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Archives: 5/1/2017 to 10/18/2017

Preseason Discount Trail Passes Available for Yellowstone Ski Festival
October 17, 2017
Snow has been flying out west and plans are underway for the big Thanksgiving week Yellowstone Ski Festival. Save some cash by purchasing your ski passes before the end of October!

Wisconsin DNR Silent Sport Survey
October 17, 2017
The Wisconsin DNR is conducting a survey on recreational use of public lands up thru Nov 17th. New regions to be studied are Lake Winnebago Waters, the Mississippi River Corridor and Western Sands Region. Submit your comments, suggestions online.

City of Superior Comprehensive Outdoor Rec Plan Survey
October 2, 2017
The City of Superior is developing a Comprehensive Outdoor Rec Plan and one of the main components is reaching out to the public to ask them to take a survey. They are especially interested in hearing from cross-country skiers and their feedback on the municipal forest.
City of Superior: Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

St. Scholastica to Contribute to Grand Avenue Nordic Project
September 20, 2017
The College of St. Scholastica will invest in the city of Duluth's Grand Avenue Nordic Center project, contributing $20,000 to the Duluth XC Ski Club's capital campaign. The center is a city project in conjunction with Spirit Mountain and DXC to bring state of the art snowmaking for cross country skiing to Duluth. It will eventually provide just over 3km of snowmaking infrastructure and lights at the base of Spirit Mountain.
Grand Avenue Nordic Center Project

Web Roundup
July 31, 2017
24 Rules - Ben Saxton shares some memories and 24 pieces of advice.
Jumping - Another article on plans for a year-round Olympic caliber ski jump south of Red Wing.
Nordic Success - FasterSkier looks at Norwegian study on physiology of Nordic combined athletes.
Wrong Running - NatGeo article on recent book that delves into the nature of running.
I Scream - The science behind ice cream brain freeze.
Motoring - 53-year old Italian cyclist caught using hidden motor in race.

Birkie Annual Meeting This Saturday, August 5
July 31, 2017
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting on August 5th to recap the past year, provide an update on 2017-2018 planning, and announce newly elected members of the 2017-2018 ABSF Board of Directors. Both ABSF members and the public are invited to attend this day of activities, friendship, food, and fun.

Seeley Trails Warming Cabin Fundraising
June 10, 2017
The Seeley Lions Club is raising funds to construct a warming cabin at the trailhead of the Seeley Trails on Old OO.

Groundbreaking on Loppet Foundation's The Trailhead Building
June 8, 2017
Earlier this week, through a partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Loppet Foundation celebrated the beginning of construction on The Trailhead building at Theodore Wirth Regional Park.

ABSF Announces Summer Programs for Kids
May 24, 2017
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation announces their summer programming designed to get youth fit and healthy this summer. Four programs expose kids to a variety of different outdoor activities and provide them with experiences and opportunities to grow their love of outdoor sports.

Web Roundup
May 8, 2017
It Ain't Easy - Erin Moening begins training again after post-surgery recovery.
Bridges Coming Down - Minneapolis is rebuilding a number of bridges in south Minneapolis, which will impact the popular Greenway trail.
Bikes Over Cars - Making the case for how bikes may eventually overtake cars in transportation.
Secrets of Two Hour Marathon - A look at how physiology and diet may lead to faster marathon time.
POW - Powassen virus, which is also transmitted by ticks, has been showing up in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The Loppet Foundation: Help Bring The Trailhead To Wirth
May 8, 2017
The Loppet Foundation is seeking to close the funding gap to start the construction of the new Trailhead building at Wirth this summer. Please consider your donation today to help them complete the project in time for this winter.

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