MNSA Nordic Skiing Awards Banquet Set for Apr 8th
March 18, 2018
The Minnesota Nordic Ski Association (MNSA) will celebrate Nordic skiing in Minnesota by holding its annual awards banquet at the Mora Vasaloppet Nordic Center in Mora, Minnesota on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Social hour starts at 1:30 p.m. There is no cost for the event, although donations to MNSA will be appreciated. This year's Lifetime Achievement Awards nominees are Darby Nelson and Bruce Adelsman. Plus top high school and biathlete skiers will be recognized.
CXC: Igor Legacy Camps
March 15, 2018
Weekend camps in four exciting locations across the Midwest: Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan are set to host U12 and U14 skiers (ages 10-13) for an unforgettable three days of fun outdoor activities. First camp is Jun 15th in Stevens Point.
PSIA Valley Spur Cross-Country Clinic Feb 17-18
February 14, 2018
Amy Powell will be hosting a Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Classic and Skate Technique Workshop for the beginner to the advanced skier this weekend, Feb 17-18 at Valley Spur in Munising, MI.
NNF: Meet the US Ski Team and Raise Funds for the NNF with Lumi Experiences
February 3, 2018
NNF has Partnered with Olympian Garrott Kuzzy, owner of Lumi Experiences. Lumi Experiences trips include front line experiences in Europe, cross country skiing, sight seeing, attending races and interacting first hand with the US Ski Team and World Cup Athletes. Kuzzy and his guests are giving back to the sport by donating a portion of each trip to the NNF.
Third Annual Snow Ball Gala Set for Feb 10th
February 2, 2018
The Duluth Cross Country Ski Club (DXC) is excited to announce its third annual Snow Ball gala fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, February 10th at the Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth. Gala proceeds will support DXC's Capital Campaign to help ensure the future of cross-country skiing in Duluth by building snowmaking ski trails at the Grand Avenue Nordic Chalet at the bottom of Spirit Mountain.
DXC Tour Duluth Ski Festival on March 3rd
CXC Masters Technique Camp in Cable
December 22, 2017
CXC's last Open Technique Camp of 2017 for master skiers is coming up Dec 29-31 in Cable. The camp is open to skiers of all levels, from beginners to advanced. Participants will be divided in small groups based on their level to provide adequate personal attention.
Midwest Adaptive Nordic Intro Clinics
December 18, 2017
US Paralympics Nordic Development coach BethAnn Chamberlain is hosting a couple of clinics in the coming weeks to introduce people to the sport of adaptive skiing:
Dec 21 Sit Ski Trial at Hyland
Dec 23 Sit Ski Trial at Wirth
Dec 27-28 Midwest Adaptive Nordic Festival - Held at Hyland, two days of seminars, videos, and on-snow time with adaptive ski equipment.
There is no cost for any of those events, but please register for the Nordic Festival to ensure they have enough equipment and materials.
Double Birkie Set for Friday Dec 29th
December 14, 2017
The Double Birkie event, a low-key long distance workout on the Birkie trail, is set for Friday, December 29th. The group plans to ski from the Fish Hatchery trailhead up the the North End cabin (lunch break) and back again. Skiers are welcome to join in anywhere along the route.
Big Snow Country Welcomes New Youth Program
December 13, 2017
The SISU Endurance Team (SET) is a new program being offered to Michigan upper peninsula Iron and Gogebic county youth, grades 2-12. The goal is to get kids to participate in silent sports, such as XC-Skiing and mountain biking. SET will hold the first winter program starting on January 14th and continues Sundays afternoons for the next 8 weeks.
Bemidji's Sunday Ski School
December 12, 2017
Bemidji is hosting a series of ski lessons Sunday's in January, culminating with the Sons of Norway Barnelopet on Jan 28th. Lessons are designed to teach basic skills of both classical and skate skiing techniques.
CXC: Year End Challenge Grant
December 11, 2017
CXC is holding their annual 'Support our Sport' year end fundraiser. This year, they have a 3:1 challenge grant with a goal of raising $45K by the end of December. Help support this major Midwest organization today!
Minnesota Nordic Opener this Saturday
December 5, 2017
Three Rivers Park District is hosting a new Nordic Opener event this Saturday, Dec 9th, at Elm Creek. Over 40 vendors will be on hand, plenty of equipment demos to try, and even presentations.
Gear West: Skiku
November 28, 2017
Gear West's Jan Guenther along with Kate Ellis will be heading up north next spring to an Alaskan village to coach cross-country skiing to Alaska Native kids, as part of the Skiku non-profit program. Skiku's mission is to foster the health, recreation and competitive benefits of cross country skiing and biathlon through sustainable programs across Alaska.
Loppet Thanksgiving Midwest Ski Trip
November 20, 2017
Weren't able to get to West Yellowstone but still want to get on snow this Thanksgiving? Join the Loppet Ski Club on a trip to the ABR Trails in the UP, Friday thru Sunday, Nov 24-26. Options for transportation and lodging available!
Out There: Ladies Clinic January 6th
November 15, 2017
Out There is hosting a Ladies Clinic in early January and it's filling up fast. Advanced and Beginner sessions (classical and/or skate) with strength and conditioning afterwards, followed by dinner.
U.S. Paralympics Nordic Coaches Education Clinic Sunday
November 2, 2017
U.S. Paralympics Nordic Development Coach BethAnn Chamberlain is hosting an adaptive Nordic coaches clinic and open house this coming Sunday afternoon, Nov 3rd at Boulder Nordic Sport in Bloomington, MN. The clinic is aimed to facilitate growth of Paralympic Nordic athletes and programming throughout the Midwest as is open to anyone who has an interest.
Jessie Diggins Super Clinic Twin Cities
November 1, 2017
A big turnout Wednesday evening at Theodore Wirth as the Twin Cities came out to celebrate the start of Jessie Diggins 2017-18 season and her big run at the Winter Olympics. While a light drizzle fell with temps in the 30s, most of the crowd still participated outdoors in a warm up run and then strength and agility drills led by Diggins. Afterwards, Diggins provided a great presentation on her summer/fall training (and breaks), as well as a look at her goals heading into the season. A question and answer session wrapped up the formal part of the evening, with Diggins staying for poster signings, photos, and prize drawings from Salomon and other sponsors.
Photoset: 30 photos
Photoset: Top Picks (high res)
NNF: Drive for 25 Kickoff
October 29, 2017
Every year the U.S. Nordic Skiing community comes together to support the National Nordic Foundation's (NNF) largest fundraising efforts of the season, Drive for 25. NNF funds a large portion of the US B Team and World Cup Starts, the US World Junior and U23 teams, as well as supporting the U18 Nordic Nations Trip, the National U16 camp and Junior National Training Group Camp. Please donate and/or become an ambassador!
Endurance United 55K Rollerski Coverage
October 8, 2017
A good turnout with some wonderful weather the Endurance United 55K rollerski on Sunday morning. The event started at Desnoyer Park on the east bank of the Mississippi and rolled on trails down to downtown St. Paul, up past Lake Phalen and onto the Gateway trail before finishing on the newer Brown Creek trail right into downtown Stillwater on the banks of the St. Croix River.
Photoset: 231 photos
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Loppet Trail Kids Adventure Race Finale
October 7, 2017
The Loppet Foundation's Trail Kids program held their final event of the Fall Adventure race series on Thursday at Wirth. Nearly 100 kids participated, with top finishers receiving pumpkin prizes.
Photoset: Adventure Race #4
Results: Adventure Race #4, Adventure Series Standings
Rollerski Clinic with Team Gregg Sunday
September 28, 2017
Join Olympian and 4x American Birkebeiner Champion Caitlin Gregg and Olympian Brian Gregg for a short Freestyle roller ski technique clinic on Sunday morning to shake out your legs from the Birkie Trail Run and Trek. After the clinic, feel free to join them in a 3.5 hour overdistance rollerski.
DXC Fall Update and Kickoff
September 27, 2017
Duluth XC ski club (DXC) has a full slate of activities this fall including hillbounding sessions on Wednesday evenings, rollerskiing workouts on Sunday mornings, and Tuesday night training with Nikolai Anikin. Come out this Sunday, Oct 1st, for their fall kickoff event at the remodeled Lester-Amity Chalet.
Gear West: Women's December XC Clinic
September 25, 2017
Gear West is hosting a women's cross-country ski clinic again this December 9-10th on the Birkie Trail near Seeley, WI. They promise to pamper you with positive attitudes, chocolate, coffee and wine. Registration is now open!