February 22, 2005
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Job Listings

  • Volunteer Manager: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The 2022 Junior Nationals committee is seeking a volunteer manager to help make the big event happen.

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: PWER Nordic (Woodbury, MN):
    Woodbury High School is seeking a dynamic, highly qualified candidate to serve as an Assistant Varsity Nordic Ski Coach. Candidates are desired to have successful high school and/or collegiate level head coaching experience, and related successful experiences in educational leadership.

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: Wayzata High School (Plymouth, MN):
    Wayzata High School is looking for an assistant nordic ski coach for the 2021-2022 season. Practices are Mon-Fri from 3:30-5/5:30 and are typically at the high school or nearby Three Rivers Parks. Potential applicants should email head coach Andrew Hansen at

  • Inventory/Receiving Associates: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
    Gear West is seeking candidates to join our team, working in the inventory and receiving area. As an inventory and receiving associate you will contribute to the profitability of the retail operation by receiving, handling, pricing, and help to manage the inventory of merchandise and supplies in a timely and organized manner.

  • Head Coach: Vasa Ski Club HS Team (Traverse City MI):
    Seeking Head Coach for high school Nordic team. If interested please contact the team via email:

  • Nordic Staff: Snow Mountain Ranch (Granby, CO):
    Snow Mountain Ranch has a number of job openings in their Nordic center, including Nordic Trail Groomers, Nordic Shop Supervisors, Head Nordic Trail Groomers and Nordic Center Volunteers. All positions come with an hourly page, room and board packages, and tons of employee perks.

  • 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.

  • 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


John Schmitt Passes Away

September 20, 2021
John Schmitt, known across the Midwest skiing community as the voice of many great races including the Birkie and Loppet, passed away earlier this month at the age of 84. A funeral service is set for Monday, Sept 27th, in Shoreview, MN.

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.