University of Minnesota Nordic Ski Team

  • Ashley Herman and Laura Cattaneo
  • Team Photo
  • Post-Birkie Invite Start Line
  • U of M Skier
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The University of Minnesota Nordic Ski Team strives to give university students a convenient and inexpensive opportunity to pursue cross-country skiing both competitively and recreationally.


Starting the first week of spring semester, the team holds daily on-snow practices at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis and competes in several citizen and collegiate-club races, including the American Birkebeiner, Vasaloppet USA, City of Lakes Loppet, and the team-hosted Post-Birkie Invite. Each January, the team takes week-long training and recreational trip to Cable, Wisconsin to ski on the American Birkebeiner and Telemark trails.  Attendance at practices, trips, and races are optional, and skiers of all ability levels are welcome.


During summer and the fall semester, the team holds informal dryland training practices, as well as a weekly game of ultimate frisbee at East River Flats Park on campus. Check out our Trips and Events page for everything else we do as a team!


For more information, photos, and updates, find us on Facebook and Instagram, or follow us on Twitter.


Jon Delaney