February 22, 2005
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Job Listings

  • Contract Writer: (Twin Cities, MN):
    Looking for contract writers for the season! We are seeking a couple of writers to cover a wide range of topics this season, including some weekly columns. Must be familiar with Google Drive and Google Docs. If you'd like to earn a little extra cash on the side and spotlight your writing skills, drop us an email and send along at least one writing sample. Contact:

  • Park Maintenance: Battle Creek West (St. Paul, MN):
    Park maintenance positions assist in snowmaking and grooming cross-country ski trails. Openings include overnight shifts that work all season and short-term, early season opportunities. Starting wage: $15.22 minimum & free ski pass. Estimated hours: Variable.

  • Park Service Coordinators: Battle Creek West (St. Paul, MN):
    Park service coordinators check ski passes and provide customer service. Starting wage: $15.22 minimum & free ski pass. Estimated hours: Evenings and weekends.

  • Ski Instructors: Battle Creek West (St. Paul, MN):
    Instructors teach introductory cross-country ski classes. Training is provided. Starting wage: $15.22 minimum & free ski pass. Estimated hours: Variable.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Parnassus Preparatory School (Maple Grove, MN):
    Parnassus Preparatory School in Maple Grove is seeking applicants for a head coaching position for their Nordic team. The position would be paid and would have a strong parent support group. Last season the team practiced at Elm Creek and French and joined the Northwest Suburban Conference, participating in two races. This season will be the 3rd year the program has been offered. Interested individuals should contact the Athletic Coordinator, John Mangold:

  • Nordic Groomer: Snow Mountain Ranch (Granby, CO):
    Snow Mountain Ranch, based out of Granby, Colorado, is seeking knowledgeable Nordic Groomers to help maintain over 120K of world-class terrain. The position runs November 2022 – April 2023, and hirees will be offered the Rock Mountain Living Package which covers housing, meals, and more.

  • Bike Mechanic: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
    Gear West is a specialty sports campus focusing on ski and bike sales. Experience in bike tune-ups and repairs required. The job entails everything bike: Building bikes out of the box Tuning hi-end triathlon bikes Fixing the beloved family bike Discounts on everything you love associated with bikes. Benefits available for full time. $20-$27/ hour depending on experience. Contact gearwest@gearwest for more details.

  • E-commerce Associate: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
    Gear West is a specialty sports campus focusing on ski and bike sales. A position open for a person who love skiing, biking or the outdoor sports industry, are tech interested and savvy, and desire working for an independent family-owned business. Knowledge of the snowsports industry is preferred, specifically cross-country skis. Person will work closely with the Manager of E-commerce to assist in the product placement and e-marketing of sports products, specifically in the xc ski, alpine and bike industry. Content management: updating product listings and maintaining product data accuracy Product merchandising: planning and executing merchandizing strategies online to accelerate sales Benefits and salary based on experience. Range from $20-$26 /hr. Hours are flexible but job is store based. Contact gearwest@gearwest for more details.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Como Park High School (St. Paul, MN):
    Como Park Senior High School, in St. Paul, is looking for a Head Coach for the Nordic ski team. Como is a diverse urban school, and is working hard to make Nordic skiing accessible to all students. The Head Coach would have the support of experienced assistant coaches and parent volunteers. If interested, contact Assistant Coach and teacher Dylan Adair,, or Athletic Director Koua Yang,

  • Ski School Lead Instructor: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet Foundation is seeking part-time cross country instructors for our Ski School lessons program. These lessons center on developing relationships with student(s), teaching ski techniques, and creating a passion for enjoying the activity of cross country skiing within the Minneapolis Parks. Ski School lead instructors lead both our group and private lessons to deliver a curriculum that focuses on building confidence in the skills needed to enjoy cross country skiing.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Southwest High School (Minneapolis, MN):
    Minneapolis Southwest High School is seeking applicants for the position of Head (Boys/Girls) Nordic Ski Coach for Winter 2022-23. Southwest has a strong tradition of competitiveness in Nordic skiing including a state runner up finish in 2019-20 and State Championships in 2021 and 2022. Qualifications/requirements include: successfully lead, develop, teach and provide a positive athletic experience for interested athletes grades 7-12. Program head should have a comprehensive knowledge of the sport of Nordic Skiing and be willing to meet all/any MSHSL & Southwest coaching requirements. Program head should also have an ability to create a positive team atmosphere and oversee a wide range of abilities as well as an aptitude to work with assistant coaches to ensure that each athlete is progressing toward a goal, whether that be winning State or developing a love of the sport. Team practices at Theodore Wirth Park. Head coach is also responsible for planning and overseeing all practice and race schedules. This is a part time stipend position. Season runs November to February (State Tournament). Interested candidates please contact Southwest Athletic Director, Jared Mountain at:

  • Head, Assistant Nordic Coach: Roseville Area High School (Roseville, MN):
    The Roseville High School Nordic team is looking for assistant and head coaches for the 2022-23 season. You would be joining a fun, supportive team with an experienced assistant coach and a groomed golf course across the street! Apply online. Email with questions

  • Head Nordic Coach: Anoka High School (Anoka, MN):
    Duties: Lead the Nordic Ski Program. Must be available 5-6 days a week for practices and/or competitions. Preferred Qualifications: Previous nordic ski coach experience preferred. Start Date: 11/1/22. All applicants must complete the Anoka-Hennepin Schools online application

  • Nordic Ski Instructor: Three Rivers Park District (Maple Grove, MN):
    Three Rivers Park District is seeking to fill Seasonal Nordic Ski Instructor positions at Hyland and Elm Creek in 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.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Breck School (Golden Valley, MN):
    Breck School is looking for a Head Nordic Coach as well as Assistants. We run our practices at Wirth Park and belong to the Independent Metro Athletic Conference. The team is a mix of 7-12 grade male and female athletes of varying levels. These athletes will work hard for a coach that has a passion for Nordic Skiing, and works to be a positive influence in their lives. Breck pays a competitive stipend for the winter season.

  • Grooming and Maintenance Tech: Soldier Hollow (Midway, UT):
    Responsible to ensure that Soldier Hollow ski trails, tubing hill, and grounds are all built, groomed and maintained at the highest standards for, competitions, public activities and overall public safety. Responsible to train, schedule and supervise all grooming staff. Integrate and support snowmaking operations. Support overall venue operations and events throughout the year.

  • Snowmaking Crew: Soldier Hollow (Midway, UT):
    Work supporting the snowmaking operations at Soldier Hollow.

  • Skiwerx Coach: Minnesota Youth Ski League (Twin Cities, MN):
    The Minnesota Youth Ski League is hiring Skiwerx coaches for fall and winter! This is a unique and rewarding opportunity to teach kids skiing skills while they are in their skill development window (9-12 years old). It is often identified as THE most critical skill development window and hence, requires coaches with a high level of coaching or prior racing experience.

  • Race Coordinator: Pepsi Challenge (Biwabik, MN):
    Race Coordinator for Pepsi Challenge 2023 – Paid position – will train in. The ERCCCI – Pepsi Board is also looking for new members for the board. Board Members must be willing to work on race day. Please contact Tim at 218-780-2078 or Deb at 218-742-7425.


Winter Employment Opportunities

October 26, 2022
With snow already on the ground in a few places across the US, there are a number of employers within the ski community who are looking to fill open positions. From grooming and trail matinence, to coaching and sales, check out the postings if you're considering a change of scenery.

Loppet Job Openings

October 14, 2022
With several job openings available, join the staff at the Loppet Foundation to make a difference on snow this winter. Positions range from a lead instructor for the ski school, to coaching opportunities in a selection of programs.

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.

Roy Carlsted Passes On

September 1, 2022
One of Minnesota's legendary skiers, Roy Carlsted, passed away on Wednesday, August 31st. Carlsted was just shy of 100 years old. A memorial service will be held Sept 17th at North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills.