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Job Listings

  • Executive Director: Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation (Midway, UT):
    The Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation (SHLF) Board of Directors is seeking decisive, focused, and visionary leaders to apply for the position of Executive Director. Application deadline May 15th.

  • Asst Nordic Coach: Chanhassen-Chaska High School (Chanhassen, MN):
    One Asst. Nordic Ski Coach for Chanhassen-Chaska High Schools for the 2014-2015 ski season. To work primarily with the girls varsity ski team. Must have strong teaching skills, ability to ski with top girls, and a comprehensive understanding of both classic and skating techniques. Practice times Mon-Fri 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM and frequent Saturdays. Nov. 7 2014-Feb. 17, 2015. Contact David Paulson, head nordic coach, davidapaulson@mac.com or (612) 810-1902

  • Event Director: American Birkiebeiner (Hayward, WI):
    The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Event Operations/Race Director (RD) position is responsible to and directly supervised by Executive Director (ED). The RD is a full time position based in Hayward Wisconsin. The RD is responsible for managing, coordinating and facilitating all ABSF events. The RD will be accountable to ensure that the tasks and activities necessary to deliver professional and successful events are implemented - providing spectators, skiers and the community world class events. Application deadline is May 1st.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Duluth Denfeld High School (Duluth, MN):
    Duluth Denfeld High School is seeking a Head Nordic Ski Coach for the 2014-2015 season. The season runs from Nov. 10th through Feb. 12th. Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge and experience necessary to coach nordic skiing; great organizational and communication skills; willingness to devote time to developing the program, dependability and responsibility; able to travel with the team. It is our desire to have this position filled by the end of this school year. (June 2014). Please contact Dawn Miller at dawnmiller07@me.com for more information.


Robin Baker Passes On
April 14, 2014
Long-time coach for Deer River High School, Robin Baker passed away last week. Baker played a steady role in northern Minnesota skiing, especially with section 7 and 8, and was the groomer of Blueberry Hills ski trail. There will be a memorial service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cohasset, Saturday, April 19th.

MNSA Lifetime Achievement Awards and MN Awards Banquet
March 18, 2014
MNSA is recognizing Bill Simpson and Emily Lanin as their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winners, and welcomes all to take part in the celebration at the Minnesota Nordic Ski Awards Banquet, this Sunday, March 23rd, at Theodore Wirth chalet (tickets are still available!).
Final Skiwerx Series and Cities Cup Standings

Event Director Opening at Birkie
March 18, 2014
Long-time Race Operations Director, Shellie Milford, will be wrapping up her career at the Birkie after more than 20 years service, concluding with the 2015 Birkie. The foundation is seeking candidates to fulfill these duties moving into the future.

Nordic Legend Ed Harjala Passes Away
March 1, 2014
Peter Vorhes writes about the passing of one of the Midwest Nordic legends, Ed Harjala. Harjala passed away on Friday in Copper City, MI, just a week shy of his 92nd birthday. Visitation March 4rh, Memorial Service on March 5th.
Ed Harjala Visitation and Memorial Service Details

Remembering Igor; A Tribute to a Legend
January 27, 2014
CXC Skiing and Peter Graves have put out a heartfelt remembrance of Igor Badamshin, who passed away while skiing last Friday near Hayward. A memorial service is planned for Saturday evening, Feb 8th in Cable.
Facebook: Igor Badamshin

Igor Badamshin Passes Away
January 24, 2014
While the details are still unclear, Igor Badamshin passed away suddenly on Friday in Hayward. Badamshin was the CXC Team Head Coach and Knicker Nordic Head Coach (Wausau), a Russian Olympian, and bronze medalist on the 1993 World Championship relay team. Last March he help lead the Midwest Junior National team to success as the head kick wax coach. Updates forthcoming...

Mayor RT Rybak Recovering from Heart Attack While Skiing
January 4, 2014
Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak suffered a heart attack while skiing at Theodore Wirth on Saturday morning. He is recovering at Abbott Northwestern, where he actually tweeted about his experience (and the Wirth trail conditions!).
Skiers Help Rescue Rybak
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Injured While XC Skiing in Switzerland

WPT to Air MS Documentary
December 12, 2013
The MS documentary 'Multiple Sclerosis, the Vikings and Nordic Skiing' will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television on Thursday, Dec 19th at 9:00 PM.

North Star Ski Touring: Snowshoe Presentation
December 9, 2013
Tuesday, Dec 10th, the North Star Ski Touring Club Meeting will feature 'Snowshoeing in the Twin Cities' presented by Mike Ruschman of Midwest Mountaineering. Everyone is invited to attend at St Peter's Church, Richfield at 6:30pm, with program beginning at 7:00pm.

Peter Hale Passes Away
November 18, 2013
Peter Hale, the long-time face of Madshus in the US, passed away on Sunday. Hale was a friendly and generous soul with many connections in the Midwest, and will be sorely missed. No details yet on services.
Faster Skier: Face of US Madshus, Peter Hale Passes Away
Skitrax: Tribute to Peter Hale

Kickstarter: MS, Vikings and Nordic Skiing
October 31, 2013
Help researcher Ian Duncan reach the Kickstarter goal to complete the documentary "Multiple Sclerosis, The Vikings and Nordic Skiing". With a pledge of $250 or more, you will be invited to a private film screening at the American Birkebeiner. Act quickly, there is less than a week to go to qualify for the funding.

Chris Sachs Named Sisu Foundation Executive Director
October 23, 2013
Chris Sachs has been announced as the new Executive Director for the Sisu Foundation. Sachs will work with interim director Mike Brown as they carry on the foundation after the departure of Ben Popp this past summer.

Dinner with Diggins Nov 10th
October 17, 2013
Friends and supporters of Jessie Diggins are organizing a fundraising dinner at Chilkoot Caf and Cyclery, in Stillwater, MN on Sunday evening, November 10th. Jessie will be on hand to share the highlights of her 2012-13 season and her plans for this upcoming Olympic season.

Dick Hedenstrom Passes Away
October 11, 2013
One of the legendary Midwest skiers, Dick Hedenstrom, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening. Hedenstrom, 79, was still one of the top skiers especially in his age class. Well loved in the Twin Cities community, he will be sorely missed.
Service: Wed Oct 16th: Reviewal 9 to 11 am, Funeral at 11 am, at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection at the corner of County Road D and Victoria in Roseville (due to construction, use Victoria, not County Road D to reach the church).
Star Tribune: Move over, whippersnappers, were coming through!
Obituary: Richard Henry "Dick" Hedenstrom, M.D.

John Hugus Passes On
October 7, 2013
CXC posts that John Hugus, well known within the Nordic skiing community in Wisconsin, Junior Olympics, and a member of the Board of Directors of CXC, has passed away. Arrangements being handled by Peterson/Kraemer Funeral with visitation in Wausau Thursday evening, service Friday afternoon at Nine Mile ski chalet.
John Hugus Obituary

Multiple Sclerosis, the Vikings and Nordic Skiing
October 2, 2013
How do MS, vikings and skiing relate? Check out Ian Duncan's new documentary and help them fund the goal of completing the film.

Don Wolter Passes On
June 5, 2013
Larry Myers shares: Don Wolter passed away unexpectedly last Thursday May 30th while visiting his son Michael and family in Sun Valley, ID. Don was actively involved in the ski community as a coach, racer and volunteer. He had a vast number of friends and he will be missed by many. There will be a memorial for Don at the Plymouth Creek Center, Plymouth, MN on Sunday June 30th at 3 pm.

Fred Fest, June 4th
May 3, 2013
Roseville's longtime Nordic ski, track, cross country and gymnastics coach Fred Kueffer is retiring after 43 years. An open-house will be held in his honor on Tuesday, June 4th at the Roseville Skating Center. Everyone is invited!

Official Send-Off Party for Ned Zuelsdorff
May 1, 2013
There will be a retirement party for departing Birkie executive director Ned Zuelsdorff, next Friday, May 10th, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Birkie offices in Hayward. Everyone is invited!

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