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Archives: 5/1/2017 to 4/19/2018

Come out for Jessie Diggins, Battle Creek Winter Rec at the Minnesota Capitol Thursday
April 10, 2018
Jessie Diggins will be recognized for her skiing accomplishments at the State Capitol on Thursday afternoon, and the skiing community is pressing for funding for the Battle Creek Winter Recreation area. Please come our Thursday afternoon and show your support!

Web Roundup
March 20, 2018
Engadin - Nordic Combiner Adam Loomis takes on the Worldloppet Engadin race, as well as enjoying Switzerland skiing.
Project Norway - Jake Brown posts a huge update on their Norway biathlon tour and reflecting on why Norway has been so successful.
OPA - Video from Julia Kern on the OPA Cup and NNF support.
Park Rapids Pike - Park Rapids native Aaron Pike scored three top 10 finishes at teh Paralympic Winter Games.
- Elspeth Ronnander takes on an Alaska adventure, racing in the Tour of Anchorage a few weeks ago.
Me or You? - FIS posted a cute video on how well team athletes know each other after a season of World Cup racing.

Saving Snow Movie Screening in St. Cloud
March 20, 2018
The Nordic Ski Club of Central Minnesota and the Citizens Climate Lobby (bi-partisian group working for climate solutions) are hosting this screening of "Saving Snow", a documentary on how ski towns are dealing with warmer winters and a discussion on what people can do to minimize snow loss. The screening will be Tuesday evening, Apr 3rd at the St. Cloud Public Library.

ABR: Taste of the Trails Event this Saturday
March 1, 2018
Hit the great conditions at ABR, and sample the local cuisine trail side! A half dozen local restaurants and breweries will be there Saturday, noon to 2 pm.

Cook County: Perfect Conditions
February 28, 2018
The cross-country ski season is still going strong in Cook County -- make your plans for wonderful cross-country skiing weekends with excellent trail conditions well into April. And check out their list of featured events in March!

Tour Duluth Set for This Saturday
February 27, 2018
Duluth hosts their annual trails day, Tour Duluth, this Saturday. This year they have a number of events scheduled, including a Nordic X, medallion hunt, kids ski, and equipment demos. The day wraps up with a dinner at Marshall School.

Cook County: Fresh Snow, Top 5
February 22, 2018
Cook County is heralding great snow conditions with over a foot of new snow and reporting excellent conditions on the Gunflint Trail system. Check out their top 5 reasons for visiting this winter!

Weekend Racing
February 14, 2018
A huge weekend of events, here are just a few of them...
Feb 17 Minnesota Finlandia - Ski the legend with awesome prizes and some of the best conditions ever.
Feb 17 Book Across the Bay - Evening race across Chequamegon Bay!
Feb 17 Woodland Loppet - Racing on the Woodland trails in Elk River.
Feb 17-18 Coleraine JNQ - The final Junior National qualifier races, held at Mt. Itasca.
Feb 18 Snowflake/Inga-lami races - Separate mens and womens races, hopefully held at Baker Park on natural snow.
Feb 15-18 NCAA Regionals/SuperTour - Sprints on Thursday, classic and freestyle races to wrap up the CCSA series.
And many more events, check the calendar for details.   With the warm weather, keep an eye on the Racing Outlook for any updates.
Waxing Recommendations

Cook County: Candlelight and Ski Festivals This Weekend
February 14, 2018
Visit Cook County is excited to share multiple fun-filled cross country ski events for President's day weekend, February 16-18th. On Saturday enjoy the Sugarbush Candlelit Ski and Snowshoe event along the Sugarbush Trail, Sunday check out the Pincushion Mountain Family Ski Festival in Grand Marais.

Cook County: Over 400K of Trail, Upcoming Events
February 9, 2018
Visit Cook County invites all levels of cross country skiers to enjoy over 400km of trails throughout Cook County, Minnesota. And coming up in February, Hygge Week with a twilight cross-country ski and additional candlelight skiing events.

ABR: Windy Ridge Opening this Saturday
December 14, 2017
Ken Hazel will be leading a group ski at ABR this Saturday morning to explore the new Windy Ridge trail segment, one of the more technical trails, and marks the final 75K of trail to be opened up this season at ABR in race condition.

City of Superior: Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
December 3, 2017
The City of Superior will host a public input session on Wednesday evening, Dec 6th at the Billings Park Civic Center, close to the Superior Municipal Forest ski trails. Skiers and other silent sports advocates are encouraged to turn out and voice their opinion. Note: New times, startng at 6:30 pm.

Loppet: Winter Offerings 2017-18
November 28, 2017
The Loppet Foundation and Minneapolis Park and Rec Board have announced a number of changes in operation this season, mostly brought on by the Trailhead construction. Find details on ski passes, rentals, and sledding for the upcoming season.

Wisconsin DNR Silent Sport Input Sought
November 28, 2017
The Wisconsin DNR is completing a Recreation Opportunities Analysis of existing outdoor based recreation and future recreation needs in the final two areas of the state: the Southern Gateways and the Lower Lake Michigan regions. If you have used any parks or recreational regions, your input would be greatly appreciated. Open house meetings scheduled for the first two weeks in December or take the online survey.

Web Roundup
November 27, 2017
New Classic - Finn Sisu's Greg Weier highlights the new classic waxless ski technology.
Mom - Caitlin Gregg's shares the passing of her mother, paying tribute to the role model she was for her.
Telemark Sold - Sawyer County Record is reporting that Telemark has been sold and developers have big plans for the future.
Bike Share Crash? - Recent news reports indicate some growth problems in China with bike sharing.

Three Rivers Nordic Opener Coming Dec 9th
November 21, 2017
Three Rivers Park District is celebrating the start of cross-country ski season with a huge event planned for Saturday, Dec 9th at Elm Creek. A large vendor presence is planned including demo products from nearly all the major manufacturers, plus local shops, races, lodging and more. And presentations throughout the day.
Lt. Governor Tina Smith to Proclaims Dec 9th to be Nordic Ski Opener Day in Minnesota

Midwest Snowmaking Projects Update
November 20, 2017
There is significant snowmaking expansion happening across the upper Midwest this season, and even more in the development stages. We take a look at a number of the projects and their current status. Many of these projects need additional funds to reach their goal -- please consider a contribution today!

Chester Bowl Shared Trail Use Survey
November 19, 2017
DUluth Parks and Rec has announced that Chester Bowl trails will be designated as shared use for walkers and skiers this season, and they are requesting public input on the trail usage.

Web Roundup
November 13, 2017
Bet on Yourself - Jessie Diggins posts a November update as she wraps up her state-side training before heading overseas for the start of the season.
Ice and Intensity - Nordic Combiner Adam Loomis reports on an intense 11 day training sessopm in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Four Legged Friend - Gear West's Jan Guenther shares tips on how to include your dog in your ski training.
Sparkle - NBC's Olympic website has a video feature on Jessie Diggins and her sparkle.  More coverage.
To Belgium - Corey Coogan Cisek moves to Belgium for a 90 day crack at the cyclocross circuit.
Scaling the Top - Former high school XC champ Courtney Dauwalter's strength in ultra running is profiled by the Star Tribune.
Bike Sharing 2.0 - Minneapolis may soon offer dockless bike rentals.
Imagination - One incredible urban freestyle skiing/music video featuring Tom Wallisch.
Snoring App - A St. Paul inventor/wizard is launching a phone app that aims to help people with snoring problems.

Washington County Undertaking Snowmaking Study for Lake Elmo
November 13, 2017
Washington County will discuss a fesability study for snowmaking at Lake Elmo Park in their Park and Open Space Commission meeting this Thursday evening, November 16th at the Cottage Grove Service Center.

Battle Creek Snowmaking Effort Renewed
November 9, 2017
Finn Sisu is urging skiers to contact members of of the MN House and Senate investment committees and voice their support for snowmaking at Battle Creek. The project is seeking $2.1 million in state bond funding with an equal amount being provided by Ramsey County and private donors. Check out Jessie Diggins' call-to-action video, plus talking points and contact info for legislators.

Snow For West Yellowstone
November 2, 2017
West Yellowstone, MT, home of the popular Yellowstone Ski Festival, is under a Winter Storm Warning thru Saturday, calling for 3-7" of fresh snowfall. The festival is just weeks away and conditions have been steadily improving!
Webcam: Rendezvous Ski Trails (West Yellowstone)
Yellowstone Ski Festival

Trail Work Day at Pine Point this Sunday
October 26, 2017
Ride and Glide Bike Club: Washington County Parks had begun Mountain/Fat Bike trail development at Pine Point. Please come out this Sunday afternoon, Oct 29th, to help prep the trails for Fat Bike grooming this winter!

Banadad Trail Clearing Oct 28th
October 19, 2017
The Banadad's Annual Volunteer Trail Clearing Day will be Saturday, Oct 28th. They will be clearing this past summers accumulation of down trees and brush to clear the trail for winter grooming and skiing. Lunches will be provided for all volunteers.

Preseason Discount Trail Passes Available for Yellowstone Ski Festival
October 17, 2017
Snow has been flying out west and plans are underway for the big Thanksgiving week Yellowstone Ski Festival. Save some cash by purchasing your ski passes before the end of October!

Wisconsin DNR Silent Sport Survey
October 17, 2017
The Wisconsin DNR is conducting a survey on recreational use of public lands up thru Nov 17th. New regions to be studied are Lake Winnebago Waters, the Mississippi River Corridor and Western Sands Region. Submit your comments, suggestions online.

City of Superior Comprehensive Outdoor Rec Plan Survey
October 2, 2017
The City of Superior is developing a Comprehensive Outdoor Rec Plan and one of the main components is reaching out to the public to ask them to take a survey. They are especially interested in hearing from cross-country skiers and their feedback on the municipal forest.
City of Superior: Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

St. Scholastica to Contribute to Grand Avenue Nordic Project
September 20, 2017
The College of St. Scholastica will invest in the city of Duluth's Grand Avenue Nordic Center project, contributing $20,000 to the Duluth XC Ski Club's capital campaign. The center is a city project in conjunction with Spirit Mountain and DXC to bring state of the art snowmaking for cross country skiing to Duluth. It will eventually provide just over 3km of snowmaking infrastructure and lights at the base of Spirit Mountain.
Grand Avenue Nordic Center Project

Web Roundup
July 31, 2017
24 Rules - Ben Saxton shares some memories and 24 pieces of advice.
Jumping - Another article on plans for a year-round Olympic caliber ski jump south of Red Wing.
Nordic Success - FasterSkier looks at Norwegian study on physiology of Nordic combined athletes.
Wrong Running - NatGeo article on recent book that delves into the nature of running.
I Scream - The science behind ice cream brain freeze.
Motoring - 53-year old Italian cyclist caught using hidden motor in race.

Birkie Annual Meeting This Saturday, August 5
July 31, 2017
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting on August 5th to recap the past year, provide an update on 2017-2018 planning, and announce newly elected members of the 2017-2018 ABSF Board of Directors. Both ABSF members and the public are invited to attend this day of activities, friendship, food, and fun.

Seeley Trails Warming Cabin Fundraising
June 10, 2017
The Seeley Lions Club is raising funds to construct a warming cabin at the trailhead of the Seeley Trails on Old OO.

Groundbreaking on Loppet Foundation's The Trailhead Building
June 8, 2017
Earlier this week, through a partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Loppet Foundation celebrated the beginning of construction on The Trailhead building at Theodore Wirth Regional Park.

ABSF Announces Summer Programs for Kids
May 24, 2017
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation announces their summer programming designed to get youth fit and healthy this summer. Four programs expose kids to a variety of different outdoor activities and provide them with experiences and opportunities to grow their love of outdoor sports.

Web Roundup
May 8, 2017
It Ain't Easy - Erin Moening begins training again after post-surgery recovery.
Bridges Coming Down - Minneapolis is rebuilding a number of bridges in south Minneapolis, which will impact the popular Greenway trail.
Bikes Over Cars - Making the case for how bikes may eventually overtake cars in transportation.
Secrets of Two Hour Marathon - A look at how physiology and diet may lead to faster marathon time.
POW - Powassen virus, which is also transmitted by ticks, has been showing up in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The Loppet Foundation: Help Bring The Trailhead To Wirth
May 8, 2017
The Loppet Foundation is seeking to close the funding gap to start the construction of the new Trailhead building at Wirth this summer. Please consider your donation today to help them complete the project in time for this winter.

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