Loppet Foundation

About LNR Juniors

11029505_10153140504844096_1745933707750246192_nThe Junior Program of Loppet Nordic Racing strives to teach skiers how to improve both their ski technique and physical conditioning. While LNR Juniors is just beginning, the predecessors to the program have been around for years. Those predecessor programs have had great success – with kids finishing the program better prepared for ski season and with fresh enthusiasm for the sport.

In spring 2012, Loppet Nordic Racing brought together athletes and coaches from Minnesota Valley Ski Club and Go! Training, both clubs that have had a history of top junior athletes. In March 2014, LNR sent 23 athletes to Junior Nationals and won all three National Championship Club Titles: Men, Women and Overall. This second-season success built on LNR’s strong inaugural year when LNR qualified 19 athletes to the 2013 USSA Junior National Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska – more than any other Midwest club. The Junior National Championships went very well; LNR was ranked #1 Men’s program and #2 Combined Men’s and Women’s Program in the United States.

Generally, programs run by season: Summer, Fall and Winter – with additional camps in late-August and at Thanksgiving.

Thank you for a wonderful LNR experience. We have so appreciated your positive leadership, the authentic connections you make with your skiers and their families, and your sincere desire for kids to enjoy this ‘journey’ of life, not just to win the next race.