Upcoming Events


9am-2pm at Elm Creek Park in Maple Grove. Sponsored by PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of...


A three-day camp for kids with experience, waxable classic and skating equipment. Games,...


The Hyland club started earlier, but all other Sunday-meeting clubs begin Jan 3rd.

latest news

$250 Maplelag Gift Certificate good toward first time visits valued at two...

The Skiwerx Series presented by Fast Wax features 9...

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has expanded their Skier Development Grants...

Club membership registration is now open for our winter SkiSparks and Skwierx clubs.

There’s something really special about the MYSL...



What is club membership?

The MYSL is a league of clubs around the midwest that meet weekly in the winter (usually eight...

When should I register?

Register now! Many MYSL SkiSparks Clubs fill up. Club Rental Equipment is even more limited, so...

How do I find equipment for my child?

There are a variey of options for equipment.

1. Some MYSL CLUBS have rental equipment...

What classic ski length is appropriate for kids?

Age 0-5 no taller than child
Age 6-8 child's height
Age 9-12 10cm taller than child...

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Youth Racing 101

This Sunday Nov 10th, Gear West and FinnSisu are hosting parent Informational clinics on Nordic equipment, clothing, waxing, skiwerx series, and training tips.  In partnership with MYSL, the clinics are intended to educate parents about xc ski racing for 9-13 year olds in advance of the MYSL ski swap and the kick-off of junior/youth xc ski racing programs.  Topics will include proper ski, boot and pole fitting, impo

Olson Kids USATF Adventure

Hi. This is Ben and Sarah Olson.  We have been involved in MYSL since the ages of three and four.  We love to nordic ski, and we also love to run, play soccer, hockey, and many other sports.   We are lucky because all of our cousins and some of our friends like the same sports as us, and we get to ski and run with them a lot. Every now and then we travel to a new place because of our sports, and we love it. 

Metro Nordic Youth Super Series (MNYSS)

*******OVERALL SERIES RESULTS******* are attached below. Also all race results.

We were not able to get names of participants in the MinneLoppet, so if your child did this as a second race in the series, let me know and I will prepare a certificate. And of course, let me know if there are any other corrections. Compiling the results was a bit more challenging than expected (too many different results formats), but now we know better for next year!

Certificates will be handed out on March 7th 2pm at the Wirth Chalet (MYSL Great Ski Together). Certificates and medals (for J3-J5 overall) will be handed out at Wirth on Mar 13th at noon up in the stadium (Midwest Junior Championships).

Congratulations to all of the racers!

Executive Director Makes the Rounds

Amy Cichanowski , the new Executive Director of the MYSL, took advantage of her first season (2005-06) to visit many of the MYSL clubs.

"It was definitely the highlight of my first year; seeing all of the kids and meeting the volunteer leaders and coaches that make our League possible. And it's also important that people know who I am," says Cichanowski.

Cichanowski, who had her husband, Marc, and 8 month old daughter, Ursula, in tow most of the time, journaled about her experience.

"I wanted to see how the different clubs are run and distill the best aspects and ideas into a toolbox for all clubs to use."