Nordic Skiing, Co-ed

Practice for 2022-2023 begins: Monday, November 14, 2022 3:30 at SLPHS. 

Registration for Nordic skiing has closed for the 2021-2022 season.


Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Nordic Skiing

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Wirth Park Ski Pass/Remind app

Once the season begins, your skier will need an electronic ski pass for Wirth Park and a paper pass for Three Rivers Parks . These will be handed out to all registered skiers starting in November as they become available.  

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What is the cost and what equipment will athletes need? The activities fee varies depending on your school.   Students must have 2 sets of skis and poles, one for classic and one for skate skiing. You can rent two sets of skis and poles from the school for $70 total.  You will need to purchase boots to fit our roller skis and rental equipment.  Only NNN boots will fit our equipment. Here are some acceptable choices: Salomon pro combi ProLinks, Fischer RC3  combi,  Rossi X8 pursuit,  Alpina RCO combi, Salomon RS Carbon skate, Salomon Equipe 8 skate,  NO classic boots (unless you use them for classic only and have a separate pair for skate). 

NOTE: you will need a good quality boot that can work for skate and classic. When you grab the ankle cuff, you should not be able to easily flop it side to side - you need that support! They work great for both skate and classic.  See Gear and equipment on the left for more info. 

Ski rental is available when you register for Nordic skiing online.  

General Nordic Skiing Information

Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Mike Miller, USSA Certified Level 200 Coach

Mike Miller began coaching Nordic skiing  in 1993. He previously coached cross country running for 23 seasons and track for 13. He still skis competitively, though to look at him you wouldn’t guess it. He also enjoys long distance bike touring, canoe racing, and, especially, time with his family. Mr Miller is a proud alum of St John’s University.


Assistant Coaches


Maggie Hohlen:

I am an Elk River Nordic Ski team alum, where I participated in competitive skiing for 6 years. I grew up with Woodland Trails Park in my backyard, and spent many winter weekends skiing and hiking to Top of the World. After high school I attended Bethel University, and continued to ski during my free time. During my time at Bethel I had the opportunity to travel to Spain, and live there for several months. Now I teach Spanish at Westwood Middle School. I have a puppy, and I am hoping to teach him how to skijor!


Erik Larson:

I am a Andover High School Nordic Skiing alumnus (Go Huskies!) where I competed for 5 years earning various honors. Additionally, I competed collegiately in cross-country running and track and field for the Concordia Cobbers while studying Spanish and Education. I taught Spanish at Spring Lake Park High School and then Second Grade at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion. I have worked as a medical interpreter and this past winter as a snowmaker at Theo Wirth Park. I still enjoy competing, having run several marathons and skiing the Birkie and City of Lakes Loppet. Outside of work and athletics, I immensely enjoy reading and have become an amateur candle maker.