Sartell opens new man-made ski course

Senior, Ben Boelter: “The season is going well. Our goal is winning! And my personal goal is to participate in State.”


Joe Teff

A map of the new 5k Sartell Nordic Ski trail to help bring the team to another successful season.


The Nordic Ski Club of Central Minnesota held a grand opening for a new trail that is located at 748 7th St. North, which is the site of the most recent former high school.  This official opening was held November 18, 2019. 

Volunteers from the area helped finished the trail made of man-made snow. The loop is a 1k loop at the moment. It will be extended to a 5k course once real snow starts to fall. This course will be used for practice and meets but is also open to the public. This was possible because of donations through citizens in the area.

Teff said in an interview that he doesn’t see the trail as an advantage but rather as a way to help them stay competitive.

The Sartell/Cathedral Nordic Ski team was State Champion last school year. Last year, Sartell alum Alex Nemeth had a time of 14:40 leaving him in a second-place finish.

His younger twin brothers who are now seniors, Will, finished in 18th place and Zach, in 19th. Ben Boelter, SHS senior, also finished in 33rd place. Will, Zach, and Ben will have one more chance to place at this year’s state tournament with the help of this new course.

[The new track] is very convenient because previously we had to practice at Riverside Park which is all the way in St. Cloud.  ”

— Will Nemeth, SHS senior