News and Announcements

Hello Skiers,
It is going to be a very cold week and since the Snowflake Chalet is not available, we believe that it would be best for skiers to ski on their own time at trails of their choice. Make sure you talk with your parent and they agree that you will be safe when and where you ski. The following workouts are listed in order of importance due to the timing of the upcoming section and state races.

Workout #1
Black 8 × 3 minutes hard with 3 minutes rest between
Grey 6 × 3 minutes hard with 3 minutes rest between
Red 4 × 3 minutes hard with 3 minutes rest between

Workout #2
Black 12 × 1 minute hard with 2 minutes rest between
Grey 9 × 1 minute hard with 2 minutes rest between
Red 6 × 1 minute hard with 2 minutes rest between

Try to get these two workouts in but they should not be back-to-back. The other days should be an easy ski of 30 to 45 minutes.

Dress warmly, try to cover all exposed skin, ski with a buddy, and check each other for frostbite. If possible, ski trails that keep you close to your car.

We look forward to seeing you back at Snowflake next week.

Have a good week.


DE Nordic Buffs

Posted by Nona Goertz at Feb 1, 2021 10:14AM PST

Need a buff? We have plenty available for $15 each. Just bring your check payable to DE Nordic to Coach Bonnie who has a supply.

Duluth East Skiers: Sign up online or by email ( by NOON on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd.
Parents must drive skiers to the meet. Please give Bonnie your “Travel Release” form Wednesday or at the meet
Spectators: Limit 2 spectators per skier/family.

Race Information

CEC Nordic Tri
Pine Valley 2 Olympic Drive
Cloquet, MN 55720

Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2021
Start Time: 11:00AM
Technique: Classic


Varsity Girls/Boys- ~3.5K 4-person Classic Relay
Each school allowed up to three relay teams.
JV Girls/Boys- ~5.5K Classic
JH Girls/Boys- ~2.5K Classic

Race Approximate Schedule:
11:05 – Boys Varsity 4 X 3.5K Classic Relay
11:10 – Girls Varsity 4 × 3.5K Classic Relay
12:30 – Girls JV 5.5K Classic
1:00 – Boy JV 5.5K Classic
1:45 – Girls JH 2.5K Classic
2:00 – Boys JH 2.5K Classic
(These times are estimates and will depend upon the duration of the preceding races.)

Hello Skiers and Parents,

I know everyone is wondering what the rest of the High School Nordic Season will be like.

I have NO information from East High School or from the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) but the following is my best guess about the rest of our season…

The rumors are flying thru the Minnesota High School Coaches grapevine. From that, I will tell you that I am very hopeful that we will have a Section and State Meet. My best guess is that Sections will be the first week of March and a State Meet will be held the second week of March. I have not been able to get a good feeling for where the State Meet will be held. I also don’t know what the format might be. I don’t think it will be a pursuit race as it has been for many years because skiers start and ski in a crowded group. Maybe it will be a 5 km classic race followed a couple hours later by a 5 km freestyle race (or the reverse order of races). Those times would be added together for each skier to give an overall champion. A State Meet could also be just one race, either freestyle or classic.

Please remember that all of these comments are a wild guess coming off many rumors that are swirling around the State!

I have heard that the MSHSL is having a meeting around February 4th. I hope the information about Section and State meets will be coming out soon after that.

I will pass on any official information that I get from East High School and the MSHSL as soon as I receive it.

We are all in the dark together!
But… The skiing is great, and I believe the skiers are having fun!

Best Regards,


Hello everyone,

There will be no practice at Snowflake today. Snowflake is closed today and Saturday due to the warm temperatures as an effort to preserve the snow. Please do not ski on the City trails as they will be damaged also due to the weather.

Coach Mark will meet any of his group of skiers that want to, at Grand Avenue Nordic Center at 3:00 today. A season or daily pass is required for Grand Avenue.

REMEMBER – Sign up on our website by NOON on Sunday for Tuesday’s 5 km skate race at Grand Avenue.

We hope the results from yesterday’s ski race at Korkki will be out this evening. We will send out another email and post them on the website.