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Highlights

Loppet Fall Training Programs Registration Opens

August 4, 2022
Loppet fall training programs registration opens Friday, August 5th, at 9 am. There is programming for juniors and adults of all skill level for biking, skiing, yoga and more!

Endurance Adventures: Silverstar/Sovereign Lake Trip Price Hike

July 26, 2022
Endurance Adventures is offering three unique Nordic ski trips to Canada, Washington and Alaska this coming 2022/23 winter season. Save $100 on the Silverstar and Sovereign Lake, Canada Ski Trip, Dec. 6-12 by registering for the early bird price until July 31st.

Lumi Experiences: Ready for a Tour de France on Skis?

July 22, 2022
Garrott Kuzzy recaps the Lumi Experiences trip to the Transju' Worldloppet in France last winter. Book by July 31 and save $200 on the trip this winter!

Finn Sisu: Rollerski Clinic with Michaela Keller-Miller this Saturday

July 20, 2022
Finn Sisu and Midwest native Michaela Keller-Miller are teaming up to offer a free skate rollerski clinic for intermediate to advanced skiers this Saturday, July 23rd, from 8 to 10 am at Long Lake Regional Park. The clinic will cover various coordination and stability exercises, as well as technique drills, after which Michaela will stick around to answer questions about rollerskiing and skiing in general. There will here will also be a raffle including some Marwe products, so be sure to not miss out!

CXC Citizen Technique Training Camp

July 15, 2022
CXC will be hosting a masters/citizen technique training camp, August 26-28, in Cable, Wisconsin. The camp is open to skiers of all ages and ability levels who are looking to improve technique and become a better skier.

Endurance Adventures Clinic and Trip Presentation

July 11, 2022
Come for a free pole hike/bounding clinic with Olympian Brian Gregg and coach Kim Rudd on Thursday, July 21st! Following the outdoor clinic the group will head inside for a post workout appetizers/beverages and hear a presentation on the upcoming Endurance Adventures 2022/23 Trips.

CXC Announces Tony Wise Lifetime Achievement Award: Nancy Bauer

July 10, 2022
The Tony Wise Lifetime Achievement Award goes to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the sport: Nancy Bauer. Bauer has worked and volunteered with numerous organizations including the Hayward Middle and High School, Minneapolis Ski Club, Nordic Kids, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, Ski and Tea and many more. as well as a member of the Minnesota State High School Nordic Ski Coaches Association Hall of Fame, a former president of CXC and the Minnesota Coaches Association.

CXC Announces Wayne Fish Volunteer Service Award: Scott Putman

July 4, 2022
The Wayne Fish Volunteer of the Year Award goes to “the heart and soul of Wisconsin skiing,” Scott Putman. Scott spearheads one of the most active clubs in Wisconsin, the Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team (ANST), is the chair of the Great Lakes Division Junior Subcommittee, and is an outspoken advocate for Wisconsin representation on the national ski scene.

CXC John Hugus Community Leadership Award: Mike Abbott

June 26, 2022
The 2022 John Hugus Leadership Award winner is Mike Abbott, of the Michigan Technological University (MTU) community. Abbott was one of the pioneers of the project that brought 60k of beautiful MTU trails and facilities into existence, and has been integrated in all aspects of sport development, implementation, and accessibility at MTU.

Health Roundup

June 7, 2022
Fastpacking - Never heard of fastpacking?   Combine trail running and backpacking.
Fitness Myths - Take this quiz on fitness myths.
Best Time - A new study looks at the best time of day to exercise, with some surprisingly differences for men versus women.
Whey Old? - Does protein powder help with aging muscles?
WADA Updates - Pay attention to new additions and changes to the doping list, including new limits on albuterol (inhaler).
Joy Workout - NYTimes posted a video highlighting six moves to improve your mood.

Endurance United Summer Juniors Starts June 13th

May 22, 2022
Endurance United summer junior training programs fire up Monday, June 13th. Skiwerx programs will start the following Monday. Registration is still available.

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.