Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC) is a nonprofit club based in Rochester Minnesota, designed to promote nordic skiing, mountain biking and road biking in SE Minnesota.

Rochester Nordic Ski Team 

2016-2017 Google Calendar

Orientation dates, ski practice dates, wax clinic, etc...

You can add it to your own Google Calendar by following the instructions at this link:

The email address to enter is 

Calendar is also available at tab above!

      Home of the Rochester Nordic Ski Team

Maplelag Ski Camp 

January 5 - 7, 2018
Save the Date!

Congratulations to all the RNST Coaches

Jen's World: Annual Chester's honor kind souls

Since 2007, the Jen's World Chester Awards have recognized people who exhibit a kindness, a generosity of spirit, or a plain old above-and-beyondness that might not make the evening news, but that has warmed my heart.
This year the RNST coaches were named the 
2017 Winners of the Chester Award

Meet your Coaches!

RNST Coach Bios.pdf

 Rochester Nordic Ski Team End of Season Olympics

A full set of photos from the RNST Olympics can now be found here

Thanks to all the work over the last few months by the groomers we still have a ski trail. Click above for photos of the RNST's Heart Thumper Valentine's day race on 14th February.

Here is a very helpful checklist for both RNST skiers and coaches, to help you understand the terminology used by the coaches and allow you to self-check your technique !  
Thanks to Joey Keillor and Henry Walker for all the work on this.

Ski Meet Info 

With the ski race season upon us, you may have questions on the format of the ski races and what preparations should be done.  The documents below will answer many of your questions.

Ski Meet Information
Am I Ready to Race?

Maplelag Ski Camp - Jan 6 - 8, 2017

The Rochester Nordic Ski Team will be conducting the annual ski weekend at Maplelag Resort
on January 6 - 8, 2017.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy a lot of skiing and have a great time with your ski team. First-year skiers especially benefit from three straight days of skiing and coaching.  If you are attending the Maplelag camp, make sure to read all of the information in the document below.

Maplelag Information

Team photo from Maplelag Ski Camp - 2017

RNST Orientation Booklet 

This is everything you need to survive the season!

Please download and keep it handy!

RNST Orientation Booklet 2016-2017.pdf

Another reference worth having:

Registration Night Power Point.pdf

Rochester Nordic Ski Team Registration

Online registration is open from now until Tuesday, November 15.  
Registration will close on midnight of Tuesday, November 15.

Register by clicking here or on the "Join Rochester Nordic Ski Team" link on the left side

Preregistration Check List (you can start this now!)

1.  Sign up for Team Communication.  Click here:

(Please sign up to get team information throughout the season)

2.  Register for an account with Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) for Dryland Mondays.  
All skiers MUST BE REGISTERED in order to use the facility on practice days.  
Click here:                     
(Go to link at the top right that says “Sign up!”)
Your RNST registration covers all fees for the use of these facilities during practice on Mondays.
3.  Download and sign waiver for OMC Sports Center.  Click here:  Consent - Patient Information and Consent for Care and Treatment.doc
OMC must have each student in their system in order for them to use the facilities.  This form must be turned in to OMC in order to participate in Dryland Mondays.There will be NO EXCEPTIONS. Form can be delivered to OMC at 5155 55th St NW, 55901 or turned in at Registration on Monday, November 14.

4.  Subscribe to Google Calendar for up-to-date information on team events: 
Email address is

RNST Lettering Requirements Changes for the 2016/2017 season

Attention RNST Skiers: Here are the key Lettering Changes for the RNST for the 2016/2017 season

  • ·        The 1st year of participation on the Rochester Nordic Ski Team is an introductory year. Skiers will be learning the techniques of skate skiing and building skills and endurance.  First year skiers will not be eligible to earn a Varsity Letter.
  • ·        The 1st year skiers do NOT need to meet the usual lettering requirements (attendance, meets, etc) during this 1st year.
  • ·        The 2nd year and every year after that, the usual criteria will be used to determine if a skier is eligible to receive a letter
  • Full details can be found here

Facebook Page for RNST

Facebook Page for Local Ski Trail Conditions 

Watch the Best Skiers in the World - a great way to learn how to be a better skier!


This is a excellent source for all the major FIS nordic ski competitions. Here you can find full video coverage of all the major events from Eurosport in English.

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