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2021 Club MembershipRegister

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This season, we started a special edition e-newsletter just for members, parents and volunteers...

Help us celebrate this year's graduating class (birth year 2007). Each year, we celebrate the...

To make sure our email communications are reaching you, please be sure to check your Promotions...

Learn how to be a great youth ski coach through our games-based methodology.
Slide show...

Learn tips and tricks on how you can support your skier this winter! Each...


K Counter Instructions

Kids can track their kilometers throughout the season to earn kilometer awards. We have made...

Quick Guide to SkiSparks Registration & Wait List

Here's how to make SkiSparks registration simple!

How do I find equipment for my child?

Every skier must bring the equipment listed below to every club meeting.

I love MYSL! How can I help?

MYSL is a volunteer run organization. We are always looking for club leaders and coaches. The...

Should kids rollerski? What is Skiwerx?

The Minnesota Youth Ski League has been...

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Helen CSkiwerx -600.3
Ethan CSkiwerx -429.71
Claire CSkiwerx -397.9
Peter HSkiwerx -365.54
Eva HSkiwerx Minneapolis316
Greta LSkiwerx Minneapolis309.2
Sophie KSkiwerx Minneapolis308.62
Nicholas ASkiwerx -297
Anatalya GSkiwerx Minneapolis284.5
Darien HSkiwerx Minneapolis265.88


Email me when 2019 Registration opens!

For new families that are not in our database, please fill in some basic info and we will email you the week before registration opens next year. We open registration in October. Please look at our "Find of Club" link to find a list of current clubs. We will update the club list in September.

If you don't see a club in your area, we can help you start one! Please contact Chrissy@mysl.org


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Meet Alayna Sonnesyn, MYSL almuni

Hello MYSL families! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Alayna Sonnesyn and I am in the midst of skiing and traveling around the world- chasing my dreams as a professional cross country ski racer!

I grew up in Plymouth, MN where my parents taught me how to ski at a very young age. They encourage my siblings and me to spend as much time as possible outside and to turn activities into adventures with few limits. They brought us to MYSL practice at French Park every Sunday afternoon throughout the winter where we got to ski with our friends AND play games with them.

Meet our Executive Director, Amy Cichanowski

Amy began skiing with her family in Winona at a young age. She quickly aspired to local races and club level racing, attending many Junior Nationals. She started skiing in the high school league in 10th grade and was State Champ (team and individual) in 1988. She went to Middlebury College for one year and skied on the team.  She then came back to the midwest to work with a coach, finishing her Physics degree at St. Mary’s in Winona. She skied many Kortes (winning three times) and attended regional junior training camps in the summer.

MyXC Skiwerx League (for clubs)

Minnesota Youth Ski League, with the help of CXC (Central Cross Country), is networking “Ski for Sport” programs throughout the Central Region, to develop the best possible experience for our young skiers. Ski for Sport programs follow the guidelines of the LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) stage of “Learn to Train”. This is a critical window for skill development. MyXC and CXC have summarized the youth and junior development stages in the Midwest in this document. 

MyXC adds Adaptive Programming

SkiSparks Clubs are adding registration for adaptive youth for the 2018-19 season. Look for the "Adaptive Skier" selections as part of club registration.

Youth with physical disabilities that may limit the use of poles/s or lower leg impairments, visual impaired youth and sit skiers* are welcome. All skiers, adaptive and non-adaptive, will be in the same programming, with appropriate modifications made when necessary. 

Skiwerx Ski X Results

We had a great time at Wirth Park on Saturday Feb 10th with Ski X (timed obstacle course) as part of the Skiwerx Series. 40 kids helped us test a new course on a beuatiful sunny day. If you missed it, you still have a chance, as we will be running this event again as part of Midwest jr Champs. 

Results linked below. Photoset arriving soon.