February 22, 2005
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- Assistant Nordic Coach: Highland Park (St. Paul, MN):
Highland Park is seeking candidates for assistant Nordic ski coach for the team's B Squad. Duties include: setting up practices, meets, supervision of athletes at practices and meets; care and maintenance of program equipment; work with the head coach to align and achieve the goals and purposes of the overall Nordic ski program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ski Coach: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
Do you understand and love xc skiing? Do you enjoy coaching skate skiing to adults? Do you like some nice ski discounts and a little extra pay? Do you have Wednesday evenings free? If so, Gear West is looking for one more xc ski coach for their Wednesday night ski program. If interested, please email Jan at email@example.com for details.
- 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!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Holmquist Passes Away
November 24, 2016
North Star Ski Touring Club legend John Holmquist passes last Saturday, Nov 19th. Holmquist was a Birkie founder and in 2012 won the Tim Knopp award for his dedication to both Nordic skiing and the club.
Jean Cecil Passes On
October 29, 2016
Jean Cecil, one of the founders of BJ's Ski Shop and mother to Birkie champion Lynne Cecil, passed away last week. Cecil was well known in the cycling and Nordic skiing communities, and helped in the development of the Minnesota Youth Ski League.
Joe Nowak Passes Away
October 28, 2016
Longtime Cloquet Nordic ski coach Joe Nowak passed away on Thursday evening. Nowak was considered the founder of Pine Valley and coached many state championship teams for Cloquet. He was elected to the Minnesota Nordic Ski Coaches Hall of Fame in 1978. A complete obituary with details of services should be published on Sunday.
Photoset from Dave Johnson: Cloquet legend Joe Nowak Visitation
MSHSCA Hall of Fame
Duluth News Tribune: Joe Nowak Obituary
Duluth News Tribune: Northland ski jumper, teacher, coach Joe Nowak dies at 88
Pine Journal: Legendary Cloquet ski coach and jumper Joe Nowak dies at age 88
Loppet Seeking Wirth Park History Curator
October 27, 2016
As part of their new Trailhead building project, the Loppet Foundation is seeking a volunteer to help develop some historical background on athletic activities, especially skiing related, at Wirth Park.
CXC Chairman's Awards
October 25, 2016
At the CXC/USSA Wayne Fish Coaches Conference last weekend, the Chairman's Awards were presented, honoring some big contributions by individuals from the Midwest. The Igor Badamshin Coach of the Year award went to NMU's Sten Fjeldheim, Craig Jarvinen was named volunteer of the year, John Hugus Leadership award went to the Loppet's John Munger, and Dennis Kruse was recognized with the Tony Wise Lifetime Achievement Award.
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
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.
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