Telemark, WI 1978
- Lake Placid, NY 1979 (Olympic pre-event)
- Anchorage, AK 1983
- Fairbanks, AK 1984
- Giant’s Ridge, MN 1985
- Mountain Dell, UT 1989
- Soldier Hollow, UT 2001 (Olympic pre-event)
- Minneapolis, MN 2020 (cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic)
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Colder than hell for the 1985 World Cup. Gunde Svan, winner of the frigid 30km free technique race, was quoted saying the race "... not could be colder!" The World Cup season of 1985-1986 was the first year that FIS instituted a two technique schedule, classic and...
1978 – December – Telemark Wisconsin
Here are some links to results from the December 1978 Telemark World Cup races. The late Tony Wise, owner of the Telemark Resort was the head of the Organizing Committee for these races. CLICK HERE to go to the page for the 1978 Telamark World Cup.
1979 – January? – Lake Placid
By far, the coldest World Cup races ever held in the US. At least one day of racing was cancelled.
1983 – March – Anchorage, Alaska
The World Cup races in Anchorage, Alaska in March 1983 were run concurrently with the US National Championships. The 15Km race was both a World Cup event AND a National Championship event.
1984 – March – Fairbanks, Alaska
The men’s World Cup races held in Fairbanks in March 1984 were originally slated to be held at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Because of a dearth of snow in the East, the races were moved to Fairbanks on short notice, after some semi-furtive negotiations which took place at the 1984 Junior National Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Jim Page, the then Nordic Program Director was looking for a willing host organization and contacted John Estle, then the University of Alaska Fairbanks Ski Coach who was representing the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks and the host community of Fairbanks, Alaska.
The races were held at Birch Hill in Fairbanks, also the site of US Junior Nationals in 1977, 1995, 2003, 2013 and 2023 (planned) and SuperTour Finals in 2007, 2008 and 2017.
1985 – December – Giant’s Ridge, Biwabik, Minnesota
CLICK HERE to go to the page for the 1985 Giant’s Ridge World Cup races
1989 – December – Mountain Dell, Utah
2001 – January? – Soldier Hollow, Midway, Utah – Pre-Olympic Test Competition
2020 – March – Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota (cancelled due to Coronavirus Pandemic)