2022 Awards

March 22nd, 2022 Webmaster Posted in News Comments Off on 2022 Awards

Lifetime Acievement 2022

Jan Gunther -Gear West owner, active racer

Antonia Anikina,  Duluth—ski instructor

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Jessie Diggins

March 23rd, 2016 Webmaster Posted in News Comments Off on Jessie Diggins


Minnesota’s own Jessie Diggins started skiing, while on her father’s back in a backpack. The Diggins family has had a passion for cross country skiing most of their lives.

Jessie started out in the Minnesota Youth Ski League, then progressed to cross country ski for the Stillwater High School team. Soon after, Jessie made the US Winter Olympic Nordic Ski Team.

We congratulate Jessie on her fabulous accomplishments, of which some are listed below:

  • 2013 World Champion
  • 2015 Worlds Silver Medalist
  • Three-time Minnesota High School state champion
  • Nine Junior ski titles
  • The rest of the list
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Trails and Advocacy

January 13th, 2014 Webmaster Posted in News Comments Off on Trails and Advocacy

Minnesota has over 4000 kilometers of cross country ski trails – from rugged backcountry single-track to meticulously groomed, lighted trails. These trails are funded through private, State grant-in-aid program, State general fund, State forest funds, and community sources.

Purchase of a Minnesota Ski Pass grants access to all State Park trails and State grant-in-aid trails. Some counties and municipalities require a separate pass and private trail systems have their own fees.

The MNSA advises the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on trail development through the grant-in-aid program and advocates for facilities and trails state-wide.

For detailed information on specific trails, visit www.skinnyski.com.


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MNSA Seeks Board Members

November 5th, 2012 Webmaster Posted in News Comments Off on MNSA Seeks Board Members

Minnesota Nordic Ski Association Board Members

The Minnesota Nordic Ski Association (MNSA) is a 501©3 non-profit organization established in 2001 to promote cross country skiing in Minnesota.  See www.mnnordicski.org for more information.

MNSA is seeking board members with high-energy and knowledge of and passion for cross country skiing and who are proactive and enthusiastic.  Experience is not required.  MNSA is looking for people who are excited and passionate about growing the sport and joining together with an already accomplished group of board members.


The Board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the organization, and delegates responsibility for day-to-day operations to the officers and committees.  The board receives no compensation other than reasonable expenses, but can offer a strong mentoring relationship to an energetic self-starter as well as excellent connections and references.  Board members shall serve 3 year terms, but are eligible for re-election.

Cover Letters

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter stating their interest.  Please submit relevant information via email to gastrandemo@gmail.com

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