February 22, 2005
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Job Listings

  • 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.

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI):
    Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for an Assistant Ski Coach. The position will assist the Head Ski Coach with all assigned duties associated with the Intercollegiate Ski Programs.

  • Events Operation Manager: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet Foundation is seeking candidates for Event Operations Manager. The Events Operation Manager reports to the Events Director.

  • 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.

  • Trail Kids Program Manager: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet is seeking candidates for the position of Trail Kids Program Manager. TRAIL KIDS provides year-round outdoor active adventures throughout the year that include Nordic Skiing, Run/Orienteering, and Mountain Biking for youth ages 7 – 13. The curriculum focuses on general physical development, teaching sport-specific skills, and creating a passion in youth for outdoor endurance sports; all while having fun, making friends, and gaining confidence in each sport. The TRAIL KIDS Program Manager will provide support to the Program Director by assisting in management of TRAIL KIDS Programming.

  • Customer Service Rep: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet is hiring for customer service representatives at The Trailhead who are 18 years of age or older. All part-time Loppet employees receive 50% off Loppet programs and events!

  • 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.

  • Mountain Bike Coaches: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    Mountain bike coaches needed for the Loppet TRAIL KIDS (ages 7-13) evening program meeting at various locations throughout the Twin Cities.

  • 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.