History

The University of Minnesota Nordic Ski Club has long been a bastion of collegiate Nordic skiing. As the largest Nordic ski club in the Midwest, our organization has consistently approached our sport with a 'big tent mindset that provides recreational and competitive opportunities for first-time and dedicated skiers alike. In the 1970s and 1980s, the University of Minnesota won several regional and national Nordic titles under the (now-defunct) National Collegiate Ski Association. 

When league competition dried up in the Midwest in the early 1990s, the University of Minnesota Nordic Ski Club continued to excel in a litany of regional competitions - with our skiers consistently qualifying for the Elite Wave of the American Birkebeiner (the largest Nordic ski race in North America), and bringing home endless medals in the Vasaloppet USA, Finlandia, City of Lakes Loppet, and Great Bear Chase events. University of Minnesota Nordic Ski Club skiers and alumni have even qualified to represent the United States and Mexico in FIS World Cup and World Championship events!

In recent years, our organization has been the driving force behind the revival of league skiing in the Midwest, coordinating the intercollegiate Stout Conference in 2019, and rallying support for league racing from clubs across the region. We look forward to reclaiming our role as a leader on the Midwestern and national Nordic competitive scenes.