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Endurance United Juniors, July 14, 2015

Jessie Diggins in Finland, November 22, 2014 (Photo: Matt Whitcomb)

Nita Englund takes third in Summer Grand Prix ski jump, September 13, 2015 (Photo: FIS)

NMU men with a little late (early?) season snow, May 19, 2015 (Photo: Ian Torchia)

Upcoming Events
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Loppet Spring Trail Kids Mountain Bike Program
April 28, 2016
The Loppet Foundation is offering a MTB program, covering all skill levels, for kids ages 8 to 13 years old. Sessions start on May 2nd, and there is an open house with bikes to test drive this Saturday at Wirth.
Apr 30 Girls Spring Mountain Bike Test Drive Clinic

CXC Summer Training Camps
April 26, 2016
CXC has a number of summer training camps available for juniors, including the Igor Legacy Camps, U16, Open and Regional Elite Group camps, with options across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

North Star Ski Touring Club Announces Major Gift to the Loppet Foundation
April 20, 2016
The North Star Ski Touring Club (NSSTC) recently provided a gift of $20,000 to the Loppet Foundation to help finance construction of the Adventure Welcome Center at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis.
Adventure Center at the Loppet

Haig Glacier 2016
April 16, 2016
Matt Liebsch has posted preliminary plans for the 2016 trip to the Haig Glacier (Canada). This year's trip will be going a little earlier on the calendar, scheduled for June 27-July 4. Limited openings, reserve your spot now.
Haig Glacier Packing List

NNF: Kashiwa Named Executive Director
April 15, 2016
The National Nordic Foundation announced Thursday the hire of Hennie Kashiwa as Executive Director. The Steamboat Springs, Colorado native assumes the leadership role in the National Nordic Foundation on May 1st and will work in tandem with outgoing director James Southam to ensure a smooth transition.
National Development Project Grants Open

Igor Legacy Camps
April 12, 2016
CXC has published the dates for the summer Igor Legacy Camps, honoring Igor Badamshin's commitment to the sport and designed for youth ages 10-13. Camps will be in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

Endurance United Weekly Speaker Series
April 7, 2016
Endurance United is hosting a new weekly speaker series this spring, covering a variety of topics. First up on Monday, April 11th, is Ben Bruno, personal trainer and endurance athlete, with a presentation about sports nutrition for endurance.

Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Event this Sunday!
April 6, 2016
There will be a 'Welcome Home' event for Jessie Diggins, this Sunday, April 10th, at Stillwater Area high school. Everyone is encouraged to attend! Jessie will do some poster signings, as well as a presentation on her 2015-16 season.

USSA Membership Prizes Still Available
March 28, 2016
Therešs still time to support the successful athletes of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team by joining the USSA as a general member. For as little as $15 you can be a part of the USSA program, and, perhaps best of all, therešs still time to win one of the weekly prizes being offered.

Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Event
March 28, 2016
There will be a community welcome home event for Jessie Diggins, Sunday April 10th, at Stillwater high school. Diggins will give a short presentation on her 2015-16 season and sign posters -- the event is free, everyone is encouraged to come out and cheer on the hometown superstar!

CXC Season Finale Auction
March 27, 2016
CXC is running their season finale online auction, with over 100 items up for bid. Find deals on clothing, wax service, skiing equipment, and more.
USSA Membership Prizes Still Available

MNSA Lifetime Achievement Awards Program Set for April 9th
March 22, 2016
MNSA Lifetime Achievement Awards Program is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, April 9th, at the Mora Vasaloppet Nordic Center. Bob Montebello, currently the oldest active ski trail groomer in North America will receive the 2016 Minnesota Nordic Skiing Lifetime Achievement Award. MNSA will also posthumously honor Nikolai Anikin, Robin Baker, Charlie Banks, John Burton, Earle Dickinson, Tim Knopp, Jinny McWethy, Brother Jerome Rademacher, Toni St. Pierre, Al Waverek, and Don Wolter. In addition, there will be a keynote presentation by Minnesota's own Jessie Diggins. Limited seating available, RSVP is requested.

MYSL/Skiwerx Awards Banquet Mar 20th
March 10, 2016
MYSL/Skiwerx will wrap up the 2015-16 season with an awards banquet on Sunday, March 20th. Review the final standings and order your tickets online.

DXC: Birkie Bus
February 2, 2016
Live in or near Duluth, and want to avoid the lodging and transportation hassles of the Birkie? The Duluth XC Club (DXC) is offering coach bus transportation to and from the Birkie on Saturday, Feb 20th. There are a limit number of seats available, reserve yours today.

Fast and Female Chat at the Birkie
February 1, 2016
Olympian Kikkan Randall will be at the Birkie this year, and will host a Fast and Female event at the Hayward High School on Sunday, Feb 21st. There will be a Parent & Coach Seminar as well! Sign up today.

Endurance United: Battle Creek Lantern Ski Saturday Night
January 20, 2016
Endurance United is hosting a free lantern lit ski at Battle Creek this Saturday evening, Jan 23rd. Ski the lighted section, then into the woods at top for a luminary lit loop. Organizers ask for RSVP so they can plan refreshments.

Sun Valley Ski Academy Q&A at Wirth
December 31, 2015
The Sun Valley Ski Academy is bring some of its stars to Minneapolis for a Q&A session at the Wirth Chalet, Monday evening, Jan 11th.

Double Birkie Scheduled for Wed Dec 30th
December 24, 2015
The annual Double Birkie ski event has been announced for Wednesday, Dec 30th! Ski the whole thing, from Fish Hatchery up to North End Cabin and back, or simply join in along the way. Lunch being offered by Brick House of Cable.

USSA: Interview with new Nordic Director Robert Lazzaroni
December 16, 2015
Robert Lazzaroni leads a renewed effort to grow USSA support and has launched a revised membership program with some great benefits. And as an added incentive, they are holding weekly drawings for some great prizes.

CXC Fundraising Drive: Almost Halfway
December 15, 2015
CXC's year-end fundraising drive is rolling on, almost to their halfway goal, but only has a few weeks left. Check out their video about CXC Nordic Rocks Programs -- one of their goals is to have a program at 55 schools around Midwest.

CXC Member Drive Update
December 9, 2015
CXC's member drive is underway, and while they've made a good start they still need your help to reach their matching grant. Everyone donating at the $100 level receives a Craft hat. ALso check out their video about why children with physical disabilities should participate in cross country skiing.

CXC Membership Drive
December 2, 2015
CXC is running their Year End Challenge Grant, 'Support our Sport'. Several CXC donors have stepped up to provide a challenge grant, so every dollar donated will be doubled!

Paralympic Nordic Coaching Education Clinic Dec 13th
December 1, 2015
Join National Team coaches Jason Kask and BethAnn Chamberlain along with 3x Paralympians Sean Halsted and Kelly Underkofler for a single day coaches clinic on working with adaptive Nordic skiers. The clinic will cover best practices for working with sitting, standing and visually impaired athletes. The clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 13th, at Hyland Lake.

Womens XC Weekend Clinic Dec 11-13
November 26, 2015
Riverbrook and Gear West are co-hosting a weekend ski clinic on the Birkie trail for women. Receive high quality instruction, with treats like chocolate, coffee and wine. December 11-13, registration online.

Last Chance: FAST Kids Thanksgiving Ski Camp
November 17, 2015
There is still some room for the Loppet's FAST Kids Thanksgiving Ski Camp, Nov 23-27, out in West Yellowstone.

Ski and Tea Clinic Scheduled for Jan 1st
November 17, 2015
The Seeley Ski and Tea group is hosting a special womens technique clinic on Jan 1st on the Birkie trail. The clinic is open to all abilities, from beginners to advanced, and will be led by Jan Guenther, Cindy Swift and Kelly Skillicorn.

North End Ski Club to Offer Masters Clinics
November 13, 2015
The North End Ski Club will offer a series of clinics for adults interested in learning to ski and improving their cross country skiing skills with sessions beginning on Nov 19th and running thru Feb 11th.

Yellowstone Ski Festival Just Weeks Away
November 8, 2015
With a healthy snowfall and first groomings on the Rendezvous trails, the Yellowstone Ski Festival is quickly ramping up. There is still time to register for clinics and book your Thanksgiving break trip!

North Star Ski Club Winter Trips Meeting
November 7, 2015
This Tuesday, November 10th, North Star Ski Club will hold their annual Winter Trips sign-up meeting. This year they planned 15 weekend, 4 midweek and 2 extended trips along with a week long Stokely Trip.

West Yellowstone Fall Training Camp
November 5, 2015
Besides some of the best early season ski conditions in the Nation, the Yellowstone Ski Festival offers a wide range of clinics. Tune up clinics, coaches clinics, skate and classic clinics, and even adaptive clinics for biathlon and XC!

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