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Highlights

CXC Drawing Underway

July 11, 2024
CXC Annual Fundraising drawing is underway, featuring Trek bikes: the winner can choose from high-end mountain, gravel or adventure bike! Only 250 tickets will be available for the drawing and more than half have be sold, so act quickly! The fundraiser supports the CXC Adaptive Program, which aims to produce and distribute adaptive sit-ski equipment to assist people with disabilities in learning and experiencing cross-country skiing.

Gear West: Rollerski Clinics with Team Birkie

July 11, 2024
Gear West is hosting a series of summer and early fall rollerski clinics with a rotating group of athletes from Team Birkie. Clinics are every other Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, open to the public, and can accommodate all ability levels. Each clinic will include technique instruction and coaching and a fleet of Swenor skis to demo will be available.

NNF Online Auction Underway

July 9, 2024
National Nordic Foundation's Online Auction kicked off Monday, July 8th, with dozens of great items! All proceeds from NNF's summer auction go directly towards supporting their pillar projects for next winter.

NNF: New Summer Speaker Series Starts June 7th

June 2, 2024
The National Nordic Foundation is launching a new virtual summer speaker series featuring experts like elite runner Grant Fisher, US ski team's strength coach Tschana Schiller, Norwegian performance researcher Hans Kristian Stadheim and former US ski team member Andy Newell. The free talks support NNF's athlete development camps while providing sport education. Attendance is capped at 300 with recordings for registrants only.

NNF: Summer Pillar Projects Kick into Gear in June

May 30, 2024
The National Nordic Foundation partners with US Ski and Snowboard for Pillar Projects of summer development camps emphasizing national collaboration. This includes regional elite group (REG) camps for top U18/U20 skiers, a first-ever U16 National Camp, and an International Junior Camp in Europe.

Endurance United: Junior Nordic and Paddling Programs Starting Soon

May 26, 2024
Summer Junior Program - Join for a summer of Nordic training focused on technique, volume, strength, and intensity.
Summer Paddling Programs - SUP and sprint kayak programs for juniors, plus an advance canoe racing program for adults.
Programs start June 10th!

Lumi Experiences: Happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2024
Lumi Experiences takes an opportunity to reflect on the special time that adult children and parents can spend together on a ski vacation, including recent reflections from moms and their grown-up kids during their winter travels. Want to make your own family memories? Lumi is offering all parents and their adult children $300 off any 2025 Lumi trip that still has availability, starting Mother’s Day and ending Father’s Day.

Loppet Adult Summer Programs

May 5, 2024
Loppet Nordic Racing offers summer training programs for adult cross-country skiers focused on strength training, rollerskiing, and women's mountain biking/trail running groups. Registration for the 2024 summer programs opened on May 1st, with options like 8-week strength classes, Tuesday/Friday morning workouts with Coach Ingrid Remak, an 8-week intermediate rollerskiing group, and 4-week women's mountain biking/trail running "brick" sessions.

Univ of Minnesota Nordic Ski Coach Study

May 1, 2024
U of M researcher Sarah Kaja is working to understand the challenges the weather of the 2023-2024 season posed to coaches, as well as strategies that helped coaches and teams succeed despite the challenges. They'd like to use their study results to help more coaches--especially newer coaches or coaches in smaller programs--get the resources they need. Nordic skiing coaches from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, who coach at least one skier age 18 years old or younger, are encouraged to participate.

Gear West: Women's Growth and Gravel Clinic

April 28, 2024
Gear West is hosting a special women's weekend clinic in the Twin Cities featuring workouts (including some gravel biking), inspiration and motivation speakers, strength building, nutrition and more! Mark your calendar for June 21-23 and get registered today.

Endurance Adventure Clinics

April 28, 2024
Endurance Adventures is hosting two clinics this week: Tuesday, Apr 30th, Strength and Mobility and then Tuesday, May 2nd, Gear West MTB Fit and Maintenance. And note a price hike on May 1st for their upcoming adventure trips.

CXC: Team Birkie Announces New Teams for 2024-25 Season

April 19, 2024
Team Birkie’s U.S. Ski Team athletes Kevin Bolger and Zak Ketterson, welcome six new members to their top-tier, re-branded teams for the 2024-2025. Four-time American Birkebeiner winner, Alayna Sonnesyn, returns home and headlines the newly rebranded World Team which also includes Mariel Pulles and Christopher Kalev. A new Continental Team includes Luci Anderson, Henry Snider and Gretta Scholtz.

Endurance Adventures Offering MTB Clinics

April 2, 2024
Desire to gain confidence on the single-track trails? Join coach Kim Rudd for a four-week mountain bike series learning the Fundamental skills to keep you safe on the trails. And check out the women's weekend on the Cuyuna trails.

MNSA Nordic Banquet Scheduled for April 7th

March 25, 2024
The Minnesota Nordic Ski Association (MNSA) is honoring Nancy Bauer and Kris Hansen as the 2024 Minnesota Nordic Skiing Lifetime Achievement Award recipients at a banquet on Sunday afternoon, April 7th at Vasaloppet Nordic Center. Guest speaker will be Ryan Rogers presenting a history of Nordic skiing in Minnesota. The banquet will also recognize top biathlon and master skiers as well as the Northern Lights Ski Club.

Last Chance to Save on 2025 Lumi Experiences

March 23, 2024
From Italy to Iceland – Lumi Experiences offers boutique cross-country ski vacations that introduce travelers to winter cultures where nordic skiing is a part of everyday life. Where do you want to ski next winter? Lumi’s 2025 Worldloppet, World Cup and Sight Skiing trips are filling quickly. You'll need to act soon to take advantage of the $300 / person early booking discount, offer ends March 31st!

SMST2 Team Accepting Applications

March 17, 2024
The SMS T2 team is accepting applications for its 2024 Summer Program and 2024-2025 Elite Team. Applications are due April 14th with roster selections made by May 1st.

Lumi Experiences: 2025 Estonia, Finland Trips

March 6, 2024
Did you know that “Lumi” is the Estonian and Finnish word for snow? Lumi Experiences Cross Country Ski Vacations just launched a special namesake Tartu and Finlandia trip for February 2025. In the medieval city of Tartu, visit Estonia’s Olympic Museum and ski the Tartu Worldloppet before taking a scenic ferry to Finland, where 180+ km of skiing, Finnish saunas and the Finlandia ski marathon await in Lahti. Book by March 31st and save $300 on any 2025 Lumi trip!

NorthStar Paddle League

March 1, 2024
Starting this summer, the Loppet Foundation, Twin Cities Paddlesports and Endurance United are joining together to create the NorthStar Paddle League (NPL). The NPL seeks to promote competitive youth paddlesports and will host three events in the summer of 2024 to introduce racing, build community, and celebrate the skills learned in individual programs.

Spring/Summer Training Programs

March 1, 2024
It's already time to start thinking about your spring and summer training activities!   Sign ups for programs are open now and many are filling fast...
Loppet Spring/Summer Programming - Something for everyone, from kids mountain bike camps to adult strength sessions.
Endurance United Spring Juniors - Spring junior sessions start on April 16th and registration is open now.
Minneapolis Ski Club Spring Sessions - Registration is open now for junior spring training sessions.

Lumi Experiences: 2025 World Cup Trips

February 20, 2024
After an thrilling weekend of World Cup racing in Minneapolis, Lumi Experiences Cross Country Ski Vacations is excited to announce three opportunities to catch World Cup racing in Europe next winter: Tour de Ski in Italy, Holmenkollen in Norway and the 2025 Trondheim Nordic World Championships. Cheer on your favorite World Cup athletes and enjoy all the extras of a Lumi trip: grandstand tickets, local trip leaders, 4-star hotel accommodation, all ground transportation, plus behind-the-scenes access and insights.

Low-Snow Blues Nordic Limerick Contest Entries

February 12, 2024
The crew of David Moore, Michael Kuhne, and Gill Creel have compiled the top entries from the "Low-Snow Blues" limerick challenge. Enjoy the clever and humorous entries from the skiing community!

Lumi Experiences: 2025 Trip Launch

January 20, 2024
Lumi Experiences just announced their 2025 cross country ski vacations. From Italy to Iceland, Lumi’s boutique trips introduce travelers to winter cultures where Nordic skiing is a part of everyday life. All guided trips – whether you are skiing a Worldloppet, cheering at the World Cup or simply enjoying beautiful skiing, delicious cuisine and cultural experiences on Sight-Skiing trips – are all led by local, expert trip leaders who would love to share their home trails with you. Save $300 per person when you reserve your spot before March 31, 2024!