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Job Listings

  • Head Nordic Coach: St. Paul Academy and Summit School (St. Paul, MN):
    St. Paul Academy and Summit (SPA) School seeks applicants for the position of Head Nordic Skiing Coach for the 2016-2017 winter season. The successful head coach will have a strong Nordic skiing background; an ability to lead, teach, delegate, and communicate; and enthusiasm for young people and the sport.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Mounds View High School (Mounds View, MN):
    Mounds View high school is seeking applicants for the head Nordic ski coach position.

  • Biking and/or Walking Tour Guides: The Fit Tourist (Minneapolis, MN):
    Spring/Summer/Fall. Now that the skis are put away, stay active by providing informative biking and/or walking tours that showcase Minneapolis. Looking for fun, energetic, outgoing people who enjoy meeting and working with people.

  • Executive Director: Minocqua Winter Park (Minocqua, WI):
    Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent human relations skills with the ability to inspire and manage both staff and volunteers. Successful fundraising and sponsor development experience, financial management, public relations abilities, and project management abilities are essential to this position. Other preferred skills include: effective oral and written communication, leadership, social media, and experience in the Nordic skiing community

  • Middle School Team Coaches: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet Foundation is accepting applications for coaches for middle school ski and bike teams. This is a part time position, but there may be opportunities additional responsibilities within the Loppet Foundation for candidates interested in full time work.

  • Web SEO/Ski Sales: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
    Web SEO and ski sales person at Gear West Ski and Run. One of our beloved employees is following his significant other to California (of all places!). So, we are looking for a full time, ski knowledgeable, web knowledgeable (most important) person who can add to the talents of our mail order team at Gear West. For more information please email Jan at 763-458-5834.

  • Head Nordic Coach: McCall Winter Sports Club (McCall, ID):
    The McCall Winter Sports Club (MWSC is a member club in the Intermountain Division) is looking to fill a Head Nordic coaching position. The MWSC is a combined Nordic, Alpine, and Big Mountain program that is based in the mountains of McCall, Idaho. Currently, the Nordic Program has approximately 70 participants that are supported by a core group of assistant coaches and parent volunteers.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Chanhassen and Chaska High School (Chaska, MN):
    Chanhassen and Chaska High Schools are looking for a female Assistant Nordic Ski Coach. 70% of our rapidly growing ski program consists of females. We are searching for a female with solid racing experience, technical skills, and the ability to identify technical problems and remediate them with simple clear instruction. This coach should be available from 2:30 PM until 6:00 PM Monday through Friday, and every other Saturday for two hours in the morning. We have excellent waxing facilities (Nordic club house) where we can wax 22 pair of skis at a time, , strong school district support, and our own Scandic, track setter, and roller. Our girls team won the conference championship this season and we will have a very strong team this coming year. Please contact David Paulson, Head Nordic Coach via cell (612) 810-1902 or email davidapaulson@mac.com

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK):
    Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks' Fairbanks Cross Country (NSCF-FXC) junior racing program is looking for an assistant coach to begin work this summer. The assistant coach is a year-round position and generally involves 5-6 days and 20-30 hours of work per week, although additional hours are required at busier times of year. The ideal candidate would have raced at the collegiate level or higher, be enthusiastic about and have experience coaching or working with youth, possess excellent communication and organization skills, and be able to complete miscellaneous projects in a timely manner with minimal oversight.

  • Web/Mail-Order Sales: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
    Gear West Ski and Run is a Twin Cities/Minneapolis based sports specialty campus. We are starting our 24th year in business as a leader in Nordic skiing and running but we are diversified in paddle boards, soccer, lacrosse, alpine, snowboard, and casual clothing. We are looking for a knowledgeable person with experience in our key sports categories and a background in web/e-commerce/mail-order. If you are looking for a great job in the outdoor industry please send resume to mattn@gearwest.com.

  • Race Director: SISU Ski Fest (Ironwood, MI):
    The SISU Ski Fest is seeking an individual to fill the new combined position of Race Director and Media Consultant as an independant contractor. Position is designed to support the growth and development of the SISU Ski Fest. Candidate should possess the ability to effectively generate enthusiasm and interest in the SISU Ski Fest while coordinating an experienced, motivated race committee and other volunteers.

  • Store Manager Position: In Competition (Green Bay, WI):
    Seeking candidates for Store Manager position at their new location as they enter their 27th year. We are especially trying to expand our women's presence and encourage women to apply. Sport specific knowledge is needed and requested, mechanical skills are a plus.Business management skills needed. If you into active sports and looking for a great career doing the things you love please send us a resume.

  • Summer/Fall Jobs: YMCA of the Rockies (Granby, CO):
    Want to spend a summer/fall working in the Rocky Mountains? Live, work, train in paradise! The YMCA of the Rockies/Snow Mountain Ranch is hiring summer/fall staff. We're located 1.5 hours from Denver in the Winter Park valley, 20 miles south of Rocky Mountain National Park. Experience western adventure while building & maintaining hiking, biking, and XC ski trails. We're also hiring High Ropes/Rec attendants, and bike technicians. Come for the work, stay for the adventure! Jobs include meals, lodging, pay, and great perks.

  • Spring/Summer Anwatin Outdoor Adventures Team Coach: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet Foundation is accepting applications for an interim head coach for the Anwatin Outdoor Adventures Team. This is a middle school team of 15-25 kids that meets year-round: cross country skiing in the winter, mountain biking, canoeing, trail running, and roller skiing in the off-season.


Deb Ernst Passes Away
May 6, 2016
Deb Ernst, active member of the Green Bay area silent sports community, and wife and partner to InCompetition's Mark Ernst, passed away on Tuesday, May 3rd. There will be a memorial service Saturday May 7th, at Saint Louis Church in Dykesville.

MNSA Lifetime Achievement Awards Program Coverage
April 9, 2016
A big turnout Saturday afternoon at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center for the MNSA Lifetime Achievement Awards Program. Jessie Diggins was the guest speaker and kicked the program off with a presentation on her racing career and all the people and organizations that helped make her so successful. Past Lifetime Achievement awardees were recognized, then Bob Montebello, currently the oldest active ski trail groomer in North America, was honored as the 2016 award winner. The afternoon wrapped up with posthumous recognition of 12 great heroes in Minnesota skiing history: Nikolai Anikin, Robin Baker, Charlie Banks, John Burton, Earle Dickinson, Tim Knopp, Jinny McWethy, Brother Jerome Rademacher, Toni St. Pierre, Al Waverek, and Don Wolter.
Photoset: 65 photos
Photoset: Top Picks (high res)

Cross-Country Skier Magazine Sold to Vermont Publisher
April 7, 2016
Cross-Country Skier Magazine has been sold to Vermont publisher, Height of Land Publications. Current publisher Ron Bergin will remain on in a sales position as well as continuing to write.

NNF Auction Ends Monday Evening
February 19, 2016
The National Nordic Foundation has their online auction running this week through Monday evening, Feb 22nd. There are a lot of great deals and unique items, with all the proceeds benefiting Nordic skier development in the US.

DXC Snow Ball Gala Recap
February 15, 2016
Duluth XC held this first annual Snow Ball Gala last weekend to a sold out audience. They honored a number of individuals including Nordic legend George Hovland, as well as high school skiers of the year, Anja Maijala and Sam Olson. The gala also generated more awareness and interest in the ongoing capital campaign to improve facilities and add snowmaking trails in Duluth.

NNF 2016 Auction Online Now
February 15, 2016
Supporting the skiing excellence in developing Nordic athletes, the annual National Nordic Foundation auction is now open. Find great items to bid on like Jessie Diggins Podiumwear suits, autographed World Cup bibs, ski bags, clothing, fly fishing items, and much more!

DXC Snow Ball Gala
January 22, 2016
Duluth is celebrating winter and the future of Nordic skiing in Duluth with a Snow Ball Gala event Sunday, Feb 14th. Dinner, cocktails, craft beer, auctions and more -- tickets on sale now.

Karl Andresen Passes On
January 7, 2016
Karl Andresen, one of the Nordic pioneers of western Wisconsin, especially the Eau Claire area, passed away earlier this month. Andresen was only of the original Birkie founders, tallying up 30 years before hanging up the skis in 2003. A celebration of life for Karl will be held this Saturday, Jan 9 at Stokes, Prock and Mundt Funeral Chapel in Altoona, WI.
Obituary: Karl Andresen

Drive for 25: Cross Country
September 30, 2015
Drive for 25 (D25) is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for ski sport in the US. The concept is simple: the community comes together to support skiing. Join the Drive, donate and/or become a fundraiser today!
Drive for 25: Nordic Combined

Annie Hart Fundraisers
September 20, 2015
Minnesota native, and former State Champ, Annie Hart will be hosting two fundraisers this weekend in the Midwest. Catch her (and some pizza) Friday at Rivers Eatery in Cable, or Sunday in St. Paul for a workout session and presentation at Power House.

Memorial Service For Daniel Johnson
August 19, 2015
Daniel Johnson, heavily involved in western Wisconsin cycling, as well as ski grooming and volunteering at the Birkie, passed away earlier this month. There will be a memorial service next Saturday, Aug 29th, in Frederic, WI.

Joe's Seeking Retail Sales Candidates
June 15, 2015
Joe's is hiring part-time retail sales associates for their camping/water sports/snow sports department. Experience with outdoor equipment a big plus. Apply online.

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