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RMN Fall Meeting
October 7th – 11am-3pm
Frisco Day Lodge at the Frisco Adventure Park.
RMN Spring Meeting
May 21st 8am-11am
For a link to the virtual meeting please email Eric Pepper.
RMN Spring Meeting Agenda:
I am going to move the Original Agenda over to this Google Sheet Agenda as I hope it will be a little easier to work with having the multiple tabs available.
I am going to do as much as I can in advance to help facilitate speeding the meeting along. If you have any key items that are going to require lengthy discussion(criteria change proposals, schedule ideas, etc) please send them to me in advance so that I can get the conversation started via email.
Race Hosting:
If RMN is to continue with a 4 weekend race schedule for the 21/22 season it is likely that those 4 events will need to be hosted within RMN. Soldier Hollow will not be hosting the SuperQ next year as they have US Nationals, Biathlon WJs, and NCAA Championships.
If you are interested in hosting a JNQ weekend please let me know via email so that I can start putting together schedule ideas along with any considerations or if you have specific dates that may or may not work for you. If you have any thoughts on the forming said schedule please let me know.
Rocky Mountain Nordic is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the 2021 Jon “Zeke” Zdechlik Memorial Award – Elsa Perkins and Wiley Corra.

Elsa Wiley Awards.jpeg

This award was created to memorialize Zeke’s contribution to the Rocky Mountain Nordic skiing community. Both of these skiers have demonstrated leadership and excellence and exemplify the awards criteria of having a positive attitude, being inspirational, demonstrating great sportsmanship, are great teammates, and have tremendous love and commitment for cross country skiing.

RMN received the following note from Sherri Steeves, Zeke’s wife:

“Thank you for sharing these nominations for this year’s recipients of the Jon “Zeke” Zdechlik Memorial award. It is so inspiring to read the coaches’ summaries of these extraordinary young people. I am in awe of these athletes and the coaches who make such a difference in the lives of youth. Zeke would be very humbled by the sportsmanship, spirit, and commitment demonstrated by these individuals. The Rocky Mountain Nordic skiing community is such a foundational experience for promoting leadership, character, and community. We are very grateful to the collective organization for all of your contributions to the development of youth and honoring Zeke. Congratulations to Wiley Corra and Elsa Perkins as incredibly deserving recipients of this year’s award.”


Sherri Steeves and the Zdechlik Family

In addition to Elsa and Wiley, Rocky Mountain Nordic received an incredible list of nominees this year including Taiga Moore, Kate Oldham, and Sarah Bivens. It speaks volumes about these five individuals that each of them received a vote from one or more RMN club to be this year’s recipient.

Wiley and Elsa were both honored to be this year’s recipients, here they are in their own words:

Elsa Perkins Acceptance Video

Wiley Cora Acceptance Video

Unfortunately, RMN is unable to recognize the achievements of the individuals in a group setting this year. This award is especially poignant under the current circumstances, and we wish to honor the nominees and recipients for their leadership in a year with more challenges than usual. Each has a great story and through their time in RMN has made their mark. Please see the link to below to read each of their nominations.

To read the full nominations please visit:

2021 Nominations – Jon “Zeke” Zdechlik Memorial…

Male Nominees:

Taiga Moore – Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club – nominated by AVSC.

Wiley Corra – Durango Nordic Ski Club – nominated by DNSC, BNJRT and SSCV.

Female Nominees:

Kate Oldham – Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club – nominated by AVSC.

Sarah Bivens – Ski and Snowboard Club Vail – nominated by BNJRT.

Elsa Perkins – Ski and Snowboard Club Vail – nominated by SSCV.

Thank you to Sherri Steeves, the Zdechlik family and the Jortberg family for helping to support this award and remind us of these wonderful things that are important in our skiing community.

– Rocky Mountain Nordic

Western Region Junior Championships at Soldier Hollow – Registration Information now available
UPDATED Information for the the Mike Elliott RMN Youth Festival Hosted by SSWSC

Steamboat, February 26/27:

Big thanks for SSWSC to making it happen! Results can be found here:

Results – Saturday U14s

Results – Saturday U12s

Results – Saturday U10s

Results – Friday Skate U14s

Results – Friday Skate U12s

Results – Friday Skate U10s

There were some issues with waivers. Here are updated links:

Howelsen Waiver

COVID Waiver fill out 24-48 hours prior to the event (on Feb. 24 or 25)
Start Lists and Results:
Friday Race
Please let me know if you see anyone missing or any big errors.
  • Each day there will be 3 separate race result links which I will send out to coaches after the results are final and posted.
  • These links will be public and searchable at webscorer.com

Wax Call – Swix HS6

Race Information Packet – Please Read

Entry List

To accommodate those within the 3-4 hour drive time to Steamboat Springs, we have pushed the start time to 11:00 on Friday. Conceivably, these families could get by with one night’s lodging.
Friday 11:00 Start
Start Order–> U14M/U14F/U12M/U12F/U10M/U10F
Saturday 10:00 Start
Start Order–> U14M/U14F/U12M/U12F/U10M/U10F
Please Note Start Times have been changed from what was in the original info Sheet. 
Results from the Spring Gulch RMN Open hosted by AVSC:

RMN Race Calendar- 2020/21 as of Feb 12, 2021

Info Sheets now available for:

Mike Elliott RMN Youth Festival Hosted by SSWSC

Start times have been adjusted from what was in the original info sheet:

Friday – 11am

Saturday – 10am

Results from the Raoul Willie Memorial Ski Races hosted by AVSC:
Check the RMN Classifieds for Job Postings and equipment for sale
  1. Ezra Smith- SNSC/Univ of Colorado
  2. Kate Oldham- AVSC
  3. Emma Reeder- SSCV
  4. Haley Brewster- SSCV
  5. Nina Schamberger- SNSC
  6. Sarah Bivens- CBNT
  7. Wally Magill- SSWSC
  8. Cameron Wolfe- SSCV
  9. Logan Moore- DNSC
  10. Jimmy Colfer- SSWSC/Denver University
  11. Cooper Jones- SSWSC
  12. Carson Williams- BNJRT

2020 U16 Select Team is:

  1. Nina Schamberger- SNSC
  2. Elsa Perkins- SSCV
  3. Grace Zanni- SSWSC
  4. Griff Rillos- SSWSC
  5. Ben Oldham- AVSC
  6. Tyler Wright- SSCV

Rocky Mountain Nordic is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the development of Cross-Country Skiing in Colorado. RM Nordic has a strong youth program encompassing over 350 young skiers and over 15 different clubs across the state. RM Nordic is working to expand the scope of its programs to provide world-class development and support structures for youth and adult skiers.

The vision of Rocky Mountain Nordic is to advance the sport of cross country skiing in the Rocky Mountain Region as a healthy lifestyle choice for people of all ability levels while developing and supporting internationally successful athletes.

It is the mission of RMN to provide educational, financial, logistical and developmental support for athletes, coaches, clubs and events in the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond.

The RM Nordic Web site provides information on the RM Nordic organization, races schedules and results, training camps, and other events.

RM Nordic relies on the generous support of members, private donors, corporate sponsorship’s, and grants. If you would like to be part of the RM Nordic sponsorship team please contact: rmnxcski@gmail.com

All donations are tax deductible.