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Come to our Alumni gathering at 3:00 on Friday the 29th of December at Snowflake Nordic Center! There will be s’mores, yard games, and an optional trail hike. We hope to see you there!!

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Spirit Mountain Waiver for Nordic Race

Posted by David Kask at Dec 11, 2023 7:30PM PST

To all skiers racing the Proctor Invite on December 12, 2023,
Spirit Mt is requiring all skiers to sign a waiver in order to ski in the Proctor Invite.
A link to the waiver can be found here :

Also attached is an email from Spirit Mt listing who has and has not signed their waiver.

Please complete this before you get to the race site.


Coach Dave

The document Spirit_Mountain_waiver_for_Nordic_race.pdf was attached to this post.


1. Proctor XC Ski Race at Spirit Mountain – Grand Avenue Nordic Center on Tuesday, December 12th starting at 11:00 a.m. It will be a freestyle race and there will be no bus (School district policy).
2. Sign up for Proctor Race by the end of practice on Friday. We have a new timer this year – No Late entries will be allowed

Up coming Practice / Race Schedule
- All those who can go to Spirit Mountain to ski, Please Do So! You will need either a Season Pass or a Daily Pass. Pass will need to be purchased online.
1. Season Passes can be found here:
2. Daily Passes can be found here:
- We will have practice at East HS for those who aren’t going to Spirit Mountain
- Thursday practice at Spirit Mountain and East HS
- Friday practice at Snowflake Nordic Center
1. Ski Suits will be handed out to:
 Those who are racing on Tuesday
 Those who have the $150 Check and the signed Ski Suit Check Out form (see attached form)
2. We will have a running / Ski Erg Strength Workout
- Monday, December 11 at Snowflake Nordic Center
1. Team Dinner – $7
2. Ski Waxing for the race on Tuesday
- Tuesday – Proctor Race at Spirit Mountain – starting at 11:00 a.m.

The document Duluth_East_Ski_Suit_Check_Out.pdf was attached to this post.


Good afternoon Skiers and Parents. We’ve not formally met. I’m the local director of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stop in Duluth. This festival has been alive and well in our community for the better part of 20+ years. And our attendance these days at Symphony Hall is astounding. If you are aware of this festival, it really needs no introduction. If not, please look at the below link to this year’s teaser trailer. Inspiring, I know.

Many of the films that are shown are high energy outdoor sports which are quite attractive and engaging for high school athletes participating in the same activities. Its possible many of these athletes know of this film festival already and attend. But for those that have not attended I’m certain they would give it a try. I appreciate you taking the time to read this email and consider forwarding it on to your athletes. If you have any specific questions or concerns please reach out. Have a good week. Thx.

Mark C. Nyholm
Director – Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Duluth, MN



CSS Skiing is having an open house the Friday before the Duluth JNQ, Dec 8th. Come for a campus tour, dinner, meet the team and ask them and coach Jason Kask questions about skiing at CSS and in college in general. Click on link below for more information

The document css11-26.pdf was attached to this post.