We Rise Rossignol Women’s Day

Sunday, December 19th 9:00am - 12:00pm

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A fun educational morning on snow for women of all abilities and all ages! If you are looking to learn to cross country ski, improve on what you already know and meet other like-minded outdoor snow loving women– join us! Our goal is to encourage all women, whatever their age, skill level, or background, to enjoy outside on snow. 

You Will Learn: 

  • Proper dress 
  • Fundamentals of ski technique on snow: basic or intermediate. A lesson!  
  • Where to ski – the best trails locally, regionally & nationally  
  • How to pick the right equipment for your desired experience (& how to maintain it!)  
  • How to train/prepare for an event
  • Best ways to ski with your family, happily!  


The Trailhead Building - Theodore Wirth park - 1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55422

*Daily trail passes required. Cost is $20, and can be purchased on site. More information can be found here - Ski Trail Passes - The Loppet Foundation

What to bring:

  • Equipment if you have it! (Skis, boots, bindings, poles, ski apparel)
  • Water
  • A warm change of clothes for after skiing


8:00am - 9:00am

  • Rossignol equipment fitting with Jan & Jenny from Gear West. *If you do not have your own equipment , we will have limited demo equipment available from Rossignol.

9:00am -  Official Start

  • Introduction of Rossignol / We Rise Initiative 
  • Introduction of Coaches

9:15am - 10:45am

  • Ski Lessons (1hr)
  • Followed by 30 min free ski
  • *Full time allotted for free ski if you do not want lessons
  • Lunch / Presentations
  • Lunch provided by Mill Valley Market
  • Rossignol & Gear West Wrap Up


Presentations from

  • Alayna Sonnesyn - (Gear West & Rossignol Athlete 2x Birkie Champion) - how to train for an event
  • Jenny Beckman - (Gear West Nordic Manager/Rossignol Ambassador) - how to pick ski equipment
  • Kaite Heimer - (Loppet Trail Kids Director) skiing with your family
  • Claire Wilson - The Loppet Foundation - Where to ski
  • Jan Guenther - Owner, Gear West - "How XC Skiing has shaped my Life"
  • Caitlin Gregg - Head Coach - Team Birkie

Presented by Rossignol / Brought to you by Gear West / Hosted by The Loppet Foundation