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Endurance United juniors in Afton, June 23, 2016

Movil Maze, December 19, 2016

25K freestyle race, Fossavatn Ski Marathon, April 30, 2015 (Photo: Steven Gromatka)

Mens 50K champ Kevin Leiferman, Trail Mix Race, April 22, 2017

Trail Mix Race, April 22, 2017

Skinnyski FAQ
December 4, 2011
We've collected together a bunch of common questions to assembly our own FAQ for cross-country skiing in the Midwest and using the Skinnyski website.

Skinnyski Photos
February 5, 2009
Found a photo you'd like to get a copy of? Looking for images from a past event? Find out how to dig through our archives and help support the web site by purchasing photographs.

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Action Alert: Minnesota Ski Pass Price Increase Proposal
April 25, 2017
Minnesota Nordic Ski Association is encouraging all Minnesota skiers to press for legislative action to increase funding for Grant-in-Aid grooming by increasing the pricing on the Minnesota Ski Pass.

Endurance United Hires Liz Peterson
April 25, 2017
Endurance United has announced Liz Peterson as their new Junior Team head coach and programming director. Peterson was a Forest Lake star and skied for St. Scholastica, where she received an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology. Peterson is wrapping up work as an assistant Nordic Coach at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

CXC Congress Weekend
April 25, 2017
This weekend, Apr 28-30, Central Cross Country Ski Association will host educational workshops for club leaders focused on fundraising, sport committee meetings and recognize some of the organization's top coaches, volunteers and community leaders at the Annual Awards Dinner.
Related:
Youth Committee Meeting Agenda
Midwest Junior Committee Meeting Agenda
CXC Awards Presentation and Dinner

Pioneer Midwest: Boat Swap 2017
April 25, 2017
Pioneer Midwest is hosting a boat swap on Sunday, May 7th - sellers can elect to take 110% store credit or 90% cash for any boat they sell.

Web Roundup
April 24, 2017
Hawaiian Adventure - Jessie Diggins recaps her vacation in Hawaii (with lots of photos).
Iceland Bound - Team Gregg (Caitlin and Brian) are in Iceland, planning to complete in the Fossavatnsgangan Worldloppet race next weekend.
Close Encounter - Former Olympian has a close encounter with wolves in British Columbia.
Work Bike - Another study reporting the benefits of cycling to work.
Add 7 - One hour of running may add seven hours to your lifespan.
Donner Gapping - With the huge snowfall in the Sierras, watch skiers doing backflips over the roadway near Truckee.
Ski All Summer - Some Lake Tahoe resorts considering staying open all summer with the record snowfall.
Whakapapa - New Zealand has invested in high-tech snowmaking equipment to expand their ski season.
Stone Age Skiing - China may be crowned the new birthplace of skiing?

Trail Mix Coverage
April 22, 2017
Temperatures soaring into the 60s made for warm conditions at the annual Trail Mix running races at Lake Rebecca on Saturday morning. A large field turned out to compete on the mostly turf 12.5K trail around the park, with a few sections rerouted due to the wet spring conditions. Photos up from the 25K and 50K solo races.
Related:
Photoset: 50K Solo - 3K - 61 photos, 50K Solo - 9K - 105 photos, 25K Solo - 1K - 23 photos, 25K Solo - 3K - 99 photos
Photoset: Top Picks (high res)
Results: Trail Mix

Olympic Caliber Ski Jump Proposed for SE Minnesota
April 19, 2017
Plans for a 120 meter Olympic sized large hill ski jump at the Mt. Frontenac Golf Course, south of Red Wing, are moving forward after zoning and a permit approvals last week.
Related:
Proposal: Olympic Ski Jump to come to Frontenac

Possible Olympic Skiing Complex for Madison Area
April 17, 2017
CXC is working with officials from Middleton, Wisconsin, on a proposal to develop an Olympic cross-country skiing complex including lighted ski and rollerski trails, biathlon range, and even a year-round "snowmaking barn".

Web Roundup
April 17, 2017
Harder to Kill - Annie Hart wraps up her season, sharing one theme that helped shape her season.
Loppet Goes to Norway - Read the full blog on the Loppet Norwegian Exchange program.
Beat by 10-year-old - Star Tribune highlights a 10 year-old runner who is already making waves early in her career.
220K DP - Crazy 220K double pole race last week saw Canadian Brian McKeever finish 12th!
63 Feet - Northern California mountains break record for wettest water year after nearly 63 feet of snow this season!
Branson Snow - The tourist town of Branson, MO, is planning their latest attraction: a 300-foot synthetic snow hill.
Unlaced - Researchers attempt to explain why shoelaces become undone while running.
Mega-merger - Aspen Skiing acquires Steamboat, Winter Park, Stratton, and others, creating one enormous downhill conglomerate.

2017 Collegiate Tally Board
April 16, 2017
We've been updated the 2017 collegiate tally board, but could use some updates as skiers make their plans this spring.

Spring Classifieds
April 16, 2017
There is a lot of products up on the classified boards, everything from skis to bikes to rollerskis.

University of New Mexico Ski Team Cut
April 14, 2017
The University of New Mexico ski team has recently been cut, in a surprise move. Supporters are asking for your help in getting the program back by signing their petition.

Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Celebration
April 12, 2017
A big turnout Wednesday evening at the new Slumberland Headquarters for the Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Celebration. Jessie Diggins signed posters for the first hour then was introduced by her high school coach and best friend, Kris Hansen, before Jessie gave a recap of her World Cup season. At the end of the presentation, Diggins revealed there is an effort underway to bring a World Cup race to the Twin Cities (fundraising needed!). The evening wrapped up with a big raffle, including a pair of Salomon Carbon skis, and more poster signings.
Related:
Photoset: 35 photos
Photoset: Top Picks (high res)

Maine Coaching Position
April 12, 2017
University of Maine - Presque Isle is seeking candidates for Nordic ski coach for the upcoming season.


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