Training Programs

August 31, 2021

Junior Training Programs

  • Loppet Nordic Racing
    The Loppet offers a number of spring, summer, fall and winter (plus year-round) training programs for juniors along with special camps and seminar and a competition team.   They also have programs for youth (FAST KIDS).
  • Endurance United
    Formerly Sisu Foundation, Endurance United offers programs for aspiring junior national skiers, as well as programs for those just looking to increase their fitness.  Seasonal and year-round programming options.  They also have programs for youth (Skiwerx)
  • Nordicwerks
    Deno Johnson's summer training features custom designed strength workouts, as well as rollerskiing and dryland, and is open to aspiring skiers from around the regon.
  • Vakava Juniors
    Finn Sisu runs the Vakava juniors training programs, with summer and fall training programs based in the east metro.
  • Nordic North Stars
    Duluth based junior training program, offering summer and fall training that incorporates rollerskiing and mountain biking.  Winter programs and youth options as well.
  • Minneapolis Ski Club Nordic
    Under the Minneapolis Ski Club, Olympian Kevin Brochman has junior training programs designed to bring skiers to their best performance.
  • Minnesota Youth Ski League
    Over 50 clubs throughout MN, WI and MI, offering Skiwerx Clubs (Ski for Sport program for age 9-14) and SkiSparks Clubs (Ski for Fun program for ages 4-14) during the winter. 
  • Wausau Nordic Ski Club
  • Offering programs for youth and junior skiers, with most on-snow sessions at Nine Mile.
  • Bemidji Sunday Ski School
    Bemidji Area Cross-Country Ski Club offers ski lessons in January on Sunday afternoons, culminating with the Barnelopet ski race for kids.
  • Sisu Endurance Team
    Winter training programs for upper peninsula youth, K-12.  Sunday afternoon sessions, starting in January.
  • Snowflake KidSki
    Sunday afternoons, beginning in January, to teach youngsters basic skiing and teach older kids to skate.  Open to ages 4-15.  They also offer a concurrent adult class for the parents.

Adult Training Programs

  • Endurance United
    Offering seasonal and year-round training options, with a number of sessions to choose from, Endurance United as just about something for everyone in adult Nordic training.
  • Loppet Nordic Racing
    The Loppet has many programs for adults throughout the year, ranging from beginner sessions to top tier racing workouts along with women's only classes.  They offer programs in running and MTB cycling as well.
  • Vakava Masters
    Vakava masters offers both year-round and fall programs for skiing, and ongoing strength training sessions. In the fall, Vakava runs a free weekly dryland session every Saturday at Battle Creek Winthrop.
  • Three Rivers Ski Club Training
    Three Rivers Parks District offers cross-country ski clubs for beginning, intermediate, and advanced skiers. Whether the goal is to get out and ski with other beginners, or get conditioned and learn racing techniques for a citizen ski race, they have several ski clubs to choose from.
  • Ski Services Unlimited
    Ben and Joe Dubay offer group and private lessons for beginners up through veteran Birkie skiers.
  • Ride and Glide Ski Club Workouts
    Fall-winter training group based out of Lake Elmo Park, with workouts on Tuesday evenings.
  • Superior Performance
    Offers a Birkie Training Group for adults with fall dryland workouts and winter on-snow sessions.
  • Minneapolis Ski Club Nordic
    Olympian Kevin Brochman offers workouts at Hyland and Lake Elmo, with morning and evening options, and programs for all levels of skiers.

Clinics and Seminars

  • Hoigaards
    Hoigaards offers numerous clinics and seminars covering all things Nordic, as well as cycling and paddling.
  • Finn Sisu
    Finn Sisu has a weekly wax clinic, a hosts a number of clinics including special rollerski and strength training sessions.
  • Gear West
    Check out weekly wax clinics (in season), as well as some equipment demos on snow and special training events.
  • Midwest Mountaineering
    Offering a huge range of clinics and seminars, the Midwest Mountaineering calendar has something just about every day each month.  And they feature huge Winter and Spring Expos.
  • Womens Weekend XC Clinic
    Riverbrook and Gear West team up to provide a special women's weekend of XC ski training in mid-December.
  • North End Ski Club Master Clinics
    The North End Ski Club in Cable offers a series of cross country ski clinics for adults interested in learning to ski and improving their cross country skiing skills and abilities.