Canada 150 Rollerski Race, July 1, 2017
LNR Juniors classic rollerski near Afton, July 2, 2019
Andy Brown sliding across the finish for 2nd place over Cory Ellertson, Vasaloppet 58K freestyle, February 11, 2017

Madshus: Young, Ambitious And Seriously Fast

June 17, 2021
For the next generation of Swedish World Cup racers, the upcoming winter is well underway. Madshus looks at some of the rising stars including Edvin Anger, Måns Skoglund, Tilde Bångman, Nils Bergström, and Erik Larsson.

Shoreline Rollerski Sprints in Rice Lake Coming July 10th!

June 15, 2021
Out There shop has announced a pro-level rollerski event coming to Rice Lake on July 10th. Over $5000 in payouts is being offered, with the races being held on an 800 meter course along the Rice Lake shoreline. Open to elite/pro-level skiers and biathletes, register now! Spectators strongly encouraged.

Pioneer Midwest: Hjul Rollerskis In-Stock

June 15, 2021
Pioneer Midwest is reporting a fresh stock of Hjul skate and classic rollerskis already mounted up and ready to go for summer rollerskiing, as well as Hjul boots, Swix rollerski poles and tips.

Chippewa Triathlon Results

June 12, 2021
Beautiful weather on Saturday brought out a nice field for the annual Chippewa Triathlon in Cass Lake. Solo titles were earned by Mike Brumbaugh and Janele Shepard, Doubles victories for John Kallemeyn and Maria Janowiak. The 2-4 person relay title went to Fighting Squirrels (Mark Morrissy, Kim Carroll, Louis Morrissey, Mike Meehlhause).

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Results: Chippewa Triathlon

More Job Postings

June 11, 2021
We continue to post additional job openings. Some of the recent additions include Sponsorship Mananger, part-time MTB coaches, assistant Nordic coach, Programs Manager and Mountain Manager.

Ski Hut: Nordic Skis Are Here

June 9, 2021
Ski Hut is reporting a large shipment of Nordic Touring skis has arrived! With demand still very high, they are encouraging folks to consider early planning for next winter.

Midwest MTB Report

June 8, 2021
Despite an early heat wave in place making for an extra challenge when riding and racing, there is still plenty to cover in this week's Midwest MTB Report from Jay Richards. Featured are highlights from both the Borah EPIC and race #3 of the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series, a couple mountain bike related items, and a look ahead.

US Ski Team: Diggins Honored With Overall Athlete Of the Year Award

June 7, 2021
Jessie Diggins was honored by U.S. Ski & Snowboard with its Beck International Award as overall athlete of the year. Diggins was one of eight athletes recognized for their accomplishments in the 2020-21 season. It was her third time winning the overall athlete honor.

Seeley Hills, Birkie Tour Breakup

June 6, 2021
An early update to the 2021-22 season calendar, the American Birkebeiner has split the pairing of the Birkie Tour and Seeley Hills Classic events into separate weekends. Birkie Tour will be Jan 15th while the Seeley Hills Classic is set for Jan 29th. Registration is now open for both events.

Borah Epic Coverage

June 5, 2021
On a very hot early June day in Hayward, riders hit the course to compete in the annual Borah Epic. In the full Epic, Daxton Mock took the victory in 2:36:34 with Pavel Nelson second, Logan Schlough third. Courtenay Mcfadden raced to the women's top time at 3:08:25 with Elaina Griffiths second and Kenzie Statz third. Titles in the half Epic went to John Kubiak and Lyllie Sonnemann. Long gravel champions were Luke Beirl and Sabine Furlong, while short gravel winners were Kim Neitzel and Rob Weum. We've got photos from the full Borah Epic by Jackie Schneider!

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Results: Borah Epic

Gear West Triathlon Aug 1st

June 5, 2021
Gear West's big summer triathlon is coming up on August 1st. The event features Olympic, long distance, and a new aqua-bike category. Compete solo or as a team. Based out of Lake Rebecca Park, just west of the Twin Cities.

World Cup Returns to Midwest in 2024

June 4, 2021
FIS released a long-term planning calendar that tentatively awards Minnesota and Wisconsin with World Cup events in 2024! The Loppet Foundation could get a second chance after Covid halted the 2020 World Cup, with Theodore Wirth possibly hosting three events, and then the World Cup would move to Hayward for two more possible races, coinciding the 50th anniversary of the Birkie.

Midwest MTB Report

June 2, 2021
With summer riding conditions in full swing and much warmer weather in the forecast, this week's Midwest MTB Report from Jay Richards covers racing action from over the Memorial Day weekend, including Enduro events on the Copper Harbor Trails, along with other news from Copper Harbor and additional coverage of upcoming races and events from around the Midwest.

Mighty Miss Paddle Coming Aug 14th

June 2, 2021
The Mighty Miss Paddle, offering a 55 mile relay/paddle, 25 mile, and 12 mile race/tour will return this summer on the Mississippi River starting in St. Cloud, Monticello, or Elk River with all finishing at Two Rivers Peninsula Point Park in Anoka.

Web Roundup

May 31, 2021
She's Got Game - Mpls St Paul Magazine highlights top female athletes who soared in the pandemic, including Jessie Diggins.
Exploring with Friends - Alayna Sonnesyn shares her spring adventures with friends.
Best Workout Time - NYTimes explores the best time of day to exercise for metabolic health.
River Cruise - A new record for paddling down the Mississippi River.
Telemark Future - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel video featurette on the future of Telemark Resort area.
Gotta Go? - A new project seeks to map out all the public restrooms near cycling paths in Minnesota.
Driving Force - FIS explores the technical aspects of skate skiing.
Overheated - Outside Magazine looks at research into factors for heatstroke in marathoners.
Everywhere - A new study finds ticks bearing Lyme disease can be found in more common places.
Extreme - A mountain ultramarathon turned deadly in China due to extreme weather changes.

Gear West: Spring Scamper Training Run Jun 5th

May 29, 2021
Gear West is offered a supported training run to help you with your half or full marathon goals. Come out Saturday, Jun 5th, and take on 13 mile or 20 mile courses with aid stations and start/finish at Gear West.

Memorial to Phil Zink

May 27, 2021
John Fitzgerald pays respect to Phil Zink, one of the developers of the Tidd-Tech grooming equipment and huge presence in the Nordic skiing community. Zink passed away earlier this month.

Jobs Across the US

May 27, 2021
We've posted a number of top job openings stretching from Maine to Oregon involving Nordic skiing, including Mountain Manager, Executive Director, Programs Coach, and Program Director positions.

Midwest MTB Report

May 25, 2021
Jay Richards' Midwest MTB Report returns with coverage of greasy racing conditions for race #2 in the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series, in addition to information on "Ride The Range", details on IMBA's Trail Accelerator grant, the impact of mountain biking on nature, and a look ahead to the Wisconsin Mountain Bike Endurance Series.

Birkie Job Openings

May 24, 2021
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation job openings for Sponsorship Director as well as Participant Experience Specialist. Join the team in Hayward and enjoy the beautiful northwoods year-round. Also openings on the board of directions -- help set the future direction!

CityTrail Loppet Coverage

May 23, 2021
Temps in the 70s and humid conditions for the 2021 edition of the CityTrail Loppet on Sunday. The loop courses, due to covid, stretched through south Wirth around Brownie Lake, adding Cedar Lake for the 10K runners, before winding back along the east side of south Wirth to finish near Wirth Beach. Zak Ketterson powered to the men's 10K top time, running just under 38 minutes. Aaron Bartnik finished second, Brian Gregg was third. Becca Loman finished just under 44 minutes for the women's best time, Renae Anderson second and Caitlin Gregg third.

Coaching Positions

May 22, 2021
There are Head Coaching for Nordic ski teams at Univ of Wisconsin - Green Bay, St. Cloud State University and some high school teams as well.