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Job Listings

  • 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.

  • Sales Associate: 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 enthusiasm for skiing.
    Part-time position includes one weekend day plus one or two weekdays/evenings. Contact Jan at gearwest@gearwest.com

  • Maintenance Foreperson: Adventure Center (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet Foundation is seeking candidates for the position of Maintenance Foreperson for their new Adventure Center being developed at Theodore Wirth.  The Maintenance Foreperson directs staff and volunteers, and coordinates with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, in order to keep the trails and outdoor elements of the Trailhead in good condition throughout the year.

  • 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.

  • Sponsorship Sales Manager: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet Foundation is seeking to hire a Sponsorship Sales Manager. The Sponsorship Sales Manager drives the sponsorship efforts at the organization in order to meet the Foundation's aggressive annual sponsorship sales goals.

  • Adventure Center Director: Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN):
    The Loppet Foundation is seeking candidates for the position of Adventure Center Director. The director will work to create and run a national class center for year round outdoor activities that helps the Loppet Foundation, the MPRB, the North Minneapolis community, and the broader public enjoy year­-round outdoor activities.

  • 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.

  • Apparel Product Developer: Borah Teamwear (Coon Valley, WI):
    Are you knowledgeable in apparel technical design related to product fit, stretch fabrics, patternmaking and garment construction? Are you an expert in leading and providing vision for seasonal product lines? Are you interested in the opportunity of developing products utilizing in-house technologies, as well as working closely with our production team on a daily basis? If these questions interest you, you may be a perfect fit for our team!

  • 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.

  • Assistant Trail Manager: American Birkebeiner (Hayward, WI):
    Love working outside? Want to live in Northern Wisconsin and work on the greatest trail system in the world?! The Assistant Trail Manager is responsible to and directly supervised by the ABSF Trail Manager. The position is full time and the Assistant Trail Manager will be responsible for supporting the year around maintenance and grooming of the Birkie Trail system by ABSF trail staff and volunteers.

  • Head Nordic Coach: College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN):
    The College of St. Scholastica, an NCAA Division III institution located in Duluth, Minnesota, invites applications for the position of Nordic Skiing Head Coach. This is a full-time, 12-month per year position. The Head Coach is expected to oversee the planning, development and management of the Nordic Skiing program. The coach plays the pivotal leadership role within the program and must be successful in engaging a wide diversity of internal and external community members to advance the collective goals of the program within the larger framework of advancing the College's Catholic Benedictine heritage, values, and strategic priority of becoming a more diverse and inclusive campus community.

  • Fall/Winter Seasonal Employment: 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 400km of Nordic trails, along with great opportunities for off-season training and fun. There is great: rollerskiing, trail running, hiking, mountain biking, and more! The YMCA employs many young adults who are looking to work, and experience, the Rocky Mountains for a 3-week to 8-month duration. We have positions opening this fall in: Nordic Center, Outdoor Ed., Recreation Attendant, Lifeguarding, Gap Year program, Hospitality, and Maintenance. If you want to Live, Work, Play, and Train in paradise, consider a seasonal position at the YMCA of the Rockies. Jobs include meals, lodging, pay, and great perks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.


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.
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.

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