February 22, 2005
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Job Listings

  • Head, Assistant Elementary Coach: Lakeland Nordic Ski Team (Minocqua, WI):
    Looking for someone who is passionate about the sport of skiing and teaching young kids. Our Elementary program, grades 3rd and 4th has an opening for Head Coach and assistant Coach and this could be your opportunity to get out and have some fun with a great group of energetic kids. Monday/Thursday evenings practices are held at Minocqua Winter Park. This well established program already has plans in place and is just in need of someone fun to implement them. Salaried position. Please contact Heather Van Hefty at 715-892-0217 to apply.

  • Nordic Ski Instructor: Three Rivers Park District (Maple Grove, MN):
    Three Rivers Park District is seeking to fill Seasonal Nordic Ski Instructor positions at various locations throughout the Park District. This position is responsible for conducting cross-country ski lessons in accordance with established curriculum and training which support Park District efforts to increase public understanding and awareness of winter outdoor recreation opportunities, foster environmental stewardship, and the appreciation, enjoyment, and utilization of Park District facilities and resources.

  • Retail Sales Associate: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
    Part time XC Ski position open at Gear West. Love cross country skiing and those who ski? Gear West is looking for a part time person (high school or older) interested in retail support (store work and sales) evenings and/or weekends. Interested? Contact or send a resume to

  • Retail Sales Associate: Joe's Ski Shop (St. Paul, MN):
    Share your passion for the outdoors while generating sales, providing great customer service and building a loyal customer base. Experience as a skier is preferred as you are expected to assist customers by providing technical details and offer suggestions on new products. A good work ethic, confidence, self motivation and a service oriented attitude are some of the requirements to be a sales associate at Joe’s!

  • Head Nordic Coach: Roseville Area High School (Roseville, MN):
    Roseville Area Schools is a seeking a Head Nordic Skiing Coach for the 2021-2022 school year. Roseville Area Schools continuously accepts applications for employment and interested parties are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

  • Race and Service Manager: Madshus USA (Seattle, WA):
    Madshus USA is excited to announce that we are looking for a Race and Service Manager who will continue to build on our recent global success. As a successful, global brand we always strive to provide the best products and service to the Cross-Country community. We believe that investing in racing is a great way to continue to develop the highest performing products across all of our categories, and we look forward to adding to the Madshus USA team.

  • Business Manager: CXC Skiing (Madison, WI):
    Central Cross country Skiing (CXC) looking for an experienced Business Manager to oversee its programs. Candidate will be responsible for ensuring the efficiency of business operations as well as meeting strategic goals for the future. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in all matters business and will be a competent leader able to provide guidance that enhances performance in a manner which incorporates the organization’s vision and culture. The goal of this position will be to ensure the financial efficiency of our organization’s activities to drive sustainable development and long-term success.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Mesabi East Area Nordic (Biwabik, MN):
    Mesabi East Area Nordic coop (ME/RockRidge/MIB) is seeking candidates for the high school head Nordic coach position. Giant's Ridge is home to the ski practices. Applicants should contact the Mesabi East Athletic Director via email: or (218) 229-3321.

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY):
    St. Lawrence University is currently seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant Coach for Men’s and Women’s Nordic Ski. This 9-month position (August, 2021 – May, 2022) is targeted toward graduate students seeking a master’s degree. Remuneration includes a competitive coaching stipend, student health insurance, and eligibility for tuition remission (6 graduate classes per year in the University’s graduate program). Responsibilities include providing instruction and assisting in practice preparation, game day duties, recruiting, and administrative tasks as assigned by the Head Coach. Contact Ethan Townsend, for further information or questions.

  • Programs Coach: Teacup Cup Lake Nordic (Hood River, OR):
    Mt. Hood’s Teacup Nordic is looking for an enthusiastic new Programs Coach interested in growing and improving our racing and training programs. Teacup Nordic is the primary venue and programs provider for the Nordic skiing community of Portland Metro & Hood River County areas. The Programs Coach will set a positive tone and function both as a manager and a coach. Tasks will include: implementation of training & racing practices across multiple ages, creation and organizing of training, race trips and camps, communicating with and coordinating parents and athletes, ensuring athlete registration and USSA compliance as well as recruitment and welcoming of new skiers.

  • Mountain Manager: Teacup Cup Lake Nordic (Hood River, OR):
    Mt. Hood’s Teacup Nordic is looking for an experienced, broadly capable General Manager. This “Mountain Manager” will be excited to lead and execute all venue and operations work as well as support coaches focused on our programs. Teacup Nordic is the primary venue and programs provider for the Nordic skiing community of Portland Metro & Hood River County areas. The goals of this leader will be multiple, such as: creating quality, reliable venue conditions and programs, promoting appreciation for and enjoy of healthy, athletic lifestyles, creating opportunities for junior skiers to learn the valuable lessons afforded by higher level competition, and fostering a welcoming, supportive Mt. Hood Nordic community.

  • Program Director/Head Coach Job Opening: Bethel Outing Club (Bethel, ME):
    The Bethel Outing Club seeks a Program Director/Head Coach to launch their 3-year initiative ‘Maine West Project Play.’ This 3-year initiative is a direct response to the heightened sense of isolation, hopelessness and depression in our community resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to being a great coach, we are looking for a candidate interested in working with mental health experts to build resilience in our kids and adhere to the philosophy of The Aspen Institute’s “Project Play.” Although based in Bethel, Maine, we hope to scale the program to reach other communities in subsequent years.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Univ of Wisconsin - Green Bay (Green Bay, WI):
    This position reports to the Deputy Director of Athletics and is responsible for the leadership and organization of all aspects of a successful Division 1 intercollegiate Men's and Women's Nordic Ski program.

  • Head Coach: St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN):
    St. Cloud State is seeking candidates for head coach of women's Nordic ski team.

  • Head Coach, Assistant Coach: Lakeville HS Nordic Ski Team (Lakeville, MN):
    The Lakeville High School Nordic ski team has openings at both the head coach and assistant coach positions for the upcoming season. Applicants should submit both a cover letter and a resume to the address linked above.


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.

Minnesota Nordic legend George Hovland passes on

May 9, 2021
It is being reported on Sunday that one of Minnesota's major Nordic Legends Duluth native George Hovland passed away, just a few weeks shy of his 95th birthday. Hovland competed for the US in the Winter Olympics and eventually went on to found Snowflake Nordic Center. He will be sadly missed in the community. No further details at this time.