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HERE. As a development organization, we’re primarily focused on rising juniors, the promising young skiers that have a shot at making skiing history. Our tagline is “Supporting Tomorrow’s Nordic Skiing Stars Today” after all. To remedy a bit more outreach, we’ve worked on creating a few more opportunities to support masters racing at the highest level and to create a place where the amazing industry support for the NNF can intersect with Masters racers looking...

HERE. As a development organization, we’re primarily focused on rising juniors, the promising young skiers that have a shot at making skiing history. Our tagline is “SupportingTomorrow’s Nordic Skiing Stars Today” after all. To remedy a bit more outreach, we’ve worked on creating a few more opportunities to support masters racing at the highest level and to create a place where the amazing industry support for the NNF can intersect with Masters racers looking for products...

The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) announced today a record level of funding for the 2013/14 season. $305,000 has been allocated to support the NNF’s Pillar Projects thanks to a combination of their grassroots fundraiser, The Drive for 25, a collection of generous donors, charity events and industry support. An increase in the size of the NNF organization and an increased focus on community involvement helped push the total dollars raised to support this level of funding. “We added support staff and lifted our goals and the result was profound,” explained Dave Knoop, director of the NNF, “This funding effort will support our pillar projects in 2014: trips, camps, and outreach that will give junior skiers more exposure to competition and training. It’s a chance to introduce more people to the healthy lifestyle of Nordic skiing and to increase our presence in the sport.”

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –  Now in its third year, the National Nordic Foundation’s Drive for 25 (D25) is an annual happening for Nordic ski racers everywhere, a nation wide ski community event focused on ski sport development. “It’s a grassroots effort,” explained NNF Director, Dave Knoop, “It’s the entire skiing community coming together to promote the sport, to drive it towards its potential in this country.” Started in 2011 by USST coaches, the D25...

This week, World Champion, Jessie Diggins (SMS T2, USST) joins a collection of the strongest women in nordic skiing in Alaska. Known as the NAWTA (the North American Women’s Training Alliance), the camp brings together the strongest skiers during a camp in Alaska for a chance at the best competition and training. Here we are, halfway through the annual NAWTA (North American Women’s Training Alliance) camp in Alaska, and I feel like I’ve already learned...

Erik Bjornsen is putting in a block of training with friends in France in an attempt to increase his comfort with Europe, push his boundaries and get a little summer travel in. The USST and NNF athlete checks in on what has made is trip remarkable so far: 1. FRiendly people! Everyone here has been so nice. I have found that English isn’t as well known as other places in central Europe but that doesn’t...

Are you a college age skier looking to coach after school? Jump start your career by applying to be a NNF U16 National Camp intern!! The coaching staff is looking for help during this camp. This is an excellent opportunity to work with some of the best coaches and young athletes in US skiing. We are looking for two highly motivated individuals who can pass their enthusiasm and passion for skiing onto the next generation....

We are inviting all interested parties to attend an NNF Town Hall meeting May 15th from 3-5pm in Park City, Utah. The final location will be announced next week. The NNF saw an incredible level of support this season from our American Nordic community allowing us to support our skiers at an unprecedented level. Now we want to get input from you, our American Nordic community, on how to improve our organization and our skiing nation. We will...