Telemark trails, March 2, 2005 (Credit: Benji Uffenbeck)
Abby Jarzin leading out one of the sprint heats, in a brief snowsquall, Junior Nationals, March 8, 2017

NewTelemark Conservancy Pig Roast This Saturday

October 17, 2021
The Landmark Conservancy is hosting a pig roast in Cable this Saturday, Oct 23rd. Reserve your ticket and come out to learn about their land purchase that will become the Telemark Forest Preserve.

Three Rivers Clubs and Winter Programs

October 14, 2021
Three Rivers Cross-country ski clubs, lessons and programs will open for registration next week on Tuesday, Oct 19th. Find programs at Hyland and Elm Creek for beginners and immediate.

Master Plan Reviews

October 13, 2021
A couple of active reviews of master plans and updated regulations are on-going:
Battle Creek - A public review period for the master plan is open thru October 31st.
Cleary Lake - An open house to review the master plan is set for October 16th.

World Cup Writer Opening

October 13, 2021
Big fan of the World Cup? Watch every race, reviewing all the results, dig into the social media? And enjoy writing? Consider a contract writing position, covering the World Cup and Olympics this season.

Vasaloppet Online Auction and Saturday Fundraiser

October 13, 2021
The Vasaloppet online auction is underway this week, running until Monday noon, Oct 18th. And on Saturday, Oct 16th there will be a fundraiser social event and raffle at the Fish Lake Resort in Mora.

CSS Ski Team: Raise To Rise Week

October 12, 2021
The College of St. Scholastica Nordic ski team is taking on the rest of the CSS athletics in a fundraising drive this week. Participation will be measured by the total number of gifts, so even the smallest donation helps them win.

Finn Sisu: Team Birkie Clinic this Saturday

October 12, 2021
Team Birkie and Finn Sisu are sponsoring a free dryland training event for skiers of all ages this Saturday, Oct 16th at 8:30 am at Battle Creek. The session will include a discussion of technique, a workout (easily scalable!), and analysis. All three Team Birkie coaches will be there to support the session with technique, video, and feedback!

Web Roundup

October 11, 2021
Here, There and Everywhere - After spending time training at the Oberhof ski tunnel, Jessie Diggins recaps coming home to celebrate a birthday and continue training stateside.
A Flight at Either End of the Tunnel - Traveling across the pond and back again, Alayna Sonnesyn brings readers up to speed with her training as the summer winds down.
Summer's End Around the Bend - From “The Last Frontier," Rosie Frankowski offers her synopsis of what has be a jam-packed summer.
I am Iron (Wo)Man - Weathering life's punches, Jan Guenther reflects on completing a challenging, albeit fun, eighth Ironman.
A Few Things to Keep in Mind - Five tips for increasing your mental fitness, brought to you by Hannah Rudd.
Start Your Engines! - Two big rollerski races in the Northeast capped off a collaborative training camp featuring some of the nations top skiers.
You're Gonna Need a Bigger Plow - Predictions from AccuWeather are forecasting an above-average winter.
Fall FIS Forum - Following their autumn meetings, the World Cup Committee discloses their conclusions and proposals.
Arctic Antarctica - Despite global trends of breaking record highs, the South Pole is breaking record lows.
A Matter of Time - After finding a lone 1,300-year old wooden ski back in 2014, archaeologist have finally uncovered its mate.
The Hills We Die On - There may not be many in the Twin Cities, but there are a few that consistently get the heart rate elevated.
Have Anxiety? Go for an Anxie-ski - According to a recent study, skiers may have a significantly lower risk of getting diagnosed with anxiety disorders.
From "Go!" to Snow - Hours into a 50-mile ultramarathon, participants had to be rescued after facing a surprising challenge: near-whiteout conditions.
An Attractive Alternative - For those skeptical of traditional clip-in pedals, J-Pedal's magnetic clipless pedals may have a different pull.
Top of the Heap - A project to build an indoor ski facility on top of an old landfill in Fairfax County, Virginia is raising a bit of a stink.

Ski Services Unlimited Winter Ski Instruction

October 10, 2021
Winter ski instruction and training is now open with Ski Services Unlimited with coaches Ben and Joe Dubay. Programs are tailored for beginner and intermediate skiers with an emphasis on technique and basic fitness to make skiing easier, more enjoyable, and to ski farther with less effort. Sign up today!

Minnesota High School Nordic Coaches Meeting Set for Oct 30th

October 7, 2021
The annual Minnesota State High School Nordic Coaches Association fall meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct 30th at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center in Mora, MN. An option for coaches to attend virtually via Zoom will be available. Primary topics include: State Meet 2-day format, Charlie Banks Relay status, and various MSHSL updates.

Gear West: Rollerski Clinic with Alayna Sonnesyn

October 7, 2021
Join Gear West supported athlete Alayna Sonnesyn on Tuesday evening, Oct 19th, for a skills clinic that will help you developing strength, agility and coordination on rollerskis. Sonnesyn will also answer questions on training, goal setting and competing at the elite level.

Founder Ernie St. Germaine Shares His Take on the 2022 Birkie

October 6, 2021
Ernie St. Germaine, one of the founders of the American Birkebeiner, shares his message on the 2022 Birkie.

Swedish Mile Trail Run This Weekend

October 6, 2021
Swedish Mile Trail Race and Family Fun Day is this Saturday, Oct 9th. Events include a 10K timed trail race, 5K fun run, kid’s race and an afternoon of family-friendly activities to raise money for snow-making and operations at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center.