CXC Master Camps
August 13, 2019
Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) is holding a series of weekend-long group sessions from August thru December. Attend full weekends or selected days. The next session is this weekend, August 16-18, in Cable.
Loppet Trail Kids Age Gap Relays
August 1, 2019
Kim Rudd reports: Around 160 youth and adults participated in the 2019 age gap mountain bike relay race at Wirth Trailhead on Tuesday evening. Following the event families enjoyed a grill out dinner, door prizes and awards ceremony on a perfect summer night at the Trailhead!
Photoset: Age Gap Relays
Results: Age Gap Relays Results
Finn Sisu: Dietician Jared Sundstrom on Peak Skiing Performance
July 30, 2019
Finn Sisu will have dietitian Jared Sundstrom in the shop Monday evening, August 5th, for a discussion on what to eat for peak skiing performance.
Trail Kids Fall Program Registration Underway
July 30, 2019
The Loppet Foundation is already recruiting for the fall Trail Kids programs, with options for mountain biking, orienteering, rollerskiing, and adventure runs. Register before Aug 22nd to avoid the late summer price hike.
Loppet Trail Kids Programs
Endurance United Fall Programs
July 23, 2019
Fall training is just over a month away and Endurance United has a number of great options for juniors, as well as youth athletes. Checkout their full line up and register by July 31st to beat the next price hike.
Gear West: Taking Strides Rollerski Clinic
July 15, 2019
Gear West is presenting a special evening with Birkie champ Alayna Sonnesyn, Thursday, Aug 8th at the Trailhead at Theodore Wirth. Sonnesyn will talk about transitions in her skiing career spanning many years and then afterward will give a rollerski clinic.
Spotlight: LNR Juniors Classic Rollerski
July 2, 2019
Tuesday morning we dropped in on the LNR Juniors competition team in Afton, Minnesota. Enduring damp and humid conditions, the group hit the major climbs on the backroads for a number of sustained L3 intervals under the guidance of coaches Chris Harvey and Andrew Joda.
Photoset: 139 photos
Photoset: Top Picks (high res)
Haig Glacier Camp Recap
June 24, 2019
Matt Liebsch reports: This year marked my 11th trip to the Beckie Scott High Altitude Training Center aka the Haig Glacier. Our group included a mix of junior, college and master skiers. Due to the high snow pack, we had to take a helicopter ride into and out of camp. The camp included 6 mornings of skiing and the afternoons included hiking, snowshoeing, strength and new this year, snowman building and snowball fights. We received over 2 feet of snow midweek which is extremely rare for the end of June. The ski conditions varied all week but the group managed to ski and train many hours. Already looking forward to next year!
Photoset from Matt Liebsch: 19 photos
Hoigaards: Rollerskiing 101 this Saturday
June 12, 2019
Come out this Saturday morning, Jun 15th, for Hoigaards original Rollerski 101 clinic. Learn the basics of rollerskiing in a small class setting. Registration is required. Note: Clinic time changed to 1 pm.
Endurance United: Summer Juniors Kick Off Jun 10th
May 29, 2019
Endurance United has junior (~ages 14-19), bridging (~ages 11-13), and trail kids (~ages 8-13) outdoor programming available starting on June 10th and running through August 9th. The junior and bridging programs are focused on summer Nordic ski training and will include rollerskiing, trail running/bounding, and strength workouts. The trail kids program will include mountain biking, trail running/orienteering, and/or rollerskiing. Athletes are encouraged to sign up sooner rather than later so they can ensure they have the appropriate number of coaches at each session.
Hoigaard's Paddle Derby Starts This Thursday Evening
May 28, 2019
Hoigaard's Paddle Derby is back for their 38th year of fun paddling competition on the Minneapolis Lakes! The Paddle Derby is a series of ten races on Thursday evenings, beginning this Thursday, May 30th through August 8th. They invite all levels -- from recreational paddlers to experienced racers -- to compete.
Finn Sisu: Vakava Juniors Starting Up June 10th
May 28, 2019
Register today for Finn Sisu's Vakava Juniors Summer Training program and ski faster next season. They've designed the program to help middle school through college-aged skiers to improve technique and build strength and endurance. Coaches include Greg Weier, Chris Torvi, Richard Clark, Ahvo Taipale, Hanna Torvi, and Cece Boyle and meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at Battle Creek, starting June 10th!
LNR Summer Junior Programs
May 14, 2019
Loppet Nordic Racing has a full plate of summer programming for juniors this year, including a number of special camps and various teams to cover all levels of juniors. Plus, sign up before May 16th to avoid the next price hike.
LNR Adult Summer Programs
May 11, 2019
Loppet Nordic Racing has a number of offering for adult training this summer including strength training, rollerskiing, and even pairing with Trail Kids. Sign up now, most programs fire up in June.