LNR Adults

Training Programs Designed for Anyone 20+ Years Old Interested in Ski Racing

Loppet Nordic Racing for adults is designed for anyone 20 and over who is interested in RACING.  Programs range from beginner level through masters skiing to high level training with video analysis and lactate testing. LNR Adult training groups are designed to prepare adult athletes for winter race events.

If you are not interested in racing but are looking for more of a recreational ski group experience, we recommend you look into joining the Loppet Ski Club. If you are a beginner skier or are looking for more instruction, we recommend taking Group or Private ski lessons through Loppet Adventures Wirth Ski Lessons.

September 2020 Update – Winter training groups are currently being planned and will be live for registration October 1st 2020. Winter programs will be run in small pods of around 10. Example – 20 people sign up for Wednesday Intermediate Skate group. The group would be split into 2 pods of 10 each pod with their own coach for the season. Pods will meet and train separately.

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Fall Training Presentation, Wednesday, September 9th

Join Piotr Bednarski for a presentation covering Endurance Training for Adult Athletes. Whether you are a cyclist, skier or runner, the same basic physiological principals apply. Piotr has spent the last 30 years coaching youth, adults, and Olympians in a cross country skiing, biathlon, cycling and running. On September 9th we will cover the basic principals of endurance training, as well as giving you quick intro to Loppet Sport programs

  • 7:00pm-8:15pm on September 9th
  • Join virtually here: Google Meets
  • Join in person – come to the Trailhead Great Room- limit 20 people
  • For in person, you must RSVP here: RVSP for Presentation

Fall LNR Adult Programs

Winter LNR Adult Programs

Three-Week Skill Clinics

Beginner Training Programs

Intermediate Training Programs

Advanced Training Groups

Studio Classes

Spring LNR Adult Programs

Summer LNR Adult Programs

Due to the extremely physically demanding nature of the programs listed below, they are not open to the public. Participants in these elite-level training groups are offered invitation based on superior results in popular ski races during previous season.

All Loppet Nordic Racing participants must be a member of the Loppet Foundation. This is a one-time fee for each year (June 1 – May 31), no matter how many sessions registered for, only need to become a member once.

Register Early! In order to organize the clubs and provide for the right coaching, LNR generally has a lower cost early-registration fee. Register early to receive a lower price and to help LNR make a better experience for the participants.


Fall Dryland/Rollerski Programs
Fall Strength Programs
All Winter Programs

Registration Closed

All Winter Clinics

Registration Closed

Spring Strength for Endurance Athletes

Registration Closed

Women's Spring/Summer Brick Sessions

Registration Closed

Proceeds from the Loppet Nordic Racing Programs benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.

LNR Coaching Staff

Loppet Nordic Racing prides itself on a coaching staff that is:

  1. technically proficient and up to date in  technique instruction and training methods
  2. have the personality traits that help motivate and engage athletes of all ages
  3. have a common method and language to coach skiing
  4. have the interest and motivation to train, race, and improve their own skiing

Currently LNR has more USSA certified Level 100 coaches then any ski club in the United States.

Piotr Bednarski

Piotr Bednarski

Piotr Bednarski has been coaching at a high level for more than 20 years. He has coached at the college level and he is coached national and internationally successful athletes. His Go!Training program has produced some of the region’s and country’s best skiers for years. He looks forward to bringing his experience and expertise to a new challenge in growing Loppet Nordic Racing. Read Piotr’s Resume

Kim Rudd

Kim Rudd

Kim has been skiing since she was five years when her family purchased her fish scale skis with three pin bindings! Her passion for skiing took her to Bemidji State University where she competed on the Nordic Ski Team from 1989 – 1992. She has also enjoyed racing on Team Rossignol for the last twenty years and continues to complete in local marathons. Her second passion is mountain biking and new this year gravel biking! Kim has enjoyed sharing both these passions of cycling and Nordic skiing through coaching the youth at TRAIL KIDS. In her spare time she enjoys biking, canoeing and ski adventures up at their cabin in Hayward with her husband Craig and daughters Leah and Hannah Rudd. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening and traveling to far off places. Life long goal is to complete all of the World Loppet race events! Kim took the position as Director of TRAIL KIDS in March of 2012. Her coaching experience includes: Loppet Nordic Adult, Junior and TRAIL KIDS coach (2006 – 2014) Armstrong High School Coach (2010 – 2019) BICP Level 1 and 2 Certified Coach USSA Nordic Level 100 ad 200 Certified Coach Coaching Experience:
  • Minneapolis Ski Club Coach (1994-1999)
  • MYSL Ski Coach (2003 – 2012)
  • Loppet Nordic Adult, Junior and TRAIL KIDS coach (2006 – 2019)
  • Armstrong High School Head Nordic Coach 2009 – 2019

Chris Harvey

Chris Harvey

Burnsville HS head coach since 2010, MN Valley group coach, wax tech, and strength coach since 2010, and 2012 Midwest Team coach. Graduated from Eden Prairie HS in 2004, ran cross country and skied at Michigan Tech, graduating in 2009 with a degree in Environmental Engineering. Works at Barr Engineering Co. and lives in Bloomington, MN.

Caitlin Compton Gregg

Caitlin Compton Gregg

Caitlin Compton Gregg is a 2015 World Championship Bronze Medalist from Falun, Sweden and was a member of the 2010 Winter Olympic Team in Vancouver, Canada. She has also competed at 5 World Championships, 4 X Cross Country Skiing and 1 X Biathlon. Caitlin is also a 5X American Birkebeiner Champion, 3rd Place in the Engadine Ski Mararthon and Champion of the City of Lakes Loppet. A US Ski Team Alumni and an 8 X National Champion. Caitlin has been living and training in the Minneapolis area for over 15 years and knows how to maximize every inch of terrain in our urban playground. She has used her creativity to compete and succeed at the highest level in the sport of Cross Country Skiing. She and her husband Brian Gregg, also a 2014 Olympian, started Team Gregg in 2013 and have enjoyed pushing their limits to succeed in results and marketing on the World Stage. When not training and racing Caitlin enjoys sharing her passion for health and the outdoors with the youth in her North Minneapolis community.

Jonathan Sanborn

Jonathan Sanborn

Before skate skiing was a thing, a friend taught Jonathan to Nordic ski at Theodore Wirth as cross training for triathlons. Loves Nordic and Alpine skiing, Paddling SUP, canoe, and surfski, Trail running and cycling. Started coaching Nordic skiing with MYSL (French Reg. Park) 1993-2000, then Maple Grove High School Nordic team 2001-2011, in 2012 started coaching with Gear West and LNR Adults. Still enjoys sharing the sports he loves.

Mary McKelvey

Mary McKelvey

Mary has raced in the Minnesota State High School meet, in the Junior Olympics for the Central Team, and for the Division I Nordic program at Middlebury College. Returning to Minnesota after years abroad has meant returning to skiing and training. Mary is a licensed teacher with experience teaching and coaching middle school kids. She coached cross-country and track and ran the ski club at middle school for four years. Last year, she was an assistant coach for the Southwest High School Nordic team. She first discovered the benefits of Loppet Foundation training programs for herself, then enrolled her own kids in Loppet TRAIL KIDS programs. She has had such a fun time training with kids in the TRAIL KIDS program that she is thrilled to become an official coach this summer.

Karen Bebchuk

Karen Bebchuk

Karen has over two decades of experience as a multisport athlete, coach and mother to three very active children. An all State Nordic Skier and competitive tennis player in her early years she added triathlon and resumed XC ski racing after moving back to MN in 2001. Karen consistently places in the top of her age group in triathlon, run races,  and XC skiing. Believing that cross training and variety is key to making racing sustainable, she includes plenty of variety and unique methods of cross training into all her coaching sessions. Karen’s goal is to give the beginner, “middle of the pack”, and competitive “age groupers” the inspiration, knowledge, and confidence to achieve their fitness goals and take pride in their results. She coaches with an emphasis on good technique and using the best equipment possible in order to maximize fun and fitness while minimizing injuries. As a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer she includes fundamentals of pilates, yoga, and dance to enhance the mind connection that lead to better balance, increased core strength, and more efficient skiing.
  • Group Fitness Instructor, ACE certified with specialty certifications in Pilates, Barre, Indoor Cycle
  • USSA Level 200 Nordic Ski Coach
  • Former Gear West Ski & Run Store employee and Wayzata High School Nordic Ski Volunteer Coach

BethAnn Chamberlain

BethAnn Chamberlain

BethAnn grew up in the Northern Minnesota town of Grand Rapids and raced as a biathlete for nearly 15 years. She and her husband David, lived, trained and raced in Maine for six years before moving to Colorado before moving back here to Twin Cities area. After retiring from racing herself, BethAnn started coaching with the US Paralympics Nordic and Biathlon team. She also was a team massage therapist and was able work with the team in both these positions, coach and massage therapist at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games. BethAnn continues to coach with the US Paralympic Nordic and biathlon team. She is excited anytime she has the opportunity to be on skis and share the sport she loves with others. When not skiing or coaching, BethAnn is often hanging out at Boulder Nordic Sport with husband David, who helps to manage the shop, along with their four month old son, Lucas.

Greg Klave

Greg Klave

I began xc skiing in 1974 on classical wood skis, in the forest behind my house, to develop my cardiovascular system in order to stay underwater longer when scuba diving. When I went to college in Bemidji, MN. I fell in love with xc skiing and winter. Ten years later I was skate skiing at it’s birth. Since then I have competed in races in Canada, US, Norway and Sweden and have been taught by coaches from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Canada and the US. I am PSIA and USSA certified xc instructor.

Ingrid Remak

Ingrid Remak

Ingrid learned how to ski banks of Lake Nokomis in south Minneapolis. A true winter aficionado, Ingrid worked several years behind the scenes developing programs and events for the Loppet Foundation, as well as some time up north guiding sled dog trips. Now she spends most of her winter hours introducing folks to skiing out on the trail. She coached Nordic at her alma mater South High for many years, and continues to work with both adult and youth classes for the Loppet Foundation as well as the Macalester Ski Club.