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  • Bike/Ski Shop Manager: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    Seeking Bike/Ski Shop Manager to create and run a national class bike and ski shop and service center within the Trailhead to support year round outdoor activities that helps the Loppet Foundation, the MPRB, the North Minneapolis community, and the broader public enjoy year-round outdoor activities.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: St. Paul Academy and Summit School (St. Paul, MN):
    St. Paul Academy and Summit School is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Nordic Skiing Coach for the winter season. The minimum time commitment includes potential weekday practice times after 3:00 p.m. and all meets. Weekends included as the schedule demands. Qualifications/Requirements - Ability to communicate with High School aged girls and boys as well as parents and Athletic Department Administration - Comprehensive knowledge of the sport of Nordic Skiing - Coaching and/or playing experience preferred - Experience/familiarity with IMAC and MSHSL rules and commitment to youth sports preferred - Willingness and ability to support the Head Coach and contribute to team needs - Must meet all the MSHSL coaching requirements and a CPR/AED Certification strongly preferred. Start date is November 13th. Contact head coach Jerry Slater, gslater@spa.edu

  • 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.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Minneapolis South High School (Minneapolis, MN):
    Minneapolis South High School is seeking an Assistant Nordic Ski Coach for the upcoming season. The season runs from November 13 through February 15; Mondays through Fridays (and occasional Saturdays).
    -Available to get to Mpls South HS by 3pm; practices are generally done by 5:30, occasionally later.
    -Ability to communicate with, motivate, and mentor high school-aged student athletes.
    -Ability to communicate effectively with other coaches, parents and administration.
    -Nordic skiing experience in both skate and classic techniques.
    -Nordic ski racing and coaching background preferred but not required.
    Interested applicants can send a resume and interest letter to Kevin Johnson at kjskierrunner@gmail.com

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Park Center (Brooklyn Park, MN):
    An Assistant Nordic Ski Coach position at Park Center HS is open on the District 279 website.

  • 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.

  • Nordic Ski Instructors: Galena Lodge (Ketchum, ID):
    Galena Lodge, 23 miles north of Ketchum, Idaho is looking for two full time Nordic Ski Instructors for the upcoming winter season. Season runs November 13th, 2017-April 11th, 2018. Duties include skate and classic ski instruction, ski rentals, ski tuning, snowshoe rentals, snowshoe tours, yurt servicing, snow removal, packing snowshoe trails, retail sales and more. Room and board are provided for full time employment. Galena Lodge is a community owned day lodge located at the northern end of a 200km trail system. We have 50km of Nordic trails at the lodge. We are a small family up here that likes to work and play hard. Please only apply if you LOVE winter and are committed to this awesome lifestyle! Contact Erin at erin@galenalodge.com for more information or to apply or call 208-726-4010.

  • Asst Nordic Coach: ISD 196 (Apple Valley, MN):
    The ISD 196 Nordic Ski team (Eagan, Eastview, Rosemount, & Apple Valley High Schools - Minnesota) is seeking applicants for 2 Asst. Coaching positions (Girls Varsity & JV; Boys Varsity & JV). A minimum of 3-years of racing experience or 1-year of coaching experience is required. This 5-6 day/week position runs from mid-November thru mid-February with practices and meets typically scheduled between 3:00-5:30 PM. The salary for the position is approximately $5,000 for the season. Interested applicants should contact Brian Abery at abery001@umn.edu or call 612-327-3678.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Forest Lake High School (Forest Lake, MN):
    Forest Lake is seeking candidates for the head Nordic ski coach position. Interested parties can apply online or phone 651-982-8411.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Woodbury High School (Woodbury, MN):
    Head Nordic coach opening for the Park, Woodbury, & East Ridge Nordic ski teams. Preferred: 3 years skiing experience with Competitive experience. Required: Acute knowledge of Nordic ski training, technique and development. The Head Coach position is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to student athletes within the PWER Nordic Racing Program.

  • Marketing and Communications Manager: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet Foundation is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager. The Marketing and Communications Manager works across all segments of the organization to connect participants, sponsors, donors, and our community to our mission, and get people outside and active. The position reports to the Events Director, but also works directly with the Development Director.

  • Customer Service Rep: Borah Teamwear (Coon Valley, WI):
    Borah Teamwear is seeking a Customer Service Representative (CSR) to join our dynamic, custom sports apparel crew in Coon Valley, Wisconsin.

  • 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.

  • Head Coach, Assistant Coach: Lakeville High Schools (Lakeville, MN):
    Lakeville North and Lakeville South High School nordic ski teams are looking for a head coach and an assistant coach for the 2017-18 seasons and beyond. Please send email and short bio deadline Aug 1, 2017. Rich Heilman at: richard.heilman@isd194.org

  • Head Nordic Coach: Benilde-St. Margarets (St. Louis Park, MN):
    Benilde-St. Margaret's School is seeking a Head Nordic Ski Coach for the 2017-18 School year. Head coach would be in charge of the boys and girls programs and coordinate all matters in regard to the program. BSM is close to Theodore Wirth Park for practice as well and holds practices at Three Rivers Parks locations. Team is made of about 25-30 boys and girls and the team does return state participants.

  • Full Time Nordic Ski Coach and Admissions Counselor: Univ of Maine-Presque Isle (Presque Isle, ME):
    The University of Maine at Presque Isle is seeking a Full-Time Nordic Ski Coach and Admissions Counselor. The ideal applicant would be capable of and committed to competing with the top ski programs in the US. The combination of strong coaching leadership, early snow, training at one of the top Nordic skiing venues in North America, and a community that is very supportive of skiing, have helped send several athletes in this young program to NCAA Championships. We are looking for a coach to build on that early success and turn that into a tradition. This dual-position will also work as an Admissions Counselor, who aids in the marketing of the University's academic programs to students from area schools through presentations, personal visits, and interpersonal communication. Admissions commitments, including recruitment from the Nordic program, will be most extensive outside the competition season.


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.
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.

Jean Cecil Passes On
October 29, 2016
Jean Cecil, one of the founders of BJ's Ski Shop and mother to Birkie champion Lynne Cecil, passed away last week. Cecil was well known in the cycling and Nordic skiing communities, and helped in the development of the Minnesota Youth Ski League.

Joe Nowak Passes Away
October 28, 2016
Longtime Cloquet Nordic ski coach Joe Nowak passed away on Thursday evening. Nowak was considered the founder of Pine Valley and coached many state championship teams for Cloquet. He was elected to the Minnesota Nordic Ski Coaches Hall of Fame in 1978. A complete obituary with details of services should be published on Sunday.
Photoset from Dave Johnson: Cloquet legend Joe Nowak Visitation
MSHSCA Hall of Fame
Duluth News Tribune: Joe Nowak Obituary
Duluth News Tribune: Northland ski jumper, teacher, coach Joe Nowak dies at 88
Pine Journal: Legendary Cloquet ski coach and jumper Joe Nowak dies at age 88

Loppet Seeking Wirth Park History Curator
October 27, 2016
As part of their new Trailhead building project, the Loppet Foundation is seeking a volunteer to help develop some historical background on athletic activities, especially skiing related, at Wirth Park.

CXC Chairman's Awards
October 25, 2016
At the CXC/USSA Wayne Fish Coaches Conference last weekend, the Chairman's Awards were presented, honoring some big contributions by individuals from the Midwest. The Igor Badamshin Coach of the Year award went to NMU's Sten Fjeldheim, Craig Jarvinen was named volunteer of the year, John Hugus Leadership award went to the Loppet's John Munger, and Dennis Kruse was recognized with the Tony Wise Lifetime Achievement Award.

Osseo Coach Brad Rosch Passes Away
September 27, 2016
Breaking news Tuesday evening, long-time Osseo high school Nordic coach Brad Rosch suffered a heart attack on Saturday and passed away Tuesday afternoon. Rosch lead a number of squads to the State Meet and helped develop many great skiers including Matt Liebsch and Sarah Bezdicek. Services will be Tuesday morning, Oct 4th at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with a celebration of life ceremony 3 pm at Elm Creek.
Osseo's Sarah Bezdicek Ends High School Career on Top
Matt Liebsch Profile
Brad Rosch Service and Reception

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