Central Gunflint trails, December 6, 2021 (Credit: Quinn McCloughan)

NewABR Announce Plans for Winter

October 4, 2022
As we count down the days until the first major snowfall, ABR provides an update on the status of their operations for the upcoming ski season, including the re-opening of the chalet and other facilities, and the most recent expansion of their already sprawling trail network.

NewYellowstone Ski Festival Clinics

October 4, 2022
Come and join the professional coaching staff to get a “jump start” on your 2022 - 2023 ski season during the Yellowstone Ski Festival, November 22-26, 2022. Offerings including everything from 1-day classic and skate technique to 5-day skate and classic technique for performance.

NewBearskin Lodge: Team Birkie Clinic Weekend, Oct 28-29th

October 3, 2022
Join Team Birkie at Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint for a free waxing clinic, training session and Q&A the weekend of Oct 28-29th.

Women Ski Coaches Association Launches GearUP Program

October 2, 2022
From Oct 1st - 14th, the Women Ski Coaches Association will be accepting applications for their new GearUP program. The program is designed to help reduce barriers for women ski coaches by partnering women coaches with an equipment brand rep to outfit them with gear, provide brand specific knowledge, and create industry connections. Women with any level of experience currently coaching at the middle school level or above are encouraged to apply.

Loppet Winter Programming Registration and Ski Passes Now Available

October 1, 2022
Starting Oct 1st, registration for Loppet programs and season ski passes is officially live! There is programming for juniors and adults of all skill levels in biking, skiing, yoga and more.

College of St. Scholastica Nordic Ski Team Week of Giving

September 29, 2022
The College of St. Scholastica Nordic ski team is taking on the rest of the CSS athletics in a fundraising drive through this weekend. Participation will be measured by the total number of gifts, so even the smallest donation helps them win.

NNF: Annika Martell and Caitlin Gregg Announced as Trail to Gold Fellows

September 29, 2022
The selection of the inaugural Trail to Gold Fellows was announced on Thursday, with Minnesota natives Annika Martell and Caitlin Gregg both receiving nods. As Trail to Gold Fellows, selectees will receive a grant to complete a two-week immersive internship with the US Ski Team during the World Cup season. Each Fellow was assigned to up to two racing venues, with Martell being named to Beitøstolen and Davos, and Gregg to Milano and Les Rousses.

Midwest MTB Report

September 28, 2022
Like a traffic light changing from green to red, the colors of the leaves mark the speed of the season, although we're nowhere near a full stop yet. Races may be fewer, but that only leaves more time to reflect on this past season and enjoy the cooler riding conditions. Jay Richards checks in this week with a Midwest MTB report doing just that, starting off with an interview with Ben Olson of the Northwest Composite Wolves, accompanied by a featured article on the world's best places to ride and a notice for the upcoming Thrillseeker Enduro.

Soldier Hollow Masters XC & BIA Camp

September 26, 2022
Soldier Hollow's Schutzenski Festival is just two weeks out, and one of the many highlights of the festival is a masters altitude training camp lead by coach Bill Pierce. The camp will offer cross country and biathlon training sessions in the mornings and afternoons of Oct 11th - 13th, along with opportunities to hear from other top coaches and athletes and an evening spent dining out in Midway. Registrants will also receive training passes and race entries for cross country and biathlon events.

Terry Penman Passes On

September 26, 2022
Terry Penman of Seeley, Wisconsin passed away peacefully last Thursday, Sept 22nd, surrounded by family and his beloved dog Rooster. Penman played a significant role in the recent developments at the American Birkebeiner as architect of the International bridge, the Great Hall, the timing building, the Outdoor Center, the office and museum, and many of the trailhead cabins. Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of Terry’s life at 1 pm on Oct 22nd at the Sawmill in Seeley.

Minnesota High School Coaches Association Fall Meeting, Oct 15th

September 22, 2022
The Minnesota High School Coaches Association Fall Meeting for Nordic skiing will be Saturday, Oct 15th, at the Vasaloppet Center in Mora. There are some very important topics on the schedule, including a number of proposed changes to the State Meet and season. Review all the meeting agenda and proposals, and RSVP.

Gear West Pig Out Sale This Week

September 21, 2022
Join Gear West for their Annual Pig Out Sale and Fall/Winter kick off, Thursday Sep 22nd running thru Sunday Sep 25th. Enjoy great deals on Nordic, alpine, and cycling products along with deep discounts on previous year gear, clothing, and more.