LNR TOAST (Twenties on a Ski Team) was created to introduce young adult, intermediate to advanced, cross-country skiers in the Twin Cities to one another by providing training opportunities with the goal of racing at larger citizen events, such as the City of Lakes Loppet and the American Birkebeiner. The group also has weekly post-training social gatherings to foster friendships and a sense of team camaraderie.
This is primarily a training/fitness group. This is NOT a suitable program for beginners. Those looking to learn how to ski or advance their ski skills should check out the Group or Private ski lessons for brand new skiers, Loppet Ski Club for beginner and/or recreational skiers, or Loppet Nordic Racing Adult programs for beginner racers to advanced racers. This group will make you a better skier by focusing on improving your overall aerobic fitness and ski specific strength, while the other groups mentioned above will make you a better skier by focusing on improving your ski technique.
The group is open ONLY to cross-country skiers ages 21 – 29 years old.
Individuals must be confident with skate/classic cross-country ski technique and be ready to work hard and have fun at all practices. It is recommended that all participants have a familiarity with or background in nordic ski racing and/or ski team experience in some sense (i.e. High School Team, Community Club Team, College NCAA Team, College Club Team, completed multiple Citizen’s races, etc.).
Proceeds from the Loppet Nordic Racing Programs benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.
The focus of training will be ski specific overall, but may also include running, biking, bounding, pole-hiking, and/or rollerskiing.
All participants are expected to support the greater Loppet community through volunteering (Trail projects, Loppet events, or youth programs) when available throughout the season.
The program runs year-round and meets at the following dates and times:
2021 – 2022 Fall/Winter Session
- Tuesday Strength: September 21st – November 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm.
- Thursday Dryland: September 23rd – November 25th, 6:00pm-8:00pm.
- Tuesday Skiing: December 7th – February 15, 6:30pm-8:00pm.
The program’s home base will be The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis. Other locations are subject to be added.
All strength sessions will occur at The Trailhead.
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
Fall/Winter TrainingTuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm Thursday 6:00pm - 7:30pmActivity Starts: 9/21/2021 18:00 - Activity Ends: 3/10/2022 19:30Registration opens : 9/1/2021 10:00Activity type: OtherRequires Date of BirthRequires phone number
Winter Only****WINTER TRAINING ONLY- BEGINS IN DECEMBER***** Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm Thursday 6:00pm - 7:30pmActivity Starts: 8/20/2021 18:00 - Activity Ends: 9/21/2021 19:30Registration opens : 9/1/2021 10:00Activity type: OtherRequires Date of BirthRequires phone number