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Nordic Spirit Classic Ski Race

Saturday, March 2 | Upper Spirit Mountain Nordic Chalet

Best line grooming, fantastic trails, and helpful volunteers make this classic race excellent.
Choose between a 24 km CLASSIC or 12 km CLASSIC race. This year we will still have a Wooden Ski 10k Race and Tour! All racers receive a Nordic Spirit race hat. Also a Cookie Classic FREE race for kids ages 2-13!

Registration Details

Registration Fees:
  • $50 for DXC Members
  • $60 for non-DXC Members (please consider joining DXC)
  • $30 for high school and college skiers
  • $25 for Wooden Ski 10k Race and Tour
Day of race registration available, no late fee.
Payments accepted: cash, check and credit card.
*All registration fees are non-refundable; however, if the race is cancelled, your entry will be automatically transferred to the 2024 race, free of charge!

Race Schedule

Registration & Packet Pickup

7:30-9:45 a.m. @ the Upper Spirit Mountain Nordic Chalet. 

There is limited parking at the Nordic chalet. No parking on Skyline Drive. Parking available at Spirit Mountain Adventure Center located just a block away.

Race & Tour Start Times

10 a.m. for both the 12km and 24km races


10:30 a.m. Woodski 10km


12 p.m. Cookie Classic (Free for ages 2 to 13)


**All races start and finish near the Nordic chalet.


Award winners will receive awards at the finish line. 

Bonfire & Hot Dog Roast

12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


The Nordic Spirit Ski Race takes place in Duluth, MN on the Spirit Mountain Nordic Ski Trail systems, just five minutes off of Interstate 35.
Take Exit 249 from I-35 and head south on Skyline Parkway.
Continue on Skyline Parkway for approximately 1.2 miles.


Not interested in skiing the race, but still want to be a part of the Nordic Spirit event?  Have we got the job for you – VOLUNTEER!  As you know, a race of this size wouldn’t be possible without the many volunteers who graciously donate their time and energy.  We have many INDOOR and OUTDOOR volunteer opportunities as well as PRE-RACE and POST-RACE jobs.
Volunteer Positions:
  • Course Monitor
  • Course Set Up
  • Aid Station Worker
  • Start Line/Finish Line Helper
  • Registration Helper
Let us know what you are interested in helping with, or simply state that you’d like to help. Send an e-mail to or race director Siiri Morse at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Race News & Photos

Stay up to date on race news by following Nordic Spirit Ski Race and Tour on Facebook.

Interested in seeing more Race photos? Check out our archives!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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