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Highlights

Volunteers Sought for Shriners Hospital Nordic Ski Day, Feb 4th

January 19, 2023
Shriner’s Hospital is hosting a Nordic ski day on February 4th at Hyland and is seeking volunteers to ski with participants. The event is for kids who have worked with Shriner's in the past, many in their limb deficiency group, and volunteers would simply be there to help get them out on the trails and having fun.

Pioneer Midwest: Forgotten Star Wax Clinic, Jan 17th

January 15, 2023
If you're interested in either beer or waxing, you're in luck—Pioneer Midwest's clinic this Tuesday will have a bit of both. Held at Forgotten Star Brewing Company in Fridley, MN, the free clinic will go over some of the basics behind ski care and maintenance, with a Q&A, coupons and swag, deals, and a raffle also part of the event.

Gear West: Guide Clinic for Skiers, Jan 22nd

January 15, 2023
Learn a new skill and help members of the ski community get out on the trails next Sunday, January 22nd at Gear West. Guides are an important resource that can be scarce for those with vision impairments, so consider finding out more about the ins and outs of becoming one at the informational meeting being held next weekend.

Ski Hut: Thursday Women's Nights Start Dec 22nd

December 19, 2022
In a collaboration between Ski Hut, Continental Ski and Bike, COGGS, and DXC, Thursdays are women's nights at the Lester-Amity chalet in Duluth, MN. Ski, bike, and connect during this all women's event at 6pm each week, with educational opportunities also bring offered once a month on a range of topics.

North Star Ski Club Winter Wonderland Trip, Feb 17-20

December 15, 2022
The North Star Ski Club will be hosting a winter wonderland trip to the ABR ski trails in Ironwood, MI, Feb 17-20. A great opportunity to meet people with a passion for the outdoors, with new skiers welcome, the club recommends signing up soon as the trip will fill quickly.

Gear West: Weekly Wax Clinics Starting Wednesday, Dec 14th

December 13, 2022
Starting this week, Gear West will be holding weekly wax clinics every Wednesday evening through mid-February. Each clinic will begin at 6pm with an introduction of basic tools, waxes, and skills, followed by a deeper dive into the topic of the day. This week's topic is glide basics, which will be complimented next week by kick basics.

CXC: Join us for Ski Across America

December 13, 2022
Bringing new meaning to cross-country skiing, CXC is laying out a challenge to ski from coast to coast through Ski Across America, with proceeds from the event supporting CXC’s Nordic Rocks youth grass-roots program. Covered cumulatively through recorded activities, participates can choose from five different routes to tackle individually or as a group, ranging from 45K to 3,200K.

Superior Performance Taking New Clients This Winter

November 27, 2022
Superior Performance Endurance Coaching, founded by Jason Kask, is taking on new athletes this winter. Kask has worked with all skill levels, from Olympic athletes to those hoping to finish their first Birkie, developing personalized training plans that work.

NNF: Drive for 25 Fundraising Week

November 20, 2022
National Nordic Foundation's annual fundraiser effort, the Drive for 25, is running this week! A $100K matching grant is possible - check out your favorite Midwest athletes as ambassadors and help support this major funding source for our junior development.

CXC: Ski Lessons at Turkey Birkie

November 18, 2022
The Turkey Birkie is set for Nov 25-27th at the Birkie trailhead in Cable. CXC will be providing ski lessons each day, and are open to all abilities -- register today.

Lumi Experiences: Free Trip Giveaway

November 17, 2022
Lumi Experiences cross country ski vacations is partnering with the Worldloppet and giving away a trip for two on the 2023 Seefeld and Engadin trip to celebrate Lumi's continued partnership as official tour operator of the Worldloppet ski marathon series. Sign up for their newsletter by Dec 15th to enter.

CXC Online Auction Opens Wednesday

November 15, 2022
CXC's 6th Annual Online Auction opens Wednesday morning with nearly 150 unique items up for grabs from over 20 different vendors and outdoor enthusiasts. Keep an eye on your favorite items and be sure to place your bids before the auction ends on Nov 25th. Proceeds from the auction go towards supporting CXC programs and events.

Team Birkie Ski Walking and Moose Hoofing Clinic Saturday

November 1, 2022
In partnership with Finn Sisu, Team Birkie is hosting a free clinic this Saturday, Nov 5th, at Hyland Lake. Covering ski walking and moose hoofing, coaches Leo Hipp and Caitlin Gregg will lead participants through drills and technique tips, followed by a workout on the hills. Afterwards, gather for refreshments, a Q&A with the team, and a free raffle!

Endurance United: Winter Programs Filling Up

October 30, 2022
Winter offerings with Endurance United are beginning to fill up, so consider signing up today while space is still available. Ranging from beginner and intermediate classes to weekly training programs, there's something for everyone, no matter your background.

Endurance Adventures: Midwest Tuneup Event Tuesday, Nov 1st

October 28, 2022
Endurance Adventures' second fall tune up seminar, featuring Olympian Brian Gregg and Kim Rudd, is just a few days out. Stop by Gear West on November 1st for an informational evening covering racing tips, new wax products, ski fit and grind, and a presentation on the 2022/2023 Endurance Adventures ski trips. Plus, just by attending you'll earn a $100 coupon towards an Endurance Adventures trip!

University of Minnesota Press: Books for Winter, Skiing, and Snow Lovers

October 24, 2022
With winter fast approaching, and with it the holiday gift giving season, the University of Minnesota Press has some recommendations for those bookworms in our lives who share a love for snow, skiing, and winter.

Gear West: We Rise Women's Day, Dec 18th

October 23, 2022
Mark your calendars for Dec 18th, We Rise Rossignol Women's Day. Hosted by Gear West at the Trailhead in Minneapolis, join Jan Guenther and Jenny Beckman for a fun and educational morning on snow for women of all abilities and ages. After the lessons, catch presentations from Abby Drach, founder of Indura Athletic, Kim Rudd, owner of Endurance Adventures, and BethAnn Chamberlain, USA Para-Nordic Coach; then grab some lunch provided by Mill Valley Market.

DXC: Winter Warmup Fundraiser, Nov 5th

October 15, 2022
The Duluth Cross Country Ski Club will be hosting an evening of food, music, drinks, a silent auction, stories, and bonfires on Nov 5th at the Grand Avenue Chalet as a fundraiser for their youth programming. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online or at the door.

Endurance Adventures: Midwest Tuneup Event Tuesday, Oct 11th

October 10, 2022
Join Olympian Brian Gregg and World Cup skier Matt Liebsch for a fall tune up seminar including Ski Fit/Grind Seminar, Fall Training Tips and an Endurance Adventures 2022/23 Ski Trip Presentation, this Tuesday evening, October 11th at Pioneer Midwest. Bonus: Get $100 of an Endurance Adventure trip just by attending!

Yellowstone Ski Festival Clinics

October 4, 2022
Come and join the professional coaching staff to get a “jump start” on your 2022 - 2023 ski season during the Yellowstone Ski Festival, November 22-26, 2022. Offerings including everything from 1-day classic and skate technique to 5-day skate and classic technique for performance.

Women Ski Coaches Association Launches GearUP Program

October 2, 2022
From Oct 1st - 14th, the Women Ski Coaches Association will be accepting applications for their new GearUP program. The program is designed to help reduce barriers for women ski coaches by partnering women coaches with an equipment brand rep to outfit them with gear, provide brand specific knowledge, and create industry connections. Women with any level of experience currently coaching at the middle school level or above are encouraged to apply.

Loppet Winter Programming Registration and Ski Passes Now Available

October 1, 2022
Starting Oct 1st, registration for Loppet programs and season ski passes is officially live! There is programming for juniors and adults of all skill levels in biking, skiing, yoga and more.

Soldier Hollow Masters XC & BIA Camp

September 26, 2022
Soldier Hollow's Schutzenski Festival is just two weeks out, and one of the many highlights of the festival is a masters altitude training camp lead by coach Bill Pierce. The camp will offer cross country and biathlon training sessions in the mornings and afternoons of Oct 11th - 13th, along with opportunities to hear from other top coaches and athletes and an evening spent dining out in Midway. Registrants will also receive training passes and race entries for cross country and biathlon events.

Soldier Hollow Schutzenski Festival

September 18, 2022
Entering it's second year, the annual Schutzenski Festival will be held at Soldier Hollow in Midway, UT from Oct 10th - 16th. The festival will feature training opportunities for developing and elite level cross country and biathlon athletes such as races and clinics, in addition to meet and greets, a vendor village with the latest and greatest equipment, and great food and drink from local establishments.

CXC "Up North" Technique Clinics

September 14, 2022
From Sept 23rd - 25th CXC will be offering a series of masters clinics focused on improving technique and becoming a better skier. Held in Cable, WI, the clinics will also be a great occasion to enjoy the nature in northern Wisconsin, and proceeds from the clinics will go towards supporting CXC's essential programming in the Central Region.

Yellowstone Ski Festival Clinic Registration Now Open

September 14, 2022
Come and join the professional coaching staff to get a “jump start” on your 2022 - 2023 ski season during the Yellowstone Ski Festival, November 22-26, 2022. Offerings including everything from 1-day classic and skate technique to 5-day skate and classic technique for performance.

Mora Bike Tour Sept 17th

September 11, 2022
This Saturday marks the 42nd running of the Mora Bike Tour, part of the Mora Classic Series. Starting and finishing at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center, there are two distances to choose from: a 25-mile and a 50-mile tour, both of which roll out at 8am. This year's event also features a new course and the return of the on-site biker's lunch. Online registration will be open through the morning of the tour, although registration fees will be increasing starting Sept 15th.

NNF Athlete Grants Program Now Open

August 26, 2022
National Nordic Foundation's (NNF) Athlete Grant program is accepting applications for the upcoming season. The NNF Athlete Support Grant is designed to boost committed athletes who show potential for international racing success but might be in need of financial support beyond the typical pillar projects. Application deadline is Sept 15th.