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Job Listings

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: Spring Lake Park High School (Spring Lake Park, MN):
    Spring Lake Park is seeking candidates for assistant Nordic ski coach. Duties include: Oversee all aspects of the Spring Lake Park Boys and Girls Junior Varsity Nordic Skiing program including but not limited to setting up practices, meets, schedules for the program; supervision of athletes at practices and meets.; care and maintenance of program equipment; arranging team transportation In addition, work with the head coach to align and achieve the goals and purposes of the overall Nordic ski program. Apply online.

  • Retail Sales Associate: Joes Ski Shop (St. Paul, MN):
    Share your passion for the outdoors while generating sales, providing great customer service and building a loyal customer base. Experience as a skier is preferred as you are expected to assist customers by providing technical details and offer suggestions on new products. A good work ethic, confidence, self motivation and a service oriented attitude are some of the requirements to be a sales associate at Joe's!

  • Head Nordic Coach: Robbinsdale Cooper High School (Robbinsdale, MN):
    Robbinsdale Cooper is seeking candidates for the Head Nordic coach position. Application process is online.

  • Head Nordic Coach: St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN):
    St. Cloud State is seeking candidates for the position of Head Nordic Coach for their womens cross-country ski team.

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: District 833 (Woodbury, MN):
    PWER Nordic (All district 833 High Schools & Middle Schools) is looking to hire an assistant cross-country ski coach for the 2016-2017 Ski Season. Coaches must have experience with cross-country skiing and preferably also have experience cross-country ski racing and coaching young athletes. This is a paid coaching position. Coaches must be available M-F 4:00-6:00 pm and Saturday mornings from November 14th to February 16th. If you are an interested applicant or you have questions about the position please contact head coach Joe Wacker at (651)324-1724 or jwacker1@sowashco.org

  • XC Ski Sales Race Manager: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
    Gear West has an opening for a knowledgeable and passionate XC ski sales manager. Requirements include an understanding of race skis, a passion for working with everything ski related, customer service skills, ecommerce familiarity and an ability to manage and motivate employees. Pay is commensurate with the skill and experience level of the applicant. Full or PT. For more information or to send a resume contact Jan at gearwest@gearwest.com

  • Nordic Ski Instructors: Three Rivers Park District (Plymouth, MN):
    Three Rivers Park District is hiring Nordic ski instructors for the upcoming 2016-17 winter season. If you are an accomplished Nordic classic and skate skier, with experience teaching or being coached, and you love to share your passion for Nordic skiing with others, then this is the winter job for you! Guaranteed snow at our two man-made snow facilities, Hyland and Elm Creek parks. Flexible hours.

  • Assistant Nordic Coaches: ISD 196 (Rosemount, MN):
    Eagan, Eastview, Rosemount, and Apple Valley High School (South Suburban Conference) are looking to hire for 2 Assistant Coaches for the Boys and Girls Nordic Ski Team for 2016-2017 season. Salary for the season is $5,123. Candidates must have experience racing at a high school, college, or senior/masters level, and coaching young adult athletes. Applicants must be available Monday thru Friday from 3:00-5:30 PM and on Saturday mornings from November 14th thru February 16th. The ISD 196 school district pays a highly competitive salary for its assistant coaches as individuals serving in this position are responsible at practices and races for athletes across all four high schools. Interested candidates should contact Head Coach, Brian Abery @ abery001@umn.edu or call at 612-327-3678.

  • Assistant Nordic Coach: Prior Lake/Savage High School (Prior Lake, MN):
    Prior Lake Savage High School is looking for an assistant nordic coach. Coach must have experience with ski racing and coaching young athletes. They must be available M - F 2:30 - 6 pm and Saturday mornings. Please contact Kevin Panzer, Head Coach at (952) 250-6532 or kwpanzer@frontiernet.net

  • Assistant Nordic Coaches: Winter Park Competition Center (Winter Park, CO):
    The Winter Park Competition Center is looking for an assistant Nordic coach and part time coaches for the 2016-2017 season. The positions will be for the winter (4-5 months) with various time commitments depending on the availability and qualifications of the applicant.
    Responsibilities may include but are not limited to attending and participating in dryland training (running, rollerskiing, strength and conditioning training, etc.), attending races throughout the winter, applying ski wax, and designing workouts and training plans.
    Interested applicants should contact Jessica Jortberg atjjortberg@winterparkresort.com

  • Seasonal Nordic Center Positions: Snow Mountain Ranch (Granby, CO):
    Be the first of your friends on snow this fall with a job at Snow Mountain Ranch! We are located in the Winter Park/Fraser Valley, Colorado, which hosts 300km of Nordic trails, along with great opportunities for off-season training and fun. Snow Mountain Ranch is hiring Nordic Center Workers/Instructors, and Snowmobile Grooming Operators.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Burnsville High School (Burnsville, MN):
    Burnsville is seeking candidates for the head Nordic coach position. Application process is available online.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Benilde-St. Margarets (St. Louis Park, MN):
    Benilde-St. Margaret’s School is looking for a Head Nordic Ski Coach. Knowledge of competitive Nordic ski racing is required. Duties include, but are not limited to: Coordinate boys’ and girls’ grades 7-12 Nordic Ski Program and Work in Cooperation with Athletic Director.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Minneapolis South High School (Minneapolis, MN):
    Minneapolis South High School is seeking applicants for the position of Head Nordic Skiing Coach for the 2016-2017 winter season. A successful head coach will have a strong Nordic skiing background and enthusiasm for the sport, good organizational and communication skills with youth and adults and an ability to develop training for a full range of skill levels.

  • Director of Ski Operations: Leo J Martin Ski Track (Weston, MA):
    Metro Boston's Leo J Martin Ski Track (LJM), managed by the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), seeks a Director of Ski Operations. The position is a 6-month seasonal position, with potential future opportunities for year-round employment. The LJM Director of Ski Operations will plan, coordinate, and direct the operations of the cross-country ski track including snowmaking, grooming, race course set-up, coordination with user groups, marketing and community outreach, and special events. Located just outside Boston in the suburb of Weston, MA, LJM is one of the busiest cross country ski areas in the country. The facility is home to: Cambridge Sports Union (CSU); Harvard's ski team; the largest youth ski program in New England (Eastern Mass Bill Koch); youth programs through Boston Youth Enrichment Services (YES) and the Boys & Girls Club; adaptive ski programs; and more than a dozen high school cross-country ski teams. LJMs 15km trail system has long featured extensive snowmaking as well as lighting for night-time skiing. Over the past year substantial additional investments have been made in snowmaking, grooming, and lighting. Potential applicants or those seeking more information should contact Barry Kitch at foljms@gmail.com.

  • 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.

  • 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


Osseo Coach Brad Rosch Passes Away
September 27, 2016
Breaking news Tuesday evening, long-time Osseo high school Nordic coach Brad Rosch suffered a heart attack on Saturday and passed away Tuesday afternoon. Rosch lead a number of squads to the State Meet and helped develop many great skiers including Matt Liebsch and Sarah Bezdicek. Services will be Tuesday morning, Oct 4th at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with a celebration of life ceremony 3 pm at Elm Creek.
Osseo's Sarah Bezdicek Ends High School Career on Top
Matt Liebsch Profile
Brad Rosch Service and Reception

Job Openings
August 24, 2016
New job postings including head Nordic coach at Burnsville and seasonal jobs at Snow Mountain Ranch!

Borah Teamwear Seeking Apparel Product Developer
June 20, 2016
Borah Teamwear is looking for candidates for the position of Apparel Product Developer. Skills include apparel technical design related to product fit, stretch fabrics, patternmaking and garment construction as well as providing vision for seasonal product lines.

Train and Work at Snow Mountain Ranch this Fall/Winter Season
June 9, 2016
Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado is hiring for the fall/winter season, with positions in Nordic Center, Outdoor Ed, Recreation Attendant, Lifeguarding, Gap Year program, Hospitality, and Maintenance.

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.
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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

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