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Job Listings

  • Snow Groomer: American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (Hayward, WI):
    If you like working in the great outdoors, this is an ideal opportunity to join the Birkie Team. ABSF is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate individuals to maintain our world-class Nordic Birkie Ski Trail system.

  • Seasonal Attendants: Three Rivers Park District (Plymouth, MN):
    Hyland Lake Park Reserve is hiring winter Seasonal Attendants to staff the Visitor Center and Nordic ski trailhead for the 2017-2018 ski season. The position highlights include selling annual and daily cross country ski passes, assisting guests with rental ski equipment, and selling merchandise and concession items. Additional duties include assisting with ski races as needed, the Rennet Festival, and other duties as assigned by the supervisor. Hourly wage starting at $10.00/hour and a flexible schedule including weekday-evening and weekend hours. Snow is guaranteed with our 5 kilometer trail!

  • Nordic Ski Coach: St. Mary's University (Winona, MN):
    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona is seeking candidates for the position of part-time Nordic Ski Coach.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Woodbury High School (Woodbury, MN):
    There is an assistant coach position open at PWER Nordic. PWER serves Park, Woodbury, and East Ridge High Schools in the Woodbury / Cottage Grove area. The position is open until filled. For inquiries or to apply, please contact head coach Drew Voegele at avoegele@sowashco.org
    Thank you for your interest.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Edina High School (Edina, MN):
    The Nordic Ski program at Edina High School is looking for full time and part time Nordic Ski Coaches. Please contact Andy Turnbull, Head Coach, for any questions: andyt@hoigaards.com

  • Asst Nordic Coach: Chaska High School (Chaska, MN):
    The Nordic program at Chan-Chaska High Schools is interviewing candidates for an assistant Nordic coach position. Our program is a combined program with two high schools in District 112. We are a very well supported team with a good budget, an amazing "wax room", more commonly known as the Nordic Club House. We have our own Scandic, track setter, and roller. We are well equipped with two Concept2 SkiErgs, power ropes, training straps, grass skis, waxing machine, etc. We can wax 18 pair of skis at one time, which means we have more time for training and skiing. Most importantly, we have a steadily growing team, whose skills continue to improve year over year. We have excellent support from the parents of our skiers, who volunteer to assist at races and other special events. Our coaching day begins at 2:00 PM and we are usually home by 6:30 PM. Our Junior High Schools have changed their schedule, so we are considering having some practices in the evening from 6:00-8:00 PM. Our dry-land training site is at Carver Park and that is our preference when we have natural snow. Also, when there is natural snow, we maintain a 5Km course on our school property and a 2.5 Km. circuitous loop on our pond. The assistant coach's salary is in line with most Nordic programs across the state. We expect that the Assistant coach will take all of the tests on the Minnesota State High School League web site for Nordic coaches. We are open to considering sharing the position with two individuals, but the combined coverage must meet all of the needs our team. The coach must have a solid understanding of modern Nordic ski techniques, both skating and classic, and the ability to demonstrate specific skills. Also, the coach must be able to establish good relationships with team members, and maintain a collegial relationship with the coaching staff, sharing the myriad of tasks that are part of each ski day.

  • Seasonal Nordic Center Positions: Snow Mountain Ranch (Granby, CO):
    Be the first of your friends on snow this fall with a job at Snow Mountain Ranch! We are located in the Winter Park/Fraser Valley, Colorado, which hosts 300km of Nordic trails, along with great opportunities for off-season training and fun. Snow Mountain Ranch is hiring Nordic Center Workers/Instructors, and Snowmobile Grooming Operators.

  • Ski Technician: National Team Development Centre (Thunder Bay, ON):
    The National Team Development Centre Thunder Bay is seeking a Ski Technician for
    the 2017-2018 season. This position is a support role in a dynamic high-performance
    service team committed to delivering international level race service and further develop
    Canada's future Olympians.

  • Nordic Ski Instructors: Three Rivers Park District (Plymouth, MN):
    Three Rivers Park District is hiring Nordic ski instructors for the upcoming 2017-18 winter season. If you are an accomplished Nordic classic and skate skier, with experience teaching or being coached, and you love to share your passion for Nordic skiing with others, then this is the winter job for you! Guaranteed snow at our two man-made snow facilities, Hyland and Elm Creek parks. Flexible hours.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Mounds Park Academy (St. Paul, MN):
    Mounds Park Academy located in St. Paul, Minnesota is looking for a head coach to lead our Nordic Ski Teams for the 2017-18 seasons. Please send letter of interest/resume to Dhaase@moundsparkacademy.org.

Highlights

Dave Sconzert Passes On
October 30, 2017
Ken Schoville reports: Minocqua Winter Park has many pieces to it's puzzle and we lost a key member when Dave Sconzert passed recently. There at the beginning, Dave served many roles in our ski community as a competitor, coach, board member, and as many will remember, an early and long time groomer, and of course friend, and unique character. Among skiers, Dave will perhaps be best remembered for his grooming, his pursuit of excellence in that capacity, and his ability to work the long dark hours so necessary to that trade in order to see the joy and satisfaction of many thousands of skiers that enjoyed his efforts. He will be remembered by our ski community as one of the oft times unsung heroes and hard workers who make our sport special, in the best of conditions and the worst of times, when we needed a smile, an outing to lift our spirits, Dave paved the way.
Related:
Obituary: Dave Sconzert

Endurance United Seeking Candidates for Executive Director Position
July 30, 2017
Endurance United has announced that Andrew Poffenberger is departing the organization at the end of August to continue his education. They are actively seeking candidates to fill the position of Executive Director​.

2017 CXC Award Recipients
May 1, 2017
The CXC Awards Dinner recognized four of the central region's outstanding ski community members at the inaugural CXC Congress weekend in Eau Clair, Wisconsin this past weekend. Ahvo Taipale was awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement award, Ben Popp, American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, received the John Hugus leadership award, Kris Hansen, Stillwater Nordic Ski Team, was named the Igor Badamshin Coach of the Year, and Joe Kelsey received the Wayne Fish volunteer of the year award.

Chequamegon Champ Steve Tilford Passes Away
April 5, 2017
MTB pioneer, World, US National and Chequamegon champion Steve Tilford was killed in a car accident Wednesday morning in eastern Utah. Tilford was a frequent competitor of the Chequamegon 40, including three victories.
Related:
Gary Crandall: Passing of Steve Tilford

John Harju Passes Away
January 11, 2017
Sad news from the Northland: John Harju, son of Erkki Harju, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 9th in Two Harbors. Vistation scheduled for Friday evening with funeral service Saturday afternoon in Two Harbors.

John Holmquist Passes Away
November 24, 2016
North Star Ski Touring Club legend John Holmquist passes last Saturday, Nov 19th. Holmquist was a Birkie founder and in 2012 won the Tim Knopp award for his dedication to both Nordic skiing and the club.


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