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Job Listings

  • Trails Manager: Snow Mountain Ranch (Granby, Colorado):
    With collaboration and direction from the Nordic/Trails Director, oversee all trail operations (both winter and summer) including supervising staff, working with machinery and hand tools, etc. to implement the SMR Trails Plan. Operate winter grooming equipment to provide a quality experience. Will work with and assist the Nordic/Trails Director with the hosting of and running of all trail events for the 12-month season. This will include running, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, biathlon and dog sledding. This is a full-time, year-round, hourly position at $17/hour with generous benefits and located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.

  • Assistant Nordic Coaches: ISD 196 (Apple Valley, MN):
    The ISD 196 Nordic Ski team (Eagan, Eastview, Rosemount, & Apple Valley High Schools – South Suburban Conference) is seeking applicants for 2 full- or part-time 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 $5,300 for the season. Interested applicants should contact Brian Abery at abery001@umn.edu or call 612-327-3678.

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: South High School (Minneapolis, MN):
    Minneapolis South's Nordic Team is looking to hire a organization/logistics coach for this coming season. Ski experience not required.

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: PWER Nordic (Woodbury Area, MN):
    PWER (Park, Woodbury, East Ridge) coop is seeking candidates for assistant Nordic coaching positions. Apply online.

  • Ecommerce Associate: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
    Gear West is seeking an Ecommerce associate. Responsibilities range from setting up and updating products, product content/digital assets, tracking of orders and inventory, and providing customer service via online and phone. Product training is provided but knowledge of Nordic and Alpine Skis is helpful.

  • Assistant Nordic Skiing 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.

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: Henry Sibley High School (Mendota Heights, MN):
    Henry Sibley High School is seeking an assistant Nordic Ski Coach. Availability: 3:30-6pm M-F and 9-11 Saturdays (Flexible). Desired Skills: Experience as a skier in both classic and skate technique. Comfortable working with students grades 7-12. Experience with waxing. Ability to be flexible as conditions and plans change. Contact: Eric.Friberg@isd197.org and/or Prentice.Smith@isd197.org

  • Production Graphic Designer: Podiumwear (St. Paul, MN):
    Podiumwear operates on the simple belief that custom clothing can be better. Steeped in the outdoor community, we pride ourselves in the attention we give our clients, the creativity used in each design, and the care put into our Made in Minnesota garments. We're always looking for individuals who share our passion for sport and a creative drive. A designer at Podiumwear utilizes a variety of creative methods to solve visual problems. Designers must be able to translate corporate identity manuals, decipher the desires of passionate club riders/runners and players, and everything in between.

  • Marketing/E-Commerce Coordinator: Pioneer Midwest (Osseo, MN):
    Pioneer Midwest is a full service Nordic ski shop that also specializes in paddle sports. This position will coordinate and manage website content and sales, social media, Google ads, and email campaigns. Other responsibilities include occasional retail sales, customer service, and merchandise management. If interested, please email Adam Johnson at adam@pioneermidwest.com

  • Nordic Ski Instructors: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    Loppet Foundation is seeking candidates for XC ski instructor positions for the upcoming season. Application deadline is Oct 15th.

  • 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 Head Varsity 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 boys and girls as well as parents and Athletic Department Administration - Comprehensive knowledge of the sport of Nordic Skiing - Coaching and/or playing experience in Nordic Skiing - Experience/familiarity with MSHSL rules and commitment to youth sports preferred - Willingness and ability to support the assistant coaches and contribute to team needs - Must meet all the MSHSL coaching requirements and a CPR/AED Certification strongly preferred. Start Date is November 12th and contact person is Andrea Schmidt at aschmidt@spa.edu

  • Contract Sales Reps: Podiumwear (St. Paul, MN):
    Podiumwear, a custom team apparel manufacturer based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is looking for outside sales contractors in the upper Midwest and Chicagoland areas. Candidates will be responsible for selling Podiumwear's summer and winter lines (nordic skiing, cycling, running, and Ultimate). Podiumwear is the largest custom nordic apparel maker in the United States. Olympian Jessie Diggins is a Podiumwear ambassador and has helped develop our line of women's-specific nordic skiing and training apparel. In addition, Podiumwear is the national custom apparel sponsor of NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association), which will have leagues in 24 states in 2019. All our apparel is made in our own St. Paul, MN factory. If you have prior experience in outside sales, are willing to travel and want to work for a fun, friendly, growing company, we want to hear from you.
    Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@podiumwear.com

  • Nordic Ski Instructors: Three Rivers Park District (Twin Cities, MN):
    Three Rivers Park District is hiring Nordic ski instructors for the upcoming 2018-19 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.

  • Coaching Positions: Armstrong Nordic (Plymouth, MN):
    Armstrong Nordic is seeking assistant coaches for the high school and middle school teams.

  • Volunteer Intern Position: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet Foundation is looking for a new intern to assist with volunteer coordination around fall events including the Trail Loppet, Urban Portage, Trail Work Day and Loopet Loppet.

  • Retail Sales Associate: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
    Are you passionate about xc skiing? Do you have retail experience and/or a background in Nordic ski racing/training, ski service or web/ecommerce sales and product placement? Gear West Specialty Sports Store is looking for a full / part time adult Nordic ski person with customer service experience. Person must understand skis, be a self-motivated individual and enjoy the flexibility and demands of an active retail specialty sports store. Pay and benefits reflect work experience. If interested please email Jan Guenther at gearwest@gearwest.com

  • Middle School Nordic Coach: District 112 (Chanhassen/Chaska, MN):
    District 112 (Chanhassen-Chaska) is looking for a middle school Nordic ski coach to work with skiers in grades 6-8. The middle school program will begin in mid-December and will continue through the end of February. This program will be a SkiWerx program, and will compete in SkiWerx races, along with some possible races with other middle schools in the area.

  • Head Nordic Coach: St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN):
    The Athletics Department at St. Cloud State University is seeking applications for an adjunct (part-time) Head Nordic Skiing Coach for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years.

  • Bike Assembler: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
    Mechanical? Looking for a summer job? Interested in building bikes for Gear West Ski & Bike in Long Lake MN? If so, please email gearwest@gearwest.com to reach Jan or call her cell at 763-458-583

  • Head Nordic Coach: Northfield High School (Northfield, MN):
    Part time position for 2.5 hours/day, starting November 12, 2018. Qualifications required: Participation and/or experience coaching required. MSHSL Head Coach certification/qualifications must be completed before start date. Duties: Will complete duties of a Head Coach. Application deadline: Open Until Filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a background check.

  • Youth Program Director: MadNorSki (Madison, WI):
    The Madison Nordic Ski Club is looking to bring
    more kids into an active outdoor lifestyle through
    our expansion of our youth programs.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Mounds Park Academy (St. Paul, MN):
    Mounds Park Academy located in St. Paul, MN is seeking a candidate as the Varsity Nordic Head Boys and Girls Ski Coach. All candidates must have a combination of head coaching and assistant coaching experience at high school level. This position requires the Head Coach to be responsible for all aspects of our program including working collaboratively with students, parents, school leadership. Interested candidates should contact Athletic Director Dan Haase at Dhaase@moundsparkacademy.org for more information.


Mike Gray Passes On
February 9, 2018
Mike Gray, a big member of the Elk River Nordic community and development of the Woodland Trail system passed away back on January 23rd. Rollie Ring-Jarvi and Dave Anderson pay tribute to him.

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.
Obituary: Dave Sconzert

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