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Job Listings

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Minneapolis South High School (Minneapolis, MN):
    Minneapolis South Nordic team is seeking an assistant coach to work with an enthusiastic and supportive team of 80+ skiers. Practice runs from mid-Nov to mid-Feb, 3:30 to 5:30 weekdays and 10-noon Saturday at Theodore Wirth. Interested coaches should be able to attend practice 3-6 days per week. For more information please contact head coach Grant Dornfeld at gkdornfeld@gmail.com.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Bloomington Nordic (Bloomington, MN):
    The Bloomington Nordic Ski Team has a boys and girls assistant coaching position open for the 2014-2015 season. Dryland training starts Nov. 10th. Qualified candidates should be available 4 - 5 days a week for after school practices and attending ski meets until the season ends in mid-February.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, MN):
    Minnehaha Academy is seeking a part-time or full-time assistant coach. Qualified candidates should enjoy working with highly motivated athletes with a wide range of abilities. This coach should be available from 2 to 6 days/week (depending on PT or FT status). Varsity practices run from 3pm to 5:30pm or so, M-F, sometimes on Saturdays. The season runs from Nov. 10 through mid-February. Minnehaha Academy is located on West River Road near Lake Street and practices in a variety of nearby places. For additional information about coaching responsibilities contact head coach Anne Rykken, arykken@comcast.net .or 651-283-9896.

  • Nordic Manager: Snowflake Nordic (Duluth, MN):
    Snowflake is seeking a some person or couple who would like to live, ski and manage Snowflake from Nov 1st until end of March or longer, with negotiable compensation. Duties and skills would involve (along with no smoking, drinking, or religious evangelizing), a love of winter, skiing, skiers, grooming trails (not hair), some mechanical ability with minor grooming equipment stuff, mostly honest people would be nice. Its basically like a winter vacation in a winter wonderland where you would be paid to live! Contact George Hovland, 218-310-2517 or email ghovland2@gmail.com.

  • Nordic Ski Instructors and Coaches: Soldier Hollow Resort (Midway, UT):
    Soldier Hollow Resort, located in Midway, UT, is seeking cross-country ski instructors and coaches for the 2014-15 winter season. Soldier Hollow, home of the 2002 Olympic cross country and biathlon events, is a full service Nordic center with 31km of trails, ski rentals, and lessons. In addition, Soldier Hollow offers recreational and competitive programs for over 400 youth. Email teamsoldierhollow@gmail.com for more information on available positions.

  • Nordic Ski Instructors: Three Rivers Park District (Plymouth, MN):
    Three Rivers Park District is looking for Nordic ski instructors to teach at one or several of our parks. Must be energetic, excellent skiers, and love working with people of all ages and abilities. If interested, apply online.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Breck School (Golden Valley, MN):
    Breck School is seeking an assistant coach for the 2014-15 season. Qualified candidates should enjoy working with highly motivated athletes with a wide range of abilities. For additional information about coaching responsibilities contact head coach Evan Jones. Evan Jones, evan.jones@breckschool.org, (763) 381-8291

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Mound Westonka High School (Minnetrista, MN):
    Assistant Nordic ski coach at Mound Westonka High School. Practice 3-5pm weekdays and some Saturdays. Contact Sue Harrison at ralph.susan.harrison@frontiernet.net or 952-210-6994.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coaches : Edina High School (Edina, MN):
    Edina High School is looking for Nordic Ski Coaching this winter 2014-15 season. Interested applicants can apply on-line.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: St. Paul Academy and Summit School (St. Paul, MN):
    Nordic Varsity Assistant Coaching position available at St. Paul Academy and Summit School for the 2014-2015 ski season. This coach will work with varsity skiers on speed and technique and should be available from 2 to 6 days/week. Varsity practices run from 3:20 to 5:30 pm M-F with additional Saturday morning practices during most of the season. The team competes in the IMAC conference and usually practices at Como and Battle Creek. The season runs from Nov. 10 through mid-February. SPA is located near Macalester College in St. Paul. Please contact Head Coach Mickey Scott at mscott@spa.edu or 651-470-7923.

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coach: Como Park High School (St. Paul, MN):
    We are seeking to hire an assistant Nordic ski coach at Como Park Senior High School. Inquiries should be directed to: Mike Searles, Athletic Director, michael.searles@spps.org

  • Assistant Nordic Ski Coaches : ISD 196 (Appley Valley, MN):
    Independent School District #196 (Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan) is looking to fill two assistant coaching positions for the Nordic ski team for the upcoming year. Practices run from 3:15-5:15 PM M-F with additional practices scheduled for Saturday mornings during a good part of the season. The team competes in the South Suburban Conference and practices in the southern metro area. Salary for the season, which runs from November 10th through mid-February is $4,886. Interested parties should forward a letter of interest and resume to Brian Abery at abery001@umn.edu or call for further information (612-327-3678).

  • Sales Associates: Joes Ski Shop (St. Paul, MN):
    Joe's Sporting Goods is seeking a number of part-time sales associates in the Nordic equipment department. Applications can be submitted online.

  • Sales Associates: Hoigaards (St. Louis Park, MN):
    Hoigaards has openings in their sales department for Nordic as well as other divisions. Apply online

  • Development Coach: Mansfield Nordic Club (Jericho, VT):
    Mansfield Nordic Club seeks to hire a Junior Team Development coach to lead top youth skiers toward higher level skiing on the Junior Competition team. New coach will be a high-energy skier with strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills. The position is for approximately 15-20 hours per week, November 2014-March 2015.

  • Sales Associate: Joes Ski Shop (St. Paul, MN):
    Joe's Sporting Goods is seeking applicants for part-time sales associate positions in their Nordic/Alpine/Snowboard Sales department.

  • Head Nordic Coach: Lakeville South High School (Lakeville, MN):
    Head coach boys and girls Nordic Ski at Lakeville South HS. Working in cooperative with Lakeville North HS. Please send letters of interest and resume to Rich Heilman at: richard.heilman@isd194.org

  • Head Nordic Coach: The Blake School (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Blake School in Minneapolis, MN is hiring for their opening of Nordic Ski Head Coach for their high school boys and girls teams. Please review and submit your application via online. Questions - Contact Athletic Director Nick Rathmann: nrathmann@blakeschool.org,

  • 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


Jessie Diggins Fundraiser Dinner Nov 9th
October 19, 2014
The Chilkoot Café and Cyclery in Stillwater will once again host a fundraiser dinner for Olympian, World Champion and US Ski Team member, Jessie Diggins. Reserve Sunday, November 9th on your calendar and call to book your tickets. All proceeds will support Jessie's training and racing expenses. In addition to an evening of wonderful food and great race stories from Jessie, Jessie will be auctioning off some Olympic gear!

Birkie Board Member Dave Nelson Passes Away
October 8, 2014
Dave Nelson, a huge supporter of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation who worked extensively on the trail network passed away Wednesday morning. Details on arrangements pending. Updated with funeral arrangements and memorial funds.
Ned Zuelsdorff Tribute

Vermont Coaching Position
August 11, 2014
Mansfield Nordic in Jericho, Vermont, is seeking to hire a Junior Team Development coach. Position may lead to the Head Coach for the Junior Competition Team next season.

Conrad Hoigaard Passes On
July 4, 2014
Conrad Hoigaard passed away last Friday, June 27th. He was the grandson of CJ Hoigaard, who founded Hoigaards in 1895. Conrad took over the reigns of Hoigaards from his father in 1984.

Borah Teamwear Jobs
June 8, 2014
Borah Teamwear is growing, and now has a number of job openings including accounting assistant, customer service rep, marketing freelancer and more.

More Coaching Opportunities
May 6, 2014
Head coaching jobs are open at Lakeville North (CC running) and Minneapolis South (Nordic).

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.
Photoset from Dave Johnson: Robin Baker Photoset

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.

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