Upcoming Events

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Highlights

Training Presentation and Summer LNR and Loppet Run Programs

May 16, 2022
Loppet Sport Director Piotr Bednarski will give an endurance training presentation next Monday evening, May 23rd at the Trailhead. Joining Bednarski will be 1500m World Champion Abdi Bile. Presentation will cover differences between junior and adult training, with examples for xc skiing, running and cycling. Plus check out their wide array of summer training programs.

LNR Summer Training Info Meeting May12th

May 10, 2022
Loppet Nordic Racing will hold an information meeting this Thursday evening, May 12th at the Trailhead. Find out the latest on LNR summer programs and camps. There is also a Zoom meeting link.

Haig Glacier On Snow Trip

May 6, 2022
Join coach and World Cup athlete Matt Liebsch for a week of summer skiing (and hiking) on Haig Glacier in the Canadian Rockies. This year's trip is scheduled for Aug 23-28. Save on fees by registering before June 15th.

Kevin Bolger Welcome Home Celebration, May 4th

April 20, 2022
On Wednesday, May 4th, Minocqua local and Lakeland Nordic Ski Team alumni, Kevin Bolger will be coming home to Minocqua. There will be a gathering at the Minocqua Chamber of Commerce that evening, with everyone encouraged to come out and celebrate a great season.

MNSA Awards Set for April 10th

March 29, 2022
The Minnesota Nordic Ski Association (MNSA) will honor Antonina Anikin and Jan Guenther as the 2022 Minnesota Nordic Skiing Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. The MNSA Awards Banquet is on Sunday afternoon, April 10th at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center. A keynote presentation will be given by Caitlin Gregg, Olympian and World Championships medalist, and top Minnesota high school, collegiate, biathlon, and master skiers will be recognized as well.

Green Racing Project Accepting Applications for 2022-23 Season

March 28, 2022
The Green Racing Project ski and biathlon post-collegiate team (as well as summer U23 program) is accepting applications until April 10th. GRP has included a number of Midwest-raised athletes including Skinnyski reporters Luke Brown and Michaela Keller-Miller, National Champions Adam Martin (ski) and Jake Brown (biathlon), and MN state meet champions Margie Freed and Raleigh Goessling. For the GRP biathlon program specifically, no biathlon experience is necessary; they look for fast collegiate skiers and train them to become a world-class biathlete.

Team Birkie Application Process is Open

March 27, 2022
Team Birkie is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 training year as well as for their summer collegiate training programs. Applications are due by April 10th with team decisions announced by April 15th.

Endurance United: Junior Program Information Meeting Thursday Evening

March 27, 2022
Endurance United is hosting it's Junior Program informational meeting Thursday, March 31 at 7:00pm via zoom. If you are interested in one of the many EU junior programs (spring, summer, fall, D-team, JNQ support) please mark your calendars and plan to listen in to the info meeting.

Jessie Diggins ‘Welcome Home’ Celebration Set for Saturday, April 2

March 20, 2022
Jessie Diggins will be returning home to Afton, with a community celebration planned for Saturday, April 2nd in downtown Afton. There will be short presentation, book signings, photos and even a raffle -- come out to welcome her home and celebrate another fantastic season, and her new Olympic medals!

North Star Ski Touring Club Seeks Applications for Grant Fund Projects

March 17, 2022
The North Star Ski Touring Club (NSSTC) has extended their eadline to April 30th for applications from the North Star Grant Fund. This grant is dedicated to Nordic ski related projects which will start and hopefully finish in the 2022 calendar year.

Lumi Experiences: Save on Winter Trips

March 11, 2022
What are your plans for next winter? Lumi Experiences is offering 8 trips to Austria, Italy, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Australia and New Zealand. Travel to Europe is open and trips are filling quickly. Sign up soon and save up to $300!

Rice Creek Boat Club Registration Now Open

March 2, 2022
Rice Creek Boat Club has announced their summer training programs and registration is now open.

North Star Ski Touring Club Seeks Applications for Grant Fund Projects

February 18, 2022
The North Star Ski Touring Club (NSSTC) announces a deadline of March 31st for applications for donations from the North Star Grant Fund. This grant is dedicated to Nordic ski related projects which will start and hopefully finish in the 2022 calendar year.

Minneapolis Ski Club Spring and Summer Registration

February 9, 2022
Registration for Mpls Ski Club's Spring and Summer Registration is now open! Spring Practices run from April 20th to May 25th, and Summer Practices start June 13th.

Ramsey County Learn-to-Ski Program Partner

January 18, 2022
Ramsey County is seeking programming partners to develop and implement a learn-to-ski program for Ramsey County residents. While open and welcoming to all, the program will focus on those residents with access barriers to winter recreation. Review their RFQ and join an informational online meeting, Monday, Jan 24th.

Team Birkie On Snow Clinic Saturday

January 18, 2022
Team Birkie will host a free clinic this Saturday, Jan 22nd, at Elm Creek. Sharpen your ski skills and learn new ones with skate and classic instruction available, for beginners to advanced levels of ability.

33rd Annual Double Burky Dec 29th

December 25, 2021
A group of skiers will once again ski the length of the Birkie trail from Fish Hatchery to North End cabin and back again -- the Double Birky. The event is being held this Wednesday, Dec 29th.

Lumi Experiences: Cross Country Skiing in Europe

December 16, 2021
Forbes Magazine featured Garrott Kuzzy's Lumi Experiences, offering cross-country ski trips to some of the best locations across Europe, and open to all abilities. Kuzzy is a Minnesota native, now living in Austria.

Minnesota Nordic Opener this Saturday

December 9, 2021
Three Rivers Park District's huge Nordic Opener event this Saturday, Dec 11th, at Elm Creek. Come see vendors and reps from across the industry, try out new equipment and celebrate the start to ski season!

Minneapolis Ski Club Adult Training Group

December 7, 2021
Registration is now open for Minneapolis Ski Club's Adult Training Groups. Olympian Kevin Brochman will be coaching an Advanced Training Group for skiers looking to improve their racing on Wednesdays and a Beginner/Intermediate Training Group for skiers learning to ski or looking to improve fundamentals on Mondays.

Wirth XC Coach Mini Ski Academy, Dec 20-21

December 6, 2021
The Loppet Foundation is hosting two days of mini ski coaching clinics, Dec 20-21. A wide variety of the latest development in the people, teaching and technical skills required for coaching and teaching xc skiing with something for everyone, from the experienced to first year coach. Sign up now.