March, 2017

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Summer Training Opportunites

We know it is still March but the plans for Summer are in the making. Out There, CXC, 4591 & others are launching their summer Training programs for the 17/18 Season. Here are some links for you to be able to get signed up.

Out There Nordic:

– Go Gumby! Green Mountain Valley School GMVS Camp

This is a unique opportunity for any athlete from 8th grade to Post grad. Travel with Coach Kris & another coach to Vermont at the end of July for a week long camp in the Mountains of Northern Vermont. The camp is hosted by GMVS Nordic Director Colin Rodgers (Past head coach for the Sun Valley Gold Team)  & Head Coach Kat Howe (Team Out There Athlete & Former Biathlete) Get a super great coaching staff in a great location. This event is limited to 6 athletes so sign up soon. Costs are all inclusive.


4591 Sports Development

4591 is a New organization in Northern Wisconsin working to develop programming for Silent Sports. As a USSA & CXC Club they support the National Development Pipeline. This past season they began with some limited options for Jr’s & Masters on snow and now are rolling out their TRAIL KIDS, Junior & Master’s programming for the 17 summer season.

         *TRAIL KIDS  this is the 2nd summer session of the TRAIL KIDS program. This year it will be offered in a block format incorporating Trail Running/ Orienteering, Mountain Biking & Paddling. This program is offered to Youth 8-14

        *Juniors this will be the first summer session of the 4591 Nordic Junior programming. There will be 2 weekend camps along with a n 8 week summer training block. Open to athlete U12-U18

   *Masters this will be the first summer session of the 4591 Nordic Masters program. The intent of this program it to get adults looking at incoporating some off-season training to be ready for the ski season.  This year there will be 4 summer sessions. An Intro Night will be held on May 17th

For Details on 4591 Programs & Registration:



Central Cross Country (CXC) Continues to raise the bar on their offerings for training. This year again they will be holding the Igor Camp Series with Coaches Bruce Manske & our own Coach Kris. 

   Igor Camp  these camps are designed to get young athletes their first taste of camp and off season activity in a Fun environment Geared for ages 10-13

  Junior Development Program  this awesome program is headed up by Coach Karmen Whitham. Coach Karmen works to take U16-U20 athletes to a new level in their training. Along with a Year Round Program the JDP also offers U16 & Open Camps ding the summer, fall & on-snow seasons

    Masters this Adult Training program incorpoates local chapters, camps, the CXC Academy & more to give adults wanting to up their game in skiing a full well rounded training system. This will be the 5th season that we at Out There Nordic will be the hosts to a CXC Masters Chapter. With skiers from Eau Claire to Minneapolis and Wausau to Hayward traveling to Rice Lake each month to get great coaching from Level 200 USSA & CXC coaches. Each season the numbers grow and we look forward to another GREAT season Out There

VIP Membership option:


That wraps up the programs that we at Out There are directly involved with. Depending on where Out There YOU are there are many great options around the country & the world. Other Midwest Options offered are available from The Loppet Foundation ( ) and Endurance United ( )


As always thanks for your time and we hope to see YOU Out There this Summer!


NENSA U16 Championships- Farmington Maine

2017 NENSA U16 Championships

We are super proud of our own Kris Hanson (USSA/CXC L200 Coach) will be the Head Coach & Trip Leader for the 2017 trip to Titcomb Mountain in Farmington Maine! Supported by 3 other coaches from around the Midwest they will be taking 4 Female & 4 Male U16 Athletes to the event. In 2016 Coach Kris was an assistant to Coach Kelly Skillicorn. Look for updates from this great event in the coming weeks!

NENSA U16 Champs

NENSA U16 Championships 2017 Review